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Message from Astrea Academies Trust CEO Libby Nicholas

6 November 2019

Dear parent/carer,

As we move through the second half of the autumn term, I am writing with some personal news to let you know that I have decided to stand down as Chief Executive of Astrea.

I am incredibly proud of what we have all achieved in just four years – we are a family of 27 schools, with everyone united in our goal of delivering an education that inspires beyond measure.

We have a strong track record – a 28%-point increase in Reading, Writing and Maths at the end of Year 6, a clean sweep of Ofsted improvements, and a healthy financial position, having reversed a £5.2m deficit that we inherited from the schools that have joined the trust. I am enormously proud to have set up Astrea and to bring together a family of such wonderful schools working alongside dedicated and caring colleagues. With these solid foundations in place, I feel it is time for me to move on – to new challenges, but most immediately to spend some time with my family, including my 8 week old son.

The Astrea Board will be appointing my successor over the next few months and we will keep you updated on any news. In the meantime, I would like to thank you for your support to and for the trust you have placed in us to provide the very best education to your child.

Yours sincerely,

Libby Nicholas

Chief Executive Astrea Academy Trust

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