Burngreave Messenger

Issue 27 December 2002

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Longley Park Sixth Form
by Sally Robinson

Following a strong community campaign, Longley Park Sixth Form College became official on 1st November 2002, and plans are progressing for opening in September 2004.

So far, a Governing Body has been appointed with Sir Hugh Sykes as Chair and including community reps Sally Robinson from the North East Parents Group and Sheryl Roberts from Community North Forum. Kevin Clifford of Northern General Hospital, Councillor Ibrar Hussain, Steve Robinson, Head of Chaucer School and John Leam Head of Parkwood High are also Governors.

The Interim Principal will be John Bishop who set up, doubled the intake to, and widened participation in Josiah Mason Sixth Form College in inner city Birmingham. The Principal post will be advertised, with the appointment expected mid January and the successful applicant in post by Easter. The building project will be overseen by Ellis Williams Architects and AA Projects Project Managers, both with a record of excellence in delivering Sixth Form College buildings.

From the new year the Sixth Form will be holding consultation meetings; visiting schools, pupils and communities to consult on the building and the shape and curriculum of the new Sixth Form.

I am proud to be associated with the new Sixth Form as Governor and of our work as a community in achieving this! If you want to be involved contact me on 0114 242 0865.