We welcome and include everyone in our community and value individuality and diversity.

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Freedom of information

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, every public authority has a duty to specify what information they publish (in terms of ‘information classes’), how the information is made available, and whether it is available free of charge, or upon payment of a fee. We have adopted the information classes of the Model Publication Scheme for Further Education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This has been approved by the Information Commissioner.

Access to Information

Some information may be downloaded from the College’s website; other information will be supplied upon request in a paper format or in an electronic form, where appropriate.

The College can refuse an entire request under the following circumstances:

  • It would cost too much or take too much staff time to deal with the request.
  • The request is vexatious.
  • The request repeats a previous request from the same person.

In addition, the Freedom of Information Act contains a number of exemptions that allows the College to withhold information e.g. commercial interests.

Charges for supplying information

The College makes no charge for downloading information from its website.

The College will normally make a charge for photocopying information included in the Publication Scheme.

If information outside the publication scheme is requested, the College may charge for photocopying and, if necessary, converting the information to your preferred format. We will ask you whether you wish to continue with the request before we do work that will attract a charge.


Where the information requested is readily available, we aim to provide this within a few days. Where it takes longer to gather the information, we aim to supply the information within 20 working days.


Please apply in writing to the Clerk to the Board, South Tyneside College, St Georges Ave, South Shields, NE34 6ET.

Describe the information you are requesting as clearly as possible and remember to include your name and address.


A copy of our Freedom of Information Policy can be found on our policy page here.

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
Photograph :: Senior Leadership Team :: Dianne Turner

David Gardner

Assistant Principal, South Tyneside
Photograph :: Senior Leadership Team :: David Gardner

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
Photograph :: Senior Leadership Team :: Emma Douglas

Allyson Edney

Executive Director of Human Resources
Photograph :: Senior Leadership Team :: Allyson Edney