THE acting headteacher of Dyson Perrins Church of England Academy has been given the role permanently.

The academy's governors announced yesterday that Stuart Wetson would become the school's headteacher with immediate effect.

Paul Charman, chairman of the governors, said: "Stuart Wetson has been acting headteacher since September and has provided strong and inspirational leadership at the school, making significant changes that are already having a real impact on improving achievement for all students.

"He has high expectations for all our students, a relentless focus on making sure that students achieve their full potential and is determined that Dyson Perrins will be a place where students love to learn."

Mr Wetson said: "There is so much that I want to achieve for the children at Dyson Perrins and the insights and early signs I have seen since September are very encouraging.

"Collectively, we have high expectations and aspirations of what we can achieve and have started to take clear and consistent steps in the right direction."

Mr Wetson said a review by Incyte International, a company that provides organisational support, advise and training, had said his leadership had already ensured rapid progress across a range of issues and the amount of good and outstanding teaching had significantly increased.

He added: "Finally, I would like to emphasise that I am committed to Dyson Perrins’ positive future and ongoing development and I relish the opportunity to lead change which in turn will help our children to succeed."

Mr Wetson became acting headteacher after the shock resignation of former head David Griffin after eight years at the school.

He left just weeks after the new school term started in September.

The school became an academy in February 2011 and was labelled as “requiring improvement” by inspector Lisa Fraser during Ofsted’s most recent visit last year.