Terry Jones steps down as Principal
Terry Jones has served as Principal and CEO of Peterborough Regional College (PRC) since July 2015, during which time the College has grown its income sustainably, acquired a new subsidiary company (CTS Ltd), created the iMET Centre in collaboration with Cambridge Regional College and won significant funding for the University project.
Although our achievement rates have risen, the Board and Terry are in full agreement that a different skill set is now required to accelerate and deepen those improvements. For that reason, it has been mutually agreed that Terry will leave PRC at the end of this year and that he will stand down as Principal immediately to support transition to a successor at the earliest opportunity.
Ian Jackson, Chairman of the Board of Governors at Peterborough Regional College, commented: “We are very grateful to Terry for the energy and passion that he has brought to the College over the last 3 years and for the significant achievements made during his time as Principal.”
Peter Walker, currently Vice Principal of the College, will become Acting Principal while the College recruits for a new leader, a process which will begin immediately. Peter has worked as a senior manager in the further education sector for 22 years. For the last 11 years he has successfully led the College’s business support systems and been responsible for the College’s finances.
Ian continued: “Peter’s main focus over the next few months will be on driving forward our curriculum and quality improvement plan. Improving student success rates is central to our future success – much has already been achieved through our OFSTED improvement plan, but there is always more to do.
“Our first priority is our students and I’d like to take this opportunity to reassure you that Terry’s departure does not affect the day-to-day running of the College.”
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