Meet The Team

Gemma Peebles – Principal / Director

Gemma has over a decade of experience working in Post-16 education, both in teaching and senior leadership. She has specialised in school improvement and improving outcomes for young people. In her last 3 posts she has taken the provision successfully to Ofsted ‘Good’. Gemma is a Business and Enterprise specialist with a BA in Accounting and Financial Management and Business Studies.

Her mantra ‘tell me what you want to achieve and we will make it happen.’

Gemma is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Careers Lead

Hannah Bromage – Teaching and Learning Team

Hannah is currently reading BA Hons Early Childhood Studies at Doncaster College and University Centre and is working as part of the teaching and learning team to support the development of her teaching and mentoring skills. Hannah has worked with the Prince’s Trust and most recently RDaSH, therefore she will play a vital role in our mentoring and coaching programmes with our learners.

Katy Read – Administrator

Self motivate, caring and dedicated, Katy is a key part of team, ensuring that the daily routines run smoothly and that someone is always on hand to answer any questions or queries.

Jill Garbutt – Governor

With a wealth of experience covering all ages and abilities, Jill has recently retired from teaching after a career spanning over 38 years teaching in the local area. Jill has worked in senior leadership roles and will now be working with the Principal to help ensure that all students achieve their highest educational potential.

Martin Fittes – Director

Martin’s post graduate career stared with five years in sales and marketing with the Mars Group.

His subsequent education experience includes middle leadership in a secondary school and a headship in a special school with an autism specialism. He was a senior inclusion officer and Assistant Head of Service for an LA. He worked nationally with colleges implementing the SEN Code of practice in 2015 and more recently with the National Autistic Society in opening a college with a focus on preparing Autistic pupils for the world of work. Most recently Martin was head of a specialist further education college, where, with Gemma, they led the college through a very successful first OFSTED. He is passionately committed to ensuring that young people are given every opportunity to overcome the barriers they face, by ensuring they have safe but challenging education and work placement opportunities.

Tony Hirst – Director

Tony has lived and worked in Doncaster all his life, working in one of Doncaster’s longest established manufacturers for over 50 years. Tony is working with the college to ensure that students and parents receive the best value for money and that spending is kept to budget.