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Welcome from the Principal

As an ex-pupil, it was a privilege and joy to take over as Principal in January 2019.  My mission is to regain the school’s previous reputation for excellence and give every child who comes here the best possible opportunities to progress.

Being locally raised and educated, I am acutely aware of the vital role that my own secondary education played in my subsequent choices. The senior team and wider staff at The Link Academy are committed to changing lives among the young people of Netherton and the surrounding area. This school made a huge difference in my life; I am extremely proud to be from the local area and I want every child to achieve to their potential under our guidance.

The young people who attend The Link Academy are good enough to achieve the top university, apprenticeship and employment opportunities. We will teach them to ‘Dream Big’ and will reward their efforts to realise their ambitions. GCSE results will improve significantly this academic year and we will ensure that we give our learners the chance to be 'the best that they can be'.

We have made a number of key teaching appointments recently, resulting in a much stronger team. This will significantly add to the performance of the school and the ability of your children to exceed their own expectations. We have introduced a rewards and behaviours system that has set new standards for our learners. We have also changed the curriculum, installed new computers and new software, increased support for children who need it and introduced a new careers programme to open learners’ eyes to the opportunities ahead of them.

We are very confident that this school has a great future ahead of it, and I invite you to come and see for yourselves.

Emma Edwards-Morgan - Principal