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Governance

A note from our Chair

"The Corporation’s Governors work hard to fulfil Wilberforce College’s mission to raise aspirations and serve the educational needs of our community.


We provide the strategic direction for the College, and we consider all aspects of our students’ education – from their achievement to their well-being. We work with the College and its community to enable all our students to fulfil their potential.


We are all volunteers and do the job because we care. We are open and honest in conducting our business, and I am proud to be a governor and Chair of the Corporation."


Pat Mould
Chair of the Corporation

Our Governors

At Wilberforce Sixth Form College we have an active board of governors who play an integral role in the continuing development of the College. The Governing body, together with the Principal, constitutes the highest level of decision-making in the College, having overall responsibility for the strategic direction and financial health of the institution.

Our governors have a critical role in:

  • Ensuring the financial well-being of the College and monitoring the effective and efficient use of resources and the quality of its services
  • Assuring that the College’s educational character meets the needs of the community which the College serves
  • Ensuring that the College mission and vision both reflects the needs of the community it serves and informs and directs every aspect of the College’s activities
  • Monitoring the ethos of the College
  • Our board of Governors is well balanced in terms of skills and experience, with members having backgrounds in industry, education and the local authority. The common characteristic of the governing body is a passionate commitment to service the community within which the College is located. As such, the Governors set high expectations for the College and its students, and are leading the College to realise its ambition of being judged as outstanding by Ofsted.

Enquiries

We welcome enquiries about governance at Wilberforce and are happy to share the minutes and papers of our governors’ meetings with the public. All non-confidential agendas, reports, minutes considered at the meetings of the Corporation, the Register of Interests of Members of the Corporation and the College’s Financial Regulations and Procedures are held by the Clerk and may be inspected by mutual arrangement.

Any enquiries relating to the work of the Corporation or Corporation membership should be directed to the Clerk of the Corporation.

If there are any issues you would like to raise with the Corporation or for more information on the timing of reporting please contact:

Laura Skarratt
Clerk to the Corporation,
Wilberforce College,
Saltshouse Road,
Kingston upon Hull,
HU8 9HD

Email: Laura.Skarratt@wilberforce.ac.uk
Tel: 01482 711688

Chair of the Corporation:
Pat Mould
Email: gvpm@wilberforce.ac.uk

Academisation consultation document

The Corporation publishes its Annual Members’ Report and Financial Statements annually and are available on the website for no less than 12 months. The Annual Members’ Report and Financial Statements are held by the Clerk.

Please find below downloadable minutes documents for Corporation meetings, covering the following: Corporation, Finance and General Purposes, Audit and Quality and Standards committees.

Parent / Carer Governor
Closing date: 12:00pm on Thursday 31 August 2023

The Corporation is now seeking to appoint to parent / carer to our Governing Board. We welcome applications from individuals who would like to help shape the strategic management of the College, gain new skills and experience and use your knowledge and experience to make a difference. Parent Governors play an important role on our Board, and we value their contributions and commitment to making a difference for all learners at the college.

To be eligible you must be parent / carer/ guardian / mentor to a learner at Wilberforce Sixth Form College who is under the age of 19 (at appointment)

Why Become a Parent Governor?

  • You can use your experience and knowledge to make a difference.
  • You will be involved in overseeing College activities.
  • You will help shape the strategic direction of the College and monitor the financial well-being of the College.
  • You will gain new skills and experience and meet new people and network.

What Skills Are Needed?

  • A commitment to improving education for all students.
  • The ability to work in a professional manner as part of a team and take collective responsibility for decisions.
  • The willingness to learn.
  • A commitment to the college’s mission and core values.
  • Basic literacy, numeracy and IT skills (ie. email and word processing). With further training provided to support your role. 
  • You do not need to have governance experience to be a Governor. We have Governors with backgrounds in business, charity, education, government, law, accountancy, IT and audit.

Interested?

  • The terms of office for a parent governor is usually 2 years.
  • We are committed to the principles of equality and diversity. Our appointments are made on merit, taking into account skills gaps and we particularly welcome applications from groups not yet represented on our Board.
  • Parent governors must be parent / carer / guardian / mentor to a learner at Wilberforce who is under the age of 19 at appointment.
  • All new Governors are assigned to an experienced mentor to support them through their first term.
  • Training opportunities are provided for all Governors. 
  • Meetings are usually held midweek 4:30pm – 6:30pm on site, with some option to attend virtually.
  • All Governors must complete safeguarding checks (DBS), annual eligibility declarations and complete a declaration for the Register of Interest.
  • Youtube Video: Inspiring FE Governance: What is a Governor? 

To apply, please complete the Parent Governor Application form and send directly to the Clerk to the Corporation. Or more information please contact Laura Skarratt, Clerk to the Corporation at Laura.Skarratt@wilberforce.ac.uk or telephone 01482 711688

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Applying for the Parent / Carer Governor role:
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download file image Parent / Carer Governor information pack
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Wilberforce Sixth Form College has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure. 

Independent Governor (3 positions available)
Closing date: 12:00pm on Thursday 31 August 2023

The Corporation is now seeking to appoint to three Independent Governor vacancies on our Governing Board. We welcome applications from individuals who would like to help shape the strategic management of the College, gain new skills and experience and use your knowledge and experience to make a difference.

We are committed to the principles of equality and diversity. Our appointments are made on merit, taking into account skills gaps and we particularly welcome applications from groups not yet represented on our Board.

We have vacancies on our Audit Committee, Finance and General Purposes Committee and Quality and Standards Committee.

Previous experience as a governor is not required as training will be provided to support you in your role.

Why Become an Independent College Governor? 

  • You can use your experience and knowledge to make a difference.
  • You will be involved in overseeing College activities.
  • You will help shape the strategic direction of the College and monitor the financial well-being of the College.
  • You will gain new skills and experience and meet new people and network.

What Skills Are Needed?

  • A commitment to improving education for all students.
  • The ability to work in a professional manner as part of a team and take collective responsibility for decisions.
  • The willingness to learn.
  • A commitment to the college’s mission and core values.
  • Basic literacy, numeracy and IT skills (ie. email and word processing). With further training provided to support your role. 
  • You do not need to have governance experience to be a Governor. We have Governors with backgrounds in business, charity, education, government, law, accountancy, IT and audit.

Interested?

  • Training opportunities are provided for all Governors. 
  • All new Governors are assigned to an experienced mentor to support them through their first term.
  • Terms of office are usually between 2 and 4 years.
  • Meetings are usually held midweek 4:30pm – 6:30pm on site, with some option to attend virtually.
  • All Governors must complete safeguarding checks (DBS), annual eligibility declarations and complete a declaration for the Register of Interest.
  • Youtube Video: Inspiring FE Governance: What is a Governor? 

To apply please complete the Independent Governor Application form and send directly to the Clerk to the Corporation. 

For more information please contact Laura Skarratt, Clerk to the Corporation at Laura.Skarratt@wilberforce.ac.uk or telephone 01482 711688

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Applying for the Independent Governor (3 positions available) role:
download file image Application form
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download file image Independent Governor (3 positions available) information pack
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Wilberforce Sixth Form College has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure. 

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