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Westminster cook-off beckons for former Northampton College catering apprentice

13 Dec 2017

Westminster cook-off beckons for former Northampton College catering apprentice

A former Northampton College catering student will have the chance to represent the town in the Houses of Parliament having been...

Students star in glittering awards ceremony at Wembley Stadium

4 Dec 2017

Students star in glittering awards ceremony at Wembley Stadium

Musical theatre students from Northampton College have ticked off the sort of gig most performers can only dream about... playing...

The Northampton College Corporation is a non-executive committee that meets monthly to monitor the College's performance and make decisions on strategy, policy and finance. Members serve for a period of four years at a time and give their services without being paid. Collectively the Members of the Corporation are responsible for:

  • The determination of the educational character and mission of the institution and for the oversight of its activities
  • The effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the institution and the Corporation and for 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 and setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff.

The Corporation was established by Act of Parliament in 1992 and operates in accordance with the Instrument and Articles of Government approved by Parliament in 1999 and Standing Orders and Terms of Reference approved by the Corporation and reviewed annually. The Corporation has also approved a Code of Conduct for its members, which requires members to declare any interests which may conflict with their role as a Governor. The register of interests is available for inspection at the College's reception.
The College has long been recognised as providing a very broad range of education and training provision which meets individual aspirations as well as serving the needs of the diverse and expanding Northamptonshire economy.

Please view the governance meetings calendar for 2016/17 here.

Meeting Notes

Members of the Corporation

The names of Corporation members are listed below. Members serve for a period of four years at a time and give their services without being paid.

Pat Brennan-Barrett, MA SEN, PGCE, SpLD Dip, SpLD Cert (Principal)

Pat Brennan-Barrett, MA SEN, PGCE, SpLD Dip, SpLD Cert (Principal)

Pat has 25 years of senior leadership experience in education with a wide portfolio including schools and colleges . She has expertise in : Quality, change management, finance, resource management, performance management, project management, estates development, data and statistical analysis, funding, education reform and change management.She has extensive knowledge of teaching, learning and assessment, with a specialism in SpLD. She...

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Prof Geraldine Schofield MBE (Chair of Corporation)

Prof Geraldine Schofield MBE (Chair of Corporation)

I am a microbiologist who has worked in academia (Universities of Newcastle, Cologne, Milan), the public sector (Public Health Service) and the private sector. I have authored a large number of scientific publications including chapters in two of the standard microbiological texts. Latterly I was a senior manager with Unilever plc becoming global Head of Regulatory Affairs Foods R&D. I...

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Dr Philip Hilton (Vice Chair of Corporation)

Dr Philip Hilton (Vice Chair of Corporation)

Educated at Cambridge and Liverpool Universities, I have a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry. My career has been in the plastics and packaging industries, initially in operations and then in running businesses. I was a director of RPC Group Plc, Europe’s leading manufacturer of rigid plastics packaging (headquartered in Rushden). Latterly I was based in Germany, with responsibility for a division...

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Bill Chalker

Bill Chalker

After 38 years as a career banker and two years consulting I have retired to focus on supporting my family in particular our first two grandchildren. My banking career followed a non-traditional path through the branch hierarchy up to lending manager but also included several years as a technical lecturer for bank managers. I then moved into Cash Management, enabling...

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David Smith

David Smith

After graduating from the University of Hertfordshire as a scientist, I have worked for The Open University in a number of operational and strategic roles. I’m currently a Strategy Manager working alongside the Vice-Chancellor and Executive Team to manage the process of reporting and analysing institutional performance. I’m also responsible for the development and review of the University Strategy and...

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Ellen Buttler

Ellen Buttler

My current position as Director for Initial Teacher Training (FE and Skills) at the University of Warwick, requires me to quality assure and quality improve teacher training provision across 7 General Further Education Colleges in the Midlands. Prior to this I worked in further education for 23 years. My teaching career started in 1991. I quickly moved in to a...

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Julia Harley

Julia Harley

A teacher first and foremost, I have been working in schools throughout my adult life. The early part of my career brought together two passions: the pedagogy of science teaching and teacher continuing professional development. Through this I worked on national initiatives including the development of the new National Curriculum for Science, GCSE Science Assessment and the assessment of student...

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Mark Hall

Mark Hall

I am Director of Finance at the University of Northampton, where I also look after IT and estates. I have worked at the university since 2004.I have a mathematics and statistics degree from Warwick University and am also a qualified accountant.After training at a firm of chartered accountants, I have gone on to work mainly in public funded bodies, including...

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Robert Davey

Robert Davey

I am a Corporate banker for Barclays in Northampton but I have a varied background and unlike most have never worked in a branch!Following a Business degree at University, my career began on the graduate program for Enterprise Rent-a-car gaining promotion from my native East Anglia bringing me to the area and branch manager in Milton Keynes.After 4 years, I...

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Tracey Branson

Tracey Branson

I have worked for the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce since 2002, fulfilling various roles within the Human Resource department allowing me to complete my CIPD qualification in February 2007 and becoming a MCIPD in January 2008. After the spilt of Business Link and Chamber In April 2007 I took on the boarder remit of Head of Corporate Services and a...

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Martin James (Staff Governor)

Martin James (Staff Governor)

I have worked for Northampton college as a lecturer in the Engineering department since 2003. I have delivered both theory and practical to level 1, 2 and 3 students in my career as well as apprentices in the electrical trade at my time at the college. Prior to joining Northampton College, I was a Manager in a Northampton based electrical...

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Contact the Clerk

The Clerk administers Corporation business, ensuring that meetings are arranged and conducted in accordance with the Instrument and Articles and Standing Orders.
For more information about the Corporation, its structure, or for information on meeting dates, agendas and minutes contact the Clerk.
Julie Brasier
Clerk to the Corporation
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Become a Governor

The Corporation has a Search and Governance Committee which is responsible for making recommendations for appointment. If you are interested in becoming a governor please contact the Clerk using the details above.

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