• Dr Janet Rose
    Principal
    Dr Janet Rose, Principal of Norland College, has had a long-standing career in early years education, training and provision...
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    Dr Janet Rose, Principal of Norland College, has had a long-standing career in early years education, training and provision both nationally and internationally. Before joining Norland, she was a Reader in Education and Early Years Education Award and Programme Leader at Bath Spa University. She has an established track record of senior leadership in Higher Education, leading large degrees programmes in early years education and early childhood, as well as MA and doctoral degrees, alongside early years teacher training. As a former teacher and early years practitioner, she has worked in a variety of early years settings and schools both in England and Europe. In the past 10 years, she has worked at several universities, including Gloucestershire University, where she helped to develop the ‘top up’ degree for Norland students. She is the recipient of two ‘Outstanding Teaching’ student awards and has a national profile as an early years expert. She is frequently invited to be a keynote speaker at national conferences such as with the National College of Teaching and Learning and the National Day Nurseries Association. 

    She is the author of numerous academic publications including co-authorship of two key texts – The Role of Adult in Early Years settings and Health and Wellbeing in Early Childhood. She is also the founder of Emotion Coaching UK and an Associate of Early Education. Janet is passionately committed to the promotion of quality research and excellence in early years provision. Her entire career has been dedicated to the advancement of young children’s potential and well-being and the adults that support them. 

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  • Mandy Donaldson
    Vice Principal, Head of Academic Services and Registrar
    Mandy Donaldson is the Vice Principal, Head of Academic Services and Registrar at Norland. This involves leading and/or co-ordinating...
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    Mandy Donaldson is the Vice Principal, Head of Academic Services and Registrar at Norland. This involves leading and/or co-ordinating curriculum, teaching and learning, business delivery, quality and standards and student and academic services. She is also responsible for Norland's compliance with the higher education regulatory framework including QAA, HEFCE, OIA, HESA and UCAS. She deputises for the Principal in her absence and has been leading Norland's application for TDAP. She has guided Norland through successful QAA reviews and HEFCE SCD applications and has spoken at national QAA and HEFCE conferences on the subjects of student engagement and enhancement. Prior to Norland, she worked in higher education in two FE Colleges and at the University of Reading as Programme Director, where she designed and managed an undergraduate and postgraduate programme. Mandy has co-authored a text book for Early Years students and been involved in a SIG literature review for BERA. She has an MA in Teaching and Learning from the University of Reading and is soon to embark on an EdD.

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  • Jo Brimble
    Placement Manager
    Jo Brimble is the Placement Manager for Norland. She takes responsibility for student placements, including liaising with settings and...
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    Jo Brimble is the Placement Manager for Norland. She takes responsibility for student placements, including liaising with settings and families which will help to promote the development of practical skills for students when working with babies and children. She has worked as a childcare practitioner, including in roles with the private, social services and education sector and her last role was as a lecturer and assessor for a large college based in Bristol. She joined Norland in July 2017.

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  • Deborah Buck
    Academic and Curriculum Leader and Senior Lecturer in Early Years
    Deborah Buck has worked in Education for the last 18 years and has had a range of roles within the Early Years sector. Deborah was...
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    Deborah Buck has worked in Education for the last 18 years and has had a range of roles within the Early Years sector.  Deborah was offered a position managing a failing pre-school, which received a good judgement from OFSTED within 12 months. She was the appointed to a role as part of the Early Years Advisory Team with Wiltshire Local Education Authority, carrying out this role for almost six years supporting and advising early years settings on inclusive practice. Part of this role was to coordinate services for children and families who were vulnerable to underachieving. This role also meant that close working relationships were created with other agencies and particularly Social Care. Deborah then moved into her teaching career as a Programme Leader at Wiltshire College, teaching across levels 1-4 in Health and Social care and Childcare Qualifications. Here at Norland College Deborah is the Academic and Curriculum Leader. Deborah has an Honours Degree in Early Years Education and holds Early Years Professional Status and a PGCE. She is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Higher Education. Deborah is External Examiner for Plymouth University.

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  • Lynne Cole
    Academic Support Services Manager and Lecturer
    Lynne Cole is the Academic Support Services Manager and a Lecturer at Norland. Lynne has a MSc in Information and Library Studies and is...
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    Lynne Cole is the Academic Support Services Manager and a Lecturer at Norland. Lynne has a MSc in Information and Library Studies and is currently studying her PhD in Information Science at City University, investigating dyslexia and online information-seeking behaviour in undergraduate students. Lynne is responsible for the management of the library, student support and admissions services, also taking a lead role in the promotion of the college archives for research. Lynne is a Fellow of the HEA and lectures on professional development and research skills, and acts as supervisor to dissertation students. Lynne has had two abstracts accepted for conferences and presented at the SRHE Newer Researcher conference in December 2016. She has had a peer-reviewed article accepted for the LIR research journal, discussing the results of the exploratory study for her PhD and was involved in a SIG literature review for BERA. Lynne was part of the team that wrote the degree programme in 2012/13 and is involved in its validation and re-validation. Lynne is a chartered member of CILIP and member of the information literacy and research and academic libraries special interest groups. As part of the Voices of the Homefront event, Lynne presented material from the college archives in a poster at the National Archives.

