The Governing Body are volunteers who commit to working alongside the College Leadership Team and is responsible for a wide range of matters including ensuring that students at The City of Leicester College receive a high quality education.  It is also responsible for the future development and improvement of the college.

The Governing Body of The City of Leicester College consists of:

  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Authority Governor
  • 1 Head Teacher
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 9 Co-opted Governors

Click to view our Instrument of Government

Chair of Governors: John Andrews

Vice-Chair of Governors: Naresh Chauhan

Clerk to the Governors: Ruth Clewlow (Non Voting)

Any correspondence for the Chair of Governors should be addressed to The City of Leicester College for the Chair’s attention.

Governing body committee structure

The Governing Body has two core committees:

1. BUSINESS committee

Core Purpose:

  • Financial Management, Planning & Monitoring & Budget
  • Pay Policy, Performance Management and Appraisal
  • Health and Safety / Premises
  • Safeguarding
  • College Leadership & Staffing
  • College Raising Achievement Plan & OFSTED.

School Lead Person: Anne Gregory

Chairperson: Kam Mistry

Members:  Sunil Patel (Vice Chair), John Andrews, Shazia Janar, Harsha Kotecha, Jackie O’Brien

2. CURRICULUM committee

Core Purpose:

  • Track and monitor the quality of Teaching and Learning
  • SEN, Inclusion and Attendance
  • Behaviours and Rewards
  • College Raising Achievement Plan
  • Student Voice
  • Monitor and track the Attainment and Progress of all students across the College, especially identified groups (disadvantaged students, SEND Students, LAC, Vulnerable students and White British students)
  • Evaluate the outcomes against the targets and national standards.
  • Evaluate the Quality Assurance Processes
  • Ensure Curriculum Planning meets the statutory requirements as a minimum, and enhances students’ opportunities and experience
  • Careers information, education and guidance.

School Lead Person: Hilary Foster and Jill Waton

Chairperson: Rolling programme (each member to volunteer)

Members:  John Andrews, Karen Chapman, Naresh Chauhan, Shanaz Ibrahim, Kalpana Patel, Wahid Rauf (+ 2 vacancies)



All Governors have a link to allow them to understand our strategies and interventions that will help the students produce their best outcomes.

GovernorcommitteefocusHub link
John AndrewsBusiness
Science & Social Science
(Yellow Hub)
Karen ChapmanCurriculumCurriculum & Careers
PE, Expressive Arts, Humanities & PSHE
(Blue Hub)
Naresh ChauhanCurriculumPupil Premium
Maths & ICT
(Purple Hub)
Shanaz IbrahimCurriculum SENDMaths & ICT
(Purple Hub)
Shazia JanarCurriculumSEND
Harsha KotechaBusinessStandardsEnglish & MFL
(Green Hub)
Kam MistryBusinessFinance
Health & Safety
ADT & Business
(Orange Hub)
Jackie O'BrienBusinessFinance
Health & Safety
English & MFL
(Green Hub)
Kalpana PatelCurriculumCurriculum & CareersScience & Social Science
(Yellow Hub)
Sunil PatelBusinessFinance
Health & Safety
ADT & Business
(Orange Hub)
Wahid RaufCurriculumPupil Premium
PE, Expressive Arts, Humanities & PSHE
(Blue Hub)



There is a statutory duty for all Governors to declare their business interests and for these to be published on the College’s website.  It is important for anyone involved in spending public money to demonstrate that they do not benefit personally from any decisions they make.

John AndrewsCo-opted Governor
4 Years05.02.22Son works at The City of Leicester College.
Karen ChapmanCo-opted Governor
4 Years03.12.21None disclosed
Naresh ChauhanCo-opted Governor

4 Years13.05.22Self employed Handyman
Anne GregoryHead TeacherN/AN/ANone disclosed
Shanaz IbrahimParent Governor
4 Years27.04.21None disclosed
Shazia JanarCo-opted Governor
4 Years13.05.22None disclosed
Harsha KotechaCo-opted Governor
4 Years21.05.21None disclosed
Kam MistryCo-opted Governor
4 Years25.09.20None disclosed
Jackie O'BrienCo-opted Governor

4 Years31.08.19Intelligence & Research Officer - The Association of School and College Leaders Leicester
Kalpana PatelLocal Authority Governor
4 Years06.09.21None disclosed
Sunil PatelParent Governor
4 Years02.11.19Local Government - Nottinghamshire County Council

Regency Property Management Ltd
Wahid RaufStaff Governor
4 Years13.05.22

REGISTER OF Attendance

We have published the register of attendance, from the beginning of the Autumn Term 2015. Click on the links below to view – a blank entry indicates that the Governor is not a member of that committee.

Governors Attendance at Meetings – 2015/16

Governors Attendance at meetings – 2016/17

Governors Attendance at Meetings – 2017/18