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 their group(s).

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 Programme Area Leader for the Progression Coach Team, Michelle Robinson, on 0191 518 8336 or 07908 127 236.

Curriculum Area (Peterlee Campus) Progression Coach Contact Telephone Numbers

Programme Area Leader - Progression Coach Team
Beauty, Bricklaying, Catering

Michelle Robinson 0191 518 8336
07908 127 236
ED6 (A Levels) Dean Russell 0191 518 5519
07949 835 368
Creative Industries & Hairdressing Helen Topping 0191 518 5529
Business & IT, Carpentry/Joinery, Painting & Decorating, Travel & Tourism Charlotte Flanagan 0191 518 5581
07949 437 886
Childcare & Health/Social Care Olivia Slingsby 0191 518 5518
07507 892 108
Sport & Public Services Kelly Billingham 0191 518 5561
07961 960 979
Curriculum Area (Houghall Campus) Progression Coach Contact Telephone Numbers
Animal Care (Level 1), Agriculture, Employability (Level 2) Leeanne Schofield 0191 375 4779
07834 328 952
Animal Care (Level 2 Technical), Animal Care (Level 3), Land & Wildlife Maria Hockborn 0191 375 4763
07967 441 243
Animal Care (Level 3, Year 1 & 2), Arboriculture Hazel Hope 0191 375 4731
07949 441 910
Animal Care (Level 3, Year 1) & Equine Georgia White 0191 375 4755
07983 408 883
Foundation Studies & Derwent ASC Lauren Carr 0191 375 4755
07775 741 533
Curriculum Area (Technical Skills Academy) Progression Coach Contact Telephone Numbers
Motor Vehicle, Plumbing Peter Lowes 0191 518 5582
07711 679 224
Engineering, Electrical Hayley Hall 0191 518 5578