Rob Lawson

Chair of the Board


Rob Lawson has been Chair of the Board since 2013. The Public Relations and Media Consultant is an advocate for education and the City of Sunderland. He is a keen cyclist and regularly takes part in the Foundation of Light’s annual cycle challenge to support the charity in improving the lives of children and young families across the North East.  

I wanted to contribute something to the next generation of Wearsiders; I’m passionate about education and finding opportunities for young people.  

To help make the three Education Partnership North East colleges the best they can be for the students we educate and the communities we serve.  

Junior Reporter on the Driffield Times, East Yorkshire.  

My parents and my wife.  

Good teachers and role models like Michelle Obama.

Mr Boddy. I was hopeless at maths and was in the fourth set at school. Through his inspirational teaching all but two of our class of 30 passed GCSE maths. 

Outside pressures from social media, and the fact there is so much distraction from issues like Brexit to deflect their attention.  


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