GOVERNING BODY



The Governing Body is responsible for monitoring, evaluating and supporting the College in order to ensure that all our students receive the very best education possible. In this respect the governors act as ‘critical friends’ to the College. The members of our Governing Body bring a wide range of experience, qualifications and interest to the College, and are all volunteers, giving freely of their time to the ultimate benefit of our students.


The Governing Body


The Instrument of Government lays down the number of Governors on the Governing Body to be as follows:
10 Foundation Governors
3 Elected Parent Governors (elected by all parents)
1 Headteacher
1 Staff Governor (elected by College staff)
1 Nominated LA Governor
2 Co-Opted Governors
This totals 18 members.
The Governing Body is supported by the Clerk, who happens to be the College Manager.
All governors except the Headteacher hold office for a 4-year term. After this they may either stand down or seek to be re-elected or to be re-invited to serve for a further 4 years.
Foundation governors are appointed by the College trustees.
Where governors are elected, a formal process must be followed, starting with seeking correctly proposed and seconded nominations, followed by a secret ballot (if there are more nominations than vacancies), resulting in the election of individuals to the governing body. The Clerk to the Governing Body carries out all the above procedures.
Committees and sub-committees
The Governing Body is made up of all governors. Subordinate to this committee are several smaller sub-committees who consider specific aspects of the management of the College. At the College there are the following sub-committees:
a. Finance and General Purposes (F & GP) Committee. The F & GP committee closely monitors the finances of the College, as well as Premises matters.
b. Admissions Committee. This committee determines and applies the Admissions
Policy for the College.
c. Curriculum Committee. The Curriculum committee considers academic issues, in particular analysing exam results and ascertaining where improvements can be made.
d. Personnel Committee. This committee looks after staffing matters in the College, considering staffing and pay levels, and welfare and performance management of staff.


Meetings of the committees of the Governing Body

There is at least one meeting of the full governing body each term. This is usually sufficient to conduct routine business. However, there is the option to hold extraordinary meetings when required.
The Finance and General Purposes Committee meets twice a term.
The Admissions Committee generally meets twice a year, once in November to consider admissions for the following year and again in January to finalise admissions for the following year.
The Curriculum Committee meets twice per year.
The Personnel Committee meets once in the autumn term and then as required.
Minutes are taken at all meetings.
Training for Governors – Governors are not expected to undertake the vital role that they perform without proper training and guidance, which is provided as necessary by Worcester County Council.


Current Members of the Full Governing Body

Mr Philip Carney – Foundation Governor Chair
Mr Tom Kavanagh – Foundation Governor
Mrs Susan Girling – Foundation Governor Link Governor for SEND, Safeguarding & Prevent
Mr Paul Kelly – Foundation Governor Link Governor for Science
Fr Brian McGinley – Foundation Governor
Mr Peter McHugh – Foundation Governor
Mrs Jacquelyn Sheldon – Foundation Governor Link Governor for English
Mr Mike Goodwin – Foundation Governor
Vacancy – Foundation Governor
Vacancy – Foundation Governor
Mr David Barclay – Co-opted Governor Link Governor for Pupil Premium & LAC
Mrs Stacy Hearn – Elected Parent
Mrs Zoe Silvester – Elected Parent Link Governor for Personal Development and Welfare
Vacancy – Elected Parent
Mr Peter Cockcroft- Nominated LA Rep Link Governor for Curriculum
Mr Greg – McClarey Headteacher
Mr Paul Edmunds – Elected Staff Governor
Mr Danny McCormack – Co-Opted Governor Link Governor for Health and Safety
Mrs Margaret Thomas – College Manager Clerk to the Governing Body


Membership of Committees


Admissions Committee

Mr Greg McClarey (Chair)
Mr Danny McCormack
Miss Natasha Burney

Curriculum Committee

Mr Greg McClarey (Chair)
Mr Paul Edmunds
Mrs Stacy Hearn
Mr David Barclay
Mr Peter Cockcroft
Mrs Jacqui Sheldon
Mrs Sonya Thomas


Finance and General Purposes Committee

Mr Philip Carney
Mr Tom Kavanagh
Mr Greg McClarey (Chair)
Mr Danny McCormack
Mr Peter McHugh

Mr Paul Kelly



Personnel Committee


Mr Philip Carney (Chair)
Mr Greg McClarey

Mr Tom Kavanagh
Mr Peter McHugh



Discipline Committee

Formed as required from available governors with the Chair being appointed at the meeting.


GOVERNORS MEETING DATES
2020/21

Full Governing Body Meeting 6.30 – Thursday 15th October 2020

Full Governing Body Meeting 6.30 – Thursday 28th January 2021

Full Governing Body Meeting 6.30 (Budget Approval)– Thursday 29th April 2021

Full Governing Body Meeting 6.30 – Thursday 8th July 2021

F&GP Meeting 5.00 – Thursday 15th October 2020

F&GP Meeting 5.00 – Thursday 3rd December 2020

F&GP Meeting 5.00 – Thursday 28th January 2021

F&GP Meeting 5.00 – Thursday 25th March 2021

F&GP Meeting 5.00 – Thursday 29th April 2021

F&GP Meeting 5.00 – Thursday 20th May 2021

F&GP Meeting 5.00 – Thursday 8th July 2021

Curriculum Committee – Tuesday 3rd November 2020

                                             Tuesday 8th June 2021

Personnel committee – Tuesday 17th November 2020

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