Leadership Changes – Angel Oak Academy

We would like to to inform you of some leadership changes we will be making from September 2022.

As you know, STEP Academy Trust works very differently to most educational organisations. Although we consist of twenty schools serving very different communities, including Angel Oak Academy, we operate very much as one team. We call this STEP First.

After eight years’ service at Angel Oak, Mr Farley will be leaving his post as Head of School to work within the STEP Ahead Teaching School Hub. Mr Farley has demonstrated excellent leadership skills during a period of significant change in schools and whilst we will miss Mr Farley, we are pleased that he will continue working with STEP colleagues.

Mr Evans will continue as Executive Headteacher at Angel Oak Academy whilst we go through the process to appoint a new Head of School. Ms Yung and Ms Smith will support the Senior Leadership Team during this period.

Mr Mills will continue providing invaluable support and advice to our STEP academies as STEP Executive Director of Primary.

We hope that STEP’s approach to managing the leadership changes, as described above, assures you that Angel Oak Academy will continue on its trajectory of improvement. However, should you wish to discuss any matter relating to the proposed changes, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see Mr Farley or Mr Evans.