KAREN REDHEAD OBE
CEO AND PRINCIPAL
Karen has worked in the further education sector for more than 29 years and has spent the majority of this time in senior roles at CEO / Principal or Deputy Principal level. The colleges she has worked in are very diverse in size (£14m - £60m turnover) and specialisms (academic, vocational, 16-18, adults, HE, apprenticeships, traineeships, commercial, international). Karen has served on a number of regional and national boards including the North East LEP and the AoC Board. Karen currently chairs the AoC national policy group for apprenticeships. Karen is currently undertaking a PhD in educational policy reform and is an alumna of Oxford University Said Business School. Karen was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to Further Education.
Chief Operating officer
Interim Deputy Principal
Lynne has been involved in FE for more than 25 years. Lynne specialises in developing the curriculum and quality. She has an interest in introducing learning technologies into teaching and learning.
Lynne has been a Vice Principal for curriculum and quality in a large further education college. She has been an inspector with ALI and Ofsted. Other posts include the chair of the South West Peer Confederation, a member of the LSIS Council and a school governor. Lynne has carried out several independent curriculum projects for colleges. For the last five years she was an FE Adviser working for the FE Commissioner.
Deputy Principal Business Development and Marketing
David Warnes has been working in the Further Education sector for over 20 years. After starting teaching vocational courses and assessing Apprenticeships, he went on to chair the national network of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) in Sport, before being seconded to work on the education programme for the London 2012 Olympics.
David has been the strategic lead for Apprenticeships at several colleges, including Vice Principal at a large London College Group, before joining West London College as Deputy Principal for Business Development and Marketing. David is also the Managing Director of the Evolve Learning Group, the College's Apprenticeship delivery arm.
Assistant Principal - Southall
Charles Nelson has been working in the Adult and Further Education sector for over 30 years and has led a wide range of curriculum at several London colleges before joining West London College as Director of Inclusive Learning and Additional Learning Support, and more recently as Assistant Principal of Curriculum.
During his early career Charles managed intervention programmes focusing on autism, mental health and the relocation of those from long-term institutions into the community. This was followed by ten years of curriculum management in an adult education before taking up posts in Further education.
Assistant Principal: Curriculum/ Ealing Green
Tracy started her career as a professional dancer and choreographer and, by chance, fell into teaching at a Further Education college back in 1999. Tracy quickly realised that her real passion lay in passing on her skills, knowledge and experience to young people and witness them grow, develop and succeed in their own careers. After teaching for many years, Tracy moved into management, managing the Performing Arts, Music and Media courses at a large London based college before moving on to become a College Director responsible for managing the A Level provision and vocational Science and Engineering courses.
In August 2019, Tracy joined the Senior leadership team at West London College as Assistant Principal for curriculum and now looks after the Ealing Green College site. She still keeps her passion for dance alive by teaching Zumba and Vibeatz dance fitness classes in her local area and at various fitness conventions around the UK.
Dean Vaughan has been working in the FE sector for nearly 30 years. He began working for WLC 18 years ago working his way up the management ladder and becoming Assistant Principal for Hammersmith and Fulham College in 2015, moving on to become Director of Curriculum in 2017 and back as Assistant Principal in July 2019. Before becoming a manager Dean has been a trainer, assessor and teacher in H&SC as well as Basic Skills. Previously Dean has managed Foundation studies, Caring Services and cross college and is the college's Lead on Adult Education.
Assistant Principal Quality & Student Services
Sara Woodward has had roles in education in the local authority, schools and colleges over the past twenty years. After working for Kent County Council for several years as a Senior Education Officer, Sara went on to lead the 14-to-19 curriculum partnership for a group of coastal schools and the local further education college. This progressed to a senior role at the college as Assistant, then Deputy Principal, overseeing a number of curriculum areas, including Health and Social Care, which Sara teaches, Child Care, Hospitality, Hair and Beauty and Supported Learning. One of Sara's main achievements was to establish a 14-to-16 direct entry school at the college, which continues to thrive. As Assistant Principal at West London College, her priority is to raise the quality of education for students and ensure the effective operation of student services.
Director of Management Information Systems
Adrienne Giles is an experienced information management professional within the Further Education sector, with over 20 years experience. A proven track record of development and implementation of data processing to support integrity and visible information management that inform strategic decisions to support teaching and learner and operational management.
Adrienne is the Director of Management Information Systems providing funding and audit assurance support alongside managing the teams that are responsible for the processing of data that include applications, enrolments , exams, timetabling, as well as the team that produce the funding returns and the team that support and maintain the student record systems.
Human Resources Director
Andrew Scott has been working in the Further Education sector for over 18 years. He worked at another large London College before joining West London College in 2018.
He has also spent 20 years in HR in the private sector working in retail, engineering and construction, manufacturing and distribution.
Andrew is also a non legal member of the Employment Tribunals (CBI appointment) which he has been doing on a part time basis for the past 25 years.
Director of Infrastructure Services
Terry Stevens commenced his career in Further Education at the age of twenty and has worked on both the academic and business support sides of the business, initially as a studio technician and then Curriculum Manager. He then moved over to lead on MIS, IT support and Estates management as an Assistant Director and Assistant Principal as business support services.
Terry joined West London College in late 2015 to focus on delivering robust estates and IT strategies that would give the college a solid and affordable foundation to develop its curriculum and skills delivery plans across multiple campuses. His detailed technical, practical & financial understanding give him good insight into how best to deliver these crucial services to the college.