New Primary Executive Headteacher Appointed at NET

The CEO and Board of Directors of NET (Newquay Education Trust) are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Craig Hayes as Primary Executive Headteacher with responsibility for the Headship of Newquay Junior Academy and Newquay Primary Academy, the new Free School which is set to open in September 2018 to address the shortage of school places in Newquay town.


Mr Hayes is currently Head of Goonhavern Primary School which is a very high achieving and popular school in the village. Mr Hayes worked closely with NET’s CEO and Project Team on writing the successful bid to the DFE for Newquay Primary Academy.


From September 2017, Mr Hayes will take up the Headship of Newquay Junior Academy and is very much looking forward to working with parents, staff and children to sustain and further improve the excellent education provided at Newquay Junior Academy.
Mr Hayes will also continue to work with the Project Team on developing Newquay Primary Academy in the coming months to ensure the successful design and delivery of another outstanding new Primary Academy in Newquay.


Mr Hayes commented “I am passionate about all pupils achieving their potential, regardless of their starting points or background. Reading, writing and maths are extremely important for everyone, but children should also be recognised for any talent they have. I’m looking forward to working with the dynamic team at Newquay Education Trust, and the staff and parents of Newquay Junior Academy, to help provide inspiring curriculum opportunities and ensure that all children can go on to achieve their potential.”


Sue Martin, CEO of NET, commented “I’m thrilled to be able to welcome Craig to the team in Newquay Education Trust. He brings with him a wealth of primary school educational expertise, gained in a variety of school settings and is a very highly regarded leader, as well as a trained OFSTED inspector. Goonhavern is a great school, and has really blossomed under his leadership: we’re lucky to have recruited Craig to NET. His experience and skills really boost the strength of primary capacity within our Trust and I’m really looking forward to working very closely with him, in what will be a very exciting future for NET.”


Sarah Karkeek, Chair of NET said “’This is an excellent appointment for Newquay Junior and for the new school. The Directors are delighted to have recruited such a well-respected and high-achieving Executive Headteacher and very much look forward to working with him”.