Health Futures’ Governors bring a wealth of skills and experience to the Board, which provides an essential role by supporting the Principal and his team, and acting as a ‘critical friend’ tasked with questioning and challenging as required. This approach helps ensure that Health Futures’ have robust, well-developed policies and practices, and that high educational standards are set and achieved. Governors have wide ranging powers and duties including general responsibility for the overall conduct of staff and students. In addition to the Governors listed below, Health Futures will appoint a Parent Governor to the Board to ensure that parent and student issues and interests are fairly represented.
Health Futures Governing Body is made up of nominees of the University of Wolverhampton, nominees of Health sector partners, the Principal and up to two Parent Governors. It meets at least four times per year to consider the performance and strategic direction of the UTC and has three Sub-committees who also meet at least four times a year to undertake business on its behalf and report this business to the board:
This Committee considers educational aspects of the UTC’s performance including; the quality of teaching and learning, the progress of students and their outcomes, the quality of the curriculum and the quality of pastoral care.
Finance and General Purposes
This committee considers the non-educational aspects of the UTC’s performance including; financial planning, performance and compliance, legal compliance, health and safety and maintenance of buildings.
Remuneration and Nomination
This committee considers appointments and pay. This includes; the appointment of the Principal and their pay arrangements, arrangements for performance management, pay ranges and reviews for all other staff.
The UTC also has lead Governors for; Safeguarding and SEND and Health and Safety.
Meet our Governors
The roles and responsibilities of each of our Governors are included below.
Professor Linda Lang – Chair of Governors, Chair of Remuneration and Nomination
Professor Michelle Lowe – Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Academic Standards, Member of Remuneration and Nomination
Dr Jon Crockett – Chair of Finance and General Purposes, Member of Remuneration and Nomination
Dr Cheryl Etches OBE – Member of Academic Standards
Mr Abdul Munim-Bashir – Member of Finance and General Purposes
Dr Alexandra Hopkins – Member of Academic Standards
Dr Gillian Condé – Member of Finance and General Purposes
Mr Richard Kirby – Member of Finance and General Purposes
Mr Robert Till – Committee to be assigned
To contact the Chair of Governors or any of the members of the Governing Body, please call 0121 794 2888 or send an email to: email@example.com
Declaration of Business Interests
Our Governors are required by law to declare any business interests which may conflict with their role as a Governor of Health Futures UTC. This is to ensure that a Governor cannot benefit personally from any spending decisions that the Governing Body might make.