01 February 2018
New head teachers have been appointed for two of Jersey’s States secondary schools.
Sue Morris, the current acting head teacher of Grainville School, has been appointed on a permanent basis and takes up the role immediately. Andy Adkin, the deputy head of Hautlieu School, will move to Le Rocquier in September as their new head teacher.
Mrs Morris has been a teacher for 25 years, both in UK and Jersey. She joined Le Rocquier School in 2001 as a maths teacher and spent almost ten years there. This is her eighth year at Grainville, where she was made acting head teacher two years ago.
Mrs Morris said "I am delighted to have this opportunity to be the head teacher at Grainville. This is a very special school and is at the heart of our community. Every child at Grainville deserves the very best educational experience and I will ensure, alongside our executive head teacher, our senior leadership team and committed staff, we will provide this."
Mr Adkin was born in the UK and educated at Bel Royal, St Helier Boys and Hautlieu. He has 17 years’ experience as a senior leader in schools. After graduating with a degree in education with engineering, he started his teaching career 1991 in Sussex. He returned to the Island and his old school, then called d’Hautree, in 1995 as head of year and head of technology. In 1998 he moved to the new Haute Vallée school when it opened, and in 2001 he joined Victoria College as an assistant head master. Since 2008 he has been a deputy head at Hautlieu School with responsibility for curriculum and staffing.
Mr Adkin said “I am very sad to be leaving Hautlieu but feel privileged to have been appointed Head Teacher of Le Rocquier School. Thanks to the leadership of Phil Slater and Sam Baglin, I take over a school looking forward to great success in the future. I am drawn to Le Rocquier because of the value it places on community and the fantastic atmosphere in the school. The staff and Governors care deeply about the students and I look forward to working with them and everyone connected with the school.”
Deputy Chief Education Officer Seàn O’Regan said "We are extremely proud to have been able to appoint two excellent candidates from within our schools here in Jersey. They will bring experience and insight to their roles and I look forward to working with them as head teachers."
Education Minister Deputy Rod Bryans added "This is great news for the students at both schools. Their new head teachers are committed, experienced professionals who I know will do everything possible to make their students successful. I wish them the very best in their new roles."