The woman who will take on the role of principal of New College Stamford says she is excited to join.
April Carrol, who takes up the role in September, comes to New College Stamford from her current post as Deputy Principal at Sussex Coast College, Hastings.
There she has been described as the chief architect of the college’s remarkable recovery from an inadequate Ofsted grading in November 2011 to outstanding for leadership and management and good for overall effectiveness in January 2014.
She has previously worked at City and Islington College and South Thames College in London. April is also a highly respected additional inspector with Ofsted, and she intends to continue this work in her new role to the benefit of students and the college.
April said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed.
“New College Stamford has a vital role to play in providing excellence in education and training opportunities for the local and wider community and, together with governors and staff, I am determined to establish it as the outstanding provider of choice for students, parents and employers.”
Chairman of governors Pat Terrey said: “The board is very pleased to have secured the appointment of April Carrol and welcomes her to New College Stamford.
“We are all looking forward to working with her in further developing our learners’ experience.”
The current principal Andrew Patience is retiring at the end of August.
Since arriving at the college in 2010, Andrew has overseen major building projects, attracted record numbers of students and topped regional league tables.
He told the Mercury earlier this year: “I’m very proud of the achievements during my time here. The commitment and dedication of the staff, coupled with the enthusiasm and motivation of our students, has helped us develop and grow.”