12 December 2019

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) is set to be further strengthened by the appointment of a new member to its executive team. Thomas Hamilton-Dick will join the college as Deputy Principal – Curriculum and Innovation with a brief to build on the organisation’s recent successful Ofsted inspection and to develop an ever more agile and responsive curriculum offer.

Tom, who is currently Executive Director of Curriculum at Nottingham College, is expected to take up his post early in the spring term of 2020. He said: “I’m delighted to be joining the team at NWSLC and very much look forward to working at the heart of the college’s continuing drive towards becoming Ofsted ‘Outstanding’."

Tom has a background in the media and has experience of working in the USA as commercial camera operator. He began his teaching career at Grimsby College as a lecturer and swiftly progressed into a wider course leadership role. He then joined North Nottinghamshire College, rising to become Head of Media. Always seeking greater levels of responsibility, Tom moved to South Essex College before returning to New College Nottingham as Director of Cluster Creative. His current role as Curriculum Lead is both strategic and operational and extends to stakeholder management. Tom is a member of several external boards that shape regional skills agendas across Nottinghamshire. He also works with strategic teams within the Association of Colleges.

Tom said, “The passion, commitment and enthusiasm for the success of students from everyone I’ve met so far has been overwhelming and I’m very much looking forward to being part of the NWSLC community. Education is in my blood and I am frequently humbled by witnessing the positive difference that further education makes to people's lives every day.

“I am committed to working with my colleagues, our students and all of our stakeholders to build on our recent Ofsted ‘Good’ rating to ensure that the college continues to provide a first-class student experience.”

Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of the North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College Group said: “I am delighted with the appointment of Thomas Hamilton-Dick to the role of Deputy Principal. Following our recent Ofsted inspection, which highlighted the behaviour and attitudes of our students as ‘Outstanding’, we now have a perfect platform to move forward with the development of our curriculum and we are confident that Tom will bring a wealth of experience that will help us work towards our ambition to deliver an ‘Outstanding’ service across the board.”

Thank you to Amanda Bentley from North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College for submitting this news story. If you would like to share a news story from your organisation, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at media@skillsedugroup.co.uk