New leaders to take over at Nova Hreod

New leaders to take over at Nova Hreod

New leaders to take over at Nova Hreod

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TWO new and highly experienced leaders have been appointed to Nova Hreod Academy. 

They will replace Julie Tridgell who announced in February that she intended to take some time out to refresh after six years at the school.

Mrs Tridgell will leave the school at the end of April and the new leaders, Ben Parnell and Darren Barton, will join on May 1.  They are currently leaders at Glenmoor and Winton academies in Bournemouth, two of Nova’s sister schools within the United Learning group. Both academies are rapidly improving and already the top two performing non-selective schools in Bournemouth.

They will lead the school over the next year, a significant time period in which they will be able to have real impact. Mr Barton, who will become Interim Principal, will be based full time at Nova. He will be supported by Mr Parnell, who will become Interim Executive Principal and be based at Nova for two days per week.   

Ms Pat Porter, Chair of Governors at Nova Hreod Academy, said: “Governors were closely involved in the decision and we voted unanimously in support of these arrangements.  Mr Parnell and Mr Barton are working very closely with Mrs Tridgell to ensure a smooth transition and we are looking forward to a successful summer term at Nova Hreod.

“We wish Mrs Tridgell the very best for the next stage of her career and would like to put on the record our sincere thanks to her for leadership of the school over the past six years.”

Mr Parnell, who will be Interim Executive Principal of Nova Hreod Academy, said: “Mr Barton and I are delighted to be joining Nova Hreod Academy.  We are particularly looking forward to getting to know students, parents and staff and working closely with them to provide the best possible education for local families.”

Mrs Julie Tridgell, Principal of Nova Hreod Academy said: “Although I have been considering taking some time out to refresh for a while, I wanted to wait until the time was right for Nova.  I will be leaving a little earlier than I had originally thought, but now that the school is stable and secure I have decided it is the right time to move on. 

“I am so pleased that two exceptional leaders have been identified to take the school on the next stage of its journey.  I have met Mr Parnell and Mr Barton many times before as they join us from other United Learning academies, and know the school has a very positive future ahead of it.  

“While it is never easy to say goodbye, especially as the past six years at Nova have been so rewarding, I know that everything is set for the school to thrive.”
 

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10:18am Fri 25 Apr 14

Angry Swindon says...

If they are highly experienced leaders, why does it require two of them?
If they are highly experienced leaders, why does it require two of them? Angry Swindon
  • Score: 6

10:25am Fri 25 Apr 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

We should send the Army to Nova Hreod instead of new leaders.
We should send the Army to Nova Hreod instead of new leaders. A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: -4

11:29am Fri 25 Apr 14

Street1234 says...

A.Baron-Cohen wrote:
We should send the Army to Nova Hreod instead of new leaders.
Why ??
[quote][p][bold]A.Baron-Cohen[/bold] wrote: We should send the Army to Nova Hreod instead of new leaders.[/p][/quote]Why ?? Street1234
  • Score: 0

12:44pm Fri 25 Apr 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

Street1234 wrote:
A.Baron-Cohen wrote:
We should send the Army to Nova Hreod instead of new leaders.
Why ??
You should spend a day in there, it is more like a circus than a school.
The pupils there need to learn about discipline and respect, this should be the first subjects they should learn.
This school is a breeding ground for future social assisted and careers criminals.
[quote][p][bold]Street1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A.Baron-Cohen[/bold] wrote: We should send the Army to Nova Hreod instead of new leaders.[/p][/quote]Why ??[/p][/quote]You should spend a day in there, it is more like a circus than a school. The pupils there need to learn about discipline and respect, this should be the first subjects they should learn. This school is a breeding ground for future social assisted and careers criminals. A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: -8

1:13pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Ian13 says...

Angry Swindon wrote:
If they are highly experienced leaders, why does it require two of them?
Two men to do the job of one woman?
[quote][p][bold]Angry Swindon[/bold] wrote: If they are highly experienced leaders, why does it require two of them?[/p][/quote]Two men to do the job of one woman? Ian13
  • Score: 2

1:20pm Fri 25 Apr 14

house on the hill says...

