North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities

Leadership Team

Marian Curran, Director

Marian joined the North Bristol Post 16 Centre at the beginning January 2010 as our centre Director, having previously worked at Wootton Basset School in Wiltshire for over seven years.

Marian has a degree in Theology. After working for a number of years, including two years teaching English as a second language in Japan, she studied for her Masters in Sociology, Politics and Economics.

In the early part of her career, Marian worked with people in care and in various inner city London schools teaching Sociology, Psychology, Religious Education and History.  As her career developed, she gained more responsibility becoming head of department in various schools as well as an Oxbridge mentor. 

Marian was Head of Sixth Form at Wootton Bassett School and also the school's International Baccalaureate Co-ordinator. Whilst at the school, her areas of responsibility included the Gifted & Talented Programme and Personalised Learning. Marian is very keen to nurture international interests and links; while at Wootton Bassett, she co-ran a World Challenge trip to South Africa. She also enjoys running, reading and travelling. Marian has recently qualified for her NPQH.

Owen Tiplady, Post 16 Assistant Headteacher, Redland Green Learning Community

He has worked in a number of secondary schools in East London and Bristol, and joined Redland Green School in 2008.  He has held a number of different roles within the Post-16 team and is enthusiastic about facilitating students to achieve their full potential in all areas of the curriculum.Owen, a business and economics specialist, is Assistant Headteacher for Post 16 at the Redland Green Learning Community.




Aimi Potter, Post 16 Assistant Headteacher, Cotham Learning Community


Aimi joined the North Bristol Post 16 Centre in September 2014. She has worked in three different schools in the South West in a number of different roles, including Head of Department and Head of Sixth Form.

After gaining a degree in English Literature, Aimi worked in a range of fields including broadcasting and youth work. She enjoys adventure travel and took part in a World Challenge expedition as a school leaver; this motivated her to lead a group of students on a similar expedition while in her first teaching post. More recently, she has trekked to Everest Base Camp and the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Aimi has found her greatest satisfaction working with Post 16 students. She is supported by a fantastic team who work relentlessly to ensure the best possible achievements and pathways for the students at the centre.  


Sarah Haine, Post 16 Student Services Leader, Redland Green Learning Community

 Sarah graduated from UWE in 2009 with a post graduate diploma in careers guidance. Prior to this, Sarah, a business graduate, was a marketing manager and spent 10 years working for a number of national and international organisations based in the south east. She grew up in Stroud and this new career direction has brought her back to her roots in the south west.




Georgina Webb-Dickin, Post 16 Student Services Leader, Cotham Learning Community

Georgina came to NBP16C in 2013 as an Academic Mentor and has recently moved into the Student Services Leader role on an interim basis. After gaining an MPhil in History of Art from the University of Birmingham, Georgina relocated to Bristol to study for a PhD, which is still in its final stages. During this time she has taught undergraduate students at the University of Bristol, co-organised research events and presented at international conferences. In the past, Georgina had various roles in secondary education and has also worked for Student Finance England. She enjoys working with post 16 students very much and takes great satisfaction from her work, supporting young people through one of the most challenging periods of their lives.