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Life beyond A Levels - the compelling alternatives ensuring a fit-for-purpose next generation workforce

7 Sep 2018

Life beyond A Levels - the compelling alternatives ensuring a fit-for-purpose next generation workforce

Education is changing. The tried and tested model of GCSEs, A Levels and University, for so long seen as the...

Industrial Placement programme offers ‘perfect pathway’

6 Sep 2018

Industrial Placement programme offers ‘perfect pathway’

Northampton College is working with 50 of the county’s leading employers to create the perfect pathway for the workforce of...

helen scott governorMy current position is Dean of the Faculty of Education and Humanities at the University of Northampton, where I have worked for almost 5 years. I'm responsible for the academic quality and standards of the Faculty which includes the following subjects: History, English and Creative Writing, Education, Children and Young People, Early Years, Initial Teacher Training, Educational Linguistics, Special Educational Needs and Inclusion and Teacher Continuing Professional Development. Previously, I worked at Manchester Metropolitan University as Head of Partnerships, collaborating with hundreds of primary and secondary schools plus several FE colleges in training significant numbers of beginning teachers at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across the Greater Manchester area. I began my career in higher education leading a secondary Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course in Art at St Martin's College (later to become the University of Cumbria). At St Martin's I also taught undergraduate Fine Art students life drawing, painting, and sculpture, later moving on to running a large MA in Education for experienced teachers. Before my roles in higher education I taught art and design for six years in a secondary school in London and for three years at Luton Sixth Form College. I've been very lucky in my career to combine my two passions in life-education and art-and to work with some incredibly talented students and educators who have all inspired me in different ways. I have one son aged 21 and currently live in Olney.
mark hallI am Director of Finance at the University of Northampton, where I also look after IT and estates. I have worked at the university since 2004.

I have a mathematics and statistics degree from Warwick University and am also a qualified accountant.

After training at a firm of chartered accountants, I have gone on to work mainly in public funded bodies, including Milton Keynes College.

I am a huge fan of music and cinema and am currently annoying my family by constantly playing free jazz and experimental electronic music.
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.

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Elaine Clark was a mature student working at the College as a learning support assistant when she decided to study alongside the students she was helping and took her GCSE...

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