Governing board

Why do we have a governing board? Who are our governors? Governor meeting attendance Register of governor interests Contact us 

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.
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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 Board
  • 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 Board

Name

Category

Term of Office Ends

Responsibilities

Pecuniary Interests
Christine Hansford Co-opted 05/06/2022
  • Chair of Governors
None

Mark Badger

Co-opted 20/02/2026
  • Vice-chair of Governors
  • Link governor — Health & Safety and Communications Faculty
None

Malcolm Brand

Co-opted

16/07/2023

  • Link governor — Finance
None

Ian Brewerton

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

Claudia Cubbage

Staff (Principal)

  • Principal
Employed
Kelly Denton Parent 28/0/2026
  • TBC
 

Charlotte Faithfull

Parent 09/11/2024
  • Safeguarding governor
  • Link governor — Staff wellbeing, SEND and inclusion
 

Jenny Nutt

Co-opted

16/07/2023

  • Development and training governor
Employed

Alec Payne

Staff

07/12/2025

  • Link governor - Careers
Employed

Gary Steward

Co-opted

12/12/2025
  • Link governor - Science and PE faculty
None

VACANCY

Co-opted   TBC  

VACANCY

Co-opted   TBC  
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Governing board meetings attendance - 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

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Register of governor interests - 2021/22

Governor name Name of business* Nature of business Nature of interest Date of appointment or acquisition Date of cessation of interest (if applicable)
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 -
Kelly Denton          
Charlotte Faithfull          
Christine Hansford NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
Jenny Nutt Employed at school Education Teacher of English and HPL 01/09/2017 -
Alec Payne Employed at school Education Head of Communications Faculty   -
Gary Steward NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL

 * Including: Governor elsewhere, related or married to member of staff or employed at school

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UPDATED: 22 April 2022

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