Governance - UTC Leeds

Our Governance

Details of our Trustees (Governors) are set out below.

  • Tim Craven – Chair of Trust. Tim is a Product Development Manager, at TransUnion UK. You can contact Tim C/o UTC Leeds, Sayner Road, Leeds LS10 1LA.
  • Mark Goldstone. Mark is Head of Business Representation & Policy, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.
  • Graham Cooper. Founder and principal consultant of Systems Excellence manufacturing consultancy.
  • Victoria Hopkins. Victoria founded Hopkins Catering.
  • Mitch Scott. Mitch is Head of Engineering & Automotive Technologies at Leeds City College.
  • Deborah Watson. Deborah is Audit Director at Grant Thornton UK LLP.
  • Lisa-Dionne Morris. Lisa-Dionne is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Leeds.
  • Darren Oakley. Darren is a Parent Governor. He is Managing Director of Total Plant Analysis Ltd.
  • Carol Stagg. Carol is retired, her previous roles included Head of Service: Learning Communities, Education Leeds.
  • Hannah Wilson. Hannah is Principal at UTC Leeds.
  • Roz Wyatt-Millington. Senior Lecturer in Electronic Engineering Leeds Beckett University.
  • Megan Holmes. European Marketing Manager , Farnell.
  • Chloe Turner. Senior Education Worker, IntoUniversity.
  • Jonathan Wright. CEO of Abstract Tech Ltd.
  • Ammarah Pandor. Employed by Leeds Trinity University, a higher education provider, as a Schools and Colleges Engagement Officer.
  • Craig Beech. Employed by Siemens Mobility Ltd.

Members of the UTC Leeds Trust are defined in article 12 in the article of association:

  • Mr. Philip Ball – appointed 09/10/14
  • Mr. Graham Cooper – appointed 09/10/14
  • Mr. Simon Nadin – appointed 09/10/14
  • Mr. Tim Craven – appointed 01/09/19
  • Professor Peter Jimack – appointed 01/09/17

The Clerk to the Trust Board is Pam Wallis.

Members of the Trust have an overview of the governance of the UTC and can appoint and remove Members and Governors.

Our Trustees (Governors) or Members can be contacted by e-mailing: enquiries@utcleeds.co.uk or telephoning: 0113 353 0140.

Welcome from Our Chair

Welcome to UTC Leeds, as chair of governors it is my very great privilege to lead the board of trustees and ensure that we collectively:

  • Provide clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for UTC Leeds
  • Hold to account the executive leadership team for the delivery of educational performance
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school

UTC Leeds is unlike other schools in that it has employer and university engagement at its core, ensuring that young people who choose to attend the school will gain exposure to cutting edge technologies, develop skills to be “ready for work” and study with like-minded individuals who are interested in the opportunities Engineering brings .

Our dedicated board of governors combines individuals from national and international engineering companies, individuals from leading Finance, Legal and Technology businesses along with extensive support from the UK’s best engineering faculty at the University of Leeds. It is essential we maintain and develop strong community and education links so we are proud to have both representatives from Leeds City College and the Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce on our board also.

As an institution we are committed to ensuring all young people who attend UTC Leeds develop the academic and life skills needed to succeed in the world of engineering and beyond.

Tim Craven

Chair of Governors

Governing Body Role and Responsibilities

The role of the Governing Body at UTC Leeds is to help the establishment fulfil its main aim: which is to provide the best possible education for all of its students.

There are many things which governors are expected to do.  The following provides a brief outline:

  • Governors have responsibility with the Principal for setting, reviewing and monitoring many of the policies, plans and procedures within which the college operates
  • The governors’ role is strategic.
  • The governors’ set the aims, objectives and targets for the college
  • The Principal’s role is both strategic and operational
  • Governors make decisions democratically, by consensus. Governors do not have individual powers to act alone
  • Governors have a duty to act fairly and without prejudice at all times
  • Governors share the responsibility of appointing staff with the college and must act in the same way as any good employee
  • Governors should encourage openness in all of their work for the college and should welcome enquiries from parents and the general public
  • The governors’ monitor and evaluate the progress the college is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives.

