Governance and Learner Voice

Governing Body

We are pleased to inform you that our Service Governing Body has now been officially established.

Our board consists of;

Chair of Governors

Councillor Nigel Cooke – Elected member for Economic Regeneration and Transport ( also Link Governor for Equality and Diversity )

Vice Chair of Governors

Frances Hoy – Personnel Manager for NIFCO UK Ltd


Craig Taylor – Learning and Skills Manager


Katie Horbury – Learning Representative


Jacqui Taylor – Employer/Education Representative


Chris Renahn – Economic Growth and Spatial Development Manager, Stockton Borough Council


Councillor Jim Beall - Elected member for Adult Services – also Link Governor for Safeguarding


Karen Grundy – Community Programme Manager for Catalyst


Rueben Kench - Director of Culture Leisure & Events


Catherine Kelly – Business Support Worker for Learning and Skills


Learner Forum - Your Views Matter


At Stockton Learning and Skills Service we want you to get the very best out of your educational experience with us.

The learner Forum group is being led by learner and volunteer Katie Horbury.

Any suggestions you may have please send them to 

Katie Horbury c/o Learning and Skills, The Community Centre, The Causeway, Billingham TS23 2DA or email