New Interim Principal to Join NSC

North Shropshire College (NSC) is pleased to announce the arrival of a new Interim Principal, Peter McCann who joins the College with a wealth of experience in the FE sector.

Oswestry, United Kingdom, November 24, 2016 --( Most notably, he took on a College with a grade 4 Ofsted rating and delivered a "Good" Ofsted outcome within 18 months. During this inspection, all curriculum areas were graded "Good" and Leadership and Management was graded "Outstanding," this was the most rapid improvement in one inspection within the FE sector.

Peter also has proven success with employers and at his last College, he personally led an employer engagement strategy which significantly increased volumes of young adults taking up Apprenticeships from 400 in 2012 to 2250 in 2015/16. He was Chair of both the Leeds City Region LEP Skills Network and West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges. He has also represented the sector on the board of the Education Training Forum (ETF) from its inception.

Chair of Governors, Gillian Richards commented, "Our College has been through an extremely challenging period, and the Board, SLT, staff and key stakeholders are committed to continuing on our journey of improvement and we feel Peter will be the catalyst we need to bring about further change and growth ensuring the longevity of NSC and leading us through to the proposed merger with Reaseheath College who we are currently federated with."

New leader Peter McCann comments, "I am honoured and proud to be joining North Shropshire College and I look forward to working with the staff and our partners at Reaseheath to ensure that we provide the creative and responsive technical training, skills development and progression our students, community and employers deserve."

It is a very busy time at College, the autumn term has delivered successful open events and taster days thus far, an extremely positive start for student recruitment for September 2017. In addition, from January 2017, the College has a more extensive range of courses and qualifications available to apprentices, school leavers and adult learners. The new brochure will be available at the end of November. Courses can be viewed on-line via the College website or you can reserve a copy via 01691 688000.

For more information about NSC, visit the website at: or call 01691 688000.
North Shropshire College
Lucy Evans
01691 688039