Carl Salt New Permanent Principal at Grace Academy Darlaston

Grace Academy Darlaston has announced the appointment of Carl Salt as new permanent Principal to build on the success of Interim Principal Graham Steele.
Grace Academy Darlaston has announced the appointment of Carl Salt as new permanent Principal to build on the success of Interim Principal Graham Steele.

Mr Salt, the former Headteacher of Aston Manor Academy which became one of the most successful schools in the country during his time there, is due to take up his position at Grace Academy Darlaston in April 2015.

Born and bred locally, Mr Salt has spent his entire teaching career in Birmingham and the Black Country and has a passion to help students from the inner city to succeed. Speaking about his appointment, Mr Salt said:

“It was obvious from my first visit to Grace Academy Darlaston that the school has undergone some dramatic changes in recent times and it is definitely ‘on the up’.

“Building on the current successes of the staff, pupils and parents at Grace Academy Darlaston, I have every confidence in the school becoming one of the most successful academies in the area over the next few of years.

“I was part of the team at Aston Manor Academy that helped to lead the Academy into being an outstanding school and this is something I intend to repeat at Grace Academy Darlaston. When I visited the Academy, students were well behaved, courteous and polite, and there was a real warm but industrious feel about the school.

“Results at Key Stage Four will remain a high priority but the development of the sixth form, providing relevant courses matching the needs of the local community, will be high on my agenda. This will include the launch of the schools’ football academy, in collaboration with ex-England footballer, Andy Sinton.”

Carl Salt has a background in the engineering and manufacturing industries before moving into teaching, and has previously worked at Great Barr School, College High School (now Birmingham Academy) and Bartley Green School as Head of Department.