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

Peter Robinson, vice principal, Blackburn College

Start date: August 2018

Previous job: Assistant principal, Heart of Worcestershire College

Interesting fact: Peter once walked for 24 hours non-stop to raise money for charity.

Mary Curnock Cook, former chair, Kensington and Chelsea College

Resigned: July 2018 (replaced by interim chair Ian Valvona)

Previous job: chief executive of University and Colleges Admissions Service

Interesting fact: Mary left school at 16 to become a secretary, and didn’t go to university until she was in her 40s.

Simon Barrable, principal, Portsmouth College

Start date: September 2018

Previous job: deputy principal, Portsmouth College

Interesting fact: Steve started his career teaching history and politics at St Vincent College, Gosport, but before that spent some time living and working in France and the Netherlands.

Zac Aldridge, vice principal, Derwentside College

Start date: May 2018

Previous job: Assistant principal, Gateshead College

Interesting fact: Zac’s allergic to cats, but because his wife insisted they have one, they bought a hairless cat and called him Colonel Sanders.

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