20th September 2019
It was great to welcome back St Helens Council leader and former student, David Baines, and Council Chief Executive, Mike Palin, who visited Carmel to congratulate the college on its recent Ofsted Outstanding Grade.
After a tour of the college, Councillor Baines and Mr Palin met with Principal, Mike Hill, to discuss the college’s important role within the borough in providing an outstanding education for over two thousand students. Mike gave updates on the further development of the University Centre at Carmel and the college’s partnership with The University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University and University of the Arts London.
Councillor Baines also offered his support for the Raise the Rate Campaign, highlighting the fact that education funding for 16-18 years olds has been frozen for the last six years. This sustained underinvestment in sixth form funding is having a negative impact on the education of students, the financial health of colleges and schools, and the ability of government to achieve its ambitions for the economy and social mobility.
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