Ruth Harrison

Deputy Principal

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Ruth Harrison, Deputy Principal at East Coast College.  

Ruth has over 30 years’ experience of the Further Education sector at a number of colleges, including the former Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Colleges. 

Ruth oversaw a three year improving trend in outcomes for students at Great Yarmouth College and, along with the senior team led the College to an overall ‘Good’ Ofsted result in the last inspection.

Ruth’s specialism is curriculum planning and quality improvement including teaching, learning and assessment. She has effectively implemented study programmes with high learner outcomes and has experience of working with Higher Education provision, both in bringing on new curriculum and in securing a strong result in two separate QAA (IQER) Higher Education reviews. 

Ruth has an MA in teaching, learning and assessment and her dissertation was the successful induction of vocational teachers into the FE sector which she has implemented in 2 colleges.

Ruth has been an OFSTED inspector and is currently Chair of the Norfolk County Council Raising Participation Age Forum and has been a Governor at a local middle school.