Health Futures’ Governors bring a wealth of skills and experience to the Board, which provides an essential role by supporting the Principal and her 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.

Governance Structure

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:

Academic Standards
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 detailed below.

Mr Robert Till – Chair of trustees

Mr Richard Kirby – Member of Finance and General Purposes Committee, Member of Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Mrs Sharon Arkell – Member of Finance and General Purposes Committee, Member of Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Mr David Baldwin – Parent Governor, Member of Finance and General Purposes Committee, Member of Remuneration and Nomination Committee


Contact details

To contact the Chair of Governors or any of the members of the Governing Body, please call 0121 828 5726 or send an email to:

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.

Governors Register of Interests February 2021

Governors Register of Interests September 2020

Accounting Officer Declaration of Interests February 2020

Governor Attendance 2019 – 2020

Please click here to view Governor attendance to meetings for the academic year 2019 – 2020

Terms of Reference

Please click here to view Governor Terms of Reference


Terms of Office

Please click here to view Governor Terms of Office