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Importance of first impressions

Asha Khemka certainly made a big statement when she took over as principal of West Nottingham college this term.

One of her staff told FErret: "The first I knew of her arrival was a big sign in the car park saying 'Principal's car'. "I am afraid we take a dim view of that sort of thing in Nottinghamshire."

They say the new broom sweeps clean. But Asha was not going to stop there.

She also insisted on having her car cleaned - by college staff - every Wednesday. Well, after all, first impressions count for a lot.

So, not to give the wrong impression when she went to collect the college Beacon award in London, she went chauffeur-driven. Well, it was a Wednesday so, presumably, her car was out of service - being cleaned.

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