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rydeacademyThe principle of Ryde Academy, Rob Hoddle, has resigned from the position, it has been announced.

Chair of governors Lesley Holmes wrote a letter to parents yesterday (Wednesday) stating that Mr Hoddle had resigned for personal reasons.

Hoddle, who was previously the deputy head and later the acting head of the former Ryde High School, became principle of the academy back in September of 2011.

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The news follows yesterday’s publication of the latest report from education watchdog Ofsted, who say the school is making reasonable progress after being judged inadequate earlier this year.

The letter reads:

“He successfully led the school through a period of great change during and into the reorganisation of secondary education on the Island and the creation of our new academy.

“I am sure you will join me in expressing our sincere appreciation for Mr Hoddle’s professionalismand commitment and wish him success and happiness for the future.

“The governing body will now agree an action plan with AET for the recruitment and appointment of a new principal.

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“In the meantime, Mrs Debbie Price continues to lead Ryde Academy in her acting principal role, supported by Dr Rory Fox as executive principal.”

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