Governance — Solihull Sixth Form College

Governance

The College has been part of the Summit Learning Trust since August 2017. Our Trust comprises of three Secondary schools (Ninestiles, Lyndon and Cockshut Hill), four Primary schools (Yarnfield, The Oaklands, Pegasus and Erdington Hall), a SCITT and ourselves Solihull Sixth Form College – all in the Birmingham and Solihull area.

Summit Learning Trust
Hartfield Crescent
Acocks Green
Birmingham
B27 7QG

Members
Alan Price
Karen Crowston
David Werry
Dr Ateef Azam
Karen Roberts

Board of Trustees
Vince Green – Chief Executive
Karen Crowston – Chair
Neal Clements
Jonathan Bridges
Richard Beamish – Vice Chair
Glen Collins
Tejal Fatania
Colin Graham
Caroline Hick
Emma Pritchard

Meet the Board of Trustees

Meet the Governors

Contact the Chair of Governors Jonathan Bridges

Governor Membership 2022/23:

The Local Governing Body’s Role
Our Local Governing Body plays an important role in supporting the Board of Trustees and providing key elements of local governance for the College. The Local Governing Body is responsible for:

  • Ensuring the College is operating within the mission and ethos of the Trust and contributing to the Trust’s key strategic priorities.
  • Monitoring the quality of teaching and learning, attendance, behaviour and safety, within the College and progress against the College improvement plan, monitored termly.
  • Holding College leaders to account for improvement of standards in the College.
  • Engaging with wider College activities as a means of monitoring overall quality.
  • Implementing and reviewing the Trust’s Safeguarding Policy and ensuring that the College maintains a ‘culture of vigilance’ in respect of all safeguarding matters.
  • Keeping up-to-date with safeguarding training, ensuring that staff are trained and that there is a safeguarding governor on the Local Governing Body.
  • Implementation of the Health and Safety Policy, and responsibility for Health and Safety in College.

Summit Learning Trust Local Governing Body Handbook 2020-21

Summit Learning Trust Scheme of Delegation 2020-21

Minutes of Meetings
Below are the Minutes from meetings of the Local Governing Board:

Minutes of Meeting 24 January 2019
Minutes of Meeting 4 July 2019
Minutes of Meeting 9 October 2019
Minutes of Meeting 11 December 2019
Minutes of Meeting 11 March 2020
Minutes of Meeting 10 June 2020
Minutes of Meeting 7 October 2020
Minutes of Meeting 9 December 2020
Minutes of Meeting 3 March 2021
Minutes of Meeting 9 June 2021
Minutes of Meeting 13 October 2021
Minutes of Meeting 8 December 2021
Minutes of Meeting 26 January 2022

Attendance at Solihull Sixth Form College Local Governing Body Meetings in the 2020/21 Academic Year and in the 2021/22 Academic Year to date:

Further information on governance within the Trust, including the Minutes of meetings, is available on Summit Learning Trust Governance. Information and Policies, including annual accounts are available here.