I am writing to let you know that our headteacher, Lesley Kirby, will be leaving Richmond Park Academy at the end of this Autumn term to take up a new challenge at another AET secondary school, Kingsley Academy in Hounslow. In her eight years as head, Lesley has led a transformation in the reputation, performance and popularity of our school. I know so many parents will miss her passion, energy, warmth and dedication, and will want to wish her every success in her new role.
The Governing Body will be working closely with AET in the weeks ahead in planning to recruit Lesley’s successor. We will look for a candidate who can build on the firm foundations of Lesley’s work and lead RPA still further on its journey to educational excellence.
We’ll keep you updated as that process develops.
Chair of Governors