Announcements

Mr Burman Retiring

Executive Director, Mr Burman, announces that he will be retiring at the end of the academic year.

Aylesbury Vale Academy are sad to announce that our Executive Director, Mr Roger Burman, will be retiring at the end of this academic year.

Mr Burman joined Aylesbury Vale Academy in April 2016, having successfully spent many years transforming failing schools in the North of England as a National Leader of Education. Since then, under his strong and highly effective leadership, the Academy has seen a total transformation from a school that was languishing at the bottom of the league tables to the vibrant and successful, heavily oversubscribed ‘all-through’ school it is today. This is all the more remarkable an achievement, because, in a highly selective educational system, the Academy remains a non-selective school, open to all and welcoming everyone.

Mr Burman’s most striking achievements include the radical improvement of teaching and learning, putting structures and systems in place to resolve long-standing behaviour issues, and building a strong and dedicated team of very capable staff, committed to delivering these goals. Moreover and hugely importantly, he has succeeded in bringing together the previously disparate primary and secondary schools to share a new whole-school culture and ethos of high expectations, achievement and good pastoral care.

Governors would like to thank Mr Burman for all he has done at the Academy. His will be an enduring legacy.

The Chair of Governors, Ms R Rochefort, also announced, in a recent letter sent home to parents and carers, that Mr Gavin Gibson, current Head of the Secondary School, will be the new Academy Principal and are confident that under his excellent leadership, AVA will have a secure and very successful future.

For a copy of the letter sent home - click here.

The Bucks Herald also featured the news story earlier this week (15 June) - here.