Angry Swindon wrote:
If they are highly experienced leaders, why does it require two of them?
Maybe now it is an Academy managing its own finances one covers the teaching aspect and one is qualified in the financial side, just speculating?
[quote][p][bold]Angry Swindon[/bold] wrote: If they are highly experienced leaders, why does it require two of them?[/p][/quote]Maybe now it is an Academy managing its own finances one covers the teaching aspect and one is qualified in the financial side, just speculating? house on the hill
  • Score: -2

1:37pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Street1234 says...

A.Baron-Cohen wrote:
Street1234 wrote:
A.Baron-Cohen wrote:
We should send the Army to Nova Hreod instead of new leaders.
Why ??
You should spend a day in there, it is more like a circus than a school.
The pupils there need to learn about discipline and respect, this should be the first subjects they should learn.
This school is a breeding ground for future social assisted and careers criminals.
I''ll have you know my children have up-most discipline and respect for their peers and adults.

They are both expected A* student. they both have a realistic idea of what they want to do once they leave school and I strongly believe this has come from the support the school have given them. The school has helped one of my children to love English and the other maths which they were both struggling with.

With narrow minded individuals like you how do you expect the children to have respect, when individuals (like you) don't have a good word to say about them ....... Maybe... just maybe try saying something encouraging and supportive Don't forget the children learn from the example they get from us adults.

Each school in Swindon are all faced with their problems.

Your comments are unfair !!

Good luck to Nova i hope they keep supporting my children.

There are some good kids in that school and i know for a fact that some of the troubled kids have managed to turn their behavior around with the support and encouraging that they have received from their class mates and the teachers.
[quote][p][bold]A.Baron-Cohen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Street1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A.Baron-Cohen[/bold] wrote: We should send the Army to Nova Hreod instead of new leaders.[/p][/quote]Why ??[/p][/quote]You should spend a day in there, it is more like a circus than a school. The pupils there need to learn about discipline and respect, this should be the first subjects they should learn. This school is a breeding ground for future social assisted and careers criminals.[/p][/quote]I''ll have you know my children have up-most discipline and respect for their peers and adults. They are both expected A* student. they both have a realistic idea of what they want to do once they leave school and I strongly believe this has come from the support the school have given them. The school has helped one of my children to love English and the other maths which they were both struggling with. With narrow minded individuals like you how do you expect the children to have respect, when individuals (like you) don't have a good word to say about them ....... Maybe... just maybe try saying something encouraging and supportive Don't forget the children learn from the example they get from us adults. Each school in Swindon are all faced with their problems. Your comments are unfair !! Good luck to Nova i hope they keep supporting my children. There are some good kids in that school and i know for a fact that some of the troubled kids have managed to turn their behavior around with the support and encouraging that they have received from their class mates and the teachers. Street1234
  • Score: 19

1:38pm Fri 25 Apr 14

nan says...

Ian13 wrote:
Angry Swindon wrote:
If they are highly experienced leaders, why does it require two of them?
Two men to do the job of one woman?
yes and she couldent do the job , for a start they should ban mobile phones and teach the kids what resprect
[quote][p][bold]Ian13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry Swindon[/bold] wrote: If they are highly experienced leaders, why does it require two of them?[/p][/quote]Two men to do the job of one woman?[/p][/quote]yes and she couldent do the job , for a start they should ban mobile phones and teach the kids what resprect nan
  • Score: -5

1:49pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Street1234 says...

nan wrote:
Ian13 wrote:
Angry Swindon wrote:
If they are highly experienced leaders, why does it require two of them?
Two men to do the job of one woman?
yes and she couldent do the job , for a start they should ban mobile phones and teach the kids what resprect
That's a fair enough opinion ..... but don't you think the children should learn the respect from their parents??

Isn't it a parent responsibility to send a child to school with the correct attitude and respect for the adult to learn?

Don't the parent buy the phone for their child, should the parent teach the child when it is respectful to use the phone and when it's not???

teachers can only do their best with whats in front of them, if that child has a parent who don't have respect etc their self's how do you expect the child to behave.

