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Leadership team

The leadership team is responsible for all aspects of college life and future direction and is led by our award-winning Principal, Dame Asha Khemka DBE.

About the team

The team have a wealth of experience in their specialist area but also in leadership and management roles in education. The senior managers are committed to listening to our students, partners and others in developing the college. They have an open approach to leadership and welcome comments about how they are doing and how they can improve our services.

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    Dame Asha Khemka DBE
    Principal and Chief Executive

    01623 627191 ext 8220

    Dame Asha was recognised for her services to education in the 2009 New Year’s Honours list with an OBE and in 2008 was awarded a national Asian Woman of Achievement award.

    In 2014, she earned more accolades for her services to education. She became the first Indian born in living memory to receive a DBE and later in the year she was presented with the inaugural Dadabhai Naoroji Award for Education.

    Dame Asha was also named ‘Woman of the Year’ at the GG2 Leadership Awards for her outstanding work and commitment to improving and providing a fair education for all.

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    Thomas Stevens
    Deputy Principal: Business Development

    01623 627191 ext 8046

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    Louise Knott
    Vice Principal: Communications, Engagement and Student Experience

    01623 627191 ext 8051

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    Tracey Thompson
    Vice Principal: Human Resources and Organisational Development

    01623 627191 ext 8019

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    Amanda Jogela
    Director: Quality and Performance

    01623 627191 ext 8367

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    Gavin Peake
    Director: IT, Estates and Learning Resources

    01623 627191 ext 8583

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    Julian Smith
    Director: Learning and Innovation

    01623 627191

Why choose West Notts?

Best college for A Levels value added* in the East Midlands

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

In the top 10% of all providers nationally for apprenticeships

Second for vocational value added* in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

90% of students move into a positive destination

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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