Dr Ramsey, left, and Mr Blakey.

Kevin Blakey has joined the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust as director of secondary education.

He will be part of the senior leadership team having started his leadership career at Wymondham College, he was principal of East Point Academy and is currently principal of Thetford Academy.

Dr Duncan Ramsey, the trust’s chief executive, said: “Kevin’s record of secondary leadership is excellent. The trust has just celebrated its first birthday and the progress across all academies has been really encouraging.”

The trust has eight West Norfolk schools under its umbrella.