The Management Committee of Foundry College works proactively to support and challenge the Headteacher and the Leadership Team to raise standards and outcomes for young people. The Management Committee, chaired by Rose Mahony, has two sub-committees:


Resources Committee, Chair: John Bayes

This committee will ensure:

  • that policies for all areas of Staffing and Finance; Health and Safety and Premises are put into practice, reviewed and revised as necessary.
  • that statutory requirements are met with regards to staffing with the College, e.g. an agreed staffing structure
  • that the College is meeting its annual College Improvement Plan (CIP) objectives in relation to staff and finance, Health and Safety and facilities
  • the monitoring of monthly expenditure at each Resources Committee meeting
  • the agreement and implementation of a pay policy & an appraisal policy
  • the establishment and implementation of staff disciplinary / capability procedures
  • the support of the Head teacher in the review of, and implementation of HR processes as required
  • the monitoring of the performance review procedure for teaching and non-teaching staff
  • that professional development and training records are kept up to date

Please click here to see the Terms of Reference for the Resources Committee.


Teaching and Learning Committee, Chair: Suzanne Richards

This committee will ensure:

  • that policies for all areas of learning are put into practice, reviewed and revised as necessary, including the suite of Safeguarding policies.
  • that statutory requirements are met for curriculum, pupil welfare and inclusion in relation to SEN; Gifted and Talented; Disability; Ethnicity and Safeguarding
  • that the College is meeting its annual College Improvement Plan (CIP) objectives in relation to curriculum and pupils; maintaining or improving curriculum and pupil standards; safeguarding; attendance and behaviour
  • the monitoring of standards of teaching
  • the monitoring of pupil attendance, punctuality, progress and outcomes
  • the monitoring and review of exclusion and pupil behaviour
  • the monitoring and review of the information related to college performance
  • the monitoring of the quality of teaching and learning of alternative providers
  • the monitoring of the impact of support packages delivered including teaching and learning
  • the monitoring of the effectiveness of transitions for pupils and their families
  • the monitoring of the safeguarding provision of partner organisations
  • the monitoring of the use of physical restraint

Please click here to see the Terms of Reference for the Teaching and Learning Committee.

All Chairs can be contacted via Foundry College on 0118 334 1510 or

Ofsted commented;

“You care deeply about the pupils and are determined to make sure that your school provides the nurturing environment that they need.”

“Pupils are happy at your school, they say that there is always someone to talk to and that their views are valued. Parents and carers praise the improvements in their children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning.”

“You and your team are acutely aware of the importance of ensuring that every pupil is safeguarded from harm.”



Student Outcomes 2018-19

The Staff and Management Committee are delighted to celebrate the results of our 2018-2019 cohort.

Foundry College is more than a school where staff deliver the curriculum.  We are an environment where pupils are able to learn for life through a wealth of different experiences and enrichment opportunities. Staff support our pupils not only as highly qualified experts in their different curriculum fields, but also as daily mentors. Our educational expertise,  personal commitment and dedication to improving the life experiences of  vulnerable young people make significant contributions to building pupils' resilience and fostering a culture of mutual respect and co-operation.

Our primary focus is to work hard with pupils to help them secure the best outcomes they can and to improve their chance of success in further education, training or employment.

Year 2

One student was eligible for KS1 SATs and was assessed to be at the National standard.

Year 6

One of two students eligible for KS2 SATs was assessed to be at the National standard.  The second student was disapplied by their home school.

Year 11

The summer 2019 cohort once again exceeded realistic expectation with 15 of 19 students achieving at least one level 2 qualification.

All 19 students were entered for a qualification in both English and Maths, with 9 students achieving GCSE passes in each subject and 7 students achieving passes in both GCSE English and GCSE Maths.  8 students were entered for double Science, with 7 students achieving at least one grade 4 and 4 students achieving passes in both GCSEs.

Qualifications were also obtained in a further thirteen other subjects, including a range of traditional academic GCSEs and a selection of vocational options.

Thank you to everyone involved in the partnership without which these excellent outcomes for our pupils would not have been possible.

Miss Jay Blundell— Headteacher








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Headteacher: Miss Jay Blundell

Foundry College

Budges Gardens



RG40 1PX

Tel: 0118 334 1510

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