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Clare Russell Runshaw College

Clare Russell

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Clare took up the post of Principal and Chief Executive at Runshaw College in August 2020, having joined the college in 2009.

Clare started her teaching career at King George V College Southport, in September 2000, as a teacher of Computer Science & ICT, quickly progressing to a Curriculum Manager role. In 2009, Clare moved to Runshaw College as Head of School for Computing & ICT, teaching adults and 16-18 students from Levels 1 to 5, across all types of provision. After two years in that role, she was promoted to Assistant Principal and then Deputy Principal for seven years before progressing to Principal.

Passionate about the power of education to change lives, Clare has regularly volunteered as a governing board member for a number of local schools and colleges and has also held senior roles with several awarding organisations. Alongside her full-time role, Clare continues to serve as an Ofsted Inspector for Further Education & Skills, a position she has held since 2014.