Governance

Worcester Sixth Form College is proud to be part of Heart of Mercia Multi-Academy Trust and supports the Trust’s vision of providing a range of excellent learning opportunities within the region, in a positive, friendly and tolerant culture that will equip them to fulfil their potential and meet their individual goals. In order to achieve this vision, Heart of Mercia is committed to sustaining high achieving sixth form colleges as the best environment for the personal, academic and career development for 16 to 19 year olds and adults.

The Academy Trust

The College became an academy and joined the Heart of Mercia Multi-Academy Trust in April 2019. Worcester Sixth Form College, Hereford Sixth Form College, King Edward VI College, Stourbridge, the Chantry School and John Kyrle High School are managed by this trust, the Heart of Mercia Trust.

  • Business name: Heart of Mercia MAT
  • Place of registration: UK
  • Registered number: 10499174, registered on 28/11/2016
  • Registered office: Hereford Sixth Form College, Folly Lane, Hereford. HR1 1LU

Heart of Mercia MAT website: https://www.heartofmercia.org.uk/

More details about the Heart of Mercia Governance can be found here.

The Heart of Mercia MAT

The MAT governing structure and its aims and responsibilities are detailed in its Governance Procedures. Any relevant business and pecuniary interests of senior staff and of Trustees are declared annually.

Worcester Sixth Form College Local Governing Body

The College's Local Governing Body comprises of nineteen independent governors from a wide variety of professional, business and community organisation backgrounds including staff, student and parent governors. The Local Governing Body is collectively responsible for overseeing the College's strategic aims and values and ensure that its obligations to its stakeholders and others are met and understood.

We would like to build a database of people interested in becoming governors when vacancies arise - if you are interested we would like to hear from you. The role of a governor is voluntary and involves attendance at approximately four Local Governing Body meetings a year plus attendance at one Committee. Meetings of the Local Governing Body and its committees are held each term in the evenings with occasional daytime attendance at College events. If you are interested in becoming a governor we would like to hear from you. Please see the General information page for more information and application form.

  • Local Governing Body & Committee Attendance 2022-23

  • Local Governing Body Governance Procedures

  • Record of Local Governors 2023-24 (including business & pecuniary interests)

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  • Curriculum and Quality Committee
  • Finance and Resources Committee

Wendy Pickess

Wendy is the Quality Governance Lead at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Following a period as Parent Governor, Wendy was appointed as an External Governor in March 2024 and is a member of the Curriculum and Quality Committee.

Tom Gregory

Tom is an Enterprise Architect for Mitie Group. He was appointed as an External Governor in 2022 and is a member of the Finance & Resources Committee.

Sheena Payne-Lunn

Sheena Payne-Lunn

Sheena is the Historic Environment Record Officer at Worcester City Council and Chair of the Council for British Archaeology West Midlands. She was appointed firstly as Parent Governor in 2017 and subsequently as an external governor. Sheena is a member of the Curriculum and Quality Committee and link governor for Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Sean-Devlin

Sean Devlin – Chair of the Local Governing Body

Sean, former Principal of Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College, joined the Governing Body in 2017 and was elected Chair of the Local Governing Body effective from January 2023.

Sam Wilson

Sam is a Director at BDO LLP, a leading accountancy and business advisory firm. Sam joined the Local Governing Body in 2017, is the Vice-Chair and a member of the Finance and Resources Committee.

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Phil Douce

Phil, a former Project Manager, is the Chairman of Worcester Civic society and a Trustee and Vice Chair of Civic Voice the national body for Civic Societies in England. Phil joined the Governing Body in 2017 and is a member of the Finance and Resources Committee.

Paul Cumming

Paul Cumming

Paul is the Managing Director of Woodbury Accounting Limited. He joined the Governing Body in 2017 and is a member of the Finance and Resources Committee. Paul is the link governor for CEIAG.

Matthew Adams

Matthew Adams

Matthew is an Architect at DJD Architects in Worcester. He joined the Governing Body in 2017 and is the Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee.

Kelvin Hard

Kelvin Hard

Kelvin is a former Partner at PwC who now runs his own management consultancy business and was appointed as an External Governor in November 2022. Kelvin is a member of the Curriculum and Quality Committee.

James Adnett

James is a Legal Adviser with the Civil Service. He was appointed as an External Governor in 2021 and is a member of the Finance and Resources Committee.

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Edward Senior – College Principal

The College Principal, appointed in 2018, is an ex officio member of the Governing body.

Duncan Clark

Duncan is a National Account Manager for Colian UK and was appointed as a Parent Governor in November 2022. Duncan is a member of the Curriculum and Quality Committee.

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Caroline Shaw

Caroline is a teacher of Maths and was appointed to the Local Governing Body in 2022 and is a member of the Curriculum and Quality Committee.

Beth Hallam

Beth is a second year student studying French, Maths, Further Maths and Physics A Levels. She was appointed as a Student Governor in November 2022 and is a member of the Curriculum and Quality Committee.

Andrew Forth

Andrew is a Technical Architect at UCAS and was appointed as a Parent Governor in March 2024. Andrew is a member of the Curriculum and Quality Committee.

Alex Gwinn

Alex Gwinn

A Staff Governor, Alex is a member of the IT Support team. Alex was appointed to the Governing Body in February 2019 and is a member of the Curriculum and Quality Committee.

  • Governor Appointment Policy

  • Governor Application Form

  • Statement of Policy for Access to Papers

  • Public Value Statement

  • Accountability Agreement - Local Skills Need

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