New College, Telford
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|Mottoes||Be Ambitious. Think Differently. Stay Focused. Make Your Own Success Story At New College Telford.|
|Type||Sixth form college|
|Headteacher||Martin Smith (Interim Principal)|
|Location||King Street, Wellington
|Local authority||Telford & Wrekin|
|Colours||Black & Orange (Student), Lime (Higher education student), Red (Student council), Pink (Temporary), Blue (Staff), Black (Associate), White (Ofsted), Yellow (Visitor) & Green (Governor).|
The college caters for 16- to 19-year-olds, but also offers part-time courses to the rest of the community, principally adults. The College offers a range of courses at level two and three with particular specialisms in the sciences, performing arts and music.
During January 2017 the college was rated "Requires Improvement" by Ofsted inspectors, describing the students as 'exemplary" and some of the best students in the county. The college aims to create an environment which all students are able to succeed and does this by liaising with partner secondary schools within Telford & Wrekin. As of May 2016, The college is in talks with a merger with Telford College of Arts & Technology (TCAT).
It became a mixed comprehensive in 1974.
Sixth form college
It became a sixth form college in 1976.
The college is currently under the leadership of Martin Smith (interim principal). College leadership includes: 1. Andy Graham (vice principal - quality & performance) 2. Jean Wright (vice principal - curriculum & student experience) 3. Renee Gilbert (business development manager) 4. Craig Jones (finance manager) 5. Chris Wain (head of student experience) 6. Jenny Nolan (head of curriculum for business, law, leisure & mathematics) 7. Holly Davies (head of curriculum head of curriculum for communications, IT & science) 8. Maxine Cumming (head of curriculum for humanities, social sciences, health & GCSE) 9. Mandy Parker (head of curriculum for creatives, HE & vocational studies).
College governors include: 1. Gail Bleasby (chair) 2. Anna Brennand (vice chair) 3. Keith Scribbins (clerk)- supported by Janet Rigby & Lucy Fitzgerald. 4. Graham Briscoe 5. Steven Walton 6. Jenny Wynn 7. Julian Dean (teaching staff governor) 8. Mike Murphy (non teaching staff governor) 9. Phoebe Owen (student governor & student council student president) 10. Nathan Marsh (student governor & student council student vice president).
Notable former pupils
Wellington Girls' High School
- Carol Decker (1969–74), singer with T'Pau
- Rosemary Hartill, former religious affairs correspondent for BBC Radio
- Janet Mayo (broadcaster) (1955–62), newsreader with East Midlands Today in the 1990s
- New College Telford (official website)
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