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Principal who oversaw merger of Telford colleges confirms decision about his future

The principal of a county college has confirmed his departure at the end of this academic year, and reflected on "seven fantastic years".

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Graham Guest is moving to take on a role with the Department for Education

Telford College’s principal and chief executive Graham Guest will be leaving the college to take on a new role supporting the education sector at a national level.

As he prepares to leave Telford College he said he will do so "filled with pride, and so many terrific memories".

“When I arrived in 2017, my job was to oversee the merger of Telford College of Arts and Technology and New College Telford to form the Telford College we have today,” he said.

“I was under no illusion about the scale of the challenge. Ofsted had highlighted both colleges as under-performing, and finances were in a mess.

“So I'm incredibly proud to be leaving behind an organisation which is now officially rated as 'Good' by Ofsted, with a growing list of achievements which pave the way for Outstanding recognition.