Governance

Governance

Governance

Newcastle City Learning Governing body


Newcastle City Learning has an active Governing Body which provides challenge and rigour as well as advice. The Governing Body is made up of elected members, community representatives, staff and learners of the establishment. The Governing Body's Chair is Councillor Veronica Dunn.

Governing Body membership


  • Cllr Veronica Dunn - Chair
  • Melissa Middleton - Vice Chair
  • Cllr Paula Holland - Elected Member
  • Cllr Nick Cott- Elected Member
  • Margaret Cook - Learner Governor
  • Garry Nicholson - Staff governor
  • Martin Snow - Community governor
  • Chloe Jackson - Staff governor
  • Violet Rook - Community governor
  • Ian Dawson - Local Authority Adviser

Meetings


Full Governing body meetings are six times a year, and subcommittees meet three times a year in addition to this.

 

Dates for full Governing Body meetings in 2019-2020

  • 9 October 2019 at Westgate Skills Centre 4.30 - 6.30pm
  • 11 December 2019 at Heaton Centre 4.30 - 6.30pm
  • 12 February 2020 at Gosforth Library and Learning Centre  3 - 5pm
  • 6 May 2020 at Westgate Skills Centre 4 - 6pm
  • 1 July 2020 at Heaton Centre 4 - 6pm
  • 7 October 2020 at Gosforth Library and Learning Centre 4 - 6pm

Subcommittees

Finance

  • 3 September 2019 Westgate Skills Centre 2 - 4pm (additional meeting)
  • 13 November 2019 Westgate Skills Centre 9.30 - 11am
  • 14 January 2020 Westgate Skills Centre 1 - 3pm
  • 24 March 2020 Westgate Skills Centre 1 - 3pm


Performance

  • 4 December 2019 Westgate Skills Centre 3 - 5pm
  • 22 April 2020 Westgate Skills Centre 3 - 5pm
  • 8 July 2020 Westgate Skills Centre 3 - 5pm

 

Minutes of Governing Body meetings


Annual Meeting 10 July 2019 (pdf, 249KB)

 

The Governing Body is responsible for:


• determining the educational character and mission of the Service and for oversight of its activities including curriculum planning and delivery;
• approving the quality strategy of the institution;
• ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources

 

The Governing body represents the interests of the local community in particular and public interest in general. It is there to oversee the way the Service is run and to make sure it delivers high quality learning opportunities and makes effective use of the resources it has available.

The management of the Service remains the responsibility of the Local Authority, within the broad framework of policies and accountabilities set out and monitored by the funding body, the Education and Skills Funding Agency.