Jo is the lead psychologist and a Team Leader for WorldSkills UK that enables the most talented apprentices in the UK to compete internationally in vocational skills competition, and the College is pleased to know she will be continuing with this role, which can only provide great opportunities for learners at Boston College.
Jo joins the College at an exciting time, with A-level pass rates at 100% for the second year running, GCSE Maths and English pass rates well above the National Average and the latest National Student Survey rating satisfaction at 100%, the best FE College in the country. On top of an OFSTED rating of “Good” and recently being named the Top Performing College in Greater Lincolnshire, there is much for the College to celebrate.
Governor and Chair of Corporation, Peter Cropley, says. "On behalf of Boston College, I am delighted to announce the arrival of Jo Maher as our new Principal and CEO.
Our previous Principal, Amanda, who retired on 31st August, will be an extremely hard act to follow, having left the College in such a strong position. The excellent team at Boston College and the Board are very confident that Jo Maher will prove to be the right person to take us onto the next level. Her career record of success, her enthusiasm and her very strong performance when interviewed meant that she was the unanimous choice of the Interview Panel. At 32 years of age, she will become one of the youngest FE College Principals in the country and we are all very much looking forward to working with her into what we know will be a bright future for our College.”
Looking to the future, Jo comments “It is a privilege to be part of an exciting college with a clear vision to transform people’s lives and make an outstanding contribution to the economy of Greater Lincolnshire. I very much look forward to supporting our learners to fulfil their potential and meeting local business leaders to ensure we continue to meet local and future skills requirements.”
Jo took up her role officially on 1st September and is looking forward to welcoming students this week to the new academic year.