CEO appointed to lead Rye Academy Trust

January 3, 2017

The multi-academy trust which is responsible for three schools on its Rye campus – Rye Community Primary School, Rye College and Rye Studio School, has appointed Tim Hulme to the key role of Chief Executive.

Commenting on the appointment, Chair of Trustees, Ian Potter said: “Appointing our first CEO marks our ambition to nurture and create a sustainable model for education from age 2-19 in Rye. Tim is a proven leader with a strong record of transformational leadership and we are delighted to have appointed a candidate of his calibre.  Tim’s experience and skills make him ideally placed to support high-performance in our family of schools for the benefit of our learners.  He will work closely with the Board and school leaders to drive our improvement journey towards becoming a highly-effective trust.

“One of Tim’s key early tasks is leading on work to anticipate and plan for the changing needs of learners in the future. Supporting our students to achieve to their maximum potential is at the heart of our vision, equipping them to be independent learners and to transition with confidence into the next phase after their time with us, whether they choose to move into further education, training or employment”.   

On his appointment, Tim said: “I am delighted to be joining the trust at this exciting point in the organisation’s development.  I look forward to working closely with school leaders, staff, parents, governors and trustees to build on the successes of our schools in the years ahead and ensure every student and young people receives an outstanding education.

“I am passionate about the power of education and the impact it has in changing communities and people’s lives. Across the country, there is probably around a dozen or so combined education institutions which offer a young person an education from the age of 2-19. Rye is very fortunate to be one of those.  I look forward to contributing to the establishment of a sound business platform from which the trust, in all its dimensions, can grow.”

Tim joined the Trust in September 2016 and has strong track record in leading transformational change, working with various industries including pharmaceutical, construction and hospitality.  Tim has also operated in the charitable environment, as well as both the public and private sectors.