Exciting challenges welcomed by Teresa

Teresa Farran
Teresa Farran

Wigan and Leigh College has appointed a new vice prinicpal.

Teresa Farran is the Vice Principal Curriculum, and is looking forward to the exciting challenges ahead.

Given national changes, Teresa is focused on the further development of the College’s curriculum as well as the changing needs of the local communities and employers across the Wigan borough.

The opening of a purpose built Professional Studies Building this September at the College’s Parson’s Walk Centre will develop further opportunities as well as the eagerly anticipated ‘Gateway Project’.

Dr Farran began her career in further education as a Maths and Computing teacher at Bolton Sixth Form College.

After becoming a senior tutor in Teacher Training at Liverpool John Moores University, where she completed a PhD, focusing on the use of IT in teaching GCSE maths, she moved into senior management roles in colleges.

As Assistant Principal at Salford City College and most recently as Vice Principal at The Manchester College, Teresa was responsible for the quality of teaching and learning.

In both of these posts she successfully developed the curriculum and improved results and achievement.

College Principal Cath Hurst, said: “Teresa’s background and experience will be a great benefit to the students and staff ” Dr Farran said: “I am looking forward to working with teaching and support staff as well as students in building on the great work that goes on here and further developing the provision to the meet the needs of the people and businesses.”