App4England delighted to announce: Robert (Rob) Boucherat Deputy Principal, Innovation, Quality and Provision, South Staffordshire College will be a speaker at The Voice of Apprenticeships Conference
Lindsay McCurdyCEO Apprenticeships 4 England, Ambassador at European Alliance for Apprenticeships
Robert (Rob) Boucherat has joined the Senior Leadership team at South Staffordshire College as Deputy Principal, Innovation, Quality and Provision, bringing a wealth of experience from his 23 years in the education and skills sector.
Chief Executive Principal Graham Morley, speaking for the College, which has been designated as ‘Good’ in the recent Ofsted survey and confirmed by government statistics as the most successful college in Staffordshire for three consecutive years, says
“Rob’s appointment adds another outstanding talent to my team. His range of experience provides a balance of expertise between the worlds of education and business that support some of our primary objectives, to provide work-ready talent for industry and to secure rewarding careers for our learners.”
From an academic background, which includes a sociology degree from the University of Exeter and an MSc in Managing Information Technology from the University of Salford, Rob Boucherat has the distinction of having worked successfully in local government, in education and in the private sector.
His CV shows major project management and strategic development roles for the likes of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Derby City Council, Tresham College of Further Education, the Learning and Skills Council and subsequently the Learning and Skills Improvement Service.
In addition he has held senior positions in blue-chip private sector businesses such as KPMG and, most recently, Pearson, where he was Funding Policy Director.
With a deep understanding of post-16 funding and curriculum supplemented by strong change management expertise gained working alongside private training providers, FE colleges, employers, schools and local authorities, he says that the move to South Staffordshire College will enable him to use the full range of experience helping learners achieve their full potential.
“I am excited about joining a college that is embracing cutting edge digital technology to enhance the learning experience and increase learner success”, he comments. “Ofsted’s most recent report shows that we have achieved much already and I am confident that we will build on that success.”
Originally from North West London, Rob is now living in the Midlands with his wife and two daughters, aged 9 and 5. His interests outside work are as diverse as his career experience, including sport, music, walking, camping, cycling and improving his French!
Rob is based at South Staffordshire College’s Rodbaston Campus