About us Meet The Team Leadership team Principal Mel Lenehan Mel has always worked in the education sector. She started as a practitioner teaching in higher, further and adult education in the areas of Sociology, Politics and Psychology. Before joining Fircroft College, Mel spent 15 years working in a variety of roles for the WEA. Mel is passionate about adult education and the way it can change lives. Vice Principal Michael Conway-Jones Michael is a qualified teacher, manager and coach. He combines those skills to deliver our Institute of Leadership and Management programmes. His career has been in the public, voluntary and community sector. As Director of Education he leads on curriculum and quality internally, and externally has worked on paid consultancy and improvement projects. He is an MBTI practitioner, using its insights to build teams and facilitate away days. He is a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training, teaches post-grads at the University of Birmingham and is Director of a Multi Academy Trust.