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Statement from Andy Salmon, Chair of Governors


“Over the half-term, Jayne Davis, our Principal and Chief Executive, notified us of her decision to resign from her post.


“Jayne has given the College a huge amount over a significant number of years. She has dedicated her working life to supporting our students and advancing our work and efforts, and the Board of Governors, on behalf of our whole community, would like to thank her for considerable contribution.


“While acknowledging all that Jayne has achieved, it is also important that we look to the future. That is why we have taken the decision to put in place some immediate steps to help ensure that we continue to move forward with pace and purpose.


“We are delighted that we have secured the services of Martin Sim as our new Principal and Chief Executive on an interim basis. Martin has had an impressive career, not only leading a number of respected colleges – but also taking on a national role as FE Special Adviser with the FE Commissioner.


“Jayne is now stepping back from her duties, with Martin joining us full time after Easter. In the interim the Executive Team, Chair of the Corporation and Board of Governors will work closely with internal and external stakeholders.”


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