South Essex MP expresses sadness over departure of Academies headteacher

A SOUTH Essex MP has expressed his sadness over the sudden resignation the headteacher of the Basildon Academies.

Stephen Metcalfe, who represents South Basildon, said that in Dr Rory Fox’ short tenure he had introduced some substantial changes, the results of which have been extremely positive.

Mr Metcalfe said: “I was very sad to learn of Dr Fox’s resignation. He brought some much needed stability to the school and the GCSE results from this summer speak for themselves.

“The Basildon Academies achieved the second best results in the borough and this is a credit to the hard work of the staff and pupils under Dr Fox’s leadership. I would like to thank Dr Fox and I wish him all the best for the future.”

Dr Fox is expected to remain at the Academies until March next year by which point his successor will have been appointed.

Mr Metcalfe added: “I will do all I can to support the school going forward and I have every confidence that the Basildon Academies can build on the foundations laid and continue on this positive trajectory.”

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4:35pm Thu 18 Oct 12

Olivia2847 says...

Got a better offer and was headhunted that's why - with his credentials and experience any College would grab him!
Got a better offer and was headhunted that's why - with his credentials and experience any College would grab him! Olivia2847

5:32pm Thu 18 Oct 12

caroljb says...

interestingly, 3 different headteachers, yet the same chair of governors.... and Dr Fox says hes left because of a disagreement with the governors. Interesting! Maybe the Echo should research the governors of this failed school!
interestingly, 3 different headteachers, yet the same chair of governors.... and Dr Fox says hes left because of a disagreement with the governors. Interesting! Maybe the Echo should research the governors of this failed school! caroljb

7:50pm Thu 18 Oct 12

G8tilly says...

I have met Dr fox many times and he is an amazing head. My daughter left in August and she can see such a difference. Why is he leaving? The recent OFSTED report is so good on the academies and for the first time they are improving. I agree with the comments above, why get rid of Fox, what are the governors doing?
I have met Dr fox many times and he is an amazing head. My daughter left in August and she can see such a difference. Why is he leaving? The recent OFSTED report is so good on the academies and for the first time they are improving. I agree with the comments above, why get rid of Fox, what are the governors doing? G8tilly

7:26pm Sun 21 Oct 12

Karen48891 says...

I used to work at the academies and we all know the sponser and governors are dodgy. Sad for the kids, wish there was another way forward than losing dr fox
I used to work at the academies and we all know the sponser and governors are dodgy. Sad for the kids, wish there was another way forward than losing dr fox Karen48891

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