All Saints Multi Academy Trust has appointed a new CEO and the Academy of St Francis of Assisi has welcomed a new head of school.
Patrick Ferguson (above left), formerly of Hope Academy, will take the position of CEO at the trust whilst Kevin Maddocks (above right), also from Hope Academy, will join the senior leadership team at ASFA as head of school.
Patrick Ferguson has had a long, successful career in education, achieving his first post as a headteacher in 2002 at De La Salle School in Liverpool.
In 2010, Patrick became a National Leader of Education and has supported a number of schools in the North West region which have found themselves in difficulties, bringing about vast improvements. Patrick has also served as executive headteacher of a Liverpool primary school and an executive principal of De La Salle for more than a year after he left.
In January 2015, Patrick joined Hope Academy as principal, and employed the same focused drive for improving standards that he had used at previous schools; building.
Speaking about his new role, Patrick said: “I am thrilled to have joined All Saints Multi Academy Trust and I am looking forward to working closely with all three schools to continue to drive improvements.”
Kevin has worked in education for the last 17 years and most recently was vice principal at Hope Academy in St Helens. As part of this role, Kevin was seconded to St Francis Xavier’s College, Woolton, as head of school where he had a significant impact in a relatively short space of time.
Kevin said: “My educational philosophy is simple; as educators, we have a duty to place our students at the heart of everything that we do. This belief fully aligns with the ethos of ASFA and following its ‘good’ Ofsted inspection earlier in the year, I am excited to build upon the excellent work that has been done to transform the Kensington academy.”