Stop blaming the school for the **** up's parents make.
[quote][p][bold]nan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ian13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry Swindon[/bold] wrote: If they are highly experienced leaders, why does it require two of them?[/p][/quote]Two men to do the job of one woman?[/p][/quote]yes and she couldent do the job , for a start they should ban mobile phones and teach the kids what resprect[/p][/quote]That's a fair enough opinion ..... but don't you think the children should learn the respect from their parents?? Isn't it a parent responsibility to send a child to school with the correct attitude and respect for the adult to learn? Don't the parent buy the phone for their child, should the parent teach the child when it is respectful to use the phone and when it's not??? teachers can only do their best with whats in front of them, if that child has a parent who don't have respect etc their self's how do you expect the child to behave. Stop blaming the school for the **** up's parents make. Street1234
  • Score: 10

1:50pm Fri 25 Apr 14

house on the hill says...

nan wrote:
Ian13 wrote:
Angry Swindon wrote:
If they are highly experienced leaders, why does it require two of them?
Two men to do the job of one woman?
yes and she couldent do the job , for a start they should ban mobile phones and teach the kids what resprect
They should introduce the real 3 R's, Respect, Responsibility and Reality that are clearly lacking in far too many when they leave school.
[quote][p][bold]nan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ian13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry Swindon[/bold] wrote: If they are highly experienced leaders, why does it require two of them?[/p][/quote]Two men to do the job of one woman?[/p][/quote]yes and she couldent do the job , for a start they should ban mobile phones and teach the kids what resprect[/p][/quote]They should introduce the real 3 R's, Respect, Responsibility and Reality that are clearly lacking in far too many when they leave school. house on the hill
  • Score: 2

1:57pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Street1234 says...

house on the hill wrote:
nan wrote:
Ian13 wrote:
Angry Swindon wrote:
If they are highly experienced leaders, why does it require two of them?
Two men to do the job of one woman?
yes and she couldent do the job , for a start they should ban mobile phones and teach the kids what resprect
They should introduce the real 3 R's, Respect, Responsibility and Reality that are clearly lacking in far too many when they leave school.
Agreed ..... and hopefully they will pass that on to their children.
I know kids aren't perfect but they are what adults have taught them.

There are a great number of adults out there off all ages that have very little respect. As long as they are alright sod everyone else.

I find it a very sad
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ian13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry Swindon[/bold] wrote: If they are highly experienced leaders, why does it require two of them?[/p][/quote]Two men to do the job of one woman?[/p][/quote]yes and she couldent do the job , for a start they should ban mobile phones and teach the kids what resprect[/p][/quote]They should introduce the real 3 R's, Respect, Responsibility and Reality that are clearly lacking in far too many when they leave school.[/p][/quote]Agreed ..... and hopefully they will pass that on to their children. I know kids aren't perfect but they are what adults have taught them. There are a great number of adults out there off all ages that have very little respect. As long as they are alright sod everyone else. I find it a very sad Street1234
  • Score: 0

4:01pm Fri 25 Apr 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

Street1234 wrote:
A.Baron-Cohen wrote:
Street1234 wrote:
A.Baron-Cohen wrote:
We should send the Army to Nova Hreod instead of new leaders.
Why ??
You should spend a day in there, it is more like a circus than a school.
The pupils there need to learn about discipline and respect, this should be the first subjects they should learn.
This school is a breeding ground for future social assisted and careers criminals.
I''ll have you know my children have up-most discipline and respect for their peers and adults.

They are both expected A* student. they both have a realistic idea of what they want to do once they leave school and I strongly believe this has come from the support the school have given them. The school has helped one of my children to love English and the other maths which they were both struggling with.

With narrow minded individuals like you how do you expect the children to have respect, when individuals (like you) don't have a good word to say about them ....... Maybe... just maybe try saying something encouraging and supportive Don't forget the children learn from the example they get from us adults.

Each school in Swindon are all faced with their problems.

Your comments are unfair !!

Good luck to Nova i hope they keep supporting my children.

