Experienced leader appointed as new Principal at Oasis Academy Lord's Hill
A Southampton secondary school is delighted to welcome a new Principal who has worked in a leadership role within the education industry for nearly twenty years.
Ben Bond officially took up the post of Principal at Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill this week and is eager to continue to build and drive forward the great work already taken place at the academy.
Ben became a teacher over twenty years ago having graduated and qualified from the University of Southampton. He has been a senior leader, and most recently a headteacher, in several schools including ten years in two Southampton schools. Ben says that although he is from Somerset originally, Southampton feels very much like home.
Ben Bond, Principal at Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill commented saying; “I am honoured to have been appointed as Principal at Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill. I believe a great education is the key to success in life. Achieving excellence for all will be my number one priority each day. Ensuring students are challenged and supported to learn exceptionally well, displaying responsibility and integrity alongside demonstrating respectful behaviours, will be the standard I expect.”
“These high expectations will build upon the recent academy successes and I look forward to many more.”
Since before Easter, Mr Bond has enjoyed many informal conversations with students, and looks forward to countless more this term as he gets to know the academy.
Phil Humphreys, Regional Director for South West & South Coast Secondaries at Oasis Community Learning added; “Mr Bond is a school leader who has in-depth knowledge of the community. His career shows commitment to ensuring every child gets the support they need to make great progress. Under Ben’s leadership, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill will continue to provide an exceptional education at the heart of the community.”
“During Mr Bond’s interview, the panel were very impressed with his very clear vision and direction for the academy, his expectations for teaching and learning, and his passion to ensure every child receives the very best education at Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill.”