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

Malcolm Pate, Farm manager, Moulton College

Start date: February 2018
Previous job: Farm manager, Streetly Hall Farm Limited
Interesting fact: Malcolm plays the fiddle, and has toured Norway, the US and Canada as a member both of a folk band and the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra.


Shirley Brookes-Mills, Principal, Thomas Rotherham College

Start date: June 2018
Previous job: Assistant group director, Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group
Interesting fact: Shirley will be the college’s first-ever female principal in its 500-year history.


Catherine Cole, Principal, the Sixth-Form College Farnborough

Start date: September 2018
Previous job: Deputy principal, the Sixth-Form College Farnborough
Interesting fact: During her career, Catherine has worked in a number of schools and colleges in the UK and Australia.


Jason Holt CBE, Chair, Apprenticeship Ambassador Network

Start date: March 2018
Previous job: Chief executive, Holts Group (ongoing)
Interesting fact: Jason was awarded a CBE in the 2015 New Year’s honours list for his services to apprenticeships and his efforts to plug the skills gap in the jewellery sector.


Lee Kilgour, Principal, Scarborough UTC

Start date: April 2018
Previous job: Principal, the Greater Manchester UTC
Interesting fact: Lee worked for the RAF for 10 years as an aircraft engineer and instructor before moving into teaching.


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