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Our Vision & Mission Statement ensures we have a positive impact for our students, our businesses and our community.

Jenny Craig- Principal and Chief Executive

Jenny Craig- Principal and Chief Executive

Jenny has a strong leadership and management background in Further Education holding a number of senior positions including Deputy Principal and Vice Principal of Curriculum and Quality. Prior to her time in Further Education Jenny worked in Corporate Banking with Barclays Bank.

Jenny is a passionate advocate of technical, professional and vocational skills, education and training. She is dedicated to enabling all students to flourish, thrive and achieve more than they ever thought possible through leading an outstanding team delivering inspirational learning experiences. She strongly believes that colleges should be at the heart of the community they serve, working closely with employers and wider community stakeholders to transform lives and drive local and regional economic success and social well-being.

Jenny sits on the Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership Skills Advisory Panel and the Strategic Board of the Bucks Health and Social Care Academy. Jenny holds a degree in Economics and Business Economics, a Post Graduate Certificate in Post Compulsory Education as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management and has completed the Preparing for CEO Strategic Leadership Programme at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University.
Clare Rooney - Vice Principal Learning & Quality

Clare Rooney - Vice Principal Learning & Quality

Clare began her vocational career as an Aylesbury College student and studied a 2-year Apprenticeship in hairdressing. Clare has worked at the College for 18 years following a successful career within the hairdressing and beauty therapy industries.

Her passion within her quality role is to provide all students across all curriculum areas with a high quality, inspirational teaching and learning experience. Clare has previously worked as an inspector for Ofsted, holds a post 16 teaching degree and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management.
John McGrath - Vice Principal Corporate Services

John McGrath - Vice Principal Corporate Services

John joined the College in 2014, initially as the Director of Finance. Prior to this John spent 20 years in the private sector, the last 10 years with Babcock International Group. Much of this time was spent working with the public sector, including an educational improvement business.

John is a qualified accountant and his background includes a significant amount of commercial finance and change management.
Isobel Ellison - Executive Director Human Resources

Isobel Ellison - Executive Director Human Resources

Isobel is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Her first degree was from Leeds University, she also holds a post-graduate diploma in Personnel Management from Nottingham Business Schools as well as an MA in Human Resources Management from Oxford Brookes University.

In addition, Isobel brings educational skills gained from being an Associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University Business School, Associate Member of Quality Service Improvement and Redesign from NHS Innovation and is an Enterprise Advisor to schools via the Thames Valley LEP.

Isobel’s work history started, in the private sector, at Acordis before moving to Oxford Brookes University as an HR Manager. Since then she has worked at Buckinghamshire County Council, evolving to Strategic Business Partner for Communities, Health and Adult Social Care. In this role she was responsible for the delivery of workforce strategy, change programmes and the HR leadership of over 1000 employees.
Rachael Murray - Executive Director Planning and Growth

Rachael Murray - Executive Director Planning and Growth

Rachael has worked at Buckinghamshire College Group for 20 years, initially as an apprentice in the Exams department, progressing to the permanent position of Enrolment Officer. Rachael’s wealth of knowledge and experience in ILR, funding, audit and data led to the promotion to MIS Manager, swiftly moving on to a Director role, where she was responsible for the implementation of the ProSolution software suite across the newly merged College, which has enhanced the learner journey.

Rachael’s wealth of knowledge and experience in management information systems, funding and understanding of curriculum requirements, to further develop and improve systems and processes across the College, led to the recent promotion to Executive Director Planning and Growth. Rachael’s current focus is the design and development of the curriculum footprint, space utilisation, alongside the development of insightful management reporting and analysis.

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