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
Kim West
Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor 03.02.2022 02.02.26 Governing Committee
Heather Bowyer Co-opted 
17.01.2022 16.01.2025 Governing Committee
Joanne Lyons Co-opted 
03.03.2023 02.03.2027 Governing Committee
Joe Szymanski Co-opted Governor 01.07.2020 30.06.2024 Governing Committee
Tricia Parkes Parent Governor 27.02.2023 26.02.2027 Governing Committee
Lorna Godden Staff Governor 05.03.2018 04.02.2026 Governing Committee
Maria Sly Staff Governor 10.12.2021 09.12.2025 Governing Committee
Catherine Long Associate Member  
Cliff Puffet Associate Member   
Governors who have resigned in the last 12 months:
Name Resignation Date First Appointed

Terms of Office: 4 years


Governance Information

Governors Declaration of Business Interests 2023 / 2024

Governors Record of Attendance 2022/2023

Annual Governance Statement 2022/2023

Contact Us

The Chair of Governors, Kim West, can be contacted via the college office on 01793 481493. Written correspondence for the Chair, marked private and confidential, can be forwarded via the College Office.

Brunel Education Board - Chair of Trustees

Name Role  Appointed Date End of Term  Appointed by
Chris Sims Chair of Trustees 01.03.2024 29.02.2028 Trustees

Please follow the link to view the:
Brunel Education Board including Trustees and Member Information

Please visit the Brunel website to view the following

Key Governance Information
Financial Statements including Annual Report and Accounts
Academy Trust Handbook 2022

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.