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)

Adanma Umunna (Principal)

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

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.

UTC@harbourside is currently seeking to appoint a parent governor. Please register your interest in this position by emailing jillwestwood@utc-harbourside.org.

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

Jill Westwood is the Clerk to the Governors and should you have any matters that you would like to raise with Governing Body you should contact jillwestwood@utc@harbourside.org or call the UTC on 01273 916170. The email address to contact the Chair of Governors is chair@utc-harbourside.org

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

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

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