The Board of Governors is made up of people from the community who have business, management or education experience, alongside staff and parents.Policies, statements and reports
The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. School governors and trustees provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. They appoint the principal and deputy principal. Governors/trustees hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors and trustees who work with the principal to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.
Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board and decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.
The role of the governing board is a strategic one with three key functions:
The Board is supported by a Resources Management Committee, which meets at least three times a year, to assist the decision making of the board of governors, by maintaining oversight of the Trust’s financial operation (including value for money), governance, risk management, internal control and external audit findings. It reports outcomes to the Governing Body including but not limited to external audit outcomes (annual year end audit, interim audit and Responsible Officer outcomes).
The Curriculum & Standards Committee meets at least 3 times a year to monitor and review school performance and educational standards in all curriculum areas.
|Autumn First Half Term|
|30th September 2020||Curriculum & Standards Committee Meeting|
|7th October 2020||Resources Management Committee Meeting|
|21st October 2020||Full Governing Board Meeting|
|Autumn Second Half Term|
|25th November 2020||Curriculum & Standards Committee Meeting|
|2nd December 2020||Resources Management Committee Meeting|
|16th December 2020||Full Governing Board Meeting|
|Spring Second Half Term|
|3rd March 2021||Curriculum & Standards Committee Meeting|
|10th March 2021||Resources Management Committee Meeting|
|24th March 2021||Full Governing Board Meeting|
|Summer Second Half Term|
|9th June 2021||Governing Board Review Meeting|
|23rd June 2021||Curriculum & Standards Committee Meeting|
|30th June 2021||Resources Management Committee Meeting|
|14th July 2021||Full Governing Board Meeting|
The UTC Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. The trustees of Scarborough UTC Trust are also the directors of the Charitable Company for the purposes of company law. The Charitable Company’s memorandum and articles of association are the primary governing documents of the UTC Trust. The governing body has its own code of conduct that links to legal duties and the specifics of the articles of association.
The Board of Governors is made up of people from the community who have business, management or education experience, alongside staff and parents; A full list of governors can be found in a separate document below.
The Co-Chairs of the Governors are: Chris White and Peter Wilkinson.
Contact address: Scarborough UTC, 1 Ashburn Road, Yo11 2JW
The Clerk to the Governors is: Dominika Jureczko. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to become a governor
All governors are unpaid volunteers who give their time and enthusiasm freely. If you have an interest in children’s education and welfare you could become a school governor. Governors are drawn from all walks of life and no formal qualifications are necessary. As long as you meet the eligibility criteria described in the next two pages, can provide skills that would help the Governing Body in its work and have the time to use your skills, we would be pleased for you to register your interest in becoming a governor at Scarborough UTC.
At Scarborough UTC, we have 4 types of governor drawn from different parts of the community. This helps to ensure the Governing Body has diversity of views and experience. Governors from each category bring their group’s perspective to the Governing Body although this does not mean that they represent that group on the Governing Body. Altogether, Scarborough UTC has 15 governor positions.
Governors serve for a period of 4 years and at the end of their term can stand for re-election or be re-appointed. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected by the Governing Body on an annual basis at the first Full Governing Body meeting of the academic year. The 4 types of governors are described below.
Parent Governor Vacancy
Scarborough UTC Governing Body has one staff governor who is paid to work at the school and they are elected by the college staff. At the end of their 4 year term of office, staff governors can put themselves forward for re-election by the staff. In addition, the Principal is an ex officio member of the Governing Body – there because they are the Principal.
When a vacancy for an elected parent governor arises, the college will send a letter home letting parents/carers know of the vacancy and asking parents/carers to nominate themselves or other parents/carers for the role. If there are more nominations than vacancies, there will be a ballot when all parents/carers will be asked to vote for the candidate of their choice. At the end of their 4 year term of office, elected parent governors can put themselves forward for re-election by parents and carers.
Co-opted governors are drawn from the local community and appointed by the Governing Body. Scarborough UTC Governing Body has 8 co-opted governors. At the end of their 4 year term of office, co-opted governors can be re-appointed by the Governing Body. If you would like to find out more about becoming a co-opted governor at Scarborough UTC, contact our Co-Chair of Governors, Chris White, by emailing email@example.com
It would be helpful when making contact with the Chair of Governors to provide brief background information about your reasons for wishing to be a governor at Scarborough UTC. This should include any particular knowledge and skills you could bring to the role in areas such as finance, health & safety, safeguarding, premises management, law, human resources, policy formulation & implementation, data analysis and education. The Governing Body will also need to establish that you are either a local resident or have an involvement in the community served by the college or that you have suitable reasons for your interest in Scarborough UTC and its surrounding area. Note, parents of children in the college can become co-opted governors provided they bring essential knowledge and skills to the Governing Body and that fewer than half of the college’s total governors have children attending the school. Finally, we will request a copy of your CV.
Member appointed governors
Scarborough UTC Governing Body has 3 Member appointed governors who are nominated by the Board of Members. At the end of their 4 year term of office, LA governors can either be re-appointed by the. . If you would like to find out more about becoming a co-opted governor at Scarborough UTC, contact our Co-Chair of Governors, Peter Wilkinson, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications and disqualifications for being a school governor
A governor must be aged 18 or over at the time of their election or appointment, unless they are an associate member.
A person is disqualified from being a governor or associate member of a particular school if he/she: