Jon Ridley

Jon has worked in Further Education (FE) and Skills and College Based Higher Education (CBHE) for over 15 years in three different colleges, in a variety of roles that has taken him from teaching in the classroom, to training trainee teachers and into senior leadership in education.

Jon has also worked as an examiner and holds a National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) status.

Jon is presently the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Quality at Newcastle College. His responsibilities cover post-16 learning; higher education; safeguarding; student services and teaching learning and assessment. He is passionate about the education young people receive and is motivated to create a learning environment that makes a positive difference to the lives of our students and the wider community.