Our middle school requires dedicated leadership to ensure the curriculum and learning meet the needs of students in early adolescence. This is a time when young people test boundaries, prefer socialising to learning and do not always understand the consequences of their actions on their futures. We have appointed Jason Milner, formerly a successful deputy head in the region, to be our Head of Middle School. Jason has high level expertise in digital learning and mathematics and is well-equipped to lead learning improvements in this phase.