The newly-appointed principal at City College Plymouth has resigned following a damning report which revealed 'serious leadership failings' at his previous college.
The Further Education Commissioner report cited a failure of governance and leadership at Mr Phillips' previous college Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College. The college is now in Administered Status.
The Chair of Governors at the City of Plymouth College say since Mr Phillips appointment in March, he did 'a great deal of good work'.
In a statement they say 'he has put in place an effective financial improvement plan, which the Corporation believes will place the College’s finances on a sound footing so as to allow it to further improve the strong quality outcomes that have already been successfully delivered.'