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:

  • Nazir Ahmed (Staff Governor)
  • Stephen Burke
  • Max Craft
  • Katie Danvers Hewitt
  • Martin Doel (Interim Chair)
  • Tim Mason
  • Mark Pembleton
  • John Royston-Ford
  • Karen Wood (Staff Governor)
  • 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)

Governance Corporation Structure (PDF)

Committee Membership (PDF)

Committee Terms of Reference (PDF)

Role Description & Person Specification (PDF)

Procedure for Appointment of Governors (PDF)

Instrument & Articles of Government (PDF)

Framework for Policy Governance – Board Handbook & Policies (v7) (PDF)