Meet The Senior Leadership Team

Oaklands College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment for all our students. Our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) ensures that teaching and learning provision and standards in line with the current educational curriculum and national levels of expectation. The SLT is responsible for steering and supporting the strategic direction of the college.

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Andrew Slade

Principal and Chief Executive

I have extensive FE experience having held a number of senior positions, including Principal at South Thames College and Deputy Principal at London South East Colleges. I am passionate about education as a key to unlock people’s potential and I feel privileged to work in a sector that makes such a significant difference to people’s lives and that contributes so much to our society and economy.


Harpreet Nagra

Deputy Principal Curriculum, Performance and Student Experience

I have worked in further education as an ESOL and English teacher with a number of colleges before moving into a quality role at Central Bedfordshire College.

After that, I joined Ofsted and became a Her Majesty’s Inspector for three years. I joined Oaklands College in October 2018.

Responsible for: Apprenticeships, Careers and Learning Services, Curriculum, Exams & Achievement, Higher Education, IT Services, Quality and Workbased Learning


Paul McCormack

Deputy Principal Finance, Resources and College Planning

Responsible for: Finance, Accounting and Fiscal Planning


Ana Guimaraes

Director of Curriculum

Responsible for: Business, Computing & IT, Construction Management, Engineering, Electrical, Landbased Industries, Plumbing, Public Services, Sport and Travel & Tourism


Barbara Jones

Interim Director of Human Resources

Responsible for: Human Resources and Staff Development

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