College Governors

Welcome from the 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).


Name Governor Appointed Date End of Term Appointed By Register of Business Interests
Mr Alec Hunt
Chair of Governors
Parent 07.02.17 07.02.21 Parents Brunel SEN MAT Trustee
Vacancy Parent
Ms Caroline Ockwell Community 16.05.17 16.05.21 Governing Committee Owner of Caroline Ockwell & Co
Director of Action Disability Swindon
Mr Thomas Craigie Community 05.03.18 05.03.22 Governing Committee
Mr Richard Ody Community 16.10.19 16.10.23 Governing Committee
Dr Alison Bissett Community 16.10.19 16.10.23 Governing Committee
Mrs Amy Chapman Staff Governor 14.02.19 14.02.23 Staff Employee of Horizons College
Miss Tara Massey Staff Governor 14.10.19 13.10.23 Staff Employee of Horizons College
Mr Cliff Puffett Associate Member 24.09.19 24.09.23 Governing Committee
Mrs Catherine Long Associate Member 05.03.18 05.03.22 Governing Committee Vice Principal of Horizons College
Ms Lorna Godden Associate Member 05.03.18 05.03.22 Governing Committee Senior 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 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 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

 Alec Hunt, Chair of Governors 
01793 481493

We look forward to welcoming you to our Governing Body