The Littlehampton Academy is a large, mixed 11-18 academy with a roll of 1400, including a sixth form and a special centre for up to 15 pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. The Academy is part of the Woodard Academies Trust and has a Christian ethos.
Pentir have worked with the Trust and the Academy for a number of years. We were initially approached by the Headteacher after they had failed to appoint to a number of SLT roles for the second/third occasion. There was a history of finding it difficult to appoint good people. It was clear that the school needed support quickly and two interim leadership appointments were made through Pentir. They provided capacity to support an improvement drive and ultimately led to the organisation being judged Good by Ofsted. At the same time, Pentir supported the appointment of three Vice Principals and then more recently a new Principal. One of the original interim appointments remains in post.