Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) is an independent Corporation formed under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

The Instrument and Articles of Government set out the Corporation’s powers, membership, roles and responsibilities which is supplemented by various other documentation including the financial memorandum, the Audit Code of Practice and law relating to equality and diversity and health and safety.

The College is funded predominantly by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

The Members of the Corporation comprise individuals from business, local community, staff, students and parents. The College Principal is an ex-officio Member.

On this site you will find information about the Governors and the work of the Governing Body, including details of Corporation and Committee meetings and other key Governance documentation.

Expressions of interest in becoming a Governor of the College are always welcome and in the first instance, please contact the Clerk to the Corporation, Louise Pennington:

William Baldwin

Principal and Governor. Committee Membership: Audit, Quality and Curriculum, Resources, Premises Group, Remuneration, Search and Governance

Sandra Prail

Chair of Governors. Committee Membership: Premises Group (Chair), Remuneration, Resources, Search and Governance

Mike Bewlock

Co-opted Member of the Audit Committee

Sarah Bovill

Co-opted Member of the Audit Committee

Jo Davies

Co-opted Member of the Resources Committee

Gillian Hampden-Thompson

Governor. Committee Membership: Quality and Curriculum Committee (Chair), Remuneration, Search and Governance

Veronica Jinks

Governor (Parent). Committee Membership: Audit

Neil Jones

Governor. Committee Membership: Quality & Curriculum

Howard Kidd

Governor. Committee Membership: Remuneration, Resources (Chair), Premises Group, Search and Governance

Lynn O'Meara

Governor. Committee Membership: Quality and Curriculum

Chris Newson

Governor. Committee Membership: Resources

Neil Perry

Vice-Chair of Governors. Committee Membership: Remuneration (Chair), Resources, Search and Governance (Chair)

Chris Piper

Governor. Committee Membership: Audit and Quality and Curriculum

Jacquie Punter

Co-opted Member (Teaching Staff) of Quality and Curriculum

Jo Redfern

Governor. Committee Membership: Quality and Curriculum

Oli Shaw

Governor (Student). Committee Membership: Quality & Curriculum

Sue Smith

Governor (Support Staff): Committee Membership: Resources

Mark Snape

Co-opted Member of Resources and Premises Group

Christian Williams

Governor (Student): Committee Membership: Quality & Curriculum

Tom Wolfenden

Vice-Chair of Governors. Committee Membership: Audit (Chair), Search and Governance

For further information about the Corporation or becoming a Governor, please contact:

Louise Pennington
Governance Director - Clerk to the Corporation
205 Dyke Road
East Sussex

E -mail:
Telephone: 01273 552200

Non-confidential Corporation and Committee meeting papers are not included on this web-site but are available to be viewed by contacting the Clerk to the Corporation.


From the Main Page, under ‘The College’, there are three other pages that are highly relevant to governors:
•    Governors
•    Policies
•    Performance: includes Exam Results, Ofsted information, Annual Reports and DfE performance data

Department for Education (DfE):

Department for Education (DfE) performance tables:

Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA):
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) merged in 2017.

Education and Training Foundation (ETF):
ETF is the Government backed sector owned national support body for FE education and training.

Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA):

Association of Colleges (AoC):

S7 Colleges:


Local Authority:

Local Safeguarding Children Board:

National Governance Association: