What is the Corporation?
Huddersfield New College has to have a group of people in place to make sure that the College is doing all the things it should; like providing good quality teaching, being efficiently run and managing it’s money well. The Corporation doesn’t get involved directly in the day to day business of the College, instead it has final responsibility for:
- determining the college’s educational character and mission;
- approving the college’s quality strategy;
- ensuring the college’s solvency by monitoring its effective and efficient use of resources and the security of its assets;
- approving annual estimates of income and expenditure;
- appointing holders of senior posts and setting their pay and conditions of service;
- setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff
How does the Corporation work?
The Corporation meets each term. It works with the Senior Management Team to set the strategic aims, vision and mission. The Corporation also monitors work done by the college to make sure it is in line with the strategic goals.
In order to work efficiently the Corporation divides its work into different aspects, with each one being looked after by a Committee. Each committee is made up of a number of the Governors and in some cases, co-opted individuals with specialist knowledge in a particular area. This ensures that Corporation meetings run swiftly and efficiently without compromising the attention to detail needed.
The College’s Corporation comprises of representatives from industry and commerce, the Local Authority, the local community, the Principal, members of staff, students and parents of students. Some members are appointed directly by the Corporation and some are elected by the staff and students of the college. All Governors serve in a voluntary capacity.
View our Stakeholder Statement here.
We welcome the views of students and parents and will post details of the next Annual Stakeholders Meeting shortly.
The Corporation Meets once a term and has developed a Committee Structure of 5 Committees. Each committee has Terms of Reference which are reviewed and agreed annually by the Corporation. Each Committee concentrates on various aspects of the College and these are:
To advise the Corporation on the College’s systems of internal control and risk management.
Search and Governance Committee
To advise the Corporation on governance arrangements and membership.
Finance and Resources Committee
To advise the Corporation on the financial position of the College.
Remuneration and Personnel Committee
To advise the Corporation on the pay and conditions of service for Senior Postholders
Quality and Standards Committee
To provide support and challenge in assessing the quality of learning, teaching and assessment; curriculum development and outcomes for students
Linda Summers is the Chair of the Governor’s Corporation. The image below illustrates the structure of our Corporation:
Chair of the Corporation - Linda Summers
Clerk to the Corporation - Claire Coupland
External Governors - Michela Boryslawskyj, Tim Hosker, Keith Webb, Peggy Cooke, Jonathan Dawson, Sam Johnson, Steve Williams, Vacancy x4
Principal - Marcus Smith-Connor
Parent Governor - Lindsay Lomas
Student Governor - Natasha Woodhouse
Staff Governor - Hayley Doyle
Quality & Standards
Chair - Linda Summers
Governor Members - Michaela Boryslawskyj, Marcus Smith Connor, Lindsay Lomas
Co-opted Members - Kathryn Podmore
Chair - Nav Uppal
Governor Members - Steve Williams, Peggy Cooke, Keith Webb
Finance & Resources
Chair - Johnathan Dawson
Governor Members - Marcus Smith-Connor, Tim Hosker
Co-opted Members - Paul Cropper, David Watson
Search & Governance
Chair - Michaela Boryslawskyj
Governor Members - Linda Summers, Marcus Smith-Connor
Co-opted Members - Julie Muscroft
Remuneration & Personnel
Chair - Linda Summers
Governor Members - Johnathan Dawson, Keith Webb
Co-opted Member - Rebekah Drury
Equality & Diversity - Peggy Cooke
Special Needs & Disability - Lindsay Lomas
Safeguarding & Prevent - Sam Johnson
Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance - Keith Webb
Below you can access the College accounts and minutes from the past year. We are a transparent College, and publish one full year of minutes so that these are current. However, minutes from previous years are available upon request. If you would like to request these, please email our Clerk Claire Coupland on firstname.lastname@example.org
Accounts2019 - 20 accounts
2018 - 19 accounts
2020 - 21 accounts
2021 - 22 accounts
Finance and Resources
Search and Governance
Remuneration and Personnel
Below you can download core documentation in relation to our Corporation. If you have any further queries or cannot find what you are looking for, please contact our Clerk Claire Coupland on email@example.com
Privacy notice for Governor applicants
Governors' Skills Audit and Competency Framework
Corporation's Stakeholder Engagement Framework
Access to corporation information
Instrument and Article of Government
For a copy of our Whistleblowing Policy, please visit our policies section here.
Are you interested in serving in our Corporation? For more information, please contact Clerk to the Corporation, Claire Coupland on firstname.lastname@example.org