Female English A level student reading The Pardoner's Tale is one of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer in the Learning Resources Centre in East Durham College's Peterlee Campus

Progression Coaches

Every full time student has a Progression Coach who is responsible for the supervision of all the students in his/her group.

As well as monitoring students’ attendance and progress, the Progression Coach will help provide a general educational framework for students and will develop in groups and individually the following parts of the curriculum:

  • The student’s part in the life of the College as a whole
  • The links between the student and the wider community
  • The links between a student’s specialist study and other areas of knowledge
  • The development of study skills
  • Review of student’s programme of study and their progress
  • The building up and termly review of an Individual Action Plan for each student

Your Progression Coach is here to ensure you achieve your full potential at College. They are on hand to provide support in many areas of your educational career such as help with organising your coursework and studies, supporting you when you feel under pressure and providing objective advice on lots of issues.

Contact Details

You can contact our Welfare and Pastoral Services Manager, Alfie Wilkinson, on 0191 518 8232 or 07908548419.

Curriculum Area (Peterlee Campus) Progression Coach Name Contact Telephone Number
Welfare & Pastoral Services Manager Alfie Wilkinson 0191 518 8232
Beauty, Catering and Bricklaying Michelle Robinson 0191 518 8336
ED6 (A Levels) Dean Russell 0191 518 5519
Creative Industries & Hairdressing Helen Topping 0191 518 5529
Travel & Tourism, Carpentry/Joinery, Painting & Decorating, Business & IT Charlotte Flanagan 07984457920
Childcare & Health/Social Care Olivia Slingsby 0191 518 5518
Sport & Public Services Kelly Billingham 0191 518 8232
Curriculum Area (Houghall Campus) Name of Progression Coach Contact Telephone Number
Animal Care (Level 1), Animal Care (Level 3, Groups A, C, D), Floristry, Employability (Level 2) Leeanne Schofield 0191 375 4786
Animal Care (Level 2 Technical), Land & Wildlife, Sport (Year 1 and Year 2) + Rugby Academy Maria Hockborn 0191 375 4779
Animal Care (Level 3, Year 2), Arboriculture & Agriculture) Hazel Hope 0191 375 4731
Equine & Animal Care (Level 3, Groups B, E and F) Georgia White 0191 375 4740
Veterinary Nursing & Foundation/Derwent Lauren Carr 07775741533
Curriculum Area (Technical Skills Academy) Name of Progression Coach Contact Telephone Number
Motor Vehicle/Plumbing Peter Lowes 0191 518 5582
Engineering and Electrical Hayley Hall 0191 518 5578