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.

Meeting Notes:

2020:

  • February 2020
  • April 2020
  • June 2020
  • 2019:

    2018:

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    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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    Robert Davey (Chair of Corporation)

    Robert Davey (Chair of Corporation)

    I am Commercial Banking Director for Metro Bank, a challenger to the big 4. I lead a team who manage corporate clients across the region. My background in financial services is varied, with roles in risk, strategy and product development that has seen me work in Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh and London.Following a Business degree at University in Leicester I have...

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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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    Prof Geraldine Schofield MBE

    Prof Geraldine Schofield MBE

    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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    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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    Tracey Griffiths

    Tracey Griffiths

    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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    Helen Scott

    Helen Scott

    My current position is Dean of the Faculty of Education and Humanities at the University of Northampton, where I have worked for almost 5 years. I'm responsible for the academic quality and standards of the Faculty which includes the following subjects: History, English and Creative Writing, Education, Children and Young People, Early Years, Initial Teacher Training, Educational Linguistics, Special Educational...

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    Mark Robbins

    Mark Robbins

    I am a qualified accountant who spent the first half of his career working in various finance roles across a range of industries including electricity supply, travel, banking and insurance. After completing an MBA at Warwick Business School I joined the Corporate Development department of what was then Abbey National (now part of Santander UK) and subsequently moved into risk management. I...

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    Sharon Bunker (Staff Governor)

    Sharon Bunker (Staff Governor)

    My name is Sharon Bunker and I am a new member of the board nominated to represent the staff at the college.My background has been within education for many years, 13 of them spent within the college. I started in Primary education and then moved straight to FE at Moulton. I joined the college in 2005 as a teacher in...

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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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