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.


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.

Members of our local governing body include:

Tom Cardy (Chair) (14/12/21 – 12/02/24)

Mustafa Ahmed (03/10/22 – 02/10/26)

Neil Weston (15/11/21 – 08/06/25)

Karen Murray-Gow (14/11/19 – 13/11/23)

Stephen Tregidgo – Resigned on 25th November 2022



Governor Appointments and Terms of Office

For full details about the appointment of governors and their terms of office please use the link below which will take you to the Get Information About Schools entry for St Vincent College:

Schools Information

Lighthouse Learning 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.
  • For full list of members and trustees please use the link below which will take you to the Lighthouse Learning Trust website.

Lighthouse Learning Trust


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: