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A NEW head teacher has been appointed at the Oxford Academy - the most improved school in Oxford following this year's GCSE results. It is now hoped that Niall McWilliams, will lead the Academy, in Littlemore, into even more success when he takes over from interim head, David Brown, in 2014.

David has worked with the Diocese of Oxford, Oxford Brookes and other sponsors to make huge improvements at the Academy. Niall, who has worked on school leadership teams for 18 years, said: "The Oxford Academy is a school I have always wanted to work for in a community I have always wanted to serve.

It's a real pleasure and an honour to be offered the post.

The work of David Brown and the Leadership Team has transformed the school and they have given it a good platform to build on.

We are looking forward to even greater success in the future"Niall's leadership skills have seen Carterton Community College improve from satisfactory to good.

He was previously the Deputy Head at Cherwell School for six years. John Putt, Chair of Governors at the Academy, said: "We are very positive about the fact that Niall has done extremely well at Carterton.

He has the experience to take his career further and over time take the Oxford Academy to become an outstanding school.

We think we have found the leader that we are looking for.

We are grateful to David Brown for his great interim leadership.

"Anne Davey, Director of Education for the Diocese of Oxford said: ""I am delighted that Niall is going to take this role on and confident that staff, students and parents will give him a warm welcome when arrives.

The securing of continued improvements at the Oxford Academy will remain a team effort and Niall is the ideal person to lead the team."Niall is a married father of five boys and enjoys spending time with his family.

His interests include literature, education and sport, particularly football and following Oxford United.


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