Cambian Dilston College
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Marie Flatman

"I am the Principal for Dilston College and I have responsibility for strategic oversight of education and care, supported by our Vice Principal for Education and our Head of Care. I have worked in education for over 23-years, my previous roles included Vice Principal, Head of School, Senior Manager for Curriculum and Quality, Higher Education Lecturer and Further Education Lecturer. I am passionate about person-centred learning and making Dilston an amazing place for our young people to prepare for adulthood."


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Vice Principal and Head of Education

Karen Bell

‘’I have worked in the High Needs sector for over twenty years, I am also qualified up to post graduate level in Education (Special Education Needs, Disability and Inclusive Practice). I have had many years of managing and developing Post-16 Study Programmes to meet the individual needs of young people in line with the EHCP outcomes and I am passionate about helping our young people reach their full potential!’’


Carol Brown Oct 2022

Head of Care

Carol Brown


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Facilities & Services Manager

Chris Gerrard

"I have worked at Dilston College on two occasions with a total of 21 years’ service. I have also worked for the NHS, the Police, main stream education and mental health services in Lancashire, Cheshire and Northumberland. I have a degree in Healthcare Management and I am committed to keeping all of our young-people and staff safe on site."


Estates Director / Regional Facilities Manager

Glen Sowerby

Telephone: 07825 108012


Commissioning Manager

Wayne Parkes

Telephone: 07585 300 315


Education Lead

Naseem Akhtar


General Enquiries


Telephone: 0161 507 3723


Sam Lister

Financial Assistant

Sam Lister

"I have undergone three Business Administration apprenticeships and achieved numerous other industry specific and technical qualifications whilst working full-time in various roles in Education for over two decades. I have an extensive experience in customer care and was previously responsible for many client accounts on a global scale. I have only been in my role a short amount of time however, I know that Dilston is a special place and I am looking forward to becoming part of its rich history."


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Governance Board

Termly Governance Board meetings are held at Cambian Dilston College to ensure that the management of the school is closely scrutinised and held to account in all areas of responsibility.


The agenda comprises of:


✓ Voice of the Child - student feedback


✓ Head Teachers Highlight Report outlining achievements, challenges and progress against school improvement report


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Care


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Education


✓ Outcomes for Children and Young People - Therapy


✓ Commercial Performance


✓ Staffing and Personnel


✓ Estates Report


✓ IT report


The Governance Board contain key individuals from outside and within the school who attend this meeting each term and parental and staff feedback is always welcomed.


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