Headteacher leaves school after illness

Mark Lester

Mark Lester

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Rushden Academy principal Mark Lester has left his position having been off work for some time through illness.

Lizzie Rowe, deputy chief executive officer of The Education Fellowship who sponsor the school, said: “We’d like to thank him for all his work at Rushden and wish him well for the future.

“We will be seeking to appoint a permanent principal as soon as possible but in the meantime Jude Goodacre will continue as acting principal.”