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The Prospect Trust


Peter Eyre (Chair) 

Peter was a governor of The Sixth Form College Farnborough from 1997, serving as Chair of the Performance and Quality Committee and Vice-Chair of the Corporation.  As well as being a Trustee, Peter is Chair of the College's Academy Quality Council.

During his time as a governor, Peter has gained a high level of understanding of the 16-18 education system, in particular the curriculum offer, analysis of the results and OFSTED requirements. He assists with developing the students' interview techniques and attends meetings on curriculum quality improvement with senior members of staff.

Sue Myland (Vice Chair)

Sue was originally appointed to the AQC in November 2016 as a Parent Governor.  Her son had joined The Sixth Form College that year and her daughter had previously studied there.  

Sue currently works for a not-for-profit organisation, Tech Partnership Degrees, whose purpose is to unite employers and universities to improve the flow of ‘talent’ into the digital workforce by creating high quality degrees and degree apprenticeships that meet employer-defined standards.  Sue specifically works with the universities who undertake this industry accreditation and also runs a series of events where employers are able to share their insight with students studying these degrees.

Sue is passionate about the development of young people and enjoys working with the AQC and the Senior Leadership team to ensure students have the best possible experience whilst at College - a solid foundation for whatever next steps they choose.

Dawn Arnold

Dawn is a staff elected Councillor.  She is a Biology teacher and Personal Tutor. 

Steve Birtles

Steve is a staff elected Councillor.  He is Director for Learning Technologies at the College.

Angelo Dela Cruz

Angelo Dela Cruz is the President of the Student Association at the Sixth Form College Farnborough. As part of this role, Angelo is one of the two Student Councillors within the AQC. Angelo upholds in the virtues of kindness, compassion, fairness, excellence and courage and as President will be using this opportunity to represent his fellow students in issues they care about by providing an essential and vital student viewpoint. During this time, Angelo aspires to provide positive change and help all members of the college where possible.

Outside of college, Angelo works for the NHS as an Admin and Clerical Worker and likes to read. Angelo joined the Student Association and AQC to speak on behalf of his fellow students and champion the college into the virtues of kindness, compassion, fairness, excellence and courage.

Andrew Freeman

Andrew has spent over 20 years working in educational publishing and assessment and is currently Vice President, Secondary Schools Portfolio with Pearson Education Ltd.  Previously Andrew was a Governor at Potters Gate Primary School and appreciates the critical role of governor in the on-going success of an educational institution.  Andrew joined the AQC in February 2020.

Rachel Holmes

Rachel was appointed to the AQC in January 2019.  Her eldest daughter completing A levels at the College in the same year.  For the last 18 years Rachel has run a consultancy business specialising in personal, team and leadership development within the private and public sectors.  Rachel provides 1-1 executive coaching (often around a change of career or position) and programmes designed to help teams work together more effectively. 

Currently, much of Rachel’s work is in the Higher Education Sector with universities across the UK. Clients include senior academics and professional services staff whose role it is to ensure the quality of the student experience, both from a teaching and an extra-curricular perspective.  Rachel is particularly interested in how the College can best support students to make the right choices for their futures, whether this is university, an apprenticeship or work, and thoroughly enjoys her time on the AQC.

Helen Manning

Helen Manning is a Maths graduate of The University of Bath.  She joined the Farnborough Sixth Form AQC early in 2019 having been voted on as a parent councillor.  Helen was previously a school governor for Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College for four years where she was Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee and the SEND governor.

In the past Helen has worked for Nokia and the defence industry where she developed software.  Now she volunteers for two charities that help people who are in debt, on benefits and/or homeless.  Helen is married to Tim and they have three boys, one at University, one at Farnborough Sixth Form College and the youngest at Tomlinscote School.

Justin Slater

Justin is a barrister with 20 years' experience, predominantly in the family courts.  An emphasis on 'Care' cases for children and young adults has provided him with an extensive knowledge of safeguarding issues.  Justin also volunteers as a Parent Supervisor for the Duke of Edinburgh Award enjoying witnessing the growth and development of the young people who take part.  Justin has a daughter currently attending SFCF.

Greg Thornton

Greg has always been a keen advocate for training and promoting young people at the start of their careers to help them to achieve their goals.  After a career in IT, Greg is used to reviewing projects, programmes and ongoing operations to evaluate their outcomes, strengths, threats and weaknesses.  He has worked with stakeholders at all levels in organisations on identifying and implementing corrective and preventive action plans.  Having recently taken early retirement Greg feels that now is the time to “give back” and to bring his skills and experience to the community to help enable today’s students to achieve their potential.

Bob Wilde

Bob Wilde is the Vice President of the Student Association at the Sixth Form College Farnborough. As one of the two student councillors within the AQC, Bob is determined to ensure that every student is heard and that no individual is overlooked. Despite the challenging circumstances the college faces this year, Bob is a strong believer that the key values of Equality, Community and Respect are not forgotten. Through monthly Tutor Representative meetings, Bob aims to increase student input by enabling elected representatives to have the opportunity to raise any concerns or ideas that they may have.

Peter Williams

Peter has recently retired following a career spanning 24 years in education.  He started his professional life as a Lecturer, later becoming Head of Learning and Standards and managing a curriculum area with over 900 students and 30 lecturers.  Peter's approach, throughout his career, was student focused with a strong emphasis on learner satisfaction and achievement.

Peter also served on an Awarding Body's Quality and Development Committee, a sub-committee of the Board of Governors.  This enabled him to contribute to the development and quality of the organisations provision for much of the south east of England.  Further experience came from his time as a External Validator, carrying out objective critiques of college's self-assessment reports.

Nigel Wooldridge

Nigel is one of two elected staff Councillors. He studied for both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Kent, and has also been awarded postgraduate certificates in education from the University of Leeds and the University of Cambridge.  Nigel has been a teacher since 1992.  During that time, he has taught at three different colleges in Hampshire and is currently Senior Curriculum Manager for Psychology at The Sixth Form College Farnborough. In addition to this, he has extensive experience as an examiner and has also co-authored two Psychology textbooks for Hodder Education.

Father to two grown-up children, Nigel served as a Governor at both the primary school and the secondary school that they attended in Basingstoke, becoming Chair of the School Improvement Committee and Vice Chair of Governors at the latter.  Nigel was first elected Staff Governor at The Sixth Form College in 2012 and works hard to be an active voice on behalf of all staff at the College.