Newent Community School
ALAN Johnson joined Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre as principal in September 2016, having been headteacher of Aldercar High School in Derbyshire.
Mr Johnson, who originally comes from Portsmouth, gained his BA (hons) degree in Fine Art and Sculpture, before starting his career as a teacher in the United Arab Emirates.
His career to date has given him the opportunity to work in a wide range of secondary schools, both in the United Kingdom and abroad.
He has worked in large comprehensive and small independent schools, in mixed and single-sex education.
He has extensive senior management experience across a wide range of settings as headteacher, local authority adviser and Ofsted inspector.
Mr Johnson lives in Herefordshire with his wife, three children and two dogs.
He is a keen sculptor and relishes the opportunity to be creative in his spare time.
He is proud to be principal at Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre and says that it is a real privilege to work with such a dedicated team of professionals and superb young people.
“Under my leadership the school will remain committed to meeting the needs of all students both academically and pastorally,” he said.
“Our school is quite rightly at the heart of our community. Our children deserve the best possible start in life and I passionately believe that Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre will give them that positive start.
“We are a school that offers a broad and balanced curriculum to our students supported by a vast range of additional opportunities and extra-curricular activities.
“We are a caring school where all staff support and encourage students to achieve their best.
“I am proud to be the principal of a happy, healthy and safe school where students develop as independent, mature and confident young people who leave us ready to make a positive contribution to their community.
“The school is moving from strength to strength. Our recent examinations results are amongst the best the school has ever seen, with many more students of all abilities achieving above all expectation.”
Mr Johnson is passionate that Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre continues to be the highachieving school of choice for parents and students.
He welcomes you to visit the school and see its fantastic staff and students in action.