A COLLEGE has appointed a new deputy principal to help deliver a "growing curriculum".

Eastleigh College has announced the appointment of Pete Joddrell as its new deputy principal.

Mr Joddrell will be responsible for the delivery of a "growing curriculum" as well as spearheading the college’s digital development.

Thirty-nine year old Pete Joddrell has 15 years of experience in the education sector including teaching and management roles at a school and colleges in Merseyside and Hampshire before joining an FE college in Swindon.

He leaves his role as Assistant Principal at New College Swindon to return to the south coast with Eastleigh College.

He said: “It’s an exciting time to join such an established FE college. While Covid has brought many challenges, I feel it has also highlighted how essential FE is to teaching not only the next generation, but also retraining and upskilling adults who may be seeking jobs in new sectors or returning to jobs that now need new skills.

"Eastleigh is ambitious and has massive potential and I look forward to playing my part in delivering on the college’s vision and strategy with a focus on digital aspects of both teaching and learning.”

Eastleigh College’s Chief Executive and Principal, Paul Cox, added: “Peter is a welcome addition to the college’s senior leadership team. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience including the implementation plan for the introduction of T Levels which will be instrumental in our continued development of industry-led training and development."