AoC East

The Association of Colleges in the Eastern Region (ACER) merged with the Association of Colleges (AoC) on 1 August 2018, further formalising the partnership that has thrived for nearly two decades. 

AoC East will provide a range of AoC core services and, for a period of 12 months, additional ACER legacy activities including project work, practitioner networks and bespoke English and maths support. A number of ACER staff have moved across to the AoC as part of the merger and they will continue to deliver the legacy activities as well as some of the AoC Core service support.

These staff and their respective areas of responsibility are:

  • Area Director | Hilary Clifford 
  • Membership Services Manager | Jen Hope
  • Corporate and Financial Project Management | Joyce Savage
  • Area Projects Manager | Claire Nicholson-Clinch
  • Membership Services and Projects Coordinator | Christine Stewart
  • English, maths and digital learning development advisor | Bob Read
  • Abbeygate Sixth Form College Project Manager (on secondment to Suffolk Academies Trust)  | Jenny Rodgers


AoC East, Silvaco Technology Centre, Compass Point, Stocks Bridge Way, St Ives,  PE27 5JL
Tel: 01480 468198