Northampton

Lodge Park Technology college taken over by council

A secondary school in Northamptonshire has been taken over by the county council after it went into special measures last November.

Lodge Park Technology College in Corby will be run by an interim executive board, appointed by the County Council.

It will replace the board of governors which has overall responsibility for the school.

The school is continuing the process of becoming an academy, sponsored by the David Ross Education Trust.

'Monitoring of standards'

The move follows a recent monitoring of teaching standards at the school.

A County Council spokeswoman said the governors voluntarily resigned at a meeting on Wednesday night so that the executive board could be established.

In November last year, school inspectors placed Lodge Park in special measures.

In March, the principal, Guy Shearer, left the school.

Alison Hayes remains acting principal.

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