Hereward College

Senior Leadership Team

Paul Cook Photo
Paul Cook - Principal
Paul Cook has worked in further education for over 20 years with seven of those years as a college principal. Over the last two decades he 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 has research interests in the effective methods of securing sustainable employment for learners with disabilities and holds a master’s degree in education.
Rosie Herbert
Rosie Herbert - Vice Principal
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.
Sophie Dent – Vice Principal
Sophie Dent 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.
Jane Ferguson
Jane Ferguson - Vice Principal
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.


Hereward’s Board of Governors ensures that the work of the College delivers the best possible experience for the learners whilst working with the statutory framework applicable to FE Colleges. It holds the Senior Leadership Team to account, offering support and challenge, whilst ensuring that the best interests of the learners are central to the work and development of the College.

Current Governors:

Paul Cook (Principal & CEO)
Ian Pursglove (Chair)
Chris Todd (Vice Chair)
Stephen Brand
Ms K Carr-Fanning
Ms M Cook
Mr S Crick
Mr M Crook
Mr R Jones
Ms J Lewis-Bell
Cllr David Skinner

Governors can be contacted through Yvonne Doherty, Clerk to the Governors

We have extensive partnerships with employers and an expanding supported internship study programme.
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Tile Hill, Coventry CV4 9SW
Tel: 024 7646 1231


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