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Robert Bloomfield

Appointment of VP Head of School

March 2022

The BEST Trust Executive and our Local Governing Body are pleased to announce that Mr Colin Marshall, currently one of our Senior Assistant Principals, has been appointed Vice-Principal effective as of Easter. Mr Marshall has also accepted the position of interim Head of School from September.

Mr Marshall has a wealth of experience and a clear vision for our community having worked at RBA since 2009. Mr Marshall has held many positions of leadership including Head of Year, Assistant Principal and currently, Senior Assistant Principal. Alongside his work within BEST, including more recently working at Samuel Whitbread Academy, Mr Marshall has supported other school senior leaders through Challenge Partners and has taken a lead role in a KS4 access project at Wadham College, part of the University of Oxford.

Mr Marshall says "I am delighted to be taking on this new role at RBA. I have been fortunate to work under, and learn from, some fantastic leaders over my time here and I am excited about what the future holds for our school and community moving forwards."

Mr Smith, Chair of Local Governing Body says “Governors are delighted with this appointment and are confident that Colin and the new SLT, that we will have in place for September, ensures Robert Bloomfield will have strong leadership in place going forward.”

This is the first stage of restructuring our senior team for the future of the school as we move closer to two tier. We will have further exciting updates in the summer term as the plans for two tier become clearer.