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Senior role at college for Barnby man

Posted onPosted on 29th Jan

A highly-experienced educationalist and former senior Ofsted inspector who lives in Barnby, near Newark, has spoken of his ambitions for West Nottinghamshire College after becoming the final addition to its new-look senior leadership team.

Matt Vaughan (above) has joined the college as vice-principal for curriculum and quality following a revamp of its executive management structure.

The 53-year-old will be responsible for developing the strategic vision of all teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum planning at the institution, which has campuses in Mansfield and Ashfield.

He will take the lead role in designing and implementing its new ASPIRE curriculum — ensuring the organisation is at the forefront of innovation and remains responsive to the needs of the community and employers — and further build on the quality of the student experience.

Matt said: “My priorities are three-fold: to provide an outstanding experience for students of all levels, to build on the good work that is already happening with employers, and ensure standards of teaching and learning are of a consistently excellent quality.

“There’s still a way to go in certain areas but I’m confident we’ve got the right people in place, which gives us a superb platform to achieve our aims, so I’m extremely optimistic about the future.

“It’s a fantastic privilege to be here and I’m excited by the prospect of helping bring back the good times and getting the college — and, above all, the learner experience — back to where it should be.”

Matt comes with more than 30 years’ experience in a variety of education settings across the country, having worked at a variety of levels from foundation teacher to deputy chief executive of a large college group.

Matt is married to Anna, a primary school teacher, and they live in Barnby, near Newark.