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Welcome from new Principal – Dipa Ganguli OBE

Dear WM College Community, 

I am thrilled to extend my warmest greetings and introduce myself as the new Principal of WM College. It is with immense excitement and a sense of profound responsibility that I start on this journey as a leader of our college’s rich legacy and its bright future. 

Firstly, I would like to express my deep gratitude for the warm welcome and overwhelming support I have received from the Governors and colleagues. Right from the start I have been struck by the spirit of community and excellence that defines our college.  

Allow me to share a bit about myself. I come to WM College with nearly 30 years of experience in adult education, holding various leadership roles throughout my career. My educational philosophy is firmly rooted in the belief that education is a transformative force, which is a commitment to nurturing not only the minds but also the well-being of our learners. I want us to be a college where every individual can thrive, regardless of their background or circumstances. Together, we will work towards creating an environment that fosters inclusivity, diversity, and equity, allowing each student to reach their full potential. Over the coming months, I am eager to engage with each one of you – staff, learners, partners, and our wider community. Meaningful collaboration is the cornerstone of progress, and I look forward to listening to your ideas, aspirations, and concerns.  

While the challenges facing further education today are significant, I am confident that, with your dedication and resilience, we can navigate them successfully. We will explore new ways to enhance our academic programs, embrace innovative teaching methodologies, and provide learners with the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world. 

My vision for WM College is to build upon the solid foundation and lead our institution to new heights of achievement. Together, we will focus on the following key areas: 

  • Academic Excellence: We will continue to foster an environment where learning is not just a means to an end but a lifelong journey.  
  • Inclusivity and Diversity: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everybody feels they belong. 
  • Community Engagement: We are not just an institution; we are a part of a larger community. We will actively engage with our local community and contribute positively to its growth and development. 
  • Learner Success: Our goal is to empower our learners to succeed academically and personally. We will provide them with the necessary resources and support to reach their full potential. 

I believe that achieving these goals requires a collaborative effort. I am eager to work closely with our Governors, staff, learners, partners, and the broader community to make WM College a beacon of excellence in education. 

I am excited about the journey ahead and the opportunity to serve as your principal. Together, we will continue to inspire, innovate, and excel. 

Thank you once again for your warm welcome, and I look forward to meeting each of you in person soon. 

Warm regards, 

Dipa Ganguli OBE 


44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572