Governance

**Position open for parent governor. Deadline 5 October 2017. Click here for details.**

The college’s governing body is known as the Richard Taunton Sixth Form College Corporation. Its members are all volunteers, from a range of backgrounds and with vast expertise in various sectors.

The role of the Corporation is to agree the strategic direction of the college, set objectives and monitor results in order to help us provide high quality, effective learning for all. The members’ statutory responsibilities are to:

  • Determine and review the educational character of the college, and its mission, vision and values
  • Approve the college’s quality strategy
  • Oversee the efficient use of resources and safeguard the solvency of the college
  • Appoint, appraise and determine the pay and conditions of senior post holders, and set a framework for the pay and conditions of all other staff

Other specific responsibilities are set out in the Terms of Reference of the Corporation’s Committees, which outline each Committee’s powers and remit. Generally, members of the Corporation are responsible for setting strategy, exercising general oversight and monitoring progress against targets.

The Corporation makes decisions in full Corporation meetings (usually held five times a year) and each Committee makes recommendations to the Corporation. The Corporation has established a committee structure comprising five committees:

  • Audit
  • Finance and Resources
  • Governance and Search
  • Students, Standards and Quality Improvement
  • Remuneration

The Corporation’s role is strategic, and members don’t involve themselves in the day-to-day management of the college – this is the responsibility of the Principal.

Who We Are

External Governors
Roger Woolley Chair
Jenny Anderson Vice-Chair
Sue Dovey
Ali Foss
Ian Golding
Richard Hall
Guy Hindle Parent Governor
Ashley James
Satvir Kaur
Martin Kelly
Paul Need
Alice Wrighton Principal
Staff and Student Governors
Chris Harrison Staff
Stuart Randall Staff
Albany Rowan Student
Abdullah Khan Student
Co-opted Committee Members
Andrew Haslehurst Audit
Claire Merritt SSQI
Henry Slater Audit
Jason Hampton Finance & Resources

Click here to read the biographies of our governors

Access to Meetings

Members of the public who wish to attend all or part of a Corporation meeting, as an observer, are asked to contact the Clerk in advance of the meeting, either in writing, by email or telephone. The Corporation is committed to openness and accountability and makes every effort to meet access requests. However, it is entitled to refuse requests on the grounds of confidential items.

No person other than a Member of the Committee and / or the Clerk to the Corporation are entitled to attend Committee meetings, except at the invitation of the Committee Chair.

Corporation Minutes

In the interests of openness and accountability, public copies of Corporation minutes are available below:

Board Minutes

Board Minutes 20.10.16
Board Minutes 07.7.16
Board Minutes 26.5.16
Board Minutes 14.4.16
Board Minutes 27.2.16
Board Minutes 10.12.15
Board Minutes 22.10.15
Board Minutes 25.6.15
Board Minutes 18.3.15

Accounts

Accounts 2015-16
Accounts 2014-15
Accounts 2013-14

Audit Committee Minutes

Minutes 29.11.16
Minutes 21.06.16
Minutes 01.3.16
Minutes 19.11.15

Finance & Resources Committee Minutes

Minutes 22.11.16
Minutes 04.10.16
Minutes 14.06.16
Minutes 03.05.16
Minutes 28.01.16
Minutes 17.11.15
Minutes 06.10.15

Governance & Search Committee Minutes

Minutes 08.06.16
Minutes 03.03.16
Minutes 10.11.15
Minutes 23.09.15

Students, Standards & Quality Improvement Committee Minutes

Minutes 23.11.16
Minutes 21.09.16
Minutes 28.06.16
Minutes 11.05.16
Minutes 03.02.16
Minutes 30.09.15

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Becoming a Governor

The college mission is to ‘Raise the aspirations and achievements of students of all ages and abilities, by providing outstanding education’. Join our Board of Governors and help the college to achieve its mission.This voluntary role brings many rewards and we are keen to involve people of all ages and backgrounds. The college is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and diversity, and actively seeks to recruit governors who possess the requisite skills and who reflect the composition of staff, students and community, which the college serves.

Committee meetings are usually held during term-time only, and most take place in the early evening. Additional training sessions are held from time to time and Governors are encouraged to take up training in areas including Health and Safety, Finance, Equality and Diversity and Child Protection.

The Clerk to the Corporation, Catherine Jones, is always interested to hear from anyone who would like to know more about becoming a governor or the work of the Corporation. Email jonesca@richardtaunton.ac.uk or phone 02380 514716.