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

Steve Wallis, Director of quality, NCG

Start date: April 2018
Previous job: Assistant principal, Hartlepool College of FE
Interesting fact: Steve coaches a mini rugby team on a Sunday. He appeared briefly in the first division (now called the Rugby Premiership) as a player himself.


Gary Riches, Head of apprenticeships, Hartlepool College of FE

Start date: December 2017
Previous job: Advanced practitioner, Hartlepool College of FE
Interesting fact: Gary once played semi-professional football for Billingham Synthonia and Bishop Auckland Football Club.


Carole Kitching, Principal and CEO, New College Swindon

Start date: July 2018
Previous job: Principal, Lewisham Southwark College
Interesting fact: Carole is a fluent Greek speaker and ran a successful private school on the Greek island of Evia in the 80s and 90s.


David Gartland, Principal, Lowestoft Sixth-Form College

Start date: January 2018
Previous job: Vice-principal, Lowestoft Sixth-Form College
Interesting fact: David is a fan of sports, playing ice hockey as a youngster and recently completing his first ever 10k run for charity. He also supports Newcastle United.


Mark Whitworth, Chair of governors, West Lancashire College

Start date: January 2018
Previous job: Chief executive, Peel Ports (ongoing)
Interesting fact: Mark competed in taekwondo at the international level and is a fourth dan. Today, he teaches two of his three children when time permits, and both are black belts.


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