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Former Inspector Joins Governing Body

A former schools’ inspector has joined CBA’s board of governors, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise with him.

The recruitment of Ian Hill will be a huge asset to the Academy, with a background that includes the most senior position in England for the inspection of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL).

Ian, who is an education consultant, has a long track record of advising schools, teacher training institutions, authorities and government in strategies for improvement, especially in the area of MFL. 

After a successful career as a teacher in selective, secondary modern and comprehensive schools, local authority adviser and university teacher trainer, Ian was appointed one of Her Majesty's Inspectors in 1990. 

In this role, he inspected MFL provision in schools across England as well as leading whole school inspections and, for the School Improvement Division, working with schools in special measures. 

For the Teacher Education Division, he led institutional inspections and the inspection of headship training. 

He reported to ministers and senior civil servants on standards and quality of provision in MFL. 

Ian, who lives in Northamptonshire, said: "I am delighted to be joining the governing body of Corby Business Academy and look forward to using my experience to help the academy continue to improve outcomes for students."

Principal Andrew Campbell welcomes Ian to the CBA community, saying: "We are very fortunate to have someone of Ian's calibre and reputation joining the governing body of CBA.

"His extensive experience as one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools and his commitment to driving up standards will be of great benefit to us.

"Ian's appointment shows how dedicated the governors are to CBA's continued efforts to improve in every area of our work."