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

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Chair of Governors: John Andrews

Vice-Chair of Governors: Naresh Chauhan

Clerk to the Governors: Sheila Carr (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 three core committees:

1. FULL GOVERNING BODY

The Full Governing Body 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
  • Meeting statutory duties

School Lead Person: Ken Vernon

Chairperson: John Andrews

Members:   Dipak Bhatt, Naresh Chauhan (vice-chair), Korin Grant, Shanaz Ibrahim, Harsha Kotecha, Kam Mistry, Chetan Patel, Kalpana Patel, Neal Ruparelia and Abdul Vhora (2 Vacancies)

2. Leadership & Business Committee

Membership:

To consist of a maximum of 3 Governors, with a majority of Governors who are not members of the college staff.  Meetings are open to any member of the Governing Body.

Quorum:

The Quorum shall be 3 Governors.

Core Purpose:

The Governors’ Leadership & Business Committee will systematically review the following areas of work of the college:

  • Financial management, planning & monitoring, and budget
  • Implement Pay Policy and staff appraisal
  • Health and safety and use of premises
  • Safeguarding in relation to staff
  • Staffing structures
  • Capability
  • Staff wellbeing
  • Staff CPD
  • Covid–19 Risk Assessment
  • Multi Academy Trust

School Lead Person: Ken Vernon

Chairperson: Neal Ruparelia

Members: Dipak Bhatt, Naresh Chauhan, Harsha Kotecha, Kam Mistry (vice-chair) and Abdul Vhora

3. Teaching & Learning Committee

Membership:

To consist of a maximum of 3 Governors, with a majority of Governors who are not members of the college staff.  Meetings are open to any member of the Governing Body.

Quorum:

The Quorum shall be 3 Governors.

Core Purpose:

The Governors’ Teaching & Learning Committee will systematically review the following areas of work of the college:

  • Intent – ensure curriculum planning meets the statutory requirements as a minimum, and enhances students’ opportunities and experience
  • Implementation – Assess the quality of:
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Assessment and Feedback
    • Strategies for improving outcomes for vulnerable and catch up groups e.g. SEND, Disadvantaged
    • Personal Development – Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) and Religious Education (RE)
    • Careers
    • The use of new technologies
    • Homework and distance learning
    • Student Voice

School Lead Person: Jill Walton

Chairperson: John Andrews

Members: Naresh Chauhan, Korin Grant, Shanaz Ibrahim, Chetan Patel and Kalpana Patel (vice-chair)

GOVERNOR LINKS

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

GovernorRemitCommitteeLink Governor for...
John AndrewsCo-opted Governor
Chair of Full Governing Body
Chair of Teaching & Learning
Teaching & LearningSafeguarding
Dipak BhattStaff GovernorLeadership & BusinessICT Strategy
Naresh ChauhanCo-opted Governor
Vice-Chair of Full Governing Body
Leadership & BusinessSafeguarding
Health & Safety
Korin Grant Co-opted GovernorTeaching & LearningCareers Education
Shanaz IbrahimCo-opted GovernorTeaching & Learning
Harsha KotechaCo-opted GovernorLeadership & BusinessContinuing Professional Development
Health & Wellbeing
Kam MistryCo-opted Governor
Vice-Chair Leadership & Business
Leadership & Business
Pay Committee
Finance (including COVID Catch-up and Pupil Premium)
Chetan PatelParent GovernorTeaching & LearningSEND
Kalpana PatelLocal Authority Governor
Vice-Chair Teaching & Learning
Teaching & Learning
Neal RupareliaCo-opted Governor
Chair Leadership & Business
Leadership & Business
Pay Committee
Pay
Moving to the MAT
Recruitment & Retention
Ken VernonHead Teacher (Ex-officio)Leadership & Business
Teaching & learning
Abdul VhoraParent GovernorLeadership & Business
Jill WaltonAssociate Member (no voting rights on Full Governing Body)Teaching & Learning

 

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS

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.

GOVERNORType of GovernorAppointed byTerm of
office
Date of
appointment
end of
term
business & pecuniary interests
John AndrewsCo-opted
Governing Body4 years14.05.201813.05.2022Family member working at The City of Leicester College
Chair of Street Pastors Westcotes
Dipak BhattStaff Elected by Staff4 years11.11.202010.11.2024Teacher at The City of Leicester College
Naresh ChauhanCo-opted

Governing Body4 years14.05.201813.05.2022
Korin GrantCo-opted Governing Body4 years05.02.201904.02.2023Employed by Loughborough University
Shanaz IbrahimCo-optedGoverning Body4 years05.07.202107.07.2021Employed by Travelmart Ltd (Husband is a Director)
Harsha KotechaCo-opted
Governing Body4 years23.05.2020
21.05.2025Freelance Tutor/Trainer
Chair of Healthwatch Leicester and Leicestershire
Kam MistryCo-opted
Governing Body4 years26.09.202025.09.2024Employed by Dunelm Soft Furnishing
Chetan PatelParent Elected by Parents4 years14.05.202513.05.2025Director/Owner Grounded Kitchen
Director G K Loughborough Ltd
Kalpana PatelLocal Authority
Local Authority / Governing Body4 years07.09.202106.09.2025Employed by Leicester City Council
Neal RupareliaCo-opted Governing Body4 years05.12.201802.12.2022PE Teacher / Consultant
Governor at Gaddesby Primary School
Ken VernonHead TeacherGoverning BodyN/A20.04.2018N/AHead Teacher at The City of Leicester College
Family member working at The City of Leicester College
Abdul VhoraParent Elected by Parents4 years04.12.201903.12.2023
Jill WaltonAssociate MemberGoverning Body4 years04.07.202104.07.2021Deputy Headteacher at The City of Leicester College

REGISTER OF Attendance

We have published the Governors’ register of attendance for Academic Year 2020-21 below.

Governors Attendance at Meetings – 2020/21