Mr Maule appointed as all-through Head Teacher
Bridge Learning Campus is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Rupert Maule as its new all-through headteacher.
The current head of secondary at BLC will officially be stepping into the role – which will oversee both the campus’ primary and secondary provisions – at the start of the 2019-20 academic year.
Mr Maule, who joined the campus in September with many years’ experience holding senior leadership roles in schools across the city, says that he is excited about the appointment and is looking forward to leading BLC on its journey towards further success.
He said: “Since joining Bridge Learning Campus, I have got to know the school, its students, staff and families, well. It is a great place to work and somewhere that is very much at the heart of its community.
“Significant improvements are being made across the entire campus – not only are we expecting further improved GCSE results this year but we are also excited about the expected grades in Key Stages 1 and 2.
“This year, we are also celebrating a record number of places being offered to new Year 7 students. We are delighted at how this shows that our recent improvements are already being recognised by the local community and we are proud that they trust Bridge Learning Campus to provide an excellent education for their children.
We look forward to welcoming all of our new Year 7 students in September.”
Mr Maule added: “We are committed to developing our students’ confidence, skills and knowledge through our new approach to the curriculum, which places a strong emphasis on reading, speaking and developing a broad and rich knowledge of the world.
“We are seeing a much sharper focus on teaching and learning as a result of positive changes in leadership, and our recent recruitment campaign has attracted some outstanding staff to our school team.
“Expectations are continuously being raised throughout classrooms across the campus, as are students’ aspirations because we know what fantastic things our young people can go on to achieve when they leave BLC.”
A teacher of science, Mr Maule has held senior leadership roles in schools across Bristol including Sir Bernard Lovell, Redland Green and Downend School. In his spare time, he is a keen sportsman who also enjoys reading, music, cooking and spending time with his family.
Mr Maule will be taking the reins from interim headteacher Mark Davies, CEO of Trust in Learning Academies (TiLA), which runs BLC. Mr Davies said: “I am thrilled and excited for the campus with Rupert taking on the headship. I have been able to work very closely with him over the last year, a year which has been challenging for the whole school, and I have very much appreciated his talent as a leader and I have no doubt that he will be able to lead the staff, students and the community as a whole to a brighter and more positive future for everyone.”