Principal, Mr Jordan Kelly
When Mr Kelly was invited to take the role of Acting Principal, he had already demonstrated his leadership qualities, both in his previous job as head of a large faculty of Science and Technology, and at Route 39 Academy. This leadership was singled out in the Academy's Ofsted report. Having grown up in north Devon, Mr Kelly has a strong commitment towards improving the life chances of young people locally. He is also passionate about the Academy’s vision.
He comments: "My aim has always been to create the conditions where students have the security and freedom to be themselves - this will foster a lifelong love of learning which will allow students to become flexible, logical problem solvers and to be able to succeed in any aspect of continuing education or work environment. Until I came to Route 39 Academy I wasn’t aware there was a school that matched my beliefs so strongly. This is why I am so invested in this school and relish the opportunity to lead the Academy into the next stage of its evolution."
Former Principal, Mrs Joss Hayes, remarked: "My decision to accept a promotion at a larger Academy was an extremely difficult one to make. But it was eased by my confidence in Mr Kelly's professionalism and leadership."
Mr Kelly welcomes visitors to the school for a tour and a chance to immerse youself in the unique and vibrant learning environment Route 39 has to offer.
You can contact Jordan Kelly with any questions directly at firstname.lastname@example.org