Staff Leavers – Summer 2020

Yesterday I shared with you the retirement and leavers’ information of the teaching staff and I wanted to add today the support staff who have moved on to pastures new.

First of all, Scott Backhurst, who joined in April 2007 as a Recreation Assistant in the Sports Hall. He then became a Cover Supervisor in January 2011 and, from April 2018, he became a Learning Support Assistant until he left in July 2020.
Scott has been another fabulous, dedicated and committed member of staff and as he begins a teacher training course, with Maths his speciality, we wish him every success for the future. He may even end up back at Harton as a maths teacher!

Secondly, Helleni Tsentas, who commenced her employment at Harton Academy on 1st November 2006 as the school’s Finance Officer.
Helleni was subsequently promoted to Estates and Finance Manager in April 2011, a post she held until she became Chief Finance Officer (CFO) in April 2017. Helleni has worked tirelessly for the past 14 years and has been a magnificent support to me, the senior leadership team, Governors and Directors. Her astute financial management, alongside her wonderful work ethic and professionalism have ensured that Harton has been able to prosper as a school. We wish her every success and the very best of luck in the future and thank her for her superb work in her many roles over the years.

Many thanks,

Sir Ken