Who said half term week was quiet? No chance, I have been really busy all week reviewing performance as we work through our self assessment process. The highlight of my week was visiting the Prince’s Trust Team at St Luke’s Church, supported by Jason, Jodie, Debbie and our teams from the Fire Service who we work with on this programme.
Lots of student success to celebrate this week as our student Callum Robson was awarded Apprentice of the Year from the Institute of Mechanical Engineering. Having started at level one and progressed and achieved level 2 and level 3 engineering apprenticeship, he is now studying Higher Education, having also progressed to full time employment.
Having recovered from the ice water challenge, I spent time on the farm this week, with our Animal Care Tutors, looking at the fantastic new setting for our students to learn and develop their skills
It was fantastic to join a few of our construction students and visit the new Campus site, at Wirral Waters, where work has now well and truly started!
With enrolments well underway it was good to meet so many new students this week, eager to start their new adventure. Seeing so many staff at our full staff briefing on Thursday reminded me of the huge range of talent we have, as we start a new academic year. Saying goodbye to Sue, Miriam and Sheila who retire from Student Services having collectively dedicated 70 years service, also reminded me how fast time flies.
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