Former Connell Head of Geography to be Awarded an OBE

26 June, 2015

Former Connell Head of Geography Sue Lomas has been included on the Queen’s birthday honours list for her contribution to Services to young people through Girlguiding.  Sue said, “It was, as you can imagine, a great surprise and delight when I got the letter which asked me if I was ‘minded’ to accept an OBE.” Since the age of 8, Sue […]

Connell Welcomes Interim Principal

22 June, 2015

Connell Sixth Form College has welcomed the arrival of Gary Nelson as Interim Principal. Gary, who also acts as Executive Principal at Wigan UTC, was recognised by Ofsted for his influence in the College’s achievement at its first ever inspection, last month, where it was awarded Good with Outstanding features. Gary will act as Principal […]

Ofsted Sucess for Wigan UTC

22 June, 2015

Wigan UTC is celebrating after it was rated ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features in its first ever Ofsted inspection. The University Technical College, which is a specialist centre of excellence for engineering, received praise across the board after it was inspected last month. Wigan UTC was part of the first wave of UTCs to open nationally […]

Connell adds to senior leadership team

17 June, 2015

Connell Sixth Form College is set to kick off the new academic year with the appointment of three assistant principals to its senior leadership team. Students and teachers alike can look forward to the arrival of Jane Hopcroft and Marcus Smith-Connor, whilst Joe Poole, currently Head of Law and Sociology at Connell, will step up […]

Connell Students Get ‘Appy For National Awards

09 June, 2015

A team of students from Connell Sixth Form College has been announced as a Finalist in the ­­Apps for Good Awards 2015, to be held on 18th June at the Barbican in London. The national Awards celebrate the next generation of problem solvers and digital makers: young people who are creating apps to change their world […]