There's a new man at the helm of Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

Lighthouse Learning Trust, which includes the Southampton college, based on Hill Lane in Upper Shirley, and St Vincent College in Gosport, has appointed Andy Grant as its new Executive Principal. 

Mr Grant, who has been with the trust for ten years and been Principal at St Vincent College for four, said: "It’s a tremendous honour to be entrusted with the development of two fantastic colleges, both of which have highly committed staff teams and beautiful, vibrant campuses."

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He will spread his time between both campuses, with Vice Principals Claire Myers at Richard Taunton and Alison Kent at St Vincent supporting his leadership.

Both colleges were rated good at their most recent Ofsted inspections. 

They have seen student numbers rise significantly with the introduction of popular Esports courses and T-Levels in health and IT.