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Zoe Alderson

Zoe Alderson

Zoe wanted to get into teaching so she could use her degree in psychology.  She says the best thing is seeing students grow in knowledge and confidence.

Jane Ives

Jane Ives

Jane Ives was a former PGCE student at New College Durham and was so impressed by our students' motivation and independence that she came back to teach here.

hannah Stewart - Payne

Hannah Stewart - Payne

I teach A-Level Geography and I am also the Programme Leader for the PG/Cert Ed.

Helen Griffin

Helen Griffin

I started working at New College in 2004 as a member of the Personal Learning Coach (PLC) team, providing support, guidance and mentorship to Sixth Form Centre students. In 2007 I became PLC Team Leader before moving to teach GCSE and A-Level English Literature, alongside my leadership role. 

Karen Donohoe

Business Studies lecturer for A-Level Business Studies.

Kay Murray

I teach A-Level sociology and I am also an EPQ supervisor.