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  • Lucy Krebs
    Student Engagement Manager and Senior Lecturer in Early Years
    Lucy Krebs is a lecturer on both the BA (Hons) and Norland Diploma and Student Engagement Manager. As a lecturer, Lucy is involved with both
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    Lucy Krebs is a lecturer on both the BA (Hons) and Norland Diploma and Student Engagement Manager. As a lecturer, Lucy is involved with both the academic and practical elements of the course, using a variety of different teaching and learning methods. As Student Engagement Manager, Lucy works with a team of Student Representatives to discuss feedback, potential changes to the course and/or student experience and to plan social and charity opportunities for students. She also oversees the ‘Change Agents’ programme which provides students with the opportunity to suggest, implement and run new clubs or opportunities for their peers, as well as the ‘Here to Hear’ scheme, which is a student mentoring programme. Lucy trained at Norland and since then has worked as a private nanny, an Early Years Practitioner at the Norland Nursery and worked with the NQN team that involves preparing and supporting new Norlanders with their first year of employment. Lucy gained her BA (Hons) studying part time with the Open University in 2016. 

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  • Dr Karen McInnes
    Head of Learning, Teaching and Research
    Dr Karen McInnes is Head of Learning, Teaching and Research having previously been a Research Fellow. In her current position, Karen is
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    Dr Karen McInnes is Head of Learning, Teaching and Research having previously been a Research Fellow. In her current position, Karen is responsible for the academic leadership, management and assessment of the course. Working closely with the module leaders Karen ensures the effective planning, management and review of the programme, responding to feedback from students, external examiners, Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) and industry. Karen works closely with colleagues to revise the degree on a regular basis, as well as its validation and revalidation. 

    Karen has a first degree in Speech Therapy and is a qualified early years teacher with a PGCE and MA in Early Years Education. She is also a qualified play therapist with an MSc (distinction) in Play Therapy. She has a PhD in early years education and psychology from the University of Glamorgan and her PhD thesis looked at the role of playful practice for learning in the early years. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has previously been a lecturer, senior lecturer and programme leader for Masters programmes at Bath Spa University and was the award leader for the MSc Play Therapy at the University of South Wales. She has also been a senior researcher with Barnardo’s National Policy and Research Unit undertaking a variety of research projects concerned with children’s wellbeing and development.

    Latterly, at Bath Spa University, she was jointly responsible for setting up and developing the Early Years, Childhood and Youth Research Centre. Her most recent research has focused on children’s and practitioners’ perceptions of play and playfulness and the impact on teaching and learning and on the Attachment Aware Schools Project with Dr Janet Rose, Principal of Norland College. Karen has published extensively in the field of early years education and presented at both national and international conferences.

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  • Tom Parsons
    Programmes Manager and Senior Lecturer in Early Years
    Tom Parsons is an Early Years Lecturer and Programme Coordinator at Norland College. This involves planning and delivering the BA Early Year
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    Tom Parsons is an Early Years Lecturer and Programme Coordinator at Norland College. This involves planning and delivering the BA Early Years Learning and Development curriculum in collaboration with the lecturing team, leading modules with responsibility for assessments, providing academic and pastoral support for students, and conducting in research and scholarly activity in order to develop personal practice and to help raise the academic profile of the institution. Prior to Norland he trained to a foundation level in Early Years Learning and Development before moving on to complete a BA in Education and a PGCE incorporating the Diploma in Education and Training at Plymouth University. He is currently studying an MA in Education through the University of Bath. 

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  • Paul Henderson
    Student Support Officer
    Paul Henderson is the Student Support Officer at Norland College. Paul has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Sociology, along with an MA in...
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    Paul Henderson is the Student Support Officer at Norland College. Paul has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Sociology, along with an MA in Continental Philosophy and Healthcare Ethics. He holds a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training and has previously worked as a teacher in two sixth form colleges where he taught philosophy, sociology, anthropology and world-development at A Level. He has worked as a personal tutor and academic support officer in various further and higher education settings. Paul is responsible for providing academic and pastoral support in the college and offers study skills sessions and guidance on welfare and applications for the Disability Support Allowance. Paul also teaches on the Professional Development Module of the course. 

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