Dear Parents, Carers and children

It gives me great pleasure to announce that we have successfully appointed an exceptional leader to the post of Principal of Avanti House secondary school from January 2017.

Simon Arnell was selected after a rigorous process of interviews, activities and tasks. Mr Arnell was able to unanimously impress our staff, students, Governors and Trust colleagues with his commitment to education standards and the Avanti ethos.

Mr Arnell joins us from a high performing, outstanding academy in Brent where he is currently Deputy Head Teacher. He has been a senior leader and teacher in Brent for the past 15 years. He has led his previous school in areas such as curriculum, staffing and CPD. He has also led on the sixth form provision.

We will invite Mr Arnell to address the school community in the coming term. I know he will be made welcome here and be able to take the school to new heights.

May I take this opportunity to thank all the students, staff and governors who were part of this highly successful recruitment process.

Kind regards

Yuvraj Rana

Chair of Governors