Southend City Council – Governance Group

The council works very closely with Southend Adult Community College to provide the local community with every opportunity to achieve their full potential on a variety of courses that increase knowledge, help learners obtain a qualification, start their own business or enhance their well-being by discovering and developing interests that enrich quality of life.

The Council’s function is to provide, direct and oversee:

  • Strategy, policy and commissioning
  • Support and challenge
  • Financial planning and performance monitoring
  • Funding and compliance monitoring
  • Governance of quality assurance, implementation and improvement
  • Governance of health and safety, safeguarding risk management and equality.

Governance Group membership:

  • Liz Hunt – Director of Education, Chair
  • Kevin Waters – Interim Director of Growth and Planning, Vice Chair
  • Nick Brown – Head of Economic Inclusion
  • Paul Grout – Senior Finance Business Partner

Southend Adult Community College Senior Leadership team:

  • Principal – Stuart Wesselby

  • Head of Finance & Operations – Jason Raymond

  • Head of Quality – Caroline Quirk

  • Head of SEND & Young People – Jay Ellis

  • Head of Community Learning – Patricia North

  • Head of HR – Lorraine Reader