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The Academy says a fond farewell to Vice Principal Sarah Ashby

Vice Principal Sarah Ashby will be saying goodbye at the end of this term.

A member of the Senior Management Team since Corby Business Academy opened in 2008, Ms Ashby will be hugely missed by staff and students.

Responsible for the PNS department, Ms Ashby has also been in charge of the internal and external communications, creating the website and our In Press magazine which has become a firm favourite with students, staff and parents.

She also worked with students to establish our award winning Student Senate.

Ms Ashby said: “I joined the former school Corby Community College in 2002 and only planned to stay for a couple of years!

“But I enjoyed working with my fellow staff and the students so much that two years became a decade.

“I have had many great moments and one of the things I am most proud of is the Student Senate that has gone on to become emulated at other schools in the area.

‘’I think that our Student Voice is one of those very rare things that truly does what it ‘says on the tin’. I have really enjoyed working alongside our young people, involving them in real issues and projects that have made a real difference.’’

Principal John Henrys said: “The Student Senate that Sarah has established is one of the most effective that I have ever come across.

 “Sarah has been fantastic in supporting the Science department and has developed a strong range of courses across the PNS faculty. Her own teaching and the quality of the lessons that she has delivered has been superb.

“She is ultra reliable and has always been very single minded in making sure that every project she has been involved in has been completed to a high standard.

“As a Vice Principal she has been an integral part of the Senior Management Team and very much involved in getting the Academy to where it is today.

“The staff and students will be very sad to see her go.”

Ms Ashby also managed our Academy events, including our annual presentation evenings, concerts and dance events and worked with our parents and other community organisation and businesses within the area.

She has been strategically responsible for Safeguarding within the Academy  - (of which we were deemed outstanding by OFSTED), as well as line managing Science , Sports and Music.

She said: “As a teacher, I have always been ready to try and engage even the most reluctant students to get involved in Science!”

Ms Ashby plans to move back into the business arena.