New Principle for New College Stamford

New College Stamford has welcomed the arrival of new Principal April Carrol this week following retirement of Andrew Patience

April comes to NCS from Sussex Coast College, Hastings, where she was highly valued in the role of Deputy Principal. April has been described as the chief architect of the college’s remarkable recovery from an inadequate Ofsted grading in November 2011, to outstanding for leadership and management, and good for overall effectiveness in January 2014. Her experience will be a huge benefit to the College and the local community, and College students, staff and governors are thrilled with her appointment.

April brings a wealth of education sector experience having also worked at City and Islington College and South Thames College in London. She is a highly respected additional inspector with Ofsted, and intends to continue this work in her new role to the benefit of students and the College.

April said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to be joining New College Stamford. The College has a vital role to play in providing excellence in education and training opportunities for the local and wider community and, together with governors and staff, I am determined to establish it as the outstanding provider of choice for students, parents and employers.’

Chairman of Governors, Pat Terry, said: ‘The board are very pleased to have secured the appointment of April Carrol and welcomes her to New College Stamford. We are all looking forward to working with her in further developing our learners’ experience.”

NCS former Principal, Andrew Patience retired on Friday 11th July. Since arriving at the College in 2010, Andrew has overseen major building projects, attracted record numbers of students and topped regional league tables.


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