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: (Vacancy)

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:


The Full Governing Committee has 5 core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets

School Lead Person: Ken Vernon

Chairperson: John Andrews

Members:   Naresh Chauhan (vice-chair), Korin Grant, Shanaz Ibrahim, Harsha Kotecha, Kam Mistry, Kalpana Patel, Neal Ruparelia and Abdul Vhora (4 Vacancies)


2. PAY committee

The Governors’ Pay Committee will have delegated powers from the Full Governing Body to:

  • Undertake the annual salary review and determine the individual salary of all staff by considering and ratifying the Head Teacher’s recommendations for the pay of all staff, ensuring the Appraisal Policy and Pay Policy have been consistently and robustly applied
  • Apply fairly all areas of pay as identified in the Pay policy, and the Leicester Approved pay Structure, including the discretionary elements.
  • Determine salary, at the time of first appointment, for all new staff.
  • Ensure that full and accurate records of decisions are kept.
  • Decide the school’s approach towards the exercising of pay discretions
  • Comply with all statutory and contractual obligations
  • Keep the school’s Pay Policy up-to-date and under review
  • Ensure that pay decisions of each member of staff in the school are communicated to them in writing
  • Recommend to the Governing Body and keep under review a policy and procedures for appraisal in school
  • Approve the appraisals and pay recommendations for the Leadership Team
  • Report to the Governing Body all decisions taken within the powers delegated to the committee
  • Review and recommend appropriate training and development activities in respect of the above.

School Lead Person: Ken Vernon

Chairperson: Neal Ruparelia

Members:  Harsha Kotecha, Kam Mistry (vice-chair) and Neal Ruparelia


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 AndrewsFull
Science & Social Science
(Yellow Hub)
Naresh ChauhanFullPupil Premium
Maths & ICT
(Purple Hub)
Korin Grant FullAttendance & Behaviour
Curriculum & Careers
English & MFL
(Green Hub)
Shanaz IbrahimFullSENMaths & ICT
(Purple Hub)
Harsha KotechaFull
StandardsEnglish & MFL
(Green Hub)
Kam MistryFull
Health & Safety
ADT & Business
(Orange Hub)
Kalpana PatelFullCurriculum & CareersScience & Social Science
(Yellow Hub)
Neal RupareliaFull
Attendance & Behaviour
Community / Parents
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 Years05.02.22Retired (TCOLC)
Naresh ChauhanCo-opted Governor

4 Years13.05.22Self-employed Handyman
Korin GrantCo-opted Governor4 Years04.02.23Careers Consultant at Loughborough University
Shanaz IbrahimParent Governor
4 Years27.04.21None disclosed
Harsha KotechaCo-opted Governor
4 Years21.05.21Freelance Trainer & Analyst

Chair of Health Watch Leicester/Leicestershire
Kam MistryCo-opted Governor
4 Years25.09.20None disclosed
Kalpana PatelLocal Authority Governor
4 Years06.09.21Adult Social Care at LCC

Governor at Whitehall School
Neal RupareliaCo-opted Governor4 Years02.12.22PE Consultant
Abdul VhoraParent Governor4 Years03.12.23Head of Compliance at BT - Anti-Corruption & Bribery

Ferndale Property Partnership Ltd
Ken VernonHead TeacherN/AN/AHead Teacher (TCOLC)

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 – 2019/20

Governors Attendance at Meetings – 2018/19

Governors Attendance at Meetings – 2017/18

Governors Attendance at meetings – 2016/17

Governors Attendance at Meetings – 2015/16