The Board of Governors is made up of representatives from the community, parents and from College staff. They work very closely with the Principal, Jan Atkinson, and her senior leadership team to ensure that students receive a quality education in a safe and welcoming environment.
Whatever course or programme that your daughter/son undertakes at the College, we want to be sure that it is a quality experience with successful outcomes.
The Board of Governors would like to encourage you to take an active part in your child's education by ensuring that attendance is good, there is a commitment to study and that you attend parents evenings and College events.
We are sure that your experience with the College will be a positive one.
Please contact Sue Young, should you wish to get in contact with or require any further information from the Board of Governors.
Governing Body Structure 2018-19
Full Governing Body
Simon Trotter, Chair
Mike Hage, Vice Chair
Mtr. Ariadne van den Hof
Jan Atkinson, Principal
Peter Smyth, Facilities Manager
Sara Wells, CL – Hospitality & Catering
Ashley Beecham, Teacher – Inclusive Learning Department
Simon Trotter, Mike Hage, Barbara Barwick, Jan Atkinson, Felix Beck
Finance & General Purposes Committee:
Peter Smyth, Dhiren Suares, Mary Karooma-Brooker, Jan Atkinson, Appan Balaguru
Barbara Barwick, Simon Trotter, Jan Atkinson, Sue Hammond
Mike Hage, Felix Beck, Barbara Barwick, Peter Smyth, Helen Laker, Sarah Wells, Mary Karooma-Brooker
Personal, Development, Behaviour & Welfare:
Simon Trotter, Mike Hage, Helen Laker, Ashley Beecham, Dhiren Suares
|A-Levels / Gifted & Talented and More Able||Felix Beck|
|Art & Design||Mike Hage / Mary Karoomer -Brooker|
|Building Services||Peter Smyth|
|Childcare & Early Years||Barbara Barwick|
|Construction Trades||Peter Smyth|
|Employability / Careers||Simon Trotter / Barbara Barwick|
|Governor Training||Mike Hage|
|Hair & Beauty||Karen Hunter|
|Hospitality & Catering||Karen Hunter|
|ICT / Media|
|Inclusive Learning Curriculum / High Needs / ALS||Mike Hage|
|Mathematics & English GCSE / FS / Literacy||Dhiren Suares|
|Science / A-Level Studies||Felix Beck|
|Sport & Public Services||Barbara Barwick|
|Equality & Diversity||Mary Karooma-Brooker|
Declaration of Interests
Unless otherwise specified all governors have declared that do not have any business or financial interests, neither are they governors of another school.
Governors Term Length
Governors are expected to serve a four year term, Governors are to resign before the full four year term if they so choose, Governors are also free to run for another term.
Governors are selected in accordance with DFE Academy Governance guidance. This includes appointment, peer recommendation, application or appointment via vote. Further information can be found in the terms of reference attachment below.
Governor Secure Area
Governors have access to a secure environment hosted on Firefly VLE.
You can find a copy of the Governance Handbook (March 2019) below as a downloadable attachment or by clicking this link.