Sue Davison - Co-Founder. Director of Programmes and Development
Having worked in education since 1997 much of my experience has been with young people who struggle with achievement. I have worked both as a secondary school teacher, a Vocational Subject SENCO and as a specialist teacher in FE with learners who have significant emotional and behavioural problems and various barriers to learning,
I have successfully managed meaningful and supportive business and community engagement opportunities and set up a Business Ambassador Scheme engaging local employers with education. Connecting vulnerable young people to the wider world with a view to improving their life chances is my passion.
BA (hons) Business and Finance
PGCE Secondary Education.
Tracy Dobson - Director of Finance and Human Resources
I joined Foundation Futures CIC in July of 2016.
My background is in teaching, and I have 26 years of full time teaching and management experience in secondary education under my belt, including UK state schools, the private sector and 7 years working internationally in the Middle East. Prior to my teaching career I spent several years working in the area of finance through roles at Price Waterhouse accountants and Education Finance.
In addition to my role of Finance Director I also manage staff, training and run various community based projects.
BA Hons Economics
PGCE Economics & Business Education
Jennie Dixon - Director of Youth and Community Engagement
Before joining Foundation Futures in 2016 I worked for The Prince's Trust and in Further Education for over 7 years. Running the Team Programme I specialised in delivering personal and social development, employability, team building and communication. As a teacher and youth worker I have many years of experience working with young people with learning disabilities, challenging behaviour and poor mental health. I have a passion for youth work and began volunteering when I was still at school, this drives my ambition to increase opportunities in socially deprived areas.
In September 2021 I was delighted to accept my new position of Director of Youth and Community Engagement.
Georgia Bates - Building Foundations Team Leader
I joined Foundation Futures in January 2020 as an Assistant Team Leader. I have a background in media, art, youth and charity work. I am experienced in working with young people both in an education and community context.
Greg Houghton - Make Stuff Lead
I am an experienced Media Specialist and Maker. I joined Foundation Futures in September 2020 as the Foundation Futures Make Stuff Project Lead. I manage and run all clubs from Foundation Futures Make Stuff space in Byker. I also get involved in the alternative education programmes by offering STEM activities. Currently I am delighted to say I am also contributing to Columbia University's FabLearn Fellows programme.
Christine Henwood Co-Founder / Trustee / Volunteer
An Advanced Skills teacher with over 30 years’ experience, I have worked predominantly with post 16 learners with additional learning needs. My specialism is working with young people who are socially disadvantaged with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
I have managed a large multidisciplinary department in Further Education which was nominated for Association of Colleges Beacon Status and led the process to achieve Autism status for the college.
I have also managed and delivered Education courses to degree level and supported staff development training and professional development.
In September 2021 I stepped down as a director of Foundation Futures CIC. I continue to be involved with both organisations as a trustee and a volunteer.
B.Phil. in Education