The Proprietor of UTC Warrington is the ‘UTC Warrington Trust’.

The Trust’s registered office is:
UTC Warrington
Dallam Lane

Company Registration Number: 8714780 (England & Wales)

University Technical College Warrington – Trust Board Members 

Name Role Date Appointed Resigned Appointing Body
L Barber Principal & Chief Executive 09/01/2016 Trust Board
M Houghton Chair of Trustees 09/01/2016 Members
J McCann Trustee 09/01/2016 Members
I Critchley Trustee 10/07/2019 Members
J Patterson Trustee 09/01/2016 Members
J Thomason Trustee 03/12/2018 Trust Board
P Gibbens Trustee 30/04/2020 Trust Board
T Jennings Trustee 30/04/2020 Trust Board
N Merriman Trustee 30/04/2020 Trust Board

Chair of Trustees: Mike Houghton

The Chair of the Trust Board can be contacted at:
UTC Warrington
Dallam Lane

Trust Board

The Department for Education Governance Handbook identifies three core strategic functions for school Trust Boards and Trustees:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. Holding the Principal to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, and the performance management of staff.
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

At UTC Warrington, we are fortunate to have a supportive and dedicated Trust Board. Its members bring a wide range of skills, knowledge and experiences. Members of our Trust Board give freely their time to ensure the continued improvement and success of our school. Their commitment and expertise is a vital element of the college.

The Trust Board meets regularly, either as a full group or within sub-groups dedicated to particular areas of school management. Decisions are made at the sub groups and then ratified at meetings of the full Trust Board.

Trustee Information and Business Interests

Name Role Date appointed Relevant business and pecuniary interests Trusteeships and governorships at other educational establishments/charities Personal relationships with the trust employees or other members/trustees/governors Date interest declared
L Barber Principal & Chief Executive 9/1/2016 None None None 9/25/2019
M Houghton Chair of Trustees 9/1/2016 Programme Director of Wood PLC Member of Mosaic Academy Trust None 9/25/2019
J McCann Trustee 9/1/2016 Employee of Manchester Metropolitan University None None 11/22/2018
I Critchley Trustee 10/7/2019 Principal at the Grange Academy – Wade Deacon Trust Vice Chair of Management Committee at the Bridge School, Runcorn/ Vice Chair of Governors at St. Philips CofE Primary, Westbrook. None 10/7/2019
J Patterson Trustee 9/1/2016 None Governor at Glazebury CE Primary School None 9/25/2019
J Thomason Trustee 3/12/2018 Director/Company Secretary of Simian Risk Management Ltd and Simian Skill Ltd None None 9/25/2019
P Gibbens Trustee 30/04/2020 National Specialism Director, Hays Specialist Recruitment None None 15/06/2020
T Jennings Trustee 30/04/2020 Managing Director, Get Seen Media Ltd; Managing Director, Creo Rooms Ltd; Councillor, Warrington Borough Council None None 17/06/2020
N Merriman Trustee 30/04/2020 Employed by National Skills Academy Nuclear (NSAN) since May 2016 Board member of Cheshire and Warringtin LEP Skills and Education Board None 5/25/2020