Edition 107: Jackie Doodson, Andrew Tyley and April Carrol

A former lecturer in business and management is to become the new principal of Walford and North Shropshire College (WNSC).

Jackie Doodson, currently principal of two years at Llandrillo College, in North Wales, takes over later this week.

She replaces Andrew Tyley, who has stepped down after seven years in the position to start his own consultancy.

Gillian Richards, governors’ chair, said: “We are delighted with the appointment of Jackie as our new principal.

“We were extremely fortunate that we had a very strong field of candidates from which to choose, and we are very pleased that Jackie was among them.

“She will bring her extensive experience and knowledge to the role, and we are looking forward to working with Jackie in the months and years ahead.”

Mrs Doodson has worked her way to the top at Llandrillo through four promotions — from lecturer in business and management; quality manager; faculty director, business, computing and tourism; and vice principal, the last for over six years.

Meanwhile New College Stamford has announced it new principal to take over from Andrew Patience, whose retirement was revealed two months ago.

April Carrol, currently deputy principal at Sussex Coast College Hasting, will take up the post at the Lincolnshire college next month.

Ms Carrol replaces Mr Patience, who is retiring after four years leading the college.

She has more than 20 years’ experience in the FE sector, and worked at South Thames College and City and Islington College before being appointed to her current post.

She was also interim quality director at Central Bedfordshire College, in Dunstable, and interim curriculum manager at Waltham Forest College, in London.

Ms Carrol is also an additional inspector (AI) with Ofsted, specialising in the core aspects of teaching and learning, and leadership and management.

She became an AI through the Network for Black Professional’s Black Leadership Initiative in 2005.

“I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed,” she said.

“New College Stamford 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.”

Pat Terrey, governors’ chair, said: “The board is 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.”