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).


Name Governor Appointed Date End of Term Appointed By Register of Business Interests
Kim West
Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor 03.02.22 02.02.26 Governing Committee
Heather Bowyer Co-opted 
17.01.22 17.01.25 Co-opted 
Lorna Godden Staff Governor 05.03.18 05.03.22 Governing Committee
Caroline Ockwell Co-opted Governor 16.05.17 16.05.21 Governing Committee
Joe Szymanski Co-opted Governor 01.07.20 01.07.24 Governing Committee
Maria Sly Staff Governor 10.12.21 10.12.25 Governing Committee
Catherine Long Associate Member  
Cliff Puffet Associate Member   
Sam Bramfitt Associate Member  
Governors who have Resigned in the last 12 Months:
Thomas Craigie - July 2022
Gee Forsyth - June 2022
Nitish Gujadhur - February 2022

Follow the links to view:

Governors have read the Keeping Children Safe in Education Publication

Annual Governance Statement 2019/2020

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 Governors – if you are interested in becoming a Governor then please contact the College for a chat:

 Genti Mullaliu, Principal, 
01793 481493

We look forward to welcoming you to our Governing Body.