Movers and shakers

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: EDITION 364

This week's edition features Lynette Leith, Fiona Aldridge, Sharon Smith and Ranjit Singh

This week's edition features Lynette Leith, Fiona Aldridge, Sharon Smith and Ranjit Singh



Lynette Leith, Vice principal for curriculum, Hull College

Start date: July 2021

Previous job: Assistant principal for technical education, Newham Sixth Form College

Interesting fact: She enjoys charitable work and has spent a few summers teaching children in Africa.


Fiona Aldridge, Head of skills insight, West Midlands Combined Authority

Start date: October 2021

Previous job: Director for policy and research, Learning and Work Institute

Interesting fact: She started learning to skateboard for last year’s Lifelong Learning Week, but after just one lesson she ended up in a neck brace for four weeks and hasn’t been on a skateboard since.


Sharon Smith, Principal and deputy chief executive, DN Colleges Group

Start date: August 2021

Previous job: Vice principal for higher, vocational and professional education, York College

Interesting fact: An avid fan of Lord of the Rings, her “beloved” labradors, Samwise and Rosie are named after two hobbit characters.


Ranjit Singh, Vice principal for quality and learner experience, Hull College

Start date: August 2021

Previous job: Director of curriculum and cross college teaching and learning, West Thames College

Interesting fact: He has represented his county in football, cricket and athletics.

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