Academy management restructure
You may have read in the local press last week that due to national funding cuts to education, Dartmouth Academy is restructuring its management team to save money. The number of management roles will be reduced and some staff, including the Principal, will receive cuts to their pay. Principal Nick Hindmarsh said, "With our previous sponsor E-Act being stripped of ten academies, including Dartmouth, last year, we also lost the economies of scale they could offer. However, we are now working with Kingsbridge Community College as part of Academies South West which will give us greater security and local support. "Despite the changes, classroom teaching will not be affected and we will continue with small class sizes to provide the bespoke education for which we are known. "State school funding in England is based on the number of students on roll. With Dartmouth Academy being a comparatively small school, we are often vulnerable to these kinds of cuts. However, with exam results on the up, new initiatives in place, and the proposed West Dart housing development, we expect student numbers to grow, which in turn will bring us more funding."