Coulsdon Sixth Form College bids a fond farewell to Principal Richard Beales as he retires and welcomes new Principal Odette Carew.

Ms Carew joins from Newham College where she was Director of Curriculum.

Richard Beale, who has retired after thirty years in education, with the last ten at Coulsdon Sixth Form College, said: “It has been a privilege to work with, and more recently lead, the teachers, support staff and managers who, day after day, are committed to and passionate about seeing young people develop, achieve their qualifications and move on to their next steps in education, employment and adult life. I believe that our success has been built on a commitment to teamwork and hard work, creating a supportive and inclusive community for the young people who come here.

“For Coulsdon Sixth Form College, I am delighted to leave it in good hands and in a really strong position as part of Croydon College.

“For me, it has been a great place to work and I’m certainly going to miss it.”

Caireen Mitchell, Principal and CEO, Croydon College said: “Odette brings to the role extensive experience of leadership, management and quality improvement; a relentless focus on students; a clear passion for education; and insightful and inspiring vision for working with the College community to move Coulsdon Sixth Form College from good to great. I believe we have made an excellent appointment, and really look forward to seeing the many future achievements of Coulsdon Sixth Form College with Odette as Principal.”

Odette Carew, Principal Coulsdon Sixth Form College said: “I am so proud and excited to be joining Coulsdon Sixth Form College as the new principal. I look forward to working alongside all of my new colleagues and students, as hand in hand we move the College to even greater achievements through our students’ successes.”

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