DAN Milford has been confirmed as the new Principal at The King Alfred School Academy (TKASA) after seven months in an ‘acting’ role.
Mr Milford has been Vice Principal at TKASA for three years, and was previously Assistant Principal at Worle Community School Academy, with some 25 years leadership and teaching experience.
His appointment comes at a time when TKASA is soaring in a wide range of different areas – four years after becoming part of The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT).
He said: “I absolutely love this brilliant school and am very excited to take on the role of Principal.
“The students, staff and wider community are all really supportive of the incredible things that have been going on for the last few years. It is a real community partnership.”
Mr Milford was a former professional and semi-professional footballer before taking the route into teaching, and he ended his playing career with Bridgwater Town.
He is a family man with three children, one of whom teaches within TPLT.
Neville Coles, CEO of TPLT, said: “This is a superb appointment. We have seen some rapid improvements at TKASA and something really special is happening at the academy and Sixth Form.”