The senior leadership team at NSETC are highly skilled and experienced leaders in the education sector.

Dr Darran George


Darran started his career as a Royal Marine Commando before moving into education as a Lecturer in Sport at Coleg Gwent in South Wales. Following this, he taught undergraduate students as a Visiting Lecturer with the University of Wales, Newport before taking up a Lecturer in Public Services post at Weston College in 2006. Darran has held various management roles in education including Lecturer in Charge of Public Services, Curriculum Manager in Sports and Public Services, Deputy Head of Faculty Service Sectors, Head of Faculty Service Sectors, Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive IFT. Darran has led a large FE Faculty consisting of five key divisions: 1) Health, Social Care and Counselling, 2) Early Years and Education, 3) Sports, 4) Public Services, and 5) Hospitality, Hotel and Event Management. Darran is a governor of a local secondary school. Darran has previously studied for a First Degree in Sports Sciences, a Masters Degree in Active Recreation and Health, and a PhD in Education.

Senior Leadership Team (SLT)


Mr Darran George Principal
Miss Joanne Philpott Vice Principal
Teacher of DT and Engineering
Dr James Sully Assistant Vice Principal
Teacher of Maths
Mrs Ruth Davies Head of Key Stage 5 (Year 12 and 13)
Teacher of Business and Economics
Miss Alice Bushell School Services and Office Manager
Mrs Jane Hicks Head of Learning Support


Head of Department


Mrs Sarah Smith Head of Maths
Lead Tutor Key Stage 5
Mr Sam Shatford Head of Science
Mr James Whitbread Head of Business and IT
Mr Jamie Biddle Head of Sport, PE and Enrichment
Lead Tutor Key Stage 4
Mr Mark Gabey Head of DT, Engineering and Food Technology
Miss Rebecca Snell BTEC Coordinator and Teacher of Health and Social Care

Teaching Staff


Mr Kevin Lillistone Computing and IT
Mrs Elizabeth Price  DT & Engineering
Mr Robert Gore DT
Mr Ashley Amos English
Miss Kirsty Fudge Geography
Mr Athanasios Adamos Maths
Mrs Imogen Bennett MFL - French and Spanish
Mrs Jen Lee Psychology
Miss Charlotte Godman Science
Mr Phillip Clark Science
Mrs Sam Keir Science
Mrs Sarah Leaney Science
Mr Shaun O'Connell Science


Pastoral Support


Mrs Samantha Hiney Attendance and Pastoral Support Officer
Mrs Lisa Phillips Business Development Manager
Mrs Sally Bebb Learning Support Assistant
Mr Christian Morgan Teaching Assistant


Business Support


Mrs Emma Toomer Clerical Assistant
Miss Abbie Lee Admin Apprentice
Mrs Laura Allum Finance Administrator
Mr Luke Green Cover Supervisor
Mr Phil Simmons Data Manager
Mrs Helen Radford Science Technician
Mrs Emma Brittan Customer Services Assistant


In the linked document you can find a breakdown of the roles of the Senior Leadership Team.
Leadership Structure - January 2017