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New superhead Showk Badat flies into Gloucester Academy

By Stroud Life  |  Posted: January 29, 2014

Showk Badat

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A PERMANENT headteacher has been appointed to lead Gloucester Academy.

Interim associate head of the academy Showk Badat has taken on the top job with immediate effect.

Mr Badat joined the secondary school in the city’s Cotteswold Road at the beginning of term.

Gloucester Academy was judged by Ofsted to have serious weaknesses in October 2012 and when an inspector visited again last term she said it was not making fast enough or good enough progress.

But Mr Badat said that in the short time he’d been at the academy he’d met many wonderful young people.

“I want there to be more reasons to be proud to be a student, teacher, or parent” of Gloucester Academy, he said.

“have no doubt that the academy can become outstanding,” Mr Badat said.

Previously, when he was head at Essa Academy in Bolton, Mr Badat made it the first school in the country to issue every pupil with an Ipad.

Gloucester Academy’s governors recently agreed in principle that they’d join the Prospects Academies Trust, a private company whose vision is to inspire success and deliver excellence, and which supported Mr Badat’s appointment.

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  • Richardburton  |  January 30 2014, 9:11PM

    It's about time this school started to teach their puplis forget the Ipads just get them to learn and challenge them in everything they do,to excell where they can, to give choices for their future's

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  • IsitJimKerr  |  January 30 2014, 11:54AM

    flyonthewall, can you direct me to somewhere that lists these attributes?

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  • spindles12  |  January 30 2014, 9:41AM

    Going by a report on his last post, at least all the kids will end up with an ipad each. No more pens and paper in HIS school.

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