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.