Principal & Chief Executive Officer
Larry’s background is in corporate management accounts, working for Diageo in London and Royal Mail in Nottingham. Larry moved to the East Midlands and joined an Independent Specialist College in March 2005, where he trained as a teacher and progressed within the organisation to lead its education offer through two Ofsted inspections and changes that would see the introduction of Foundation Learning and a successful autism specialist curriculum.
Larry has held a number of trustee and governor roles, more recently at an Outstanding special School and Children’s Charity. Larry is passionate about specialist post-16 education, engineering opportunities for learners to achieve life changing goals, whether that is supporting learners to develop communication skills, so that they have greater autonomy over decisions that effect them, or securing employment for the first time.
Larry joined Landmarks in January 2015.
Jayne has 12 years’ experience working within the SEN sector. After graduating with a BA in 2003, Jayne began work as a Learning Support Assistant and undertook a Post Graduate Certificate in Education whilst employed with a Specialist Residential College. Jayne has 8 years of teaching experience, working with a wide range of young people with additional and complex needs, autism spectrum conditions and communication difficulties. Jayne has taught a wide range of abilities and subjects but specialises in the delivery of animal care and independent living skills.
Jayne has 5 years managerial experience as Progression Manager and subsequently as Head of Learning and Teaching for a large specialist college.
Jayne has a passion for curriculum development, particularly for learning programmes that are age appropriate, engaging and practical. Her aim is to ensure that young people have access to an outstanding education that will provide equal opportunities and personal development with positive and life changing outcomes.
Study Programmes Manager
Clare’s background is working within the FE sector where she has had teaching, assessing and IQA roles since 2007. Clare started in FE as a functional and GCSE teacher, teaching English to students who needed to improve their grades to progress on to positive destinations. Clare then went onto become an English specialist and Head of Department before becoming study programme manager in 2013. Clare managed the study programme, traineeship and SEN provision at an independent college alongside teaching, which is a great passion of hers.
Clare has over 7 years of teaching experience within the SEN sector and 4 years of management responsibility. Her enthusiasm is within the classroom, and helping students gain not only nationally recognised qualifications but to also develop their personal milestones to enhance student independence and life goals.
Clare joined Landmarks in September 2015.
Quality Improvement Manager
Alison graduated in 1976 with a degree in Philosophy and Sociology, her first job was with the British Science Association, based in London, travelling around the Country promoting science to school students.
After moving back to Yorkshire, Alison started work as a part-time lecturer delivering Social Sciences and English, she gradually developed her career and brings with her a wealth of experience from working in the further education sector for over twenty years. Recently, as Director of Further Education for a small local college, Alison has managed programmes for people with learning difficulties and disabilities, vocational courses and Access to Higher Education.
Alison believes in enabling all learners to fulfil their potential by providing a high quality, stimulating, tailored educational experience.
Alternative Provision Manager
Karen has worked in the Further Education sector since 1990 and completed a Certificate in Education in 1997, during this time she was a lecturer in a large FE college. Karen taught on Childcare and Health and Social care programmes and accepted a full time post as a course team leader in Foundation studies where she worked with young people with learning disabilities.