Selby College boss Phil Sayles visits Bournemouth and Poole
The man at the top of a North Yorkshire university leaves.
Director and CEO Phil Sayles has been at the helm of Selby College since 2018 and will be leaving at the end of this year to take on an equivalent position at Bournemouth and Poole College on the south coast.
During his time at the head of the college, he became a partner of the Yorkshire and Humberside Institute of Technology, bringing in over £ 600,000 in investment, and developed key training partnerships with industrial giants Siemens Mobility and Drax Power. .
In 2020, Selby College achieved a 100 percent pass rate for its A-level and professional programs.
He said: “Selby and the surrounding area have a fantastic college filled with qualified, dedicated and fantastic staff who work very hard for student success. The last 18 months of the pandemic have seen them shine even brighter. I am also very proud of what our students accomplish, whether working, pursuing their studies or at great universities. Our work to further support businesses in the region with the skills they need has been important, and it’s something that will grow and continue.
“Fostering the perspectives of our students, employers and communities has always been my top priority during my time in College and will continue until I graduate for the last time in December. I will miss a lot of people and aspects of the job in Selby, and I am fortunate to have worked in one beautiful part of the country and moved to another. ”
Richard Stiff, president of the company at Selby College, said, “Phil has recently been instrumental in the college’s success. He has applied his passion, dedication, knowledge and invaluable experience to make a significant impact on the College’s business support functions, systems and services. Most importantly, he led the College very effectively through the most difficult times we have seen in education and personally, providing consistent and effective leadership for staff and students. We are grateful for his strong leadership, commitment and service to the College. He will be missed by his colleagues, students and staff at the College and we wish him good luck in his new role.