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  • Fiona Morey

    Executive Principal
    Fiona Morey

    Fiona is proud to be Executive Principal of Lambeth College, and part of the London South Bank University group, and places great value in the role the College plays in supporting those that live and work in South London. Fiona values the pioneering partnership with the LSBU Group and the vision to provide lifelong learning and continues to build on the vital role that the College plays in transforming lives.

    Fiona has worked in Further Education in London and the South-East for over 25 years, initially as a Lecturer in Creative Arts and more recently in a number of senior leadership roles at Abingdon & Witney College and Aylesbury College, where as Deputy Principal Curriculum and Quality she supported the merger of Amersham and Wycombe College creating the newly formed Buckinghamshire College group (BCG).

    While at BCG Fiona was a board member of Buckinghamshire Education and Skills Training, a partnership with Buckinghamshire New University, and was a board member of the Bucks UTC. Fiona is also a member of Laser Awarding Body Corporation and Chair of the Quality Committee. Fiona sits on the Education and Training Foundation Group for Technical Education and has recently visited Denmark as part of a Gatsby Foundation visit exploring vocational education models in Europe.

    Fiona is undertaking postgraduate studies on Professional and Technical Education and is a member of the Society for Education and Training and the Chartered College for Teaching. Fiona is committed to supporting the continued professionalisation of the sector and raising the profile of Further Education and the role it plays in transforming lives.

  • Wayne Wright

    Deputy Principal
    Hassan Rizvi

    Wayne has spent his entire career within the FE sector. He is a qualified teacher and taught business studies on vocational and professional courses as well as delivering A levels in economics and politics at two FE colleges. Wayne has also worked at organisations closely linked to the FE sector including the Department for Education, the Learning Skills Council, the Learning Skills Development Agency and a local authority. He has also worked for the Prison Service as a senior educational adviser. Finally, Wayne has acquired a great deal of experience as a college manager, having previously served as deputy principal at two other FE colleges.

    Wayne is a passionate advocate for education for all and has strived to ensure that that all learners, irrespective of their starting point, achieve to the best of their ability. Throughout his career, Wayne has championed the rights of students to play an active role in their education. He has also been a strong advocate of developing staff, many of whom have gone on to achieve success in their careers.

    Wayne has had extensive curriculum development as a teacher, policy maker and adviser as well as introducing new qualifications. These have included GNVQ, Curriculum 2000, A levels and Diplomas. Wayne has been involved in delivering training programmes to support the implementation of T levels.

    Wayne is proud to be working at Lambeth College and will work tirelessly to ensure that students attending the college achieve and excel. Wayne is also excited by being part of the London South Bank University Group and believes that more Lambeth College students will have the potential to progress onto higher education courses as well as achieve higher level levels to further improve their employment prospects.

  • Rachel McCafferty

    Chief Finance Officer
    Michael Webb

    Rachel has a breadth of experience, from a range of sectors, gained over twenty years within her profession. Her early career began within the property sector working for Savills Plc, then later Rachel moved to the IT consultancy industry where she completed her professional qualification whilst working for Cap Gemini Plc. Having remained in the private sector for a number of years Rachel decided to seek new challenges and contribute her skills and experience to support social purpose organisations. It was at this point in 2014 she moved to the Education sector joining a growing Multi-Academy Trust which provided education to pupils from Nursery age through to 6th Form. Initially working as a Head of Finance, then as a MAT Chief Financial Officer since February 2019, she brings a wealth of experience from roles which demand strong financial leadership balanced with a supportive understanding of the challenges that educational environments face.

    Rachel is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and also the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

  • Monica Marongiu

    Assistant Principal, Curriculum & Innovations
    Monica Marongiu

    Monica has been working in the Further Education sector for 15 years, first as a teacher, then as a Curriculum Manager and Head of School and more recently as a member of Lambeth College Leadership Group. She is passionate about education and the transformative power it has on people.

    Monica has a proven track record of improving English and maths results - subjects which she is very passionate about and has specialised in. As a senior leader, she strives to provide inspirational leadership across the whole college and has a keen interest in teaching and learning and inspiring students to discover their purpose and potential. During her career as a teacher and a manager she has won different awards including “Excellence in Teaching and Learning by an Individual”, “Excellence in Teaching and Learning in a Team”, “Manager of the Year” and “Employee of the Year”.

    Becoming an inspirational leader is her lifetime pursuit and she works on this every day through a process of critical self-reflection, listening and learning from others, training and experience.

    Monica is proud to work at Lambeth college and considers it a tremendous privilege to work with dedicated and committed colleagues, who are just as passionate about the importance of education.

  • Philip Cunniffe

    Assistant Principal, Student Success
    Philip Cunniffe

    Philip entered into teaching in 2007 after completing an MA in Illustration. He began lecturing in Graphic Design and has since taught a range of creative arts and media subjects from Levels 1 to 4 within the Further Education and Adult and Community Learning sectors in London. After 5 years of lecturing Philip became a Curriculum Manager and then Head of School for Creative Arts and Media at Lambeth College, before taking on a senior leadership role in 2016.

    Philip is committed to values of fairness and social justice. He believes in the transformative power of education for the individual and for wider society, and the important role Further Education plays in providing opportunities to many who would have otherwise been denied them. He is proud to have had the chance to improve access, support and enrichment opportunities at Lambeth College to meet better the needs of the local community, of which he is part, and in a small way help to build a fairer future.

    Philip is also committed to his own life-long learning and regularly engages with professional and personal development opportunities whenever the opportunity arises.

    Philip was recently was awarded the Jack Petchy Foundation Award for Outstanding Leader in recognition of his commitment to supporting young people.

  • Alistair Dunkwu

    Head of MIS & Exams
    Alistair Dunkwu

    Alistair, an alumni of Southbank University, is a senior leader with a broad base of experience within the Further Education sector spanning over 20 years. He initially joined the Education sector as a Business Information Analyst at Newham College and has had a number of managerial roles, most recently at Epping Forest College. Alistair has extensive experience of managing and leading student data and managing information and examination functions.

    Alistair holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Benin (Nigeria), LLB in Law from Southbank University (London) and a Masters in Computing and Information Systems from the University of Greenwich. Alistair also holds a Level 5 certificate in Leadership from the Institute of Leadership & Management.

  • Clare Dignum

    Head of Teaching & Learning
    clare digum

    Clare has been working in education for 25 years, starting within the school sector and then moving into Further Education 16 years ago. She has worked as a teacher, a curriculum manager, Teaching & Learning Manager and now in her current role is Head of Teaching & Learning and member of Lambeth College Leadership Group.

    Clare is interested in pedagogy and how best to develop teachers’ practice through professional development. At the core of her principles is the belief that we can all develop and improve; regardless of how experienced we are, we are all a ‘work in progress’. She believes that creating a culture where we all see ourselves as learners and where we have the confidence to reflect on and be honest about what we find hard, to take risks and to try new things is integral to building a strong and successful college - one where teachers can help students to achieve and progress with the skills and qualifications needed for their next steps.

    As an English specialist, she is also passionate about the importance of students developing their English & maths skills in both their discrete provision and on their main programme of study. She sees this as the key way to empower students with the skills and confidence needed to play a happy and healthy role in society.

    Clare is fully committed to the principles of FE and proud to be a part of the exciting journey which Lambeth College is on.

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