Michael has over 24 years’ experience in Post-16 education. After a brief spell in the banking sector in France, Michael joined South Cheshire College in Crewe as a Modern Foreign language Assistant, where he stayed for 10 years, before gaining his first senior post at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College. During his time there he covered a range of different duties over the years including strategy, development, quality assurance, curriculum and tutorial. For a period of 3 years he was also seconded to work at Ludlow Sixth Form College to help them with teaching and learning. During his time at Shrewsbury Michael was the college’s OFSTED Nominee and was the Post-16 Safeguarding Representative on the Shropshire Children’s Board.
He joined St Brendan’s Sixth Form College in Bristol in January 2010 as Assistant Principal and gained the post of Principal six months later, a position he held for eight years. During his time at St Brendan’s the College has grown significantly and has had two very successful OFSTED inspections. The College is now the largest provider of A-Levels in Bristol and its surrounding areas and recruits from over 80 schools across 5 counties. Michael is currently the Chair of the Association of Colleges Academic and Sixth Form Colleges Policy Group.
“I want to thank Peter McGhee for his dedication and hard work and for leading the College so ably over the last couple of years. I am delighted and excited to be Principal of Loreto College, albeit in such unprecedented times. I share the same values as Mary Ward that have proven to be so successful for Loreto College. I am passionate about education which can truly transform lives for the better, regardless of your background.”