West Notts College welcomes former Ofsted inspector as new vice-principal

A former senior Ofsted inspector has spoken of his ambitions for West Nottinghamshire College after taking on the role of vice-principal.

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 11:19 am
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 2:51 pm
Matt Vaughan, new vice-principal of Vision West Nottinghamshire College.

Matt Vaughan 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.

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Matt said: “I’m thrilled to join West Notts during this important period and have the opportunity to be part of an upward journey for the college.

“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.

Previous roles included senior officer leading the learning and skills service at Nottinghamshire County Council and assistant principal and curriculum director at North Notts College, Worksop.