Governance and Compliance
The Shaw Education Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) and is the parent company and founder of the subsidiary organisation Newfriars College. The Newfriars College Trust Board delegates certain accountability to the Newfriars College Council and day to day operational responsibility is delegated to the Head of College.
Governors are collectively responsible for the strategic oversight of the College; leading the drive for improved standards in teaching and learning. Governors are also the guardians of large amounts of public funds, with responsibility for ensuring efficient and effective use of College resources.
What does the Governing Body do?
The Governing body is collectively responsible for:
- Setting the strategy and agreeing the organisation’s mission statement.
- Overseeing and ensuring quality of provision.
- Effective and efficient use of resources and solvency of the institution.
- Creating a safe, secure and inclusive learning environment.
The Governing Body works closely with the senior leadership team but the day to day management of the College is very much the responsibility of the Head of College and the Senior Leadership Team.
How often does the Governing Body meet?
The Governing Body generally meets termly to discuss the strategic direction of the College and to monitor the College’s performance.
Minutes from meetings and committees are made available to the public on request.
Interested in becoming a Governor at Newfriars College?
Newfriars College strives to have diversity within the Governing Body; working together to make a real difference to the learning experiences and opportunities available to all students.
If you would like more information on becoming a Governor at Newfriars College please contact Julie Goldstraw via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact the office on 01782 987180
Note: Governor positions are voluntary. Reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed.