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The Seckford Education Trust is pleased to welcome Neil Ketteringham as the new Headteacher at SET Beccles.

Mr Ketteringham joins the secondary school at the end of August, ready for the start of term in September, but he has already begun meeting students, welcoming new Year 7s and getting to know everyone across the school community.

Mr Ketteringham joins SET Beccles following an established teaching career at schools across the country. Neil relocated from a school in Oxford to north Suffolk in 2013 and has most recently held roles as Head of Department at Benjamin Britten Academy in Lowestoft, and Deputy Head at Alde Valley Academy in Leiston where he supported the school with huge progress and growth, becoming the ‘most improved school in East Anglia’ in 2016.

Neil Ketterinham said: “I’m proud to be joining SET Beccles as Headteacher next term and I look forward to getting involved in all aspects of school life. As a local resident myself, I have seen SET Beccles grow and I admire their ethos for inspiring and nurturing every individual student.

“I am passionate about the school’s community spirit and I will look to establish new relations and reaffirm SET Beccles as a top choice, where students leave our school with the best education alongside confidence and experiences that will guide them through further education and beyond.”

Mark Barrow, CEO, Seckford Education Trust, said: “We are delighted to appoint Neil Ketteringham as the new Headteacher at SET Beccles, he has a firm knowledge of the local area and an impressive background in supporting schools to reach their full potential. We believe his experience and passion will be a great asset to the Trust.”

SET Beccles, on Castle Hill, provides secondary education for students aged 11 – 16 in the Beccles and Bungay area. It is one of five schools in the Seckford Education Trust and was one of the first Trust schools to open in 2012, alongside SET Saxmundham and SET Ixworth. For more
information about SET Beccles visit: www.becclesschool.org.uk.

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