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Governing Body

The Role of Governor

Within England, there are over 300,000 School/Academy Governors, who form the largest volunteer force in the country.

The roles of individual Governors, and subsequently members of a Governing Body, work collectively to perform a strategic role and carry out key functions such as:

  • Discuss and set the aims and objectives for the Academy.
  • Set the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Set the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress that the Academy is making towards its set aims and objectives.

Finally the role of role of the Academy Governor is to be a source of challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. a 'critical friend.'

The members of the University Technical College Norfolk Governing Body are:

  • Ben Milner (Chair)
  • Alex Hayes (Principal)
  • Richard Hill
  • Nicola Finch
  • Julie Schofield
  • Jerry White
  • Peter van der Horst
  • Claire Smithson
  • Chris Porter
  • StJohn Richardson
  • Gee Cook
  • Claire Kerrison
  • Roger Bennington

The Governing Body may be contacted by:

Letter – c/o TEN Group Governance Office, Thetford Building, City College Norwich,
Ipswich Road,Norwich,NR2 2LJ

Email –
Telephone - 01603 773381 (TEN Group Governance Office)


Following the nomination process, which closed on Monday, October 30, 2017,  we are please to announce that our new Parent Governor is Mrs Claire Kerrison.