FORMER Medina High School headteacher Richard Williams is to return to take charge of the school, which is now Medina College.
Mr Williams left in 2010 to become the principal designate of a teacher training university to establish their flagship academy in Kent, and is the current regional director of education at Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), which runs Sandown Bay, Ryde and Weston Academies on the Isle of Wight.
Terence Hart, chair of governors, said: "The interviews were conducted over two days following a national recruitment process, and the appointment panel was unanimous in the decision to appoint Richard.
"Richard’s appointment is enthusiastically supported by senior officers from Hampshire Local Authority, who were part of the process, as well as trustees for the Island Innovation Trust.
"I am enthusiastic about the future and feel that Richard will build on the excellent work of Nathan Thomas and take Medina and the Federation from strength to strength."
Mark Price, chairman of Island Innovation Trust said: "This is an important time for the Island Innovation Trust and we are delighted to have appointed someone with such extensive skills and experience.
"Under Richard Williams’ leadership, working in partnership with Peter Shaw as Headteacher of Carisbrooke College, we look forward to the successful development of the two colleges and the wider federation."