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Award winning students unveiled at Daventry event

25 Jun 2019

Award winning students unveiled at Daventry event

Award-winning students have been urged to “be bold and aspire for greatness” during a ceremony to celebrate their hard work...

Student given chance to cook with Raymond Blanc in Michelin-starred kitchen

21 Jun 2019

Student given chance to cook with Raymond Blanc in Michelin-starred kitchen

A 19-year-old Northampton College student will have the chance to cook alongside celebrity chef Raymond Blanc in his Michelin-starred restaurant...

patPat has 25 years of senior leadership experience in education with a wide portfolio including schools and colleges . She has expertise in : Quality, change management, finance, resource management, performance management, project management, estates development, data and statistical analysis, funding, education reform and change management.

She has extensive knowledge of teaching, learning and assessment, with a specialism in SpLD. She can evidence successful delivery of large complex projects including: financial turn around, successful Ofsted IQER and QAA outcomes with commendations. A good communicator and motivator who has excellent people skills.

Pat has led cultural change across large colleges resulting in improved outcomes and financial stability. She is passionate about education believing that all people should be given the opportunity to reach their potential. She is a member of the AoC National 14-19 Portfolio Group, the SEND Portfolio Group as well as the regional lead for the East Midlands. She sits on the Northampton Employment and Skills Board. She is a member of The Professional Association of Teachers for Students with Specific Learning Difficulties.
david smith small for websiteAfter graduating from the University of Hertfordshire as a scientist, I have worked for The Open University in a number of operational and strategic roles. I’m currently a Strategy Manager working alongside the Vice-Chancellor and Executive Team to manage the process of reporting and analysing institutional performance. I’m also responsible for the development and review of the University Strategy and for addressing key organisational problems through analytical outputs. I also chair a University wide group to improve our understanding of data. I previously worked in one of the Pro-Vice Chancellor offices working with the faculties to develop and monitor their academic and financial plans. I’ve also worked in Student Services as a Project Manager and directly supporting students including as a Director of three Residential Schools. Since then I’ve completed a MSc in Science and a Professional Certificate in Management with the University.

geraldine schofieldI am a microbiologist who has worked in academia (Universities of Newcastle, Cologne, Milan), the public sector (Public Health Service) and the private sector. I have authored a large number of scientific publications including chapters in two of the standard microbiological texts. Latterly I was a senior manager with Unilever plc becoming global Head of Regulatory Affairs Foods R&D. I have been an adviser to the UK Government on genetic modification, and health and safety and, to the EU Commission on risk and food safety. Until 2013 I was a visiting Professor at the University of Exeter and a Non-Executive Director of Milton Keynes Community Health Services. I am a Trustee of the Society for Experimental Biology and a Magistrate. I was awarded an MBE for services to the biotechnology industry.

 

nsgheadA teacher first and foremost, I have been working in schools throughout my adult life. The early part of my career brought together two passions: the pedagogy of science teaching and teacher continuing professional development. Through this I worked on national initiatives including the development of the new National Curriculum for Science, GCSE Science Assessment and the assessment of student progression. I moved into school Senior Leadership in 2001 with responsibilities including staff and curriculum development, and Special Educational Needs. I have worked directly with schools on specific areas of school improvement, as well as supporting schools through the delivery of training on a local, national and international level. This work has included mentoring and coaching colleagues on programmes ranging from LftM to NPQH. I was appointed as the Headteacher of Northampton School for Girls in 2009. A large comprehensive school (over 1700 students) in the middle of England, the school is graded outstanding by Ofsted and has a national reputation for its achievements in music, sport and inclusion. At the heart of my work is the importance of each and every child in education, and the impact that the best in teaching brings to them.

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