The Board of Directors 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 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 2018 -19||Committee's||Pecuniary interest|
|Canon John Cunningham||
Chair of Governors
|Foundation||31/01/2021||12 out of 12||All||
|Mrs Liz Barrett||
Vice Chair of Governors
|Foundation||17/10/2023||9 out of 12||n/a||Employed by Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd
|Mr Aaron Thornton||
Chair of Finance Committee
|Foundation||20/09/2022||10 out of 11|
|Mr Chris Lang||Chair of Admissions Panel||Foundation||31/07/2023||27 out of 31||Admissions finance and Premises||None Declared|
|Mr Paul Hughes||Executive Principal||E Officio||30 out of 31||All||ASCL|
|Mr Mark Fleet||Staff Governor||Staff||03/05/2020||12 out of 14||
Mother, Mrs Fleet employed by Swindon Music Service
Freelance event technician
|Mrs Marie Temple-Richmond||Staff Governor||Staff||01/07/2023||2 out of 2|
|Mr John Moore||Vice Chair of Finance Committee||Foundation||20/09/2022||13 out of 13|
|Mr Kevin Burchall||Foundation||20/09/2022||8 out of 10|
|Mrs Kate Innes||Foundation||02/10/2023||n/a|
|Mr Terry Aspell||Chair of Finance and Premises committee||Foundation||Resignation effective 31 August 2018||n/a||Finance and Premises Progress|
|Mr Andrew Szeliga||Foundation||Resignation effective 31/8/2019||26 out of 31||
Finance and Premises
Velox Technologies Ltd (Owner)
Director of Holy Family Catholic Academy
|Mr Tony Matthews||Vice Chair||Foundation||31/07/2019||10 out of 12||n/a|
|Mr Andrej Matyla||Staff Governor||Staff||03/05/2020 - Resigned 24/4/2019||Did not Attend||
|Mrs Jennifer Makamure||Foundation||30/09/2019 - Resigned as of 18/12/2018||Did not attend||
Employed by UK Research and innovation.
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 and trustee’s. 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: Mrs Liz Barrett.
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 Canon John Cunningham 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