Scarborough UTC Trust Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is made up of people from the community who have business, management or education experience, alongside staff and parents.

The Role of the Governing Board

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:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

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.

Scarborough UTC Full Governing Board Meeting Dates 2019-20

Autumn First Half Term  
2nd October 2019 Curriculum & Standards Committee Meeting
9th October 2019 Resources Management Committee Meeting
23rd October 2019 Full Governing Board Meeting
Autumn Second Half Term  
27th November 2019 Curriculum & Standards Committee Meeting
04th December 2019 Resources Management Committee Meeting
18th December 2019 Full Governing Board Meeting
Spring Second Half Term  
18th March 2020 Curriculum & Standards Committee Meeting
25th March 2020 Resources Management Committee Meeting
01st April 2020 Full Governing Board Meeting
Summer Second Half Term  
03rd June 2020 Governing Board Review Meeting
17th June 2020 Curriculum & Standards Committee Meeting
24th June 2020 Resources Management Committee Meeting
08th July 2020 Full Governing Board Meeting

Constitution

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.

Governors

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: Sian Henderson. Her email address is sian.henderson@northyorks.gov.uk.