Movers and shakers: Edition 257

Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving

Paul Wakeling, interim principal, Havering College

Start date: October 1 2018

Previous job: Principal and chief executive, Havering Sixth Form College (he remains in post)

Interesting fact: Paul’s hobby is long distance walking: when he was 14, he convinced his parents to let him disappear for days, then weeks on end. It’s been his thing ever since.


Craig Tupling, deputy chief executive, Bradford College

Start date: October 29 2018

Previous job: Assistant principal, quality, student experience and HE, Kirklees College

Interesting fact: Craig is passionate about volunteering: he’s been a governor in secondary schools in Halifax and Huddersfield, and was as a Games Maker at the London 2012 Olympics


Emma Barrett-Peel, head of apprenticeships, Working Links

Start date: September 2018

Previous job: Director of vocational training, Catch-22

Interesting fact: As a teenager, Emma spent five years in the air cadets, where she flew a two-seater plane twice, and learnt to strip down and reassemble different types of gun.


Stewart Foster, managing director, NCFE Awarding

Start date: October 1 2018

Previous job: Director of quality assurance, NCFE

Interesting fact: A car accident at the age of 18 curtailed Stewart’s engineering apprenticeship at Rolls Royce, but did lead to his current career as he switched to the firm’s training department.


Ben Robinson, campus principal, Stockton Riverside College Bede Sixth Form

Start date: August 2018

Previous job: Director of student guidance and support, Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Interesting fact: Ben has been a keen golfer since he was a child. In 1989 he was in the Guinness Book of Records for being the youngest person in Britain to score a hole in one in a competition.


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