Principal & Chief Executive Officer
Larry’s background was in the field of corporate management accounts, working for Diageo and then Royal Mail in London. 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 department through two Ofsted inspections and changes that would see the introduction of Foundation Learning and a successful autism specialist curriculum.
Larry is a qualified teacher, specialising in SEND and Numeracy. Larry has trained as an additional Ofsted inspector, applying this knowledge in his leadership of post-16 specialist education.
Larry has also been a School governor at a School in Nottinghamshire, helping guide them towards an Outstanding Ofsted judgement in 2014. Larry is passionate about specialist post-16 education, engineering opportunities for learners to achieve life changing goals, whether that is through the delivery of a programme of intensive communication, where learners increase their independent choice making skills, or learners being given the support to secure employment in a vocation of their choice.
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
Ceri joins Landmarks with over 8 years’ experience of working in Quality Assurance within the Further Education sector, previously supporting a free school to achieve an Ofsted Outstanding grade. Having initially started her career as a teacher, she has then moved in to a specialism of functional skills, as well as contract compliance and quality assurance within the private training sector.
Ceri has previously been employed as a SENCO and has personal and professional experience of working with Special Educational Needs. She is passionate about ensuring that students achieve their full potential, as well as supporting staff to deliver the best quality provision possible.
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.