There are some good kids in that school and i know for a fact that some of the troubled kids have managed to turn their behavior around with the support and encouraging that they have received from their class mates and the teachers.
My statement remains, kids in that school behave like a pack of animals, you just need to drive by during school hours to have an idea of their behaviour, common sense and road traffic rules do not apply to them......
Now I could tell you a thing of two about narrow mindedness, for example how the kids call some others inside the classroom and what they say to their non white / non British teachers? where do they learn of this rubbish, in your opinion?
I remember a few weeks ago, a 7months pregnant teacher was hit in the stomach by a kid because he didn't like being told not to play football in the classroom, do you really think this is acceptable?
I could go on and on!
Now, I am sure your kids are very smart and do not get me wrong the kids there are not stupid, in fact they are very smart, unfortunately not in a way to benefit Society.
[quote][p][bold]Street1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A.Baron-Cohen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Street1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A.Baron-Cohen[/bold] wrote: We should send the Army to Nova Hreod instead of new leaders.[/p][/quote]Why ??[/p][/quote]You should spend a day in there, it is more like a circus than a school. The pupils there need to learn about discipline and respect, this should be the first subjects they should learn. This school is a breeding ground for future social assisted and careers criminals.[/p][/quote]I''ll have you know my children have up-most discipline and respect for their peers and adults. They are both expected A* student. they both have a realistic idea of what they want to do once they leave school and I strongly believe this has come from the support the school have given them. The school has helped one of my children to love English and the other maths which they were both struggling with. With narrow minded individuals like you how do you expect the children to have respect, when individuals (like you) don't have a good word to say about them ....... Maybe... just maybe try saying something encouraging and supportive Don't forget the children learn from the example they get from us adults. Each school in Swindon are all faced with their problems. Your comments are unfair !! Good luck to Nova i hope they keep supporting my children. There are some good kids in that school and i know for a fact that some of the troubled kids have managed to turn their behavior around with the support and encouraging that they have received from their class mates and the teachers.[/p][/quote]My statement remains, kids in that school behave like a pack of animals, you just need to drive by during school hours to have an idea of their behaviour, common sense and road traffic rules do not apply to them...... Now I could tell you a thing of two about narrow mindedness, for example how the kids call some others inside the classroom and what they say to their non white / non British teachers? where do they learn of this rubbish, in your opinion? I remember a few weeks ago, a 7months pregnant teacher was hit in the stomach by a kid because he didn't like being told not to play football in the classroom, do you really think this is acceptable? I could go on and on! Now, I am sure your kids are very smart and do not get me wrong the kids there are not stupid, in fact they are very smart, unfortunately not in a way to benefit Society. A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: -7

11:13pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Always Grumpy says...

A.Baron-Cohen wrote:
Street1234 wrote:
A.Baron-Cohen wrote:
Street1234 wrote:
A.Baron-Cohen wrote:
We should send the Army to Nova Hreod instead of new leaders.
Why ??
You should spend a day in there, it is more like a circus than a school.
The pupils there need to learn about discipline and respect, this should be the first subjects they should learn.
This school is a breeding ground for future social assisted and careers criminals.
I''ll have you know my children have up-most discipline and respect for their peers and adults.

They are both expected A* student. they both have a realistic idea of what they want to do once they leave school and I strongly believe this has come from the support the school have given them. The school has helped one of my children to love English and the other maths which they were both struggling with.

With narrow minded individuals like you how do you expect the children to have respect, when individuals (like you) don't have a good word to say about them ....... Maybe... just maybe try saying something encouraging and supportive Don't forget the children learn from the example they get from us adults.

Each school in Swindon are all faced with their problems.

Your comments are unfair !!

Good luck to Nova i hope they keep supporting my children.

