Senior Leadership Team

Paul Cook – Principal

Paul Cook, Principal

Paul Cook has worked in further education for 19 years and is the former Principal of ESPA College in the North East of England which caters for learners with autism and mental health conditions. Paul joined further education after a successful career in the police service, and over the last two decades has served in some of the country’s highest performing colleges as a teacher, advanced teaching practitioner, head of facility and in a variety of senior management roles. Paul also spent a number of years with the Learning and Skills Improvement Service managing college recovery plans, and as a college inspector focusing on special needs provision and leadership and management.

Jane Ferguson – Vice Principal

Jane Ferguson, Vice Principal for Safeguarding & Pastoral Care

Jane Ferguson is Vice Principal for Safeguarding & Pastoral Care with responsibility for safeguarding, mentors, therapies, support services, learner leadership and the residential provision. Jane has a worked in education for over 20 years in the areas of teaching and learning, training, therapeutic and pastoral care and business support functions. Jane is also the lead governor for safeguarding at a school in Warwickshire.

Rosie Herbert – Vice Principal

Rosie Herbert, Vice Principal Quality and Curriculum

Rosie Herbert is Vice Principal Quality and Curriculum at Hereward College with responsibilities including learning and teaching, quality improvement and curriculum management. Rosie has been involved in the further education sector for over 20 years with a broad range of experience, having had responsibilities for both academic and business support functions. Rosie started her career as Education Officer at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, and has a keen interest for all aspects of the arts. Most recently she has acted as a governor for Hereward, just prior to taking up the position as Vice Principal.

Deb Reynolds – Vice Principal

Deb Reynolds, Vice Principal Finance and Resources

Deb Reynolds is Vice Principal Finance and Resources at Hereward College. She is responsible for finance, human resources, marketing, estates, IT, employer training, management information systems and the Access department.