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


Mandeep GillPrincipal, Newham Sixth-Form College

Start date: August 2018

Previous job: Vice-principal, Suffolk New College

Interesting fact: Mandeep has been in love for a lifetime: he met his wife when he was just five years old.

Eddie Playfair, Senior policy manager, the Association of Colleges

Start date: September 2018

Previous job: Principal, Newham Sixth-Form College

Interesting fact: Eddie is an avid music lover, and plays the clarinet and piano.

Dawn Whitemore, Principal, Brooksby Melton College

Start date: May 2018

Previous job: Principal, New College Nottingham

Interesting fact: Dawn’s leadership approach ensures that the learner experience is always at the heart of decision-making.

Ashley Barnes, Deputy CEO, Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)

Start date: May 2018

Previous job: Chief academic officer, VTCT

Interesting fact: Ashley is also a chartered and state registered physiotherapist.

Carina Fagan, Chief academic officer, Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)

Start date: May 2018

Previous job: Executive director of awarding, VTCT

Interesting fact: Colin Farrell was Carina’s line dancing teacher in school.



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