MEET the TEAM
RESPONSIBLE FOR LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Principal and Chief Executive Officer
Graduating from Hull University in 2001, with a B.A. (Honours) in Business and Finance, 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 affect them or securing employment for the first time.
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 outstanding education that will provide equal opportunities and personal development with positive and life changing outcomes.
Recruitment, Assessment and marketing manager
Gail has worked within the SEN sector for most of her career and over the years has developed a sound knowledge of the specialist sector and it’s various funding streams. Her role supports young people transfer from their current placement into college.
Gail is responsible for the marketing activities including organising whole college events, social media and raising the profile of Landmarks.
Gail is passionate about learners progress and their successful transition into adult life.
Study Programmes manager
Clare has 10 years’ experience working within the SEN sector across a range of educational establishments. Clare graduated with a B.A. (Honours) degree in English at the university of Manchester and then undertook her PGCE whilst teaching English to a range of learners.
Clare has many years of teaching experience, working with a wide range of young people with additional and complex needs. Clare has also worked on many employability programmes which seek to help and support learners with SEND to gain employment, she has taught a wide range of subjects but specialises in Functional /GCSE maths and English.
Clare has 7 years managerial experience as head of English and then progressing to Study Programmes Manager within a large college. She has a passion for this and also for working with young people to give them the best educational programme that can be created for them.
In her spare time Clare is a huge Harry Potter fan and loves to read alongside looking after her guinea pigs.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT MANAGER
Polly started off working as a pot washer and waitress at a local pub, while studying at college. When she had completed college, Polly worked for Bairstow Eves Estate Agents. She has also worked in accounts, sales, admin and health and safety before joining Landmarks as a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) in 2013
Starting as an LSA she has progressed within Landmarks, becoming a Lifelong Learning Coordinator, Supported Internship Coordinator, Personal Tutor, Farm Coordinator & now Quality Improvement Manager.
In June 2016, she enrolled into University and graduated in November 2016 with a Certificate in Education.
In her spare time, Polly is a competitive horse rider who has three of her own, Atlas, Cheeko and Pancake. She travels up and down the country judging horse shows and has been lucky enough to judge in Guernsey, Isle of Man and Ireland.
Lead Learning Support manager
Adam began his working life as a cashier at KFC, whilst study Sports at college. Before joining Landmarks, he volunteered at Clowne Junior School on occasion.
He started in the position of Learning Support Assistant (LSA) before being promoted to Facilitator – delivering animal care and horticulture sessions. As Facilitator, Adam gained experience in delivering qualifications to learners, that enable them to transfer their skills into the real world.
In September of 2017, Adam was promoted to the role of LSA Co-Ordinator, enabling him to gain experience in management and being a source of support and guidance for all LSAs. Adam then progressed into the role of Learning Support Manager where he leads a team of around 30 LSAs.
He is passionate about ensuring learners at Landmarks are given high quality support and education in order to maximise their potential and life opportunities.
Lifelong learning manager
Previous to working at Landmarks, Jade worked at a nursery linked to Doncaster’s Communication Specialist College. Here she developed her skills management skills, embedding themes into planning and providing a high level of care and support to those in her care. During these 4 years, Jade achieved Level 2 & 3 in Childcare and Development and Level 2 in British Sign Language.
During Jades time at Landmarks she has continued to progress starting her career as an LSA, then progressing to LSA Co-ordinator and then to Lifelong Learning Manager. Whilst at Landmarks she has completed an Education and Training Level 3 and Management Level 3 qualification.
Learner Services Manager
After graduating with a degree in Psychology with Clinical Psychology in 2014, Katie joined Landmarks as a Learning Support Assistant before becoming an LSA Coordinator. During this time, Katie became a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and took on the role of staff trainer for Safeguarding and Prevent. After gaining experience as an LSA Coordinator, Katie joined the management team in September 2017 in developing a Learner Services provision for the college, improving the quality of information, advice and guidance for learners and their families.
General Manager/trainer at
Growing up in North Nottinghamshire, Darren began his working life at Centre Parcs, where he worked in a number of key customer service and administrative roles. After 5 years at Centre Parcs, Darren moved into the leisure industry, working as a branch manager at Ladbrokes for 8 years, heading up retail units in and around Nottingham City. He has worked for Wetherspoons and Stonegate as General Manager in numerous busy public houses, where he developed his desire to train people to work successfully in the bar and restaurant trade. Darren joined Landmarks in 2016 and has led the development of the Catering and Hospitality provision at The Archer since appointment.