New executive role for principal of Corby academy

New executive role for Toby Mullins, principal of Lodge Park Academy, Corby
New executive role for Toby Mullins, principal of Lodge Park Academy, Corby

The principal of Lodge Park Academy, Corby, is to be responsible for two schools in the county which are part of the David Ross Education Trust.

Toby Mullins, 51, has been appointed executive principal of Lodge Park and Malcolm Arnold Academy, Northampton.

Wendy Marshall, chief executive of the David Ross Education Trust, said: “Lodge Park has made significant steps over the last 12 months. As the trust has grown and strengthened, we have been looking at how we can build on this success and work more effectively to offer its students even better opportunities.

“I am therefore delighted to announce that Toby Mullins, who is the current principal at Lodge Park Academy, has been appointed as the trust’s executive principal. Alison Hayes, who is currently vice-principal, has been made the academy’s associate principal.

“Toby has made an impressive start at Lodge Park, building on the recent improvements in results and performance. He will now be developing a number of key initiatives that the trust is keen to take forward across both academies. These include further significant investment across both sites, an improved sixth form offer, and even more enrichment opportunities.

“Alison has been a pivotal figure at Lodge Park, and has played a vital role in helping to lay the foundations for its future success. This appointment is testament to her dedication and commitment.”

Mr Mullins took up the role of principal at Lodge Park Academy, in Shetland Way, in January, after serving as headmaster of Seaford College, a private school in Chichester, for 16 years.

Mike Lovett, chairman of the governors at Lodge Park, said: “Part of the reason Lodge Park joined the David Ross Education Trust was that it allows us to benefit from the unique opportunities it offers. This new structure will help open more doors for our students, and I am excited about the impact that this will have.”