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New Principal Takes Up Role

Martin Campbell has been appointed as the new Principal of Kettering Science Academy.

A teacher for two decades, Mr Campbell takes on the role from his previous position of Deputy Principal at the Parkside Federation in Cambridge.

The Principal - who in his Cambridge role oversaw both an outstanding school and a school which has been transformed from Failing to Good - has big plans for the Academy.

He said: "My ambitions for Kettering Science Academy are that I want to raise aspirations and liberate talent at all levels. I firmly believe that every child has the potential to succeed and excel. What we have got to do is create the conditions for every child to be able to succeed. For me education is about success empowerment and achievement."

Mr Campbell comes to the Academy after a fulfilled and varied career across different sectors.

Leaving school at 16 he joined the Army and was in the Scots Guards - serving in the Falklands in 1982.

After almost a decade in the armed forces he then travelled in Europe, before moving into the Leisure industry and managing a chain of hotels in France.

He then decided to follow his long held teaching ambitions and in the early 1990s completed a degree in English Literature and History before doing his PGCE qualification at a Cambridge college.

He said: "I came into teaching because I really thought I could make a difference to every child and I think my experience has helped me understand the many varied  reasons why children succeed and fail, through my role as Principal I can now go on to make a bigger difference to even more young people.

"I am delighted to be taking up the position of Principal and one of the reasons I wanted to do so is because of the innovative and pioneering methods of the Brooke Weston Partnership and the opportunities this partnership gives the children to be part of a bigger success story."