Governance

The Governing Body is made up of people from different sectors of the local community, staff members and students. The board meet three times a year with an additional three strategic planning sessions. There are five committees: Standards, Finance and Research, Audit, Search and Governance. The Standards Committee meet three times a year and the Finance and Audit Committees meet three times a year. Search and Governance Committees are held as and when required.  Committee membership is made up predominately from the appointed governors.

The role of the Corporation is in agreeing the strategic direction of the College, setting objectives, and monitoring results, and supporting the College to provide a high-quality and effective learning experience for everyone who attends the College. The responsibilities can be summarised as:

  • Determining the educational character and mission of the College and overseeing its activities
  • Approving the quality strategy of the institution
  • The effective management of resources to ensure the solvency of the College and the safeguarding of its assets
  • Approving annual estimates of income and expenditure
  • Employing senior post-holders, including their appointment, determination of pay and conditions, etc
  • Setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff

The Corporation’s role is strategic, and members do not involve themselves in the day-to-day management of the College.

Governors

Paul Deane

Principal and Chief Executive

Paul is the Principal and Chief Executive of Grantham College. He has over 20 years proven experience of successful leadership in Further and Higher Education. Paul, originally an economics graduate from Manchester University, began his career in the private sector in retail buying & merchandising in London before completing a MSc in Software Development at Huddersfield University which led to work in computer aided manufacturing across Europe. Paul then worked in local government before settling in further education in Leeds where he completed an MBA at Leeds University. Paul has worked in a number of FE & HE institutions and joined Grantham College in 2013. Paul is a former national board member of JISC, the organisation that provides digital solutions for UK education and research. 

George Brewis

Chair of the Corporation

George is Managing Director of DLS Plastics encompassing DLS Medical and DLS Daneplast based in Grantham, Peterborough and Sewstern respectively. The business is based around plastic injection moulding, manufacturing a wide range of products for leisure vehicles, health- care and a variety of other industry sectors. In addition the business provides stock management and engineering services to customers. Previously George was involved in providing business consultancy to agricultural businesses in the South West and East Midlands areas of the UK. He has a degree in Agriculture and a Master of Business Administration. He has a specific interest in utilising IT to improve business productivity and decision making.

Nick Manoussakis

Chair of Finance Committee

Nick is married with two children. He lives in Grantham and is financial controller for an international company. Previously, he was Finance manager at Fenland Foods of Grantham. He has been on the College Corporation since 2010.

Moss Kalbassi

Lay Governor

Mos joined the College Governors team before Incorporation. He is a qualified as Food Technologist and is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology and a Chartered Scientist. He chaired the Finance and General Purposes Committee before becoming Chair of Governors in 2013. He is married with two children and lives in Grantham. As well college duties, Chairman of Parkinson’s Uk, Grantham Branch, member of the Lincolnshire LEP Food Board, Member of the Rotary Club of Grantham, he also represents Lincolnshire Governors on the AoC East Midlands Regional Committee.

Carolyn Brocklebank

A retired teacher and formerly a lecturer at Grantham College. I have one Son and many interests including Metal Detecting and indoor and outdoor bowling. I am a volunteer Mansion Guide at Belton House and also do volunteer work at Harlaxton Manor. I have had a love of poetry all my life and enjoy both reading and writing it.

Ben Addlesee

Ben joined the College Governors as a member of the Finance Committee in 2021. Ben is a Financial Adviser at a practice in Grantham and is a member of the Personal Finance Society and Chartered Insurance Institute. The practice helps individuals plan for important life events and achieve financial goals with a broad focus on pensions, investments and protection. He has a degree in Finance and Economics and attended secondary school in Grantham. During university he sat on the Rugby Union committee with responsibility for finance. In spare time, he enjoys watching rugby, running and trying to keep up with his Cocker Spaniel.

Christopher Turner

Chris joined Pearson Education in February 2016 to take-up the role of Head of English and maths before settling into his current role supporting curriculum development across 40 General Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges in the East of England. He has a background in the employment, enterprise and skills sectors with over 25 years’ experience. Chris has worked in both senior operational and quality related roles for some of the largest educational providers in the UK. He lives in Grantham and is the father of three daughters, one of whom currently attends Grantham College.

Nikki Flint

Staff Governor

Meetings & Minutes

Corporation Minutes

Standards Committee Minutes

Finance & Resources Committee Minutes

Audit Committee Minutes

Financial Statements

Governance Publication

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