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.

The Local Governing Body consists of up to fifteen Governors who provide a range of knowledge and skills to support and challenge the College Management. The majority of Governors are appointed from the local community and include current and retired business people and other professionals as well as public sector workers and a local secondary school head teacher. 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 fifteen Governors who provide a range of knowledge and skills to support and challenge the College Management. The majority of Governors are appointed from the local community and include current and retired business people and other professionals as well as public sector workers and a local secondary school head teacher. 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 LGB
David Ayre: Parent Governor
Ali Kanji: Staff Governor
Sally-Ann Hall-Jones: Community Governor
Matthew Jackson: Community Governor
Neil Mclean: Community Governor

Sarah Pritchard: Parent Governor
Jordan Renault : Staff Governor

Dr Satya Sookhun: Community Governor
Pete Stagg: Trustee and Community Governor

 

2021/22 Student Representatives

Keshni Bhoodhoo
Kay Smith

 

Local Governing Body Meetings

Minutes from the last year 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 on LGB meetings please contact the Academy Secretary, Toni Baldwin.

Note: as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, LGB meetings have been taking place virtually since March 2020

17th November 2020
28th January 2021
9th March 2021
6th May 2021
23rd June 2021
30 September 2021 – to be approved

Upcoming Meetings:
17th November 2021
3rd February 2022
16th March 2022
12th May 2022
22nd June 2022

 

Local Governing Body Documents

The Local Governing Body is a sub-committee of the NHEA Trust board and it’s responsibilities are set out in a scheme of delegation. It 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

Current Membership

Register of Interests (linked document)

Attendance Records (linked document)

Scheme of Delegation

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 each half term (six times each year) which all Governors need to be able to attend, to fulfil the role. Local Governors are required to attend an initial training course and there is also usually at least one other training session each year as well as 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 composition of the staff and students, and 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