About Lighthouse Learning trust

On 1 November 2017 we were granted academy status by the Secretary of State for Education and formed a multi-academy trust, known as the Lighthouse Learning Trust, in partnership with Richard Taunton Sixth Form College in Southampton.

Members, Trustees and Local Governors

St Vincent Sixth Form College Local Governing Body

This is a sub-committee of the Trust board, which operates within the context of a written scheme of delegation. It supports and strengthens the leadership of our academy by holding our Principal to account for the performance of students and staff, through challenge and the scrutiny of quality. It upholds and champions the Trust’s values and founding principles and is “the eyes and ears” of the Trust board. In addition, this body monitors the deployment of, and ensures adherence to, the Trust policies.

Michelle Coleborn – Local Governor
Carol Dawkins – Local Governor
Daniel Sanchez – Local Governor (Parent)
Holly Shrimpton – Local Governor and member of the Trust Governance & Audit Committee
Stephen Tregidgo – Local Governor and Vice Chair of the St Vincent Local Governing Body
Sarah Hounsell – Staff Governor
Bethany Archer – Student Governor
Chloe Baber – Student Governor
Conor Hillier – Student Governor
Zoe Huggins – Trustee/Director and Chair of the St Vincent Local Governing Body
Liz Flaherty – Trustee/Director and Local Governor
Daniel Canham – Trustee/Director and Local Governor. Member of the Trust Finance & Resources Committee

Lighthouse Learning Trust Board

The Trust board supports the Chief Executive and Principals in delivering the strategic vision of the Trust. Other key responsibilities include:

– development and review of strategic plans
– compliance of the Trust with its legal requirements
– delivery of a high quality curriculum
– efficient and effective use of the Trust resources
– delivery of an outstanding education and outcomes for the academies and their communities.

Daniel Canham – Trustee/Director and member of the Finance & Resources Committee, and of the St Vincent Local Governing Body.

Engagement Manager at Mazars LLP, including delivery of internal audit services to a number of colleges and multi-academy trusts (full list available on request) Director, Canham and Kids Enterprises (CAKE) Limited.

Sue Dovey – Trustee/Director and Trust Board Chair and member of the Governance & Audit Committee.

CEO, Action Hampshire. This charity operates a School for Social Entrepreneurs. Its “Young Entrepreneurs” programme has previous been delivered at Richard Taunton College but there was no remuneration for this delivery. There is no current contract. Director/investor in KoolKompany Ltd. This company does not have any contracts with Lighthouse Learning Trust or its Colleges.

Liz Flaherty – Trustee/Director and member of the St Vincent Local Governing Body

Hampshire County Council Employee. School Improvement Manager for Special Educational Needs

Ian Golding – Trustee/Director

Director of Secondary Education for Reach South Multi Academy Trust. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Richard Hall – Trustee/Director, Trust Board Vice Chair, and Chair of the Finance & Resources Committee. Also Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

Tax Director at KPMG. No other interests to declare.

Zoe Huggins – Trustee/Director and Chair of the St Vincent College Local Governing Body.

Elected Councillor (Conservative). Gosport Borough (Privett Ward). Deputy Mayor, Gosport (May 2019 – May 2020). Councillor appointments: Vice Chair Community Board. Member of the Economic Board. Councillor External Boards: Gosport Well-being Partnership, PUSH, GVA. Head of Saints Learning – private training provider and part of the Southampton Football Club group.

Martin Kelly – Trustee/Director, Trust Board Vice Chair, and Chair of the Governance & Audit Committee.

Self-employed governance consultant (including work with St Mary’s School in Shaftesbury) Trustee, Southampton Sea Cadets. Governor at Princes Mead School, Winchester. Student – University of Portsmouth.

Andrea Thompson – Trustee/Director and member of the Finance & Resources Committee.

Chief People Officer, Solent University.

Andrea Wyatt-Budd – Trustee/Director and member of the Richard Taunton Local Governing Body.

Director, Verabstian Consulting Limited (management consulting). Minor shareholding in a children’s’ debit card company called GoHenry Limited.


Lucy Docherty

Lay Board Member of the Fareham & Gosport NHS Clinical Commissioning Group
Chair, Fareham Good Neighbours
Trustee – Council of Church House, London.
Member of Bishop’s Council – Portsmouth Diocese
Chair – Council of Social Responsibility, Portsmouth Diocese

Ven. Gavin Collins

Archdeacon of the Meon
Archdeacon of the Meon, Diocese of Portsmouth.
Member, Portsmouth Diocese Board of Finance
Trustee, Portsmouth & Winchester Diocesan Academy Trust.
Member, London School of Theology

Roger Woolly

Professional - Law
Solicitor Partner, Lester Aldridge LLP

Register of Interests

Getting in Touch

Volunteering as a Trustee or Local Governor

Could you help the college by volunteering as a Governor or Trustee? This voluntary role brings many rewards and we are keen to involve people of all ages and backgrounds. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and diversity, and actively seeks to recruit governors who possess the requisite skills and who reflect the composition of staff, students and community, which we serve.

Meetings are usually held during term-time only, and most take place in the early evening. Additional training sessions are held from time to time and Governors are encouraged to take up training in areas including Health and Safety, Finance, Equality and Diversity and Child Protection.

The Clerk to the Trustees, Andrew McVittie, is always interested to hear from anyone who would like to know more about becoming a governor or the work of the Local Governing Body. Email

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