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Meet our new Programme Leaders

LIPA Sixth Form College is pleased to announce the appointment of four key staff to the leadership team, ahead of its opening in September 2016

Stephanie White (second from right) has been appointed as Programme Manager for Acting and Production Arts, and comes to LIPA Sixth Form College from Hugh Baird College, Bootle, where she was Programme Manager and Lecturer in Performing Arts and responsible for BTEC Level 2 and Level 3 courses, Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) Degree provision. Following her degree in Drama from Liverpool John Moores University and PGCE training at Central School of Speech & Drama in London, Steph has worked in several schools with students from KS3 and upwards. She regularly directs drama productions across a range of venues, and is currently completing an MA in Theatre and Performance at the University of Manchester.

Nadeen Kemp (far right) joins LIPA Sixth Form College as Programme Manager for Music and Music Technology, and comes from Hugh Baird College, Bootle, where she was Curriculum Coordinator for Music, Music Technology, Creative Media Production, Performing Arts and Dance. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Nadeen is an experienced teacher of music for KS2 and above, and is an accomplished performer on the violin and several other instruments.

Andrea McDevitt (far left) has been appointed as Programme Manager for Dance. Andrea is a former student of the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance and achieved an MA in Dance Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. Andrea directed and performed both nationally and internationally with Gestures and Stark Dance companies and was an outreach worker for Northern Ballet Theatre. She was Assistant Director of both Manchester and Trafford Youth Dance Theatres, has choreographed performances for venues and colleges across the North West, and has also worked as a freelance performer and choreographer throughout her career. She comes to LIPA Sixth Form College from her role as Advanced Lecturer in Dance at the City of Liverpool College.

Amy Deane (second from left) has been appointed as Inclusion Manager and comes to LIPA Sixth Form College from her role as Curriculum Leader for English at St Helens College. Before entering the professional worlds of both education and charity work, Amy studied French and German at the University of Liverpool, and is currently completing her MA in English Language at Lancaster University in her spare time. Amy hopes that the new LIPA Sixth Form College students will get involved from September in her upcoming research into the spoken language of performers.

The new managers will join Director of Sixth Form, Charles Bartholomew, when LIPA Sixth Form College opens to its first students in September 2016 - Mr Bartholomew said: “We are delighted to have recruited such strong and talented Programme Leaders, whose appointment is another key step closer towards making LIPA Sixth Form College a reality in the autumn.”