A Father of Three who "confessed" to being a TV addict is the new principle of Hornchurch College of Further Education.
He is Mr. Frederick Janes, 44, who will probably be coming South from term. Yorkshire to take up his Mr. Janes, a native of new posts in January in time for the beginning of next term.
Mr. Janes, a native of Kent, is taking over at a for the beginning of next time of crucial development, with plans for a £280,000 extension to double capacity already well under way.
“I’m very pleased to be coming south again” said Mr. Janes this week. I was most impressed by the friendly atmosphere of the Staff and Members of the Education Department when I came down to Romford.”
He said it was too soon to make any prophesies about his future plans for the college but he will have a great deal to live up to. The immediate past principle, Mr. Arthur Ebdon, played a key role in expanding the college from a small enterprise handling 120 day-release students nine years ago to its present strength of 3,800 pupils.
But however busy, Mr. Janes will find time for his favourite hobbies. He said: “I read a great deal and I do some of the labouring side of gardening.
“I’m also a confirmed TV addict — I might as well confess it. I enjoy a wide variety of programmes.”
He is vice president of Dewsbury and Batley Technical and Art College in the West Riding of Yorkshire and hopes to be available by January — at latest Easter.
His experience also covers primary and secondary teaching.
Mr. Janes, he read philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford and gained his MA and Diploma in Education. He lost a leg fighting in France at the end of August, 1944.