June Durrant retired from her role as deputy principal of Kirklees College in summer 2017. Keen to use the expertise and knowledge developed over her 31-year career in further education, she joined the Corporation at Bradford College. June was already familiar with Bradford College, having spent 18 years at the institution before the 13 years of service she gave to Kirklees College.
Married with two children and four grandchildren, June’s first job at Bradford College was as an evening clerk, in 1986. By 1998 she had worked her way up to become area manager for adult and community education. She was in that post for six years before making the move to Huddersfield Technical College which later became Kirklees College. Her roles at Kirklees included head of school, assistant principal and deputy principal, including a period of time as acting principal.
I have a real passion for high-quality education and training. I have risen from an evening clerk to acting principal of a large FE institution. I believe this has been because of the passion, commitment, skills, expertise and knowledge I have demonstrated.
June has managed all the key curriculum areas in both FE and HE and has a wide experience of Ofsted and the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), taking lead roles during inspections and the QAA Integrated Quality and Enhancement Review (IQER). She also brings a vast knowledge of apprenticeships, having seen Kirklees College drive achievement rates and timeliness to well above the sector averages.