North East regional team

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About the North East team

The North East team covers County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland. We work with more than 40 providers, helping them achieve their professional development goals for the benefit of learners and employers.

We are committed to supporting the continual transformation of the technical and vocational education system and work with providers, employers and regional stakeholders across the region to support the achievement of their skills and training objectives and priorities.

Your Area Relationship and Development Lead

Find your Area Relationship and Development Lead

Browse through the table below to view our list of providers, listed in alphabetical order.

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Provider NameArea Relationship and Development LeadContact EmailContact Number
Conyers SchoolIain
Darlington CollegeIain
Middlesbrough CollegeIain
Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form CollegeIain
Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form CollegeIain
The Education Training CollectiveIain
Trinity Catholic CollegeIain
Bede AcademySimon
Bishop Auckland CollegeSimon
City of Sunderland CollegeSimon
Derwentside CollegeSimon
Durham Sixth Form CentreSimon
East Durham CollegeSimon
Gateshead CollegeSimon
Hartlepool College of Further EducationSimon
Hartlepool Sixth Form CollegeSimon
James Calvert Spence CollegeSimon
King James I Academy Bishop AucklandSimon
Kingsmeadow Community Comprehensive SchoolSimon
Monkseaton High SchoolSimon
NCEA Duke's Secondary SchoolSimon
New College DurhamSimon
North East Futures UTCSimon
S.W. Durham Training LTDSimon
St Aidan's Catholic AcademySimon
St Anthony's Girls' Catholic AcademySimon
St John's Catholic School & Sixth Form CollegeSimon
St Joseph's Catholic AcademySimon
St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form CollegeSimon
St Thomas More Catholic School Simon
The Northern School of ArtSimon
Tyne Coast CollegeSimon
UTC South DurhamSimon

Regional Stakeholders, please contact Claire Nicholson-Clinch, Regional Head of Engagement

Independent Training Providers, please contact Paul Smith, Regional Relationship Manager

Meet the North East team

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Claire Nicholson-Clinch

Regional Head of Engagement

Telephone: 07590453418

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Paul Smith

Regional Relationship Manager (North)

Telephone: 07395244966
Connect with Paul on LinkedIn

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Simon Chalk

Area Relationship and Development Lead

Telephone: 07760665955
Connect with Simon on LinkedIn

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Iain Thompson

Area Relationship and Development Lead

Telephone: 07546415109
Connect with Iain on LinkedIn