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The Colne Community School and College operates a Local Governing Body of members who have delegated responsibilities assigned to them by The Sigma Trust. Members are appointed by The Sigma Board of Trustees.

The membership and responsibilities of the Colne Local Governing Body are:

  • Mr Stephen McGrath
  • Mr Neil Gallagher
Executive Headteacher
  • Mr Steven Crane
Head of School
  • Mr Colin Shanks
Staff Governor Facilities Manager
  • Mr Paul Borstel
Governor Outcomes
  • Mrs Carol Carlsson-Browne
Governor Teaching & Learning
  • Ms Sarah Hennessy
Governor Personal Development & Wellbeing
  • Mr Neil Jones
Governor Teaching & Learning
  • Mr Dirk Paterson
Governor Outcomes
  • Mr Kierran Pearce
Governor SEND
  • Miss Fay Wilson
Governor Safeguarding/Personal Development & Wellbeing


If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please do so by writing to:

Mr Stephen McGrath

C/O The Colne Community School
Church Road

Essex CO7 0QL

or by e-mailing


2018/19 meeting dates

Spring Term

  • Monday 1 April (Inaugural meeting)

Summer Term

  • Monday 10 June (Formal meeting)


Document Title Download Link
Scheme of Delegation for Local Advisory Board March 2019 Scheme-of-Delegation-for-Local-Advisory-Board-March-2019-v9.pdf
Register of Business Interests 2018-2019 Register-of-Business-Interests-2018-19.pdf
LGB Membership, Attendance and Terms of Office 2018-19 LGB-Membership-Attendance-and-Terms-of-Office-2018-2019.pdf


To access the policies/legal documents that apply to all schools within the Sigma Trust please click here and you will be directed to The Sigma Trust website. Here you will also be able to access:

  • The Annual Report and Accounts for The Sigma Trust
  • The Funding Agreement
  • The Terms of Reference for all Committees
  • Details of the Members and Trustees
  • Articles of Association
  • The Scheme of Delegation
  • The Governance Structure


The structure and remit of the Trust’s members, Board of Trustees, its committees and Local Governing Bodies can be found by clicking on this link: Structure and Remit


The attendance records at Board and committee meetings can be found by clicking on this link: Attendance