Cluster Headteacher's Welcome


I am delighted to be the Primary Cluster Headteacher for Wellington Eagles Academy and Wellington Primary Academy. I have enjoyed 21 years working in primary education, initially as a class teacher and later in Leadership roles, across a variety of primary, junior and all-through schools. Most recently, I opened a new primary academy in Bournemouth and was Headteacher there for 5 years, gaining Outstanding status in our second year.

While understanding and having experience of the challenges that lie ahead, I am really looking forward to creating not only the new school, but working with parents and the local community to ensure that both our schools reflect the needs of all stakeholders and are at the centre of the community.

I was recently lucky enough to travel to Germany to meet some of the pupils, parents and staff that will be part of the Wellington family of schools. This insight has enabled me to begin to plan and design a curriculum that will be relevant for all as well as consider a transition programme that will support those relocating to Wiltshire. I see this as a unique opportunity to develop an ethos where the child is truly at the centre of all decisions we make and where we can shape the future of a

new community. With a strong teaching and support staff in place for September, both the Wellington Primaries are ready for this next step in their journey.

I look forward to working with you all to make the vision a reality.

Mrs Claire Addis
Cluster Headteacher