Weston College principal Paul Phillips to be awarded CBE
- Credit: Archant
The principal of Weston College will be recognised for his dedication to improving education in Weston-super-Mare when he is awarded a CBE.
Dr Paul Phillips, who is principal and chief executive of Weston College, is to be appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
The award comes after dozens of college staff, students, local business owners and educational professionals wrote to the Cabinet Office to highlight his efforts in transforming and expanding the college.
Dr Phillips became principal of the college in 2001 and it has since received an ‘outstanding’ rating from education watchdog Ofsted and been named College Of The Year by the Times Educational Supplement.
It has gone from one of the smallest college’s in the country, to the ninth biggest, and offers qualifications from primary to post-graduate level.
You may also want to watch:
Dr Phillips, who has already been given an OBE, said: “When I became principal at Weston College over a decade and a half ago I would never have believed that we would be in the position that we are in today.
“I am honoured to receive this award, however the real reward is to see how the education that the Weston College Group provides has dramatically changed the lives of people in Weston-super-Mare, across the region, and nationally.
- 1 Coronavirus cases in North Somerset at highest ever daily rate
- 2 Hundreds of children told to isolate after eight schools confirm coronavirus cases
- 3 Sharp rise in coronavirus cases in over 60s
- 4 Weston homeless charity announces new location to help vulnerable people during winter
- 5 North Somerset to move into tier 3 after end of nationwide lockdown
- 6 North Somerset online choir to bring Christmas cheer
- 7 Businessman launches two-in-one facemasks in support of MIND charity
- 8 MPs brand placing North Somerset into tier 3 restrictions 'not right' and 'illogical'
- 9 Grand Pier's future uncertain as Weston enters tier 3
- 10 Weston-super-Mare duo sentenced for drug offences
“I am privileged to work with such brilliant staff, students and governors who are inspirational themselves.
“I am also proud and thankful to be recognised for the part that I have played, but the drive to enhance, engage and improve peoples’ lives through education continues.”
READ MORE: Weston College buys hotel near its campus.