Sense College senior staff and governors

We have an incredible team of people behind Sense College, leading change and supporting our education service ambitions. Let’s meet a few of them now.

Sense College East Senior Management Team (SMT)

Pat Dyson, Executive Principal

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“As the executive principal, I’m responsible for leading and developing education-based services across the country, Sense Colleges and Sense college outreaches.

“I’m also accountable for achieving the ambitious targets for growth as highlighted in the Sense strategy and developing relationships within the education field.”

Gary Hyndman, Principal, Sense College East

Gary Hyndman, a white man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera.

“It’s my responsibility to provide professional education support, with day to day operational management and leadership for the college ensuring high quality education and lifelong learning experiences for learners and people we support.

“I support the Executive Principal in the further development of the college and education outreach provision achieving the ambitious targets for growth as highlighted in the Sense strategy.”

Lynne Kendall, Head of Performance Management and College Improvement (HoPCI)

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“As the college HoPCI my role is to support the Executive Principal, SCE Principal and governors to support the drive towards outstanding / excellent provision in all college services.

“It is my responsibility to lead the further development, management and organisation of robust college quality assurance processes and procedures to support achievement of college strategic and operational objectives. This includes ensuring the college complies with, and wherever possible exceeds, the standards of established good practice taking full account of the requirements of regulatory inspection frameworks and the needs of inspectors, external verifiers, auditors, local authorities and other external bodies.”

Jenny Wheatcroft, Vice Principal Operations

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“I provide day to day operational management and leadership for part of the portfolio of Sense College East Centres, supporting the strategic priorities for growth as highlighted in Sense strategy.

“I’m responsible for the operational delivery of both education and adult social care funded provision across Sense College sites in my area of responsibility.  I also support the Executive Principal, SCE Principal and college senior management team in working towards our goal of delivering Outstanding provision within the Ofsted regulatory framework for our education funded learners.”

Jo Loubser, Personal Assistant to Executive Principal and SMT

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“As PA, it’s my responsibility to provide high level administrative support to Sense College Executive Principal, and the college senior management team, ensuring the efficiency of management processes and administrative systems for the operational directorate and the college. 

“I am also responsible for arranging external training for all college staff, supporting with Ofsted inspections as appropriate and managing the college administration team.”

Kayleigh Sergeant, Personal Assistant to Executive Principal, SMT and Clerk to the Governing Body

Kayleigh Sergeant, a white woman with long brown hair, smiles at the camera.

“I am responsible for the provision of pro-active high-level administrative and coordination support to Sense College East Governing Body and its two sub committees and any extra-ordinary Governing Body meetings held.

“I also support the development of joint working with Sense College Loughborough providing administrative and coordination support to Sense College Loughborough Governing Body and its two sub committees. Following the acquisition of Sense College Loughborough, a key part of my work is to support the Executive Principal in the development of an overarching Governing Body to oversee both SCE and SCL provision.

“I also provide pro-active high-level administrative support working collaboratively with the PA to the Executive Principal and college senior management team.”

Sense College East governors

Our governing body supports Sense College East to be the best it can be.

  • Simon Jones, Chair.
  • Gerry Short, Vice Chair and Chair of Quality and Curriculum Sub Committee.
  • Katherine Evans, Chair of Safeguarding, Health and Safety Sub Committee.
  • Sue Davies, Lead Safeguarding Governor.
  • Lesley Evans, Governor.
  • Charlotte Goodson, Lay Governor.
  • Jess Bermudez, Staff Representative.
  • Vacant governor posts: Lay Governor, Parent Governor, Learner Representative.

Want to be a governor for Sense College?

If you’ve got experience in education or are a parent/carer to a learner at Sense College East we’d like to hear from you.