Purpose of the Governing Body

The purpose of a governing body is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at school’.

The governing body of UTC@harbouside has three core strategic functions. These are:

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

UTC@harbourside Governing Body

We would like to introduce you to our Governors:

Dianne Smith – Chair of Governors

Allan Key – Vice Chair of Governors, Veolia Representative

James Lavender

Becky Cooke – Lewes District Council Representative

Professor David Timson – University of Brighton Representative

Steve Pomery – UTC@harbourside Staff Governor

Barry Leigh – Parent Governor

In anticipation of joining the Aldridge MAT the governing body was reduced and reshaped to become a local governing committee within the MAT structure. The proposed local governing committee was established in the Summer of 2017 and has taken on the full responsibilities of a governing body since 1st September 2017 pending transition.

As the process of joining the MAT has taken longer than anticipated temporary arrangements have been put in place for ensuring effective governance in the meantime. All the business of the current governing body has been undertaken in two full governing body meetings in the Autumn Term of 2017 and this arrangement will continue pending transition into the MAT. There are no committees operating during this transitional period but each governor has link responsibilities for a priority within the Raising Attainment Plan.

The Full Governing body meets twice a term. Click here for the dates of the Governing Body meetings for 2017/18.

Click here to download UTC@harbourside’s Governor Register of Interests to learn the organisations UTC@harbourside Governors are connected to.

The UTC@harbourside 2017 Financial Accounts are available to view here.

The UTC@harbourside 2016 Financial Accounts are available to view here.

The UTC@harbourside 2015 Financial Accounts are available to view here.

NameRole27th of September 201606th of December 201614th of March 201711th of July 2017
Allan KeyDirectorYesYesYesNo
Andrew LloydDirectorYesYesYesYes
Di SmithDirector (Vice Chair)NoYesYesYes
Ian SaundersParent GovernorNoYesYesNo
James LavenderDirectorNoYesYesYes
Jennifer RowlandsDirectorNoNoYesNo
Paul BevanDirector (Chair of Governors)YesYesYesYes
Phillip CurrieDirectorYesYesYesYes
Rebecca CookeDirector - Joined December 2017N/AYesYesYes
Adanma UmmunaPrincipalYesYesYesYes
Previous GovernorsDates ServedRole
Paul Bevan1/09/2015 - 1/9/2018Chair
Jennifer Rowlands1/09/2015 - 1/09/2018Governor
Andrew Lloyd1/09/2015 - 1/09/2018Governor
Philip Currie1/09/2015 - 1/09/2018Governor
Ian Sanders1/09/2015 - 1/09/2018Governor