We believe in being a strong community presence, helping every student to achieve their potential.

Bigger, Better, Stronger


Tyne Coast College is committed to providing an educational environment where all learners feel safe, secure, valued and respected and believes that young people have the right to protection from all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation. The responsibility of protecting young people and vulnerable adults lies with all employees of the College including the Principal, senior managers, middle managers, permanent and temporary staff.

The College aims to ensure that all adults who may have unsupervised access to the above student groups are deemed fit to work with them. It also acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard staff in light of recent legislation and will provide clear guidelines and systems regarding staff responsibilities towards the protection of young people and vulnerable adults. Our commitment to the above principles is reflected in the College’s key policies.

Senior leadership team

Our key staff

Dr Lindsey Whiterod, OBE

Chief Executive
Photograph :: Senior Leadership Team :: Dr Lindsey Whiterod OBE

Helen Beaton

Deputy Chief Executive
Photograph :: Senior Leadership Team :: Helen Beaton

Catherine Donnelly

Director of Human Resources
Photograph :: Senior Leadership Team :: Catherine Donnelly

Alison Maynard

Principal, South Tyneside College
Photograph :: Senior Leadership Team :: Alison Maynard

Audrey Kingham

Principal, Tyne Metropolitan College
Photograph :: Senior Leadership Team :: Audrey Kingham

Gary Hindmarch

Principal, South Shields Marine School
Photograph :: Senior Leadership Team :: Gary Hindmarch