SCOLA (Sutton College of Learning for Adults) Principal Saboohi Famili will leave the College at the end of this academic year to take up new challenges in Guernsey.
Saboohi, Principal at SCOLA for the last four years will be taking on this professional challenge from September, becoming Principal of the Guernsey Further Education College.
An energetic and inspirational leader, Saboohi has brought enthusiasm, business acumen, new ideas and clear direction to SCOLA, transforming the community college to a visionary, proactive and positive education provider in South London.
The College has diversified its offering and continues to raise its profile in the local and regional area, firmly reiterating its place as the premier provider of Adult Education in the Borough.
Thanking staff and stakeholders of the college for their support and encouragement whilst in office, Saboohi said:
‘We all end up being temporary custodians of any organisation and hope to make a worthwhile contribution during our term of office. SCOLA has a long history and will continue to have a long, successful future. I have witnessed first-hand the result of our dedication and commitment to providing an outstanding level of teaching and a high level of education for the London Borough of Sutton and beyond. I wish all the best for the future for the College, its staff and students’.
Saboohi will continue to work at SCOLA until the end of August 2014 and will be working with the College’s Board of Governors and the Council to ensure robust succession planning is in place for the future development of the College.
Chair of SCOLA Board of Governors, Genefer Espejo said:
‘Under the inspirational leadership of Saboohi, SCOLA is an organisation which promotes life-long learning of the highest quality for all. Her hard work and commitment have been exemplary; all of us who have worked with her will miss her dynamism, enthusiasm and charm. It has been a delight to be associated with her. We wish her the very best as she takes on new professional challenges.’