New deputy convener

20th November 2009 at 00:00

John Spencer, principal of Inverness College, is to be deputy convener of Scotland's Colleges Principals' Convention. His appointment, assisting convener Linda McTavish of Glasgow's Anniesland College, is a sign of the increasing burden facing the leadership of colleges in dealing with the pressures from the economic downturn. Mr Spencer, who came to Inverness two years ago from a college in the west Midlands, is credited with turning round its fortunes. "This is a challenging time to be taking on the role, as the economic downturn deepens and the role of colleges in helping to retrain those who find themselves out of work has never been more important," he commented.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a TES/ TESS subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

Get Tes online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to Tes online and the Tes app for just £1.90 per week.
 
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off Tes Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the Tes online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order today