The Governors of Chilford Hundred Education Trust have appointed Helena Marsh as executive principal of Linton Village College and the Trust (which includes The Meadow Primary School in Balsham) from January 1.
Mrs Marsh, who is currently deputy principal of LVC, will replace Caroline Derbyshire, who leaves after 10 years in December to become principal of Saffron Walden County High School and executive principal of Saffron Academy Trust.
She has worked in a range of schools across Cambridgeshire and Essex and also has experience as a senior GCSE examiner.
Following her time as head of a consultant English department, she held senior leadership positions at two other village colleges before joining LVC as deputy principal in 2014.
Mrs Marsh completed a Masters in Educational Research at Cambridge University in 2009 and has since published books and articles on the subject of English teaching, professional collaboration and relationships for learning.
She plays an active role in local and national professional networks, including her involvement as a founding member of WomenEd, a grassroots movement to connect existing and aspiring school leaders in education.
She is also a member of a ministerial working party for the Teacher Workload Challenge.
“I am delighted to have been appointed as Executive Principal of the Chilford Hundred Education Trust,’ said Mrs Marsh.
“Both LVC and The Meadow School have an incredibly talented staff. I am very much looking forward to working with them and the local community to sustain exceptional standards of education, retain the schools’ special character and continue to grow and develop opportunities for the benefit of our young people.
“I am very fortunate to be taking over from Caroline Derbyshire, whom I have had the pleasure of working alongside.
“Ms Derbyshire has had such a great impact on the school and it is a privilege to be able to lead the Trust into the next chapter of its success.”
‘I am certain that Helena Marsh will prove to be a dynamic, skilled and enthusiastic school leader who will keep the interests of young people firmly in mind.
“I am so pleased that I will be handing over the reins to her and I could not wish for a better successor,’ said Ms Derbyshire.
Parents and pupils considering their secondary school choices will have the opportunity to meet Mrs Marsh at the LVC Open Evening on Thursday, October 8 between 5.30 and 8.30pm