MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 296

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


Andy Forbes: Principal, City of Bristol College

Start date: November 2019

Previous job: Principal, City & Islington College

Interesting fact: He worked for two years as a psychiatric nursing assistant before deciding to go into teaching.


Barbara Van der Eecken: Vice chair of the Society for Education and Training management board

Start date: October 2019

Concurrent job: Director of quality and service standards, Babington

Interesting fact: French is her mother tongue but she is also fluent in English, Italian and Spanish and has studied Dutch and Portuguese.


Jim Crompton: Chair of the Society for Education and Training management board

Start date: October 2019

Concurrent job: Second-in-command at the British Army’s Staff Leadership School

Interesting fact: He is a judo black belt and is the Secretary of Army Judo.