The Board of Trustee's has a key role to play in helping the College provide the best possible education for all its students. The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 strengthens that role by giving governing bodies a specific responsibility for helping to raise standards. The governing body meet regularly and review each aspect of the College. This includes students' achievement and progress, teaching and learning, use of resources, and staffing. Committees and panels are formed as required and a finance audit, resources and premises committee meet during the year to specifically review the best use of the money allocated to the College. The admissions panel meet regularly throughout the year.
The Governors’ vision is that the College including all the students and staff are the “best we can be” and more detail on this can be found by following this link.
The membership of the board, the Chairs and Vice Chairs of each committee is shown below.
Members of the Board
|Name||Role||Type of Governor||Term Expires||Attendance 2019-20||Committee's||Pecuniary interest|
|Canon John Cunningham||
Chair of Governors
|Foundation||Resigned as of 25 Feb 2020||6 out of 9||All||
|Miss Jessica Higgins||Parent||17 December 2023||8 out of 9||Child attends the school|
|Mr Michael Sloan||Foundation||19 January 2024||4 out of 8||
Repossession Specialists Ltd
|Mrs Liz Barrett||
|Foundation||17/10/2023||14 out of 14||n/a|
|Mr Aaron Thornton||
Chair of Finance Committee
|Foundation||20/09/2022||18 out of 18||
Wife an employee
Children attend the College
|Mr Chris Lang||Chair of Admissions Panel||Foundation||31/07/2023||38 out of 41||Admissions, finance audit resources and Premises||None Declared|
|Mr Paul Hughes||Executive Principal||E Officio||41 out of 41||All|
|Mr Mark Fleet||Staff Governor||Staff||30/09/2020||15 out of 19||
Freelance event technician
|Mrs Marie Temple-Richmond||Staff Governor||Staff||01/07/2023||12 out of 15|
|Mr John Moore||Vice Chair of Finance Committee||Foundation||20/09/2022||17 out of 18||Child Attends School|
|Mr Kevin Burchall||Vice Chair||Foundation||20/09/2022||37 out of 39||Child Attends School|
|Mrs Kate Innes||Vice Chair||Foundation||02/10/2023||11 out of 13|
|Mr Tony Matthews||Vice Chair||Foundation||31/07/2019||10 out of 12||n/a|
The Diocese of Clifton appoints the foundation governors. Staff and parent governors are selected following the process as recommended by the national governors association and Department for Education which is then ratified by the governing body. Unless otherwise noted, each Governor servers a term of four years.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Adrian Stoten
Designated Senior Manager for Allegations & lead contact for Public & Parents: Helen Peace
Link Governor for Safeguarding & Child Protection: Miss Jessica Higgins.
All foundation governors are appointed by Bishop Declan of the Clifton Diocese, staff governors are appointed by election, parent governors are appointed by election and the one additional governor is appointment by the Governing Body as a whole.
The Chair of the Board is Aaron Thornton who can be contacted at the College address or via the clerk.
For a description of the governing body's activities, please click here
For a summary of governing body meetings, please click on the month below