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:

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


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