There are some good kids in that school and i know for a fact that some of the troubled kids have managed to turn their behavior around with the support and encouraging that they have received from their class mates and the teachers.
My statement remains, kids in that school behave like a pack of animals, you just need to drive by during school hours to have an idea of their behaviour, common sense and road traffic rules do not apply to them......
Now I could tell you a thing of two about narrow mindedness, for example how the kids call some others inside the classroom and what they say to their non white / non British teachers? where do they learn of this rubbish, in your opinion?
I remember a few weeks ago, a 7months pregnant teacher was hit in the stomach by a kid because he didn't like being told not to play football in the classroom, do you really think this is acceptable?
I could go on and on!
Now, I am sure your kids are very smart and do not get me wrong the kids there are not stupid, in fact they are very smart, unfortunately not in a way to benefit Society.
Ah, presumably that's where you clean the toilets!
[quote][p][bold]A.Baron-Cohen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Street1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A.Baron-Cohen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Street1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A.Baron-Cohen[/bold] wrote: We should send the Army to Nova Hreod instead of new leaders.[/p][/quote]Why ??[/p][/quote]You should spend a day in there, it is more like a circus than a school. The pupils there need to learn about discipline and respect, this should be the first subjects they should learn. This school is a breeding ground for future social assisted and careers criminals.[/p][/quote]I''ll have you know my children have up-most discipline and respect for their peers and adults. They are both expected A* student. they both have a realistic idea of what they want to do once they leave school and I strongly believe this has come from the support the school have given them. The school has helped one of my children to love English and the other maths which they were both struggling with. With narrow minded individuals like you how do you expect the children to have respect, when individuals (like you) don't have a good word to say about them ....... Maybe... just maybe try saying something encouraging and supportive Don't forget the children learn from the example they get from us adults. Each school in Swindon are all faced with their problems. Your comments are unfair !! Good luck to Nova i hope they keep supporting my children. There are some good kids in that school and i know for a fact that some of the troubled kids have managed to turn their behavior around with the support and encouraging that they have received from their class mates and the teachers.[/p][/quote]My statement remains, kids in that school behave like a pack of animals, you just need to drive by during school hours to have an idea of their behaviour, common sense and road traffic rules do not apply to them...... Now I could tell you a thing of two about narrow mindedness, for example how the kids call some others inside the classroom and what they say to their non white / non British teachers? where do they learn of this rubbish, in your opinion? I remember a few weeks ago, a 7months pregnant teacher was hit in the stomach by a kid because he didn't like being told not to play football in the classroom, do you really think this is acceptable? I could go on and on! Now, I am sure your kids are very smart and do not get me wrong the kids there are not stupid, in fact they are very smart, unfortunately not in a way to benefit Society.[/p][/quote]Ah, presumably that's where you clean the toilets! Always Grumpy
  • Score: 1

11:26pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Street1234 says...

What utter rubbish.. Where are the facts in your statement?
So I have the only good kids in the school??
Please state where you are getting your facts from!!
You really should be saying silly things like that. You are being unfair Nova is a good school. It's no worst than another school in swindon
For goodness sake give the kids some credit. No wonder they act like they do with adults like you.
Kids learn from adults!! Adult's set the standard for kids to follow.

We have no one other to blame apart from the parents and adults.
What utter rubbish.. Where are the facts in your statement? So I have the only good kids in the school?? Please state where you are getting your facts from!! You really should be saying silly things like that. You are being unfair Nova is a good school. It's no worst than another school in swindon For goodness sake give the kids some credit. No wonder they act like they do with adults like you. Kids learn from adults!! Adult's set the standard for kids to follow. We have no one other to blame apart from the parents and adults. Street1234
  • Score: 5

11:39pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Street1234 says...

It makes me utterly mad.
Let's take a good look at ourselves!! Can you.all honestly put your hand on your heart and say that you are
Respectful
Honest??
I think not so how.on earth do you expect children to act if adults show no respect etc.
It's so easy to sit back and call kids animals etc
It's about time we gave the kids a break and took some responsibility for the way they are. We have failed the kids in our ignorant behaviour.

I challenge you all.. On Monday every kids you see is walking to school say good morning and smile and each kid walking home do the same.

Intact why not do it to everyone. Let's make this place a happy town and make everyone feel with while
It makes me utterly mad. Let's take a good look at ourselves!! Can you.all honestly put your hand on your heart and say that you are Respectful Honest?? I think not so how.on earth do you expect children to act if adults show no respect etc. It's so easy to sit back and call kids animals etc It's about time we gave the kids a break and took some responsibility for the way they are. We have failed the kids in our ignorant behaviour. I challenge you all.. On Monday every kids you see is walking to school say good morning and smile and each kid walking home do the same. Intact why not do it to everyone. Let's make this place a happy town and make everyone feel with while Street1234
  • Score: 4

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