Further Education Commissioner, Shelagh Legrave CBE, paid a visit to Stanmore College on Monday 12th September. Shelagh, who was appointed as FE Commissioner last year, has led multiple mergers and made significant improvements in education since taking over the role.
Annette Cast, who recently embraced the role of Principal at Stanmore College and Gideon Schulman, Chair of the Board of Governors, were keen to hear from Sheelagh’s wealth of experience and knowledge during her visit.
Annette commented, “Shelagh is known for delivering outstanding success and improvement within the FE sector and I was delighted to have her visit Stanmore College, meet our students and hear our vision for the future.” Chair of the Board, Gideon Schulman expressed his gratitude to Shelagh for taking time out of her busy schedule to personally visit.
Shelagh was updated on the intended redevelopment of Stanmore College being the only college in London to be awarded funding from the Government’s £1.5 billion FE Capital Transformation Fund.
This investment would involve a ‘rebuild and transformation’ of the college estate and create modern, fit-for-purpose spaces that meet the needs of learners at Stanmore. Works on the new build are expected to start in 2023 with learners able to access new facilities from as early as 2024.
Upon her departure from Stanmore College, Shelagh said: “it is always a privilege to visit a college and its students and all the more so, to visit one that the Department for Education is about to invest in; having been here I can see why.”