Head of academic appointed following A-level announcement at Stafford College


Head of Academic Shirley Brook-Mills

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) can today announce the appointment of a new head of academic across its two sites.

Shirley Brookes-Mills has over 26 years’ post-16 educational experience and was most recently vice principal for Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College, an Ofsted grade one, outstanding provider.

Her appointment follows on from Stafford College’s recent announcement that A-levels will be returning to the campus from September 2017 and the launch of combined courses – backed by major employers across the region.

She will also be responsible for overseeing A-level and combined courses across both Stafford College and Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) sites.

Stafford College and Newcastle-under-Lyme College merged to form Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group on 1 November 2016.

Shirley Brookes-Mills, head of academic at NSCG, said: “This is an incredibly exciting time to come to the organisation and deliver a new vision across both sites.

“I’m looking forward to the launch of A-level and combined courses along with the new Science & Technology Centre at Stafford College whilst also building on NULC’s high pass rates.”

Karen Dobson, principal and chief executive at NSCG, added: “Shirley has a strong and experienced background in education and has worked at a number of successful institutes throughout her career.

“Her expertise across both colleges will support NSCG in delivering outstanding teaching and results for young people across the region.”

Stafford College has an open event taking place on Saturday 28 January from 10am to 12pm. If you wish to attend please register at staffordcoll.ac.uk.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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