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Governing Body

The Blackpool Sixth Form College Corporation

Governance: Role of the Governing Body

The Blackpool Sixth Form College is an unincorporated body. It is governed by a Board of 15 Directors. The role of the Board of Directors is to:

  • Agree the strategic direction for the college and ensure clarity of vision and ethos
  • Hold the Principal to account for the educational performance of the college and its students and the performance management of staff
  • Oversee the financial performance of the college, making sure that it remains solvent and that money is well spent.

There is a clear difference between Governance and the day-to-day management of the college. The Principal and her Senior Leadership Team are responsible for the operation of the college within the strategic direction agreed by the Corporation.

Chair of Directors’ Message – John Boyle

Last year the College helped 86% of our students progress to study in Higher Education. Nationally, students from Sixth Form Colleges are more likely to achieve a 1st Class Honours Degree than those from School Sixth Forms. *

Achieving the best academic outcomes is only part of our responsibility. We must prepare students to be successful and active participants in the worldwide community which will bring them rights and rewards. We help them acquire the skills to fulfill their responsibilities and obligations in life.

This objective is perfectly described by the College Mission Statement – “Inspiring learning, developing character, building futures” and the strategy drives us all, be it students, staff or directors so that all who pass through our portals can move on to choose and succeed in their next steps.

* = Sixth Form College Association survey.

How to contact the Governing Body

To get in touch with the Governing Body please contact our Governance Administrator, Sue Hawitt, via the following options:

  • By post to Blackpool Sixth, Blackpool Old Road, Blackpool FY3 7LR
  • By email at:
  • c/o Montgomery High School on 01253 501600

More information about the Governing Body

Minutes of meetings

Minutes are only uploaded to our website once they have been approved.


Administration and Finance



Strategic Planning & Standards

Financial Performance