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Trust Appoints New Principal For Louth Academy for September 2020

Martin Brown, Deputy Chief Executive of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust and Executive Principal of Louth Academy, welcomes the new Louth Academy Principal, Philip Dickinson, who will take up the post in September 2020.


Louth Academy has appointed Philip Dickinson to be the new Principal from September 2020. Mr Dickinson will take over from Martin Brown, the current Executive Principal, who will return to concentrate on his role as Deputy Chief Executive of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust.

Mr Dickinson has a strong track record within the Trust's Academies, firstly, as a highly-successful History teacher before becoming a Curriculum Leader and then an Assistant Principal. Most recently he has worked closely with the TMAT Chief Executive on the strategic leadership of the Trust in his role as a Human Resources Officer, supporting the Academies with HR issues, including recruitment and staff development.

Mr Dickinson said: "The Trust has invested in and overseen incredible progress at Louth Academy since its inception in September 2017. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to continue this and build on the successful journey students and staff have enjoyed so far."

Martin Brown, the current Executive Principal said: "I am delighted that the Trust has been able to appoint such a strong candidate to this important role. As a leader with a strong track record, I am sure that Mr Dickinson will prove to be highly successful in continuing our mission to drive year on year improvement at the Academy."

David Hampson, Chief Executive of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust, said: "I am extremely pleased that Mr Dickinson has been appointed as Principal of Louth Academy. I have worked with him for many years and know that his personal and professional attributes are exactly what Louth Academy needs to further build on the amazing achievements and progress it has made, in just three short years, under the stewardship of my Deputy CEO, Martin Brown."

Philip Bond, Chair of the Trust, added: "Philip Dickinson's appointment reflects the strength of staff within our Trust. His experience made him the 'stand out' candidate to replace Martin Brown, who has successfully overseen not just the Trust's acquisition of the two Louth secondary schools, but brought them together to form Louth Academy.

"Philip will now lead Louth Academy on the next stage of it's journey to provide the best quality of education and for it to become an 'Outstanding' Academy'."


Philip Dickinson (centre), the new Principal of Louth Academy, with Tollbar Multi Academy Trust Chair Philip Bond (left) and CEO David Hampson.