The first Future Leaders graduate is appointed as a Head Teacher

The first Future Leaders participant has been appointed as a head teacher in a challenging inner-city secondary school within two-and-a-half years of joining. Andrew Day, part of the inaugural cohort of the Future Leaders programme (2006), has been appointed the Principal of Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy in Lewisham, South London, commencing his leadership from this Autumn term.

This marks a major milestone in the success of the programme, launched by ARK, with the National College for School Leadership (NCSL) and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT). Future Leaders' mission is to develop the next generation of head teachers for challenging urban schools, giving all children access to a high quality education, regardless of their background.