College Governors

Welcome from Chair of Governors

I am privileged to be the Chair of Governors for this inspiring, innovative and exciting College provision for young adults with a learning disability and complex needs. Horizons College provides our learners with continuing educational, leisure and work/volunteering opportunities and our learners provide us with the inspiration to strive to continually evaluate, improve and develop so that we meet their needs as well as their aspirations.

The aim of the Local Governing Committee is to work with the staff in helping College learners achieve their full potential in a happy, caring and safe environment.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information, with praise, concerns or with any worries.

Kind regards,
Alec Hunt
Chair of Governors

College Governors

Governors are responsible for ensuring that the National Curriculum is taught in accordance with current legislation. They are responsible for the recruitment of staff, for use of the building and for prudent financial management of Horizons College. To discharge these duties they are assisted by Governor Support and staff at the Local Authority (LA).

NameGovernorAppointed DateEnd of TermAppointed ByRegister of Business Interests
Mr Alec Hunt
Chair of Governors
07.02.1707.02.21 ParentsBrunel SEN MAT Trustee
Ms Caroline OckwellCommunity 16.05.1716.05.21 Governing CommitteeOwner of Caroline Ockwell & Co
Director of Action Disability Swindon
Mr Thomas Craigie
Community 05.03.1805.03.22 Governing Committee
Mr Richard OdyCommunity 16.10.1916.10.23Governing Committee
Dr Alison BissettCommunity 16.10.1916.10.23Governing Committee
Mrs Amy ChapmanStaff Governor14.02.1914.02.23StaffEmployee of Horizons College
Miss Tara MasseyStaff Governor14.10.1913.10.23StaffEmployee of Horizons College
Mr Cliff Puffett Associate Member24.09.19 24.09.23Governing Committee
Mrs Catherine LongAssociate Member05.03.18 05.03.22 Governing CommitteeVice Principal of Horizons College
Ms Lorna GoddenAssociate Member05.03.18 05.03.22 Governing CommitteeSenior Tutor of Horizons College
Governors who have Resigned in the last 12 Months
Alan Stone - November 2018
Gerard Moore - February 2019
Sam Bramfitt - July 2019
Karen Johnstone- July 2019
Joao Gonsalves - October 2019
Simona Petrascu - October 2019

Follow the links to view:

Governors have read the Keeping Children Safe in Education Publication

Annual Governance Statement

College Governance

The English College system is amongst the best in the world and has a central role in supporting the attainment of young people and adults, preparation for employment and further study and continued skills development.  It supports the aspirations of its learners, both for their own sake and to serve the needs of society.  It also plays a role in shaping democratic, sustainable and inclusive communities.  These well-defined purposes create the need for governance structures and practices which involve engaging with governors, staff, learners, parents / carers, other education partners and the business community. Please see documents below about the College Governance:

The Role of Horizons College Local Governing Committee

Code of Governance & Conduct

We currently have vacancies for three Community Governors and one Parent Governor – if you are interested in becoming a Governor then please contact one of the following for a chat and a tour of the College:
 Genti Mullaliu, Principal, ( / 01793 481493) or
 Alec Hunt, Chair of Governors ( / 01793 481493) 
We look forward to welcoming you to our Governing Body