Governors

The Board of Corporation

The members of the Board of the Further Education Corporation of Gateway Sixth Form College are as follows:

Mr J Kirk – Chair of Governors
Mr S Holderness – Vice Chair
Mr J Bagley (Principal)
Ms P Hamer (Staff)
Ms S Gohil (Student) 
Ms S Varghese (Student) 
Ms N Cuffy
Mr H Hadani
Ms J Rossa
Mr N Smith 
Mr H Solanki
Mr C Gray 

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Governing Body Of The College

Structure

The governing body of the College is the Further Education Corporation of Gateway Sixth Form College, as established under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. The governing body currently has an establishment of 16 members, made up as follows:

• 10 members from outside the college elected by reason of their experience, skills and contacts
• the Principal
• two members elected from the student body
• two members of staff, one elected from teaching staff and the other from corporate services
• one member elected from the parents/guardians of students.

The governing body elects a Chair and a Vice-Chair to provide leadership. The governing body has the support of an independent Clerk to organise business, provide advice and record discussion.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the governing body are defined under Article 3(1) of the College’s Articles of Governance as:

(a) the determination of the educational character and mission of the institution and for oversight of its activities;
(b) effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the institution and the Corporation and for safeguarding their assets;
(c) approving annual estimates of income and expenditure;
(d) the appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal and determination of the pay and conditions of service of the holders of senior posts; and
(e) setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff.

“Senior Posts” means the posts of the Principal, the Clerk and such other senior posts as the members may determine for the purposes of the Articles. It is also for governing body to provide constructive challenge to senior staff, ensure that risks are effectively managed and to make a positive impact.

Committees

The governing body has established the following committees to undertake detailed scrutiny of specified areas:

• Audit Committee: dealings with internal and external auditors, scrutiny of the College’s arrangements for risk management and the framework of control
• Finance, Staffing & General Purposes Committee: scrutiny of performance in areas other than those relating to curriculum and quality
• Search & Remuneration Committee: recruitment, induction, deployment, development, performance and discipline of governors and Senior Post-Holders, and quality of governance
• Standards & Quality Committee: scrutiny of curriculum and quality areas. This Committee has powers to set up a Performance Improvement Group to work with staff in any areas of especial concern
• Student Affairs Committee: learner voice.

A Special (or Appeals) Committee is convened when necessary to hear appeals against decisions of the Principal.

These Committees are also serviced by the Clerk.

Governors Minutes

Please click on the links below to view the PDF files

Board Minutes

2019-20202018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
March 2020
February 2020
December 2019
October 2019
March 2019
December 2018
October 2018
April 2018
November 2017
December 2017
March 2018
April 2018
July 2018
October 2016
December 2016
January 2017
March 2017
April 2017
June 2017
July 2017
December 2015
March 2016
June (1) 2016
June (2) 2016

Audit Committee

2019-20202018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
December 2019 October 2018 December 2017
April 2018
June 2018
September 2016
December 2016
March 2017
June 2017
September 2015
December 2015
March 2016
May 2016

Finance, Staffing and General Purposes Committee

2019-20202018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
March 2020
January 2020
December 2019
October 2019
October 2018
December 2018
June 2017
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017
February 2018
April 2018
June 2018
October 2016
November 2016
December 2016
January 2017
March 2017
May 2017
June 2017
October 2015
November 2015
December 2015
January 2016
March 2016
May 2016
June 2016

Standards and Quality Committee

2019-20202018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
February 2020
November 2019
November 2018 November 2017
February 2018
April 2018
June 2018
October 2016
January 2017
February 2017
April 2017
June 2017
November 2015
February 2016
April 2016
June 2016

Student Affairs Committee

2019-20202018-20192017-20182016-20172015-2016
January 2020
November 2019
November 2018 November 2017
January 2018
April 2018
November 2016
February 2017
April 2017
November 2015
March 2016
April 2016

Additional Documents

2018-2019
Schedule: Meetings Timetable 2018-2019 v12 
Governor’s Appointment Process
Governor’s Expenses Policy
Financial Statements 2018-2019
Instruments and Articles of Government Document
Governors Privacy Notice