New deputy head teacher Matt Shenton has taken up his post at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy.

Mr Shenton previously worked at Hall Park Academy in Eastwood for four years, where he was assistant head teacher and was responsible for teaching and learning.

Before that he was an Advanced Skills Teacher at Arnold Hill Academy, in Nottingham, supporting Maths departments across the local authority of Nottinghamshire.

Mr Shenton started his teaching career at All Saints’ Catholic Academy in Mansfield. He was a Maths teacher and head of Key Stage Four Maths.

He is married and has two children, Joseph, seven, and four-year-old Hannah. In his spare time he enjoys running and coaches his son’s football team Holy Spirit Celtic. He also supports Nottingham Forest.

Mr Shenton’s key responsibility will be leading the Houses at Saint Benedict CVA to ensure all of the students work towards and maintain the highest possible standards.

He said: “I will be making sure as an academy we provide consistently high quality care and guidance for every student enabling them to be the best that they can be.

“I am passionate about the positive impact that the House system has on individuals, giving them the opportunity to belong to a wider learning community of students from all age groups.

“I’ve been made to feel very welcome by both staff and particularly by students who have been fantastic in terms of their conduct and manners.”

Mr Shenton joins Mr Brailsford who also has a deputy head teacher role and took up his position before the summer.

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