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College Leadership Team

We have an ethos at Blackburn College of our leaders being both visible and approachable, so now if you see the below friendly faces around campus you'll know exactly who they are.

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Dr Fazal Dad

Principal and Chief Executive

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Jennifer Eastham

Vice Principal - Finance and Corporate Services

Rachel Tarplee

Rachel Tarplee

Vice Principal - Curriculum and Quality

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Nicola Clayton

Director of Business Development and External Engagement

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Matthew Robinson

Director of Student Support and Experience


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Rachel Birleson

Head of Student Experience

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Jon Bond

Head of School - Creative and Digital

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Amanda Boyer

Head of School - Health and Social Care, Early Years and Access

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Joanne Calcutt

Head of Human Resources

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Nicola Cunningham

Head of Operations (Apprenticeships)

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Mekka Dakak

Head of Adult Education


Katrina Hollern

Head of Finance

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Hayley McQueen

Head of Sixth Form and Science

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Gretel Redwood

Head of School - Technical Studies

Claire Storer

Claire Storer

English and Maths Manager

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Claire Thompson

Head of Inclusion

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Victoria Wilding

Student Services Manager

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Victoria Wood

Head of School - Business, Professional and Engineering