Welcome to the governance section of the Highbury College website.

Here you can access information on the Corporation and its Committees, our governance policies and procedures, minutes of meetings and details of how to become a governor.

The Corporation (or governing body) is responsible for the educational character, mission and strategic direction of the College; it determines policy and monitors the performance of the College.

Governors have education, business and/or community backgrounds and include one staff and one student governor, nominated and elected by staff and students respectively. Together they form a robust and enthusiastic team, committed to the success of all our students and determined to bring the best of their personal expertise, experience and strategic skills to maximise the future of Highbury College and the communities it serves.

Highbury College governors include:

  • Prue Amner
  • Claire Attika (Staff Governor)
  • Lily Camacho (Student Governor)
  • Max Craft
  • Vanessa Cooter (Academic Staff Governor)
  • Ashley Cullen
  • Phoenix Dewhurst (Student Governor)
  • Robin Dickens
  • Tim Jackson
  • Tim Mason
  • Rob Nitsch
  • Mark Pembleton
  • Paul Quigley (Chair of Corporation)
  • Penny Wycherley (Interim Principal)

For further information, or if you feel that you could contribute to the work of the College by being a governor please contact:

Paola Schweitzer, Clerk to the Corporation, on 023 9232 8630 or email paola.schweitzer@highbury.ac.uk


Governance Portal

Governors can now access official Highbury College documentation via the Governance Portal. This is a password protected area. Please contact Paola Schweitzer if you have any difficulties using the portal.


Corporation Membership (PDF)

Corporation & Committee Membership (PDF)

Governance Corporation Structure & Membership (PDF)

Committee Terms of Reference (PDF)

Role Description & Person Specification (PDF)

Procedure for Appointment of Governors (PDF)

Instrument & Articles of Government (PDF)

Standing Orders (PDF)



If you would like to make a whistleblowing complaint, please email whistleblowing@highbury.ac.uk.

Highbury College seeks to achieve the highest possible standards of probity and honesty in all of its activities. A link to the college's Whistleblowing Policy can be found below.

Whistleblowing Policy – 2019

If you would like to make a whistleblowing complaint to the College's primary regulator, the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), please email complaints.esfa@education.gov.uk or complete this online form. For further information on the ESFA's whistleblowing procedures visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-esfa-handles-whistleblowing-disclosures#introduction

Declaration of Interests

In line with the Conflicts of Interest policy, governors declare any interests they have to ensure there are no conflicts with their role as governor at Highbury College. A summary of governors' interests can be found below. The Clerk maintains a full Register of Interests which may be viewed on request.

Declaration of Interests 2020/21