North Lindsey College
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01724 294030


North Lindsey College
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Our students benefit from excellent facilities plus friendly and inspiring staff. All teaching and support staff make an impact on the success of our students and we aim to ensure they have the best experience possible.

Meet Some of Our Staff

Antoune Holmes

Employability Facilitator

Left North Lindsey College in 1965, after completing my two year programme of study in Engineering.

I joined the RAF as an apprentice then became an Aircraft Engineer, doing this for 12 years and then moving to work for British Steel where I taught Electronics.

I became a commissions engineer and I started up plants all over the world, moving to the United States to work in the plastic industry as a chief designer for control companies before moving back to England.

I then worked as the manager director for American company, who manufactured products in Lincolnshire for brewery companies. After 11 years of retirement decided came to North Lindsey College and share my life experience with the next generation as an employability facilitator and tutor for Engineering.


Andy Hensby

Programme Tutor

I previously worked as a lorry driver on the Steel Works, alongside my full-time job I decided to work towards a degree in Sports Science here at North Lindsey College.

Following successful completion of my degree I worked for North Lincolnshire Council in sports development, undertook some voluntary work as an Intern for the University Centre and eventually got my first paid teaching job!

I did guest talks as a sports lecturer then moved across to FE as a Health and Social Care tutor.

I like the fact every day’s different, I can make a difference to someone’s future and I believe anyone can be what they want to become.

Health and Social Care

Alison Gray

Group Director Quality Assurance

I started teaching part-time evening classes whilst self-employed at the age of 21, this led onto a full-time teaching career whilst balancing family and work life in my late twenties. I have worked at Hull College as a lecturer and most recently at East Riding College as a Senior Manager. I have the experience of working in a merged college and look forward to moving this agenda on in my new group role.

As part of my CPD, I qualified as an Ofsted Inspector and now inspect as a part-time serving practitioner, this brings useful and current practice back to the day job. I have never felt so welcome in an institution and the reception I have had from both sites has been exceptional and thank you to those whom I have met already. In term of inspiration, I never under estimate the power and stimulus of student voice and I am always interested to hear their views, this is one of the fascinating aspects of the job as positive changes can be made as a result of collecting these messages.

My mantra in a quality role is simply “say what you see” although I resonate with this African proverb “if you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” I look forward to working with you all.

Quality Improvement

David Thorpe

Programme Tutor

My background is predominantly in Learning Disability Services and also supporting individuals on the Autistic Spectrum. Previously I was the manager of care home for the elderly and a supported living service that catered for people with physical disabilities, severe epilepsy and behavioural difficulties.

I spent 12 years working in Social Care from a Support Worker role, through Intensive Behavioural Support for the Local Authority, Senior and Team Leader roles and also Registered Manager of Care Home and Supported Living Services. I completed a PGCE at North Lindsey College and after a couple of years of teaching at a small community organisation, I started in the Health and Social Care department at NLC in August 2018.

Health & Social Care