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Welcome to Hermitage Academy

As Executive Headteacher, I am delighted to welcome you to Hermitage Academy.

Hermitage Academy is sponsored by the North East Learning Trust and I am working in my capacity as Deputy Chief Executive of the Trust to lead the school in becoming outstanding. It’s an exciting time for the school as we work to help it reach its full potential. I know how much Hermitage Academy means to staff, students, parents, and the wider community, and we are working hard to build on the many successes Hermitage Academy has seen over the years.

The North East Learning Trust has a proven record of delivering rapid improvements across our schools. Our most recent success was at Teesdale School and Sixth Form which moved from ‘requiring improvement’ to ‘outstanding’ in just three years thanks to the hard work of staff and students and the support of the local community. 

At the North East Learning Trust our vision is shared by all schools in our family – that every child experiences excellence every day. This fundamental goal stands as the cornerstone of every decision we make and is an aspiration I know the staff at Hermitage Academy, supported by the North East Learning Trust team, are dedicating to delivering. 

Dr Janice Gorlach

Executive Headteacher