The Corporation (or governing body) is responsible for the educational character, mission and strategic direction of the new College; it determines policy and monitors the performance of the College.

Governors have education, business and/or community backgrounds and include one staff and one student governor, nominated and elected by staff and students respectively. Together they form a robust and enthusiastic team, committed to the success of all our students and determined to bring the best of their personal expertise, experience and strategic skills to maximise the future of City of Portsmouth College and the communities it serves.

City of Portsmouth College governors are:

  • Shahalam Ali
  • Prue Amner
  • Liz Byrne
  • Huw Chapman
  • Mark Cooper
  • Ashley Cullen
  • Alex Dartmouth
  • Graham Goddard
  • Tim Jackson
  • Anne Murphy
  • Shirley Nellthorpe
  • Elizabeth Rix
  • Mike Stoneman
  • Pauline Tiller
  • Noodles Bainbridge (student governor)
  • Tennant Hayter (student governor)
  • Naomi Beer (staff governor)
  • Lyndsey Mason (staff governor)
  • Robert Nitsch (chair)
  • Katy Quinn (Principal/CEO)

Corporation is always looking for individuals with an understanding of the city and time to dedicate to being a governor. For further information please contact Paola Schweitzer, Director of Governance, on 023 9232 8630 or email

Governance minutes


Instrument & Articles of Government (PDF)
Committee Terms of Reference (PDF)
Standing Orders (PDF)
Role Description & Person Specification (PDF)
Governor Recruitment & Succession Planning Policy (PDF)
Modern Slavery Statement 2022 (PDF)
Scheme of Delegation (PDF)
Corporate & Committee Membership (PDF)
Annual Report of Remuneration Committee to Corporation 2022/23 (PDF)
Code of Conduct for Corporation Members (PDF)


If you would like to make a whistleblowing complaint, please email

City of Portsmouth College seeks to achieve the highest possible standards of probity and honesty in all of its activities. A link to the college's Whistleblowing Policy can be found below.

Whistleblowing Policy – 2019 (PDF)

If you would like to make a whistleblowing complaint to the College's primary regulator, the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), please email or complete this online form. For further information on the ESFA's whistleblowing procedures click here.

Declaration of Interests

In line with the Conflicts of Interest policy, governors declare any interests they have to ensure there are no conflicts with their role as governor at City of Portsmouth College. A summary of governors' interests can be found below. The Director of Governance maintains a full Register of Interests which may be viewed on request.

Register of Interests 2023-24 (PDF)


City of Portsmouth College had an Ofsted monitoring visit in November 2023 which found that significant and/or reasonable progress had been made post the merger in August 2021.

The report can be accessed here (PDF)

Find all of Ofsted's reports on City of Portsmouth College here

Statutory accounts

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