Governance

Parent Governor Election Result

The Richard Huish Governing Body is pleased to welcome Moira Reynolds as a Parent Governor.

Moira is an Associate Solicitor with a local firm and her practice area is Family Law. Moira supports and enables her clients to move through challenging times. As a parent of a former and current Huish student, Moira appreciates the need to  develop strategies that will enable young people moving into the workplace.

Parents are key stakeholders in the College. The elected parent governor will therefore bring an important perspective to the work of the Governing Body. Although a parent governor is not directly a representative of parents – in other words does not carry any particular mandate of the parents – their views are invaluable in contributing to and supporting the work of the Governing Body.

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The Richard Huish College Governing Body was also pleased to confirm the appointment of two Governors in March 2017.

Nicki Reid and Stephen Haydock were appointed as external Governors for a four year term.

Prior to moving to the West Country, Nicki worked in Business Development for a number of London advertising agencies. She has subsequently worked as a freelance marketing consultant with clients in Bath, Bristol and London. In addition, she is currently the Marketing Co-ordinator for a firm of local accountants with offices in Somerset and Devon. Nicki's daughter is in her final year at Huish. 

Stephen is currently a Consultant Physician and the Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency care at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.  Prior to his appointment at Musgrove Park, Stephen was a Consultant Physician at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge and Fellow and Director of Studies in Biochemistry at St. Catharine’s College Cambridge. He has an extensive publication record in the biosynthesis of medicinally important natural products. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Both his sons were educated at Richard Huish College.

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The College board of governors, or Corporation, has responsibility for ensuring that Huish meets the needs of all its students and that the College will continue to grow, develop and provide the best possible education for the whole community it serves. 

The Corporation has overall responsibility for determining the educational character and mission of Huish, as well as strategic and financial planning.

The Corporation has twenty governor members who are responsible for:

  • the determination and periodic review of the educational character and mission of the College and the oversight of its activities
  • approving the quality strategy of the College
  • ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the College and the Corporation, and safeguarding their assets
  • approving annual estimates of income and expenditure
  • the appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal and determination of the pay and conditions of service of the holders of senior posts and the Clerk to the Corporation
  • setting a framework for the pay and conditions of all other staff.

Membership of the Corporation includes two student governors, two parent governors and two staff governors, all elected by their respective constituencies. The insight and experience of governors is essential in ensuring that Huish remains on track. With some two thousand students at the College, the Learner Voice is particularly important and the professionalism of governance must support Huish to ensure that we continue to improve the very high standards we have set.

Members of the Corporation come from a wide variety of backgrounds – business, health care, financial and legal – and appointments to the Corporation are made to ensure that there is the necessary expertise to carry out all the statutory obligations set out in the governing document, the Instruments and Articles of Government for Sixth Form Colleges. Other policies which set out the way in which the Corporation must operate are set out below.

Governors meet a number of times during each term and take a keen interest in the work of the College, both through the formal learning environment and through the many other activities and events which make up the College experience.

 

Code of Good Governance for English Colleges

Standing Orders of the Corporation 2016

Code of Conduct

How We Listen to the Voice of Students and Staff

Committee Membership 2018-19

Calendar of Meetings 2018-19

Published Arrangements for Consultation with Staff and Students

Committees Terms of Reference 2018-19

Member's Report and Financial Statements July 2018

Instrument and Articles of Government for Sixth Form Colleges

Public Access Statement 2016

Student Union Constitution 2014

Governor Recruitment, Succession and Renewal Policy

Conflicts of Interest Policy

Corporation Complaints Procedure

Risk Management Policy

For more information please contact Xanne Blythe (Clerk to the Corporation) on xanneb@richuish.ac.uk

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