Iraqi education leaders visit UK College of the Year

Iraqi education leaders visiting Fareham College

Fareham College, the Times Educational Supplement (TES) FE College of the Year, welcomed education leaders from Iraq as part of a programme by the British Council to develop effective leadership through sharing good practice.   Spending a week at Fareham College, the delegates met with teaching staff and senior managers, and were able to view the industry-ready facilities and experience the teaching that have earnt it the status of top further education college in the country and an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted judgement. As part of the visit, the delegates were given a tour of the local area, visiting Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower, and enjoyed lunch at the College’s award-winning restaurant, Avenue 141, with the Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Susan Bayford.  Nigel Duncan, Fareham College Principal, said, “This has been a thoroughly enjoyable and informative experience for us all and we look forward to further developing relationships between our educational institutions.” Speaking on behalf of the delegates, Aziz Abed Abbas Abulwez from the Bagdad Institute for Science and Technology added, “We have really enjoyed working with the staff at Fareham College, the time has gone very quickly. Thank you so much for your hospitality, advice and respect.” Following their time at the College, the delegates travelled to London to present their findings at a meeting of all the Iraqi delegates that participated in the programme.