UTC Trust Board and Governing Body Membership and Declaration of Interests

UTC Leeds Governing Body Membership
The Governing Body of UTC Leeds
The Clerk to the Governing Body is Pamela Wallis

 

NameDesignationDate of AppointmentCommittee MembershipDeclaration of InterestsTerm (Years)
Hannah WilsonPrincipal01/01/20Standards and ResourcesRodillian Multi Academy Trust Featherstone Academyn/a
Megan HolmesTrustee14/07/20ResourcesCMS Distribution The Technology Forge4
Philip BallMember09/10/14n/aNone Declaredn/a
Peter JimackMember01/09/17n/aNone Declaredn/a
Simon NadinMember01/09/15ResourcesFlender Ltdn/a
Carol StaggTrustee17/03/20StandardsAllerton High School4
Chloe TurnerTrustee14/07/20StandardsNone Declared4
Lisa-Dionne MorrisVice Chair of Governors10/09/19StandardsUniversity of Leeds Bradford Girls Grammar School4
Rosemary Wyatt-MillingtonTrustee14/07/20StandardsLeeds Beckett University Sciensus4
Mark GoldstoneTrustee01/04/20ResourcesWest & North Yorkshire Chamber of CommerceAppris Management Ltd

 

Appris Charity Ltd

The Medical Museum Trading Company

 

Thackray Museum of Medicine

Franklin Archer Ltd6
Graham CooperMember01/09/15ResourcesSystems Excellence Ltdn/a
Deborah WatsonTrustee25/04/18ResourcesGrant Thornton UK LLP4
Victoria HopkinsTrustee16/05/21ResourcesHopkins Management LtdAgainst The Grain Furniture LtdHopkins (Leeds) LtdFry Cutter Pro Ltd8
Mitch ScottTrustee25/09/18StandardsLeeds City College4
Tim CravenChair of Governors24/01/21ResourcesTransUnionHamersham

 

Intuitiq

 

Slingshot Simulations

Leeds University Business SchoolEquiniti

 

Micklefield Primary School

6
Darren OakleyTrustee07/01/20StandardsTotal Plant Analysis LtdFlat Glass Solutions LtdCooltemper UK & Ireland LtdBenton Park School4
Craig BeechTrustee15/12/20ResourcesSiemens Mobility Ltd
Jonathan WrightTrustee23/11/2021ResourcesAbstract Tech LtdAbstract Talent LtdWright Choice Global Consulting LtdK-9 Team Ltd
Ammarah PandorTrustee13/07/2021StandardsLeeds Trinity University

The Board of Trustees has formally met 4 times during the year. Attendance during the year at meetings of the Board of Trustees was as follows:

TrusteeMeetings attendedOut of a possible
G P Cooper, Member of Governing Body44
S P J Nadin, Member of Governing Body22
M Goldstone, Member of Governing Body44
K Hall, Member of Governing Body44
M Scott, Member of Governing Body44
D Watson, Member of Governing Body44
V C Hopkins, Member of Governing Body44
T Craven, Chair44
L D Morris, Member of Governing Body44
H Wilson, Principal44
D Oakley, Member of Governing Body44
C Stagg, Member of Governing Body34
M Holmes, Member of Governing Body44
C Turner, Member of Governing Body44
R Wyatt-Millington, Member of Governing Body24
C Beech, Member of Governing Body (appointed 23/11/2020)22
S Carrie, Member of Governing Body (appointed 13/07/2021)11

The Finance, Audit and Risk Committee is a sub-committee of the main board of Trustees and its purpose is to ensure effective and robust financial management of the UTC as required by ESFA, OFSTED and the Audit Commission. It also oversees the management of the UTC’s finances within the framework established by the Academies Financial Handbook

Issues dealt with by the committee during the year have included the monitoring of financial performance against budget, the definition and implementation of the internal audit plan along with approval of key contract renewals to achieve best value for money. The implications of the global pandemic on the UTC finances and staffing were also key items that were managed during the summer term.

The sub-committee has formally met 5 times during the year. Attendance was as follows:

TrusteeMeetings attendedOut of a possible
G P Cooper, Member of Governing Body55
S P J Nadin, Member of Governing Body33
D Watson, Member of Governing Body55
V C Hopkins, Member of Governing Body55
T Craven, Chair55
H Wilson, Principal55
C Beech, Member of Governing Body (appointed 23/11/2020)22
M Goldstone, Member of Governing Body45
M Holmes, Member of Governing Body45

The Education Standards, Achievement and Progress Committee is a sub-committee of the main board of Trustees and its purpose is to monitor and evaluate the progress the college is making towards achievement of its educational objectives.

The impacts and implications of the global pandemic were the main focus as part of rapidly changing assessment arrangements and the requirement of catching up student education.

The sub-committee has formally this year and attendance was as follows:

TrusteeMeetings attendedOut of a possible
K Hall, Member of Governing Body44
M Scott, Member of Governing Body34
L D Morris, Chair44
H Wilson, Principal44
D Oakley, Member of Governing Body34
R Wyatt-Millington, Member of Governing Body24
C Stagg, Member of Governing Body44
C Turner, Member of Governing Body44

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