Chief Executive of Grantham College to move on to new adventure

New Chief Executive appointed

Chief Executive, Linda Houtby has announced that she is to resign after nine years at Grantham College. Linda will be leaving the Further Education sector at the end of August 2018 after 30 years, the last nine of which were served as Chief Executive of Grantham College.

Succession plans have been put in place which will see Paul Deane, current Principal become Chief Executive and Principal. Paul will commence from 1 April as Chief Executive and Principal designate and will take on full responsibility in August upon Linda’s departure.

Chair of Governors, Mos Kalbassi states: “I am pleased that in line with our succession plans, Principal Paul Deane will be taking full responsibility for Grantham College as Chief Executive and Principal.

“On behalf of the Governors, I congratulate him on this achievement. Grantham College is a great community college and Paul and his team will be well placed to secure an outstanding future for our students and staff alike.

“I would also like to thank Linda Houtby for her contribution over the last nine years and wish her all the best in her next step.”

Paul is excited to take on a new challenge, stating: “Having served Grantham College as Principal over the last few years I am honoured to be able to serve it as Principal & Chief Executive into a bright future.

“It is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling role to lead such a successful organisation dedicated to supporting the people of the region to enhance their careers through education and training.

“The College is and will continue to be a critical part of the community and economy of the region, supporting local businesses to thrive and expand by providing them with the skills they need. The expertise and dedication of the staff that work at Grantham College ensures that Grantham and the surrounding area has easy access to high quality further and higher education and training that delivers valuable technical, vocational and professional skills for our students and apprentices.”

Grantham College was recently graded as a Good college in their latest Ofsted inspection which took place in September 2017. The college offer a wide range of subjects and boasts impressive facilities such as a new state of the art computer access centre. Students have the opportunity to partake in fully funded trips abroad with the Erasmus+ scheme and can also take advantage of the College+ scholarship where they can be granted with up to £1000.

The college’s next open evening will be held on 24 April at 5 – 8pm and is open to the public.