Local Governing Body

Local Governing Body

Queen Mary’s College is the founding member of the North Hampshire Education Alliance (NHEA), a multi academy trust centred in Basingstoke. Within the Trust, QMC operates a Local Governing Body, appointed by the Board of Trustees to focus on the academic progress and welfare of the students at Queen Mary’s. The Local Governing Body meets each half-term and discusses reports on, for example, examination results, quality improvement, student welfare and where students progress to after college. In addition, Local Governors visit the College during the working day both to see the College in action and to monitor specific areas of responsibility such as safeguarding, SEND and Careers.

The Local Governing Body consists of up to thirteen Governors who provide a range of knowledge and skills to support and challenge the College Senior Management Team. The majority of Governors are appointed from the local community and include current and retired business people and other professionals as well as others employed in education and the wider public sector. The Principal is a Governor as are two parents and two members of teaching staff. In addition, two students are elected each year, by their peers, to attend Local Governing Body meetings.

Statutory information about the North Hampshire Education Alliance can be found here.

Information about the Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body consists of up to thirteen Governors who provide a range of knowledge and skills to support and challenge the College Senior Management Team. The majority of Governors are appointed from the local community and include current and retired business people and other professionals as well as others employed in education and the wider public sector. The Principal is a Governor as are two parents and two members of teaching staff. In addition, two students are elected each year, by their peers, to attend Local Governing Body meetings.

Dr Janice de Sousa: Trustee and Chair of the local Governing Body
Melissa Farnham: Community Governor
Sally-Ann Hall-Jones: Community Governor
Gordon Holdcroft: Trustee and Community Governor
Alexia Makrygianni Wilson: Parent Governor
Sarah Pritchard: Parent Governor
Jordan Renault: Staff Governor
Marcus Rutland: Staff Governor
Chris Thomas: Community Governor

2022/23 Student Representatives
Nihinsa Yongya Limbu
Patricia Szoke

Local Governing Body Meetings

Minutes from the last twelve months of Local Governing Body meetings are published on the website along with the dates of upcoming meetings. Please note that minutes are not uploaded until they have been approved at the following meeting so it may take a while for them to be published. If you would like any further information about LGB meetings please contact the Academy Secretary, Toni Baldwin.

30 September 2021
17th November 2021
3rd February 2022
16th March 2022
12th May 2022
22nd June 2022
28th September 2022
24th November 2022 – to be approved

Upcoming Meetings 2022/23:
25th January 2023
9th March 2023
4th May 2023
20th June 2023

Local Governing Body Documents

The Local Governing Body is a sub-committee of the NHEA Trust board, and its responsibilities are set out in a scheme of delegation. The LGB supports and strengthens the leadership of our academy by holding our Principal to account for the performance of students and staff, through challenge and the scrutiny of quality. It upholds and champions the Trust’s values and founding principles and is “the eyes and ears” of the Trust within the College

LGB Membership 2022/23

Register of Interests 2022/23

LGB Membership 2021/22

Attendance Records 2021/22

Scheme of Delegation – 2019

Contact the Local Governing Body

Any person wishing to contact the Chair of the Local Governing Body should do so through the Academy Secretary (details below).

The Local Governing Body is always interested in potential new Local Governors. The Board meets in the evening each half term (six times each year) and Governors visit the College during the day at least once a year, to fulfil their role. Local Governors are required to attend an initial training course as well as usually at least one other training session each year and statutory online courses. The position of Governor is unpaid, but reasonable expenses may be claimed.

Queen Mary’s College is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and seeks to recruit Governors with the skills that are required for the effective operation of the Board and who reflect the diversity of staff and students at QMC, the community in Basingstoke and the wider area served by the College. If you would be interested to learn more about what is involved in being a Governor of Queen Mary’s College, please contact the Academy Secretary at: toni.baldwin@qmc.ac.uk

Dr Toni BaldwinQueen Mary’s CollegeCliddesden RoadBasingstokeHampshireRG21 3HF