Meet the man who develops leaders and managers

Colin Green, MA Education

Colin Green is responsible for the MA Leadership and Management in Education and PGC for School Improvement. 

"I began my career by teaching in a range of schools for 21 years undertaking in this time a full range of middle and senior leadership roles. I then moved to become a Senior School Improvement Officer with a local LEA and at the same time became an ESTYN Team Inspector at both Secondary and Primary levels. 

In this period I was also fortunate enough to be seconded on a part time basis to ACCAC [the acronym of Awdurdod Cymwysterau, Cwricwlwm ac Asesu Cymru, the former Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales] and became the 14-19 Science Officer for Wales. During this time as an LEA Officer I began lecturing part time at the University and so it became a natural progression for me when I retired from the LEA after 15 years’ service to take up a part-time post with the University.

I am once again very fortunate to work with an excellent team of fellow committed individuals who place the care and development of our students at the centre of our respective programmes

My interests have always been in developing people to their full potential and in particular developing our students to become outstanding leaders and managers and it is pleasing to note that a good number of our students have now progressed to  Headship or leaders within their schools or respective organisations.

The students who arrive on our courses come from a refreshingly wide background of experience. This range includes police officers, social and health workers, ex and current military personnel and students from abroad which of course bring with them their valuable cultural experience and last but not least school teachers.

The topic of leadership has always held for me great fascination and we as a team of lecturers try to develop a similar fascination in all our students."