Governors

Why do we have a Governing Board?

 All schools are required to have a Governing Board, and like all such bodies our purpose is to:

  • help the college to set high standards by planning for the college's future and setting targets for college improvement.
  • keep the pressure up on college improvement.
  • be a critical friend to the college, offering support and advice.
  • help the college respond to the needs of parents and the community.
  • make the college accountable to the public for what it does.
  • work with the college on planning, developing policies and keeping the college under review.
  • exercise its responsibilities and powers in partnership with the Principal and staff.
  • not intervene in the day-to-day management of the college unless there are weaknesses in the college, then has a duty to take action.

If you would like to contact the Governing Board please email gb@henrycort.org.

Who are we?

We have Full Governing Board meetings monthly (excluding December, April and August).

The Henry Cort Community College has a Governing Board made up of 12 people from several backgrounds.

  • 7 Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body.
  • 2 Parent Governors - elected by the parents.
  • 1 staff governor - elected by the staff
  • 1 is appointed by the Local Authority (Hampshire County Council)
  • At The Henry Cort Community College the Principal is automatically a member of the Governing Body.

Attendance at meetings and a Register of Governors Interests can be found at the bottom of this page.

Name

Category

Term of Office Ends

Responsibilities

Pecuniary Interests

Mark Badger

Mark Badger

Co-opted 20/02/2022
  • Development and training governor
  • Link governor — Health & Safety 
None

Mr M Brand

Malcolm Brand

Co-opted

16/07/2023

  • Link governor — Finance
None

Mr I Brewerton

Ian Brewerton

Local Authority 15/09/2024
  • Link governor — Maths and IT Faculty
None

Roger Carpenter
Roger Carpenter

Parent 26/11/2024
  • Link governor — Creative and Technical Arts Faculty
 

Claudia CubbageClaudia Cubbage

Staff (Principal)

  • Principal
Employed since Sept 2015

George Elliott

George Elliott

Staff 01/04/2025
  • Link governor — Careers and Humanities faculty
Employed since October 2020 

Charlotte Faithfull

Charlotte Faithfull

Parent 09/11/2024
  • Link governor — Staff Wellbeing
 

Christine Hansford

Christine Hansford

Co-opted 05/06/2022
  • Link governor — Careers and Communications Faculty
None

VACANCY

Co-opted

 

  • Link governor — Science and PE Faculty
 

Jenny Nutt

Jenny Nutt

Co-opted

16/07/2023

  • Link governor — Disadvantaged students
Employed

Mrs S Smith
Sara Smith

Co-opted 30/11/2024
  • Chair of Governors
  • Safeguarding governor
  • Link governor — Pastoral, student wellbeing and behaviour
None

VACANCY

Co-opted

 

   

Attendance at Full Governing Board Meetings during Academic Year 2019/20

Name

Meetings Attended

Out of a Possible

Mr M Brand

8

8

Ms C Cubbage

8

8

Mr A March

3

5

Mr I Brewerton

8

8

Mrs S Smith

7

8

Mr G Steward

6

8

Mr A Ford

6

8

Mr M Badger

8

8

Mrs C Brown

5

8

Mrs C Hansford

7

8

Mr T Munowenyu

6

8

Mrs J Nutt

8

8

Register of Governor Interests – 2020/21

Name

Name of Business*

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of Appointment or Acquisition

Date of Cessation of Interest

Mark Badger  NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL

Malcolm Brand

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

Ian Brewerton NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL

Claudia Cubbage

Employed at school

Education

Principal

01/09/2015

 

Christine Hansford NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Trinity Munowenyu NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Jenny Nutt Employed at school Education Teacher of English & HPL 01/09/2017  

Gary Steward

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

Sara Smith

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

NIL

George Elliott

Employed at school

Education

Behaviour Support Worker

October 2020

 

 * Including: Governor elsewhere, Related / Married to member of staff, Employed at school

Page updated: 4 May 2021

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