ILT Lead Update

Having worked at Stamford College since 2010 and getting the side role of ILT (Information Learning Technology) Champion in 2016, I am pleased that the ILT role has expanded as of 2020 under the guise of ILT Lead. 2020 has been a challenging year for all due to the Covid-19

Successful EV 2019

I am so happy that the external verification of BTEC Level 2 IT, BTEC Level 3 IT and HND Computing has been a success. This is an important process each year where an examiner (known as a Standards Verifier) has to check our courses for quality and robustness in terms

Google HE Academy 2019

I had a fantastic experience this week at Google HQ in London for the Higher Education Academy two-day event. This special event is a pilot which is taking place three times across the globe; the London event was the second run of this. I got to experience various technologies on

Expansion of Responsibilities

The new academic year of 2018-19 has got off to a busy start at college. I continue the programme leadership of our university-level RQF HND in Computing; this is a higher education course equivalent to the first two years of degree study. For the first time I am also leading

Successful EV 2018

Another busy year has passed in the world of further and higher education teaching. This week has been particularly busy as the External Verifier from Pearson (BTEC) has been in to assess my legacy QCF HND in Computing and new RQF HND in Computing. The verification process was positive and

Successful EV 2017

Another year has passed at New College Stamford. The external examiner and former principal lead of Pearson BTEC IT qualifications has approved the HND Computing programme once again in its 5th consecutive year. As programme leader since the academic year 2012/13, I am very proud of this and thank all

Ofsted Grade 2 at NCS 2017

After a very long week, Ofsted have awarded New College Stamford a grade 2 classification. This means we are classed as a good college and have no areas for improvement. Many colleges in the area have not managed to get a grade 2 since the Ofsted criteria was tightened a

Successful EV 2016

Another year and another successful outcome from the external verifier from Pearson Edexcel. The HND Computing and Systems Development programme (level 4 and 5) which I lead has been cleared for its fourth consecutive year since it launched in 2012/13. Assignment briefs, learner work, programme standards and verification have all

Leading the NCS LGBT Group

I am now leading the LGBT group at New College Stamford alongside another colleague. The group supports those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or other. It is a community group for discussions, organising activities and promoting equality and diversity. February is an important month as it is LGBT history