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Flavio takes helm at Walsingham Multi Academy Trust

Flavio Vettese has recently been appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer for Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Multi Academy Trust.

Flavio will be well known to many as the Deputy Director for the Schools’ Service, a position he has held since September 2016. Alongside this role, he has been seconded to Our Lady of Walsingham CMAT as the Interim Chief Executive Officer. This is one of only two Catholic Multi Academy Trusts in East Anglia and was originally setup in 2016, working with academies across Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. The schools currently in the MAT are St Alban’s Secondary Ipswich, St Felix Primary Haverhill, St Laurence Primary Cambridge, St Mary Primary Ipswich, St Pancras Ipswich and St Louis Primary in Newmarket.

Flavio said: “I am delighted to be working for the Trust and building on the great work achieved by Teresa Selvey, who will be retiring. Our schools have worked tremendously hard, particularly throughout this last year. It’s been a year in which the resilience of staff has been matched by their determination and professional approach, which in turn has ensured that opportunities for learning have not been missed.”

“Moving forward out of the current situation presents us with many fine opportunities to further develop the learning potential for the children and communities we serve. For example, building on and enhancing how we use technology to improve teaching and learning, as well as supporting teachers in their future professional development is very important.

“I am also keen that we work with the full range of partners and schools, and this in turn will allow for a diverse, open and supportive Trust.  The Catholic mission of our schools is central to the way in which we operate and ensuring that our values are focused on outstanding educational, spiritual and moral outcomes for all children is so important. I have been very humbled by the warmth and generosity with which colleagues have greeted me. I am delighted to be a part of the next stage of development; it is truly a very exciting time ahead for Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic MAT.”

Pictured above is Flavio Vettese