A statement on behalf of Michael Costello, Chair of The Williamson Trust:
“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Mr Gary Vyse, the Chief Executive (CEO) of The Williamson Trust, which oversees the running of six academies in Medway. Mr Vyse passed away at home on Monday, 12 February.
We are all shocked and saddened by the loss of such a strong and influential leader. Gary was an extraordinary individual with a passion for education, and a real drive to do the best for the Trust, its staff and its students. Gary had been part of the Trust since its inception in April 2011. He was always dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for the children of the Trust.”
The Williamson Trust’s board of directors and senior leadership team will help guide our schools as we come to terms with the loss of Gary.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary's family and friends.”
A statement on behalf of Cllr Andrew Mackness, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services:
“I am deeply shocked and saddened by today’s tragic news about Gary. As well as being someone I valued as a professional friend and colleague, Gary had been a leading light in driving real improvement in education in Medway and in shaping the way we educate our young people.
His track record, drive and energy in championing education was outstanding and he will leave a lasting legacy for which we are very grateful. Our thoughts at this very sad time are with his family and all the students and staff of The Williamson Trust family who we know will miss him greatly.”
A statement on behalf of Dominic Herrington, Regional Schools Commissioner, South East and South London:
“I am deeply saddened by this news. We always had the utmost respect for Gary’s dedication to improving the life chances of children at The Williamson Trust. Our thoughts are with his family and those who knew him.”
We would like to welcome you to St James Church of England Primary Academy. Our Academy provides a happy and safe environment with a caring Christian ethos with committed staff who are dedicated to providing the best for all of the children. Our academy is co-sponsored by 'The Diocese of Rochester' and 'The Williamson Trust', a very valuable partnership.
Children are prepared for life through a varied curriculum which develops their basic skills in English and Maths, and through the promotion of social skills. They are encouraged to be ambitious and to work hard to achieve their goals.
We recognise and value the important role that parents and carers have in their child’s learning and development, and aim to work in partnership to ensure the children are well cared for and enjoy their learning.
Visits can be arranged through the office.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Have a relaxing half term break and we will see you back in school on Monday 19th February 2018.
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