Norwich schools appoint two new senior leaders

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Published on 22/01/21

Jane Austen College and The Hewett Academy have made exciting new appointments to their senior leadership teams. Lucy Austin, current Vice Principal of The Hewett Academy, has been promoted to Head of School. Summer Turner, current Vice Principal of Jane Austen College, has also been promoted to Head of School.

Summer Turner joined Jane Austen College in 2020 and led on JAC's reopening during Covid-19, preparations for GCSE exams this summer, and a new strategy for improving the educational outcomes for students with the most barriers to learning. Previously, Summer led curriculum reform across our trust’s family of schools in her role as Director of Curriculum. She is a nationally respected expert and author on curriculum and leadership. 

Summer Turner, Head of School, said:

“Jane Austen College is Image0 (2)a wonderful school - and what makes it so special is our  supportive families and hardworking students. Throughout Covid-19 we’ve shown our school community’s determination, perseverance and strength - I’m proud to lead Jane Austen College as the new Head of School.”


David Thomas, Principal of Jane Austen College, said:

“We had an array of talented candidates apply to lead our David Thomas   Jane Austen College   Principal (4)school - to be able to appoint Summer Turner is an absolute privilege. I know, personally, that she is incredibly passionate about our school community and will lead our school forward to achieve great things. I wish her the best of luck in her new, well-deserved, role.”

Lucy Austin has been promoted after her impressive work raising achievement, developing our teams and driving up standards. She has been working at The Hewett Academy for two years. She will be supporting Antony Little, Executive Principal, and the team, as the school continues to work together to deliver an excellent education to children. 

Lucy Austin, Head of School, said:

“I’m so pleased to beLucy Austin   Vice President 2 appointed as the new Head of School at The Hewett Academy. I’m passionate about The Hewett community and am proud to be able to work closely with our supportive families and hardworking students.”

Antony Little, Executive Principal of The Hewett Academy and Jane Austen College said:

“I’d like to congratulate Antony Little 2 (1)Summer Turner on this well deserved promotion. I’m looking forward to working with her at Jane Austen College on our journey to excellence.


"Another fantastic appointment is Lucy Austin. She has been working at Hewett for two years and I’m over the moon that she’s accepted the role as Head of School. Lucy will be supporting me, and our team, as we continue to work together to deliver an excellent education for our children."