OSFC wins national SFCA award for Governance
We are proud to announce that OSFC has won the national award for governance at the inaugural Sixth Form College Association awards ceremony. OSFC was one of 7 colleges to be honoured at the awards at the SFCA Annual Conference in Nottingham last week. According to the SFCA, the awards have been developed to ‘provide an important opportunity to identify, celebrate and showcase exceptional practice nationally’.
OSFC won the Governance award for the work of both the OSFC Governing Body and the Senior Leadership Team at the college, who are governors in local schools. The OSFC Governing Body has been transformed in the last 3 years and is very actively engaged with providing challenge and support for the SLT and the curriculum teams. Bill Watkin, Chief Executive of the SFCA, also praised the ‘active strategy to broaden the diversity of the Governing Body in terms of age profile, ethnicity and gender at the college. This has been successfully achieved and the college is particularly proud of the number of former students and parents of current or former students on the board.’
OSFC Principal, Jayne Clarke, said, “It’s fantastic to receive this prestigious award in recognition of the hard work of our excellent Governing Body and the work of our senior leaders who are Governors in local schools. Being an effective Governor involves a significant commitment and OSFC benefits enormously from having such a great team of Governors ensuring that the college continues to thrive.”