South West Area Director
We help our member colleges to deliver social and economic benefit to people, businesses and communities on the ground. We also make sure they are fully engaged in debates about the sector so they have a say in AoC policy.
Meet the South West Team
South West Area Director
Membership Services Manager (South) and Projects Manager
Membership Services Manager (South)
Charitable Trust and Membership Services Co-ordinator
Contact the Sport Development Officer for advice on: Leagues and cups, regional tournaments, local development opportunities, and programmes.
Contact the Policy and Projects Officer for advice on: sports and education policy and projects, national and regional funding streams, new developments in the sector, and strategic planning.
Meetings enable Principals and CEOs from the South West region to meet twice a term virtually to discuss current strategic and policy issues in the sector. Members also receive key national updates, with an opportunity to meet collectively with senior representatives from external stakeholders in the Further Education sector.
This network meets twice a term virtually and supports all aspects of quality improvement in colleges as well as the implementation of new curriculum initiatives and developments. The primary audience is Vice Principals and senior managers with responsibility for quality and improvement, although all interested staff are welcome to attend. Members also receive key national updates from the AoC Policy Team, with an opportunity to meet collectively with senior representatives from Ofsted and other key stakeholders.
This network meets twice a term virtually. Meetings include updates on current financial areas of interest/concern, updates from the AoC and the ESFA, with feedback shared from the national College Funding Directors Group (CFDG) meetings.
This network meets twice a term virtually and provides an opportunity for college HR Managers to share best practice and receive legal updates from Irwin Mitchell LLP on current issues. Members also receive key national updates from Jo Taylor, HR Specialist Member Services Manager
network meets twice a term virtually and provides members with key information
on policy changes and other matters which affect college Governance, as well as
an opportunity for round table discussion. Members also receive relevant
national updates from Hayley Igbokwe,
AoC Governance Manager.
Led by David Holloway, AoC Senior Policy Manager, SEND.
The aim of this virtual forum is to receive key updates from David, share best practice and provide discussion points on issues relating to provision for Learners with Special Educational Needs in colleges. The forum is open to senior managers and expert practitioners, and has a particular focus on sharing practical solutions to current challenges.
Led by Teresa Frith, AoC Senior Skills Policy Manager.
This virtual forum supports college staff in a range of business development roles with a focus on all aspects of provision for employers or employment, including Apprenticeships, work with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), and enterprise activity, plus receiving key updates
Led by Arti Saraswat, AoC Senior Policy Manager, HE.
The virtual forum supports college staff with management roles in the provision of higher education in colleges, although anyone from a member college with an interest in higher education is welcome to attend. Each forum features key updates from Arti along with presentations from stakeholders such as HEFCE, QAA and other organisations, with opportunities for sharing experiences and good practice.
Led by Emma Meredith, AoC Director of Skills, Policy and Global Engagement.
This virtual forum is aimed at supporting colleges to expand and improve the work they do internationally and exploring new opportunities available to them. The forum is open to all college staff with responsibility for raising the profile of their college at an international level.
Led by AoC Sport.
The network supports the development of all aspects of sport-related and student experience activity in colleges and forms a key regional component of AoC Sport's wider strategy.
The network meets once a term virtually and is attended by college staff with responsibilities for curriculum delivery as well as sports facilities and student participation. Meetings of the network provide updates and sharing of best practice in the areas of study programmes, sport development, and student employability. A key component of the network is to support collaborative development activity which is continued beyond the network meetings.