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A BID to revolutionise post 16 education in South Suffolk has taken a further step forward after county chiefs advertised for a new principal on a £90,000 salary.

A BID to revolutionise post 16 education in South Suffolk has taken a further step forward after county chiefs advertised for a new principal on a £90,000 salary.

The £60million SWISS centre, which got the thumbs up from planners last month, will cater for more than 2,000 youngsters aged 14 to 19 from in and around Ipswich on land off London Road.

County chiefs are now looking for a top candidate to run the centre - advertising the post on a salary of up to £93,250.

An advert on the county council website said the authority is seeking a “committed, visionary and inspirational individual” with experience of senior leadership.


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“This is a unique chance to shape learning and develop educational facilities and create a centre of excellence for students and the wider Suffolk community,” it added.

The three-storey building will open in September 2010, and replace the existing post-16 education at Chantry High School, Claydon and Thurleston high schools, Westbourne Sports College and Belstead and Thomas Wolsey special schools.

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Interviews for the principal position will be held next month.

The centre is set to be renamed by pupils in time for its grand opening as the current name kicked up a storm in Switzerland prompting embassy officials to write to Suffolk County Council chiefs to highlight their concerns that the name was being used.

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