As Vice Principal for Curriculum, Quality and Student Support I support the Principal in the running and strategic management of the College.
Together with the Principal, I work with Programme Area Managers and Curriculum Developers to quality assure all aspects of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. We work as a team to ensure the 16-19 curriculum is effective, high quality and meets the needs of all learners, enabling them to progress to a positive destination in line with their learning aim.
Leading on student care, guidance and intervention, I am responsible for attracting, retaining and ensuring the success of all our students. This involves leading and managing the College Student Support Services and ensuring that these services actively support and enhance learning and positively contribute to improving student outcomes. Together with the Student Achievement Tutor Team and Learning Support Team, we ensure that every student is supported pastorally and academically to maximise their success. As the College Designated Senior Person for Safeguarding and Child Protection I ensure that outstanding safeguarding and promotion of British Values is embedded within the college.
In addition, I lead on the management of the College International Strategy. We have a large number of Chinese students who come to the College to study A Levels before they progress to universities. I manage the International team and leading on the planning of International visits and International Recruitment.
I started my teaching career as a Business Studies teacher in 2005. Prior to that I worked for 10 years as a manager and trainer for a high street bank. Education, enterprise and employability are all things I value very highly in addition to ensuring that everyone has equal opportunity regardless of background. I love the diversity of my role and it gives me a real opportunity to ensure that curriculum and pastoral teams work very closely together to ensure the success of our students. I am lucky to work with such lovely students in a College with excellent facilities and incredibly hard working staff.
— Julie Collings, Curriculum, Quality and Student Support