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Long Road staff and students welcome Associate Director of the Association of Colleges

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Mike Bryant, Acting Principal at Long Road, was very pleased to be able to welcome Mark Bramwell to Long Road this week.

Mark Bramwell is former principal of a highly-regarded college in Hampshire. He is currently an Associate Director at the Association of Colleges and his role is to represent the work and interests of Sixth Form Colleges.

Mike Bryant explains: “Mark visited Long Road as part of a programme of visits to find out more about our work and the key issues facing sixth form colleges in the coming months.  Our discussions with him included support for further building work, the impact of changes to college funding, how OFSTED inspections are carried out and up-coming changes to the curriculum.

“He took time to tour the College to talk to staff and heard from students about their reasons for choosing to study at a sixth form college.  Mark was also able to find out about the building work that has taken place over the last two years to upgrade the College’s facilities and hear about recent successes including the introduction of new courses, the excellent examination results achieved this August and awards won by a number of former Long Road students over the last twelve months.

“We were very pleased to have been able to host a visit from a senior member of staff at the Association of Colleges and that our students had the opportunity to talk directly to him about their experiences.”

Photograph: Mike Bryant, Acting Principal of Long Road (left) and Mark Bramwell, Associate Director, Association of Colleges (right)