Brooklands College is a thriving College of Further Education at an exciting point in its history. Brooklands is based at two campuses in Weybridge and Ashford. We are looking for a Governor with a accountancy or audit qualifications to serve on our Corporation Board and Chair our Finance and Resources Committee.
We are committed to expanding the diversity of our Board to reflect that of our student body, and would welcome expressions of interest from individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
College governors are responsible for setting the strategic direction, vision and values of the organisation. They oversee the quality of teaching, learning and the student experience and are custodians of significant amounts of public money.
The majority of our students attend the Weybridge campus, where we provide a broad range of full and part-time education and training for learners and apprentices. School links are good with the College experiencing increased demand for full time 14-16 college places from mainstream schools and electively home-educated pupils, primarily in Construction, Hair & Beauty and Engineering. The College has a small provision in higher education with some validated provision for Motorsport Engineering with Oxford Brookes University and Early Years and Special Educational Needs with Kingston University. HNC Forensic Science and HNC Policing were introduced in September 2021.
The Ashford site accommodates 16-19 learners enrolled on Business and Electrical Installation programmes. It also provides English Language, mathematics, and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses in the daytime and evenings. The Brooks Hair & Beauty Salon on the high street provides full-time and part-time provision for learners aged 14-18 and adults.
Ofsted has judged the College as Good, providing consistently high quality education and training for learners and apprentices. The College also has good financial health. Governors are currently overseeing a significant capital project relating to the Weybridge Campus.
Brooklands College has a great reputation in its local community. It is particularly associated with providing the skills needed within the motor sport, general and aerospace engineering industries and has a rich history and association with Brooklands racetrack and Vickers who started manufacturing aircraft on the site in 1915. In 1907 the Brooklands racetrack was opened by the Locke King family, and marked a significant point in history as the first purpose-built motor racing circuit in the world. The Locke King family, who lived in Brooklands House on the Weybridge college site, were pioneers of their time and their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship shapes the spirit of the College. We are proud of our heritage and continue to instill this ethos into college life.