Wilberforce Sixth Form College’s new Principal, Colin Peaks, has ambitious plans.
Mr Peaks, a former Wilberforce student himself and previously the college’s Deputy Principal, will take over the top job from David Cooper this summer.
Mr Peaks aims to build on a hugely encouraging Ofsted report earlier this year, in which the college narrowly missed out on an ‘Outstanding’ grade.
“Though we just missed out on the Outstanding grade, it’s important to note just how good the report is,” he said. “When you read the report, there are so many elements that will give parents and students the confidence to make us their first choice.
“I came in as part of David’s new management team at Wilberforce in 2012, and together we took the college on a journey of self-improvement which has seen the college achieve its best result year on year. It’s now up to me to continue that journey and secure top results for our students to achieve the Outstanding grade that our staff and students deserve.”
With 15 years of experience in secondary school teaching, Mr Peaks is very aware of the needs of young people heading into further education and is proud of the college’s record in helping students develop and grow.
He added: “We do all we can to move students on to positive destinations. We’ve won a national award for employability, working with over 500 local and international companies to secure our students top work placements; 99% of our students go into jobs, apprenticeships or further study.
“I’d urge 16-18-year-olds considering their options for September to come to our Welcome Days on 27 and 28 June to find out more about the positive results we can help them achieve.”
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