The operation of UTC Swindon will be overseen by a governing body comprised of external members, staff and parent governors. The Board has three core strategic functions –

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

2.  Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the college and its pupils; and

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the college and making sure its money is well spent.

The governing body will meet at least once a term and sub-committees will consider more detailed aspects of the work and advise the Board on decision.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Hollie Danby
Deputy Safeguarding officer: Stacey Cooke
Designated Senior Manager for Allegations: Joanne Harper

Link Governor for Safeguarding & Child Protection: Kathryn Saunders



Date: 2016-17   (updated 25.04.17)

Name Commencement date Expiry date Governor type (parent etc) Roles & Committee membership Experience & expertise Pecuniary interests – self or close family member
Paul Inman 29/09/2014 29/09/2018 Appointed Chair – Governing Body

Principles performance review committee

Oxford Brookes University Pro-Vice Chancellor Employee of and representative of University sponsor
Joanne Harper 05/02/2017 05/02/2021 Executive Principal Interim Executive Committee

Full Governing Board

Principal UTC Reading Current employee
Simon Peet 01/09/2014 01/09/2018 Appointed Vice Chair – Governing Body

Finance and Resource committee

Principles performance review  committee

Frost Electronics employee Former employee of and current representative of industrial sponsor
Beverley Ford 01/09/2014 01/09/2018 Appointed Finance and Resource committee

Exclusions committee

MD Rota Val Ltd
Clair Dallamore 18/05/2015 18/05/2019 Appointed Finance and Resource committee Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells employee
Paul Holmes 01/09/2014 01/09/2018 Appointed Chair – Exclusions Committee

Vice Chair Education & Employer Engagement Committee

Baker Dearing Trust link governor

Education & Employer Engagement committee

Exclusions committee

Former Swindon employee Former employee of and current representative of industrial sponsor
Aron Gage 24/11/2018 24/11/2018 Parent Finance and Resource committee Honda employee
Kathryn Sanders 01/09/2016 01/09/2020 Appointed Education & Employer Engagement committee St Joseph’s College employee
Teressa Gath 13/02/2017 13/02/2021 Staff Education & Employer Engagement committee Education & Employer Engagement committee Current UTC employee
Sheila Connell 29/11/2016 N/A Clerk/Company Secretary All Holy Cross employee
UTC Swindon employee
Current UTC employee


Governing Body Composition overview 2016-17

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