Experienced leader joins Stoke High

Experienced school leader Glenn Mellor has been appointed as the new Principal of Stoke High School, run by Ormiston Academies Trust. He brings a rigorous focus on attainment and has the highest aspirations for all students.

Glenn Mellor

Mr Mellor joins Stoke High after 13 years in leadership positions at Stratford-upon-Avon School, which is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Mr Mellor spent the last seven years as deputy head, helping the school to increase the proportion of pupils achieving at least five GCSEs at A*-C including Maths and English by five percentage points from 2014 to 2015, to 61 per cent.

He began his career as a PE teacher and was quickly promoted to head of year. At his previous school Mr Mellor made a significant impact, successfully implementing a number of strategies, including a comprehensive review of pastoral care and the introduction of a vertical tutoring system, which helped to improve outcomes for students. He is confident initiatives like this will have a similar positive impact at Stoke High and is dedicated to further raising educational achievements at the academy.

Mr Mellor said: "This is a hugely exciting opportunity and I’m looking forward to working with staff, parents and the wider school community to deliver the very best outcomes for students. I believe every child should have the opportunity to succeed regardless of their starting point and I will be encouraging every student to be the very best they can be."

"I’m pleased to be joining a trust which shares my vision for students to have access to the very best enrichment activities, as well as enjoying a rigorous academic education which will provide students with the skills to succeed after their school years."

Toby Salt, chief executive of Ormiston Academies Trust, said: "We are delighted to welcome Mr Mellor into the trust. He’s a great addition to a strong team and his skills and experience will help to continue to drive forward the progress the school has been making. I know everyone at the school and the trust will give him a warm welcome and we are looking forward to working with him."