Principal and Chief Executive, Andy Dobson


Halesowen College will be welcoming its new Principal and Chief Executive Andy Dobson in January – nearly 31 years to the day since he first started at the College as a modern languages lecturer.

Andy got his first job in FE at Halesowen and stayed at the College for 13 years in a range of different roles. He will be returning as Principal on Wednesday 6 January 2021.

He has been the Principal at Kidderminster College for the last ten years.

Andy, who lives in Halesowen, is keen to get back to his local community. He said: “I am very much looking forward to coming back to Halesowen. The College has fantastic facilities and dedicated staff. Taken together, this gives us a great opportunity to create a really inspiring environment for learning.

One of my main aims will be to get the College the recognition it deserves, and really establish its reputation as the first choice college for students, parents, businesses and the local community.

One of the key challenges for the new year will be the on-going Coronavirus pandemic.

Andy added: “For everyone it has been a very different first term and the start of 2021 will have its challenges too. The College has worked really hard to keep everyone safe and make sure that learning has continued, and these will remain top priorities.”

We want to make sure all of our students have the best possible experience and make the best possible progress through this year.”

In his free time he enjoys tennis, cycling, cooking and baking.

Posted: 17th December 2020

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