Peterborough Regional College chief announces departure after seven years in the job

Peterborough Regional College principal Angela Joyce EMN-141122-012140009

Peterborough Regional College principal Angela Joyce EMN-141122-012140009

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The principal and chief executive of Peterborough Regional College is to leave her role after more than seven years in the job.

Angela Joyce was the youngest further education college principal in the country when she was appointed to lead the college at the age of 35 in 2010.

She was appointed vice principal of the college in Park Crescent in 2007 and became deputy principal two years later.

She will leave early next year to become group principal and chief executive at the Warwickshire College Group.

A Peterborough Regional College spokeswoman said: “Under her leadership the college has gone from strength to strength and was rated by Ofsted as ‘Good with Outstanding features’ at the last inspection.

“In the report Ms Joyce was noted as having “had a profound impact” since her appointment in successfully raising the college’s ambition; establishing an ethos of continuous improvement and creating a strong and determined focus on improving learners’ outcomes.”

Other achievements at the college include the operation of a Joint Venture Company to create a University Centre to grow higher education and the development of a profitable learning company subsidiary.

Under her leadership the college became an approved academy sponsor, there was a marked increase in college success rates and the college was rated as consistently ‘outstanding’ for financial health by Skills Funding Agency.

Ms Joyce oversaw a range of innovative external projects working with regional employers which included Caterpillar Perkins and partnering Anglian Water in leading the development of a University Technical College.

She said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Peterborough Regional College, and am proud of the achievements we have made.

“Standards are high, the quality of teaching is exceptional and the facilities for students are outstanding.

“I am looking forward to the new challenge, and recognise that I leave behind an extremely strong and capable team at PRC.”

Chair of the corporation board, Andrew Stafford said “Angela has steered the college on the road to becoming outstanding and has been a key driver behind its success, growing income and enhancing learning opportunities available to young people.

“We will be sad to see her leave but wish her every success in her new role at Warwickshire.”

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Other achievements during Angela Joyce’s leadership of the college include the operation of a Joint Venture Company to create a University Centre, the development of a profitable learning company, an increase in college success rates and the college being rated as consistently ‘outstanding’ for financial health by the Skills Funding Agency.

She led a project with Anglian Water in leading the development of a University Technical Colleg