We will make a significant positive impact on the local, regional and national economy.

Bigger, Better, Stronger

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Tyne Coast College offers diverse and innovative programmes of study to create opportunities for all to succeed, professionally and personally.

Working with employers, partners and other stakeholders, our offer is designed to meet the skills needs of the region and strongly support economic growth and prosperity.


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Mission & Values

Our mission, vision and values drive our delivery of first-class provision and show a clear commitment of support to all our staff and students equally.

Our purpose is to provide outstanding educational opportunities that will benefit learners and the communities we serve and our vision is to grow further as a world-class educational facility, operating with a focus that transforms lives, placing learners at the heart of what we do.


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Our Businesses

Created from a merger of South Tyneside College and Tyne Metropolitan College, our programmes meet the skills needs of the North East and strongly support the region's economic growth and prosperity.

We cut across geographical boundaries, and our guiding vision creates opportunity for all to succeed, personally and professionally.


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Multi Academy Trust

Our Multi Academy Trust is sponsored by South Tyneside College, a large general Further Education college with a world-wide reputation in maritime education.

The Multi Academy Trust Aims to support North East schools through a collective vision to provide excellence in education for students of all ages.


Latest news

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Senior leadership team

Our key staff

Dr Lindsey Whiterod, CBE

Chief Executive
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Jane Cuthbertson

Chief Operating Officer
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Mandy Morris

Principal, TyneMet & South Tyneside
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Simon Ashton

Principal, South Shields Marine School
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Diane Turner

Vice Principal, Tyne Coast College
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David Gardner

Assistant Principal, South Tyneside
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Tony Pattison

Director of Quality
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Lorraine Schapira

Director of Marketing and Recruitment
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Craig Scott

Director of IT
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Emma Douglas

Director of HE
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Allyson Edney

Executive Director of Human Resources
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