Sandwell College



Sandwell College Graham Pennington

Graham PenningtonThere is no biographical profile of the Principal on the College's website. This one is from Graham's LinkedIn profile.

I successfully led the College through inspection achieving an Ofsted grade of good an improvement from the previous satisfactory grade.

I have successfully restructured the college creating a learner focused environment and improved efficiency allowing funds to be targeted to supporting students and improving financial stability.

The College is undertaking a number of exciting new developments including

  • Expansion of its apprentice programme
  • The development of a Fablab
  • Creation of our new skills and careers academies

I have also improved the marketing of the College with the development of improved schools links and prospective student links.

I have improved stakeholder relationships and community links.

I successfully opened FutureSkills a new multi-million pound development at MediaCityUK. I led the Skills Division of the College.

I was Deputy CEO at Salford City College. I led on resources management including strategic developments.

I am a PRINCE2 qualified practitioner


  • Education management
  • Business development
  • Strategic planning
  • Project management
  • Financial management
  • Education training
  • Developing partnerships and business relationships

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