New Principal appointed to St Catherine’s College

Solomon Berhane is the new Principal appointed to St Catherine’s College following Mark Talbot’s promotion to Chief Executive of the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust. Solomon will take up the leadership reins in September and is busy planning with the team at St Catherine’s ready to hit the ground running.  Mr Berhane lives in Eastbourne and has an impressive track record of working with staff to enable pupils to learn and make exceptional progress. He joins St Catherine’s College from the Beacon Academy in Crowborough; a school considered the most improved in East Sussex and now placed in the top 3% of schools nationally for student progress.

Mark Talbot said, “I will still be very much connected with St Catherine’s as it is part of The Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust but will undoubtedly miss the day-to-day interaction with the amazing pupils and staff. Knowing that the college is going to be in good hands is great news as Solomon has such a strong track record and a child-centred approach to ensuring the very best for every pupil.”

Picture credit: Eastbourne Herald, 1st June 2018.