7 May 2003
DR JOHN GUY
Dr John Guy has been Principal of The Sixth Form College, Farnborough in Hampshire since 1992.
After graduating in Chemistry in 1971 he undertook research in Crystallography (PhD) in 1974 at Birmingham University, followed by a period as Research Fellow at Cambridge University (1974-1976).
He then began teaching Chemistry to 11 to 18 years olds in grammar, independent and comprehensive schools. He completed a part-time MEd at Warwick University in 1981.
He was Deputy Head of The Trinity School, Leamington Spa, a comprehensive for 11-18 year olds, before his appointment as Principal of St Philip's RC Sixth Form College, Birmingham, in 1986.
John has also served as a Council Member of the Sixth Form Colleges Employers Forum (1994-97), a Board Member of the AoC (1997-2000) and has served on numerous committees of the FEFC, the LSC and the DfES.
In 2002, Farnborough Sixth Form College was named as one of the first four Learning and Skills Beacon Colleges. He was awarded the OBE for services to education in 2001.