Workington Academy appoints Jonathan Logan as head

Jonathan Logan Image copyright William Howard trust
Image caption Mr Logan's skills have been praised by the school's sponsors

A new Cumbria academy has appointed its first headteacher to lead the school when it opens in September.

Workington Academy will take on 1,200 pupils from two closing schools - Workington's Stainburn School and Southfield Technology College.

Jonathan Logan, currently deputy head at John Spence Community High School in North Shields, has been appointed to the lead role at Workington.

School sponsor the William Howard Trust said he was an "exceptional candidate".

Mr Logan, a scientist turned teacher, said: "I want Workington to have a successful and vibrant academy where all who attend it are proud to do so."

Cumbria County Council decided to replace the two schools after they were placed in special measures by Ofsted.

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