The Midland Academies Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of a new principal for Hartshill Academy in Nuneaton. Lorraine Taylor joined the school at the start of 2022.

Lorraine was most recently Deputy Principal at George Eliot Academy where she significantly contributed to its recent ‘Good’ Ofsted outcome and the continuing improvement journey of the school. Lorraine previously provided support at Hartshill Academy on a temporary basis and has already made a very positive impact.

Lorraine said, “I am delighted to be appointed as Principal at Hartshill Academy and look forward to working with pupils, staff, the local community and the Trust to lead the school on the next stage of its exciting journey.”

Hartshill Academy has been identified as an improving school with effective leadership and good support for the personal development of its pupils.

Last year, Hartshill Academy was named as one of the first 50 schools to benefit from funding as part of the Government’s School Rebuilding Programme. The redevelopment project will deliver a transformative facility that is fit for 21st century teaching and will be carbon neutral by design.

Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Chief Executive of the Midland Academies Trust said, “I am delighted to welcome Lorraine as she takes up the post of principal at Hartshill Academy. The school has demonstrated evidence of strong progress towards its ambitious improvement goals. The whole team is working hard to improve standards and, with Lorraine at the helm, we are confident that we will be able to build on this progress and the school will continue to go from strength to strength.”