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Quality is right up NCG’s street

NCG has appointed a new Director of Quality to maintain and raise standards across the group’s eight colleges and training providers.

After a UK-wide recruitment process, NCG is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Wallis, who is currently assistant principal at Hartlepool College of FE.  

This senior role is vital to ensuring high quality provision for students and NCG is delighted to have made such a high calibre appointment.

Steve has a great track record of quality improvement, including securing an outstanding grade for apprenticeships, personal development and behaviour and welfare at the last Ofsted inspection at Hartlepool.

He also devised a successful curriculum strategy to increase higher and technical level skills, such as aerospace engineering and environmental technologies – which resulted in hundreds of learners going on to apprenticeships and higher education.

Joe Docherty, NCG chief executive, said: “Steve was a ‘stand out’ candidate with clear skills to ensure that our colleges and training providers build on their already ‘good’ reputation for quality across the UK.”

Steve, who will join NCG in April, said: “I’m delighted to be joining the team at NCG – it is incredibly exciting to be working across the Group to assist quality assurance and continuous improvement. 

“The Group’s national reach is extensive and highly valuable to the communities it serves. I’m looking forward to working closely with my new colleagues to add value and ultimately help secure excellent results for our learners across NCG.” 

Steve will be taking up his post with the group on 16 April 2018. 

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