As Executive Headteacher at Hermitage Academy, I am delighted to welcome you here. 

Hermitage Academy has recently been sponsored by the North East Learning Trust and I will be working in my capacity as Deputy Chief Executive of the Trust to lead the school in this new phase of its development. It’s an exciting time for the school as we work to help it reach its full potential. I know how much the school means to staff, students, parents, and the wider community, and I look forward to working with you all to build on the many successes Hermitage Academy has seen over the years.

The North East Learning Trust has a proven record of delivering rapid improvements across our schools. Our most recent success was at Teesdale School and Sixth Form which moved from ‘requiring improvement’ to ‘outstanding’ in just three years thanks to the hard work of staff and students and the support of the local community. 

At the North East Learning Trust our vision is shared by all schools in our family – that every child experiences excellence every day. This fundamental goal stands as the cornerstone of every decision we make and is an aspiration I know the staff at Hermitage Academy, supported by the North East Learning Trust team, are dedicating to delivering. 

Please take a look through our current website, but lookout for a brand new site which will be launched later this month.

Dr Janice Gorlach

Executive Headteacher