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Steve Lewis
Principal
As Principal of Highlands, Steve is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the College and ensuring that the quality of the student experience is the best it can be. Steve works in partnership with the Department of Education and the Secondary Head Teachers in Jersey to provide the kind of post 16 technical and vocational education that will secure the future employment and higher education opportunities for Jersey’s young people. Similarly, Steve works with his senior team to engage with a range of different employers and government departments to determine the kind of skills and training that the island requires for its future economic development. Steve is supported in his work by the Governing Body of Highlands, who volunteer their time, and bring local expertise and knowledge which helps the College to be responsive to the needs of our island community.

Joanne Terry-Marchant
Vice-Principal Further Education
Joanne is responsible for the study programme for 16 to 18 year olds. She leads on developing and sustaining a high quality student experience in the Highlands 6th. This involves curriculum, safeguarding students’ health and well-being as well as engaging with parents and schools as key partners in achieving students’ ambitions.

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Nicola Brown
Head of Student Life
Nicola is responsible for the implementation of an innovative, comprehensive and effective welfare service for all Highlands students. This includes providing leadership and development to the area of Student Life within the College and strive to provide an outstanding service for students, staff and external stakeholders.
Claire Le Brun
Head of Finance
Claire is a Senior Management Accountant and is responsible for managing both the Finance team and the Student Enrolment team. She is also responsible for providing a management accounting service to the budget holders of the college to enable them to meet their obligations to break even and secure value for money under the public finance law.
Eileen Buicke-Kelly
Director of Culinary Arts and Catering Operations
Eileen is responsible for facilitating all courses at the Academy of Culinary Arts where we offer full and part time courses to students who wish to follow a career in the Hospitality and Tourism industry. Eileen is also responsible for the Academy Restaurant and Café Connect, where we cater for lunch, dinner, private dining and corporate events.
Dreena Collins
Assistant Principal Further Education
Dreena is the member of the Senior Leadership Team who leads on cross College student support services. Such as Safeguarding, Enrichment, Special Educational Needs, English and Maths. She also oversees other aspects of the Further Education provision, such as Preparatory Learning (Life Skills and Pathways courses). Dreena has a background in SEN, and also teaches English.
Heather Davies
Head of Childhood Studies and Animal Management
Heather managers the childcare full and part time qualifications. Responsibilities also include managing the new level three Animal Management course as well as the existing part time Animal Management course.
Jo Falla
Commercial, Retail and Enterprise Manager
Jo is responsible for managing commercial activity in the College and assists the Head of Commercial, Marketing, Retail & Enterprise in developing new business and liaising with internal and external stakeholders. She is the first point of contact for employers, students and staff in relation to commercial courses along with facilities and venue hire, and manages the daily operational activity of the Highlands Information Centre.
Jason Grainger
Director of Arts and Communication
Jason leads the College’s Creative Arts Department which includes the Media Production, Art & Design and Performing Arts Teams. In addition Jason is responsible for overseeing internal communications, working closely with colleagues in all areas of the College to improve the way that staff collaborate and communicate.
Heidi Grimes
Head of Adult and Community Education
Heidi is responsible for the development, planning and running of our leisure learning programme, ensuring we offer interesting and successful adult leisure learning courses to our island’s community, with a little something to suit everyone. Heidi and the team are always looking for ideas from students, tutors and the public to ensure our choice of courses are fresh, varied and appealing to all.
Mary Hubert
Director of Careers and Employability
Mary is responsible for the development of all aspects of employability for all learners in the College. This includes the delivery and quality of employability programmes, work-related learning and careers advice and guidance across the College.
Ellie Johnson
Head of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
Ellie is responsible for the curriculum and commercial aspect of the Hair and Beauty Department. They offer both Hairdressing and Beauty Apprenticeships at Levels 2 and 3, beauty evening classes and a pre apprenticeship full time programme. The department offers the full range of hair and beauty services within the commercial salons, details of which can be found on the website.
Mark Macdonald
Head of Management Information Services
Mark looks after the maintenance and development of the College student administration system. Amongst other things this includes student database records, attendance, curriculum and examinations administration and management information.
Innes MacLagan
Head of Registry
Innes is responsible for the College internal quality assurance processes, links with external awarding bodies, College policies and the management of the Examination Centre. He also acts as the College Data Protection Manager and manages the College Appeals, Concerns and Complaints processes. Should you have any queries regarding any of these process or areas please get in touch.
Stephen McGinness
Head of Preparatory Learning
Stephen is responsible for managing the Preparatory Learning area of the College. The specific programmes he oversees include the Life Skills and Progression Pathways courses, as well as the part-time 14-16 options.
Stuart Philip
Director of Teaching, Learning and Development
Stuart leads the whole-college approach to teaching, learning and assessment and provides all staff with engaging personal development opportunities to support continuous improvement to meet the objectives of the strategic plan.
Fiona Smith
Head of Commercial, Marketing, Retail and Enterprise
Fiona leads and manages the existing commercial area of the College as well as overseeing and developing future commercial, marketing, retail and enterprise opportunities. She works with both external and internal professionals in order to ensure that Highlands College operates successful commercial businesses in order to provide the foundations for the academic learning to flourish. Fiona leads the Business Development Centre team, encompassing both the commercial academic courses and wide range of commercial opportunities.
Paul Spencer
Head of Computing
Paul is responsible for managing the Computing Team at Highlands. The Computing Team runs a number of different full time and part time courses including the BTEC level 3 in Information Technology and a number of professional qualifications including A+ and Microsoft MTA's.
Nigel Stokes
Examinations Manager
Nigel has responsibility for managing the Examinations Centre which covers over 80 different exanimating boards covering academic, professional, vocational and ESOL. We can also administer UK University re-sits and long distance learning exams.
Tony Tyrer
Director of Construction and Engineering
Tony is responsible for the day to day running of the Construction and Engineering department. The department offers a wide range of both full and part time courses in Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry & Joinery, Brickwork, Painting & Decorating, Motor Vehicle and Welding & Fabrication.
Carol Tyrer
Head of Maths and English
Carol is responsible for managing Maths, English and Science courses in the College for adults and full time students. Carol also has responsibility for English as a Second Language (ESL) classes that take part in community venues.
Terry Walters
Head of IT
Terry manages the Information and Technical Services team and is responsible for the delivery and maintenance of all IT related services and hardware throughout the College.