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The Blackpool Sixth Form College Corporation

The Blackpool Sixth Form College is an incorporated body. It is governed by a board of 17 directors.

The role of the Board of Directors is to:

  • Agree the strategic direction for the college and ensure clarity of vision and ethos
  • Hold the Principal to account for the educational performance of the college and its students and the performance management of staff
  • Oversee the financial performance of the college, making sure that it remains solvent and that money is well spent.

There is a clear difference between governance and the day-to-day management of the college. The Principal and her Senior Leadership Team are responsible for the operation of the college within the strategic direction agreed by the Corporation.

Chair of Directors’ Message – Callum Baxter

I am delighted to be the Chair of The Blackpool Sixth Form College and I am privileged to work alongside a highly-skilled and proactive governing body and such inspirational staff and students.

In December 2021, the college was inspected and retained its Outstanding grading. This is an incredible achievement for the college, especially given the challenges of recent years.  However, the work of Blackpool Sixth is never complete. The college will continue to strive forward to ensure it can provide the very best education for the local community. There is so much to look forward to in the future and, although there may be challenges to face along the way, I know the Blackpool Sixth community will stand resilient and focused on a bright and successful future for all its stakeholders.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved with college for their support and commitment to ensure Blackpool Sixth remains a beacon of excellence for the students of the Fylde Coast.

Callum Baxter
Chair of Directors

How to contact the Governing Body

To get in touch with the governing body please contact our governance administrator and clerk to the corporation, Sue Hawitt, via the following options:

  • By post to:
    Mereside Children’s Centre Langdale Road, Blackpool FY4 4RR
  • By email at:

More information about the Governing Body

Blackpool Sixth Directors

  • Mrs Nicola Craven - Principal Ex Officio
  • Cllr Callum Baxter - Chair of the Corporation
  • Mr Don Clapham - Non-Executive Director
  • Stephen Cooke - Non-Executive Director
  • Alistair Burr - Staff Director
  • Nick Andrews - Support Staff Director
  • Jane Mannino - Non-Executive Director
  • Zoe Walsh - Non-Executive Parent Director
  • Kirsten Burnett - Non-Executive Director
  • Nina Karunasekara - Non-Executive Director
  • Kellen Collumbine - Student Director
  • Luke Marwood - Student Director
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