Governance

The Corporation is responsible for the overall functioning of the College. In general terms, it is responsible for the quality of service that the College offers to learners and the local community, as well as the College's financial health and strategic direction.

The Corporation comprises of members drawn from a range of backgrounds and experience. The membership reflects the varied communities which the College serves.

The Corporation is a large team with a broad blend of skills. The Corporation meets termly to consider strategic developments, systematic monitoring of College and Management performance and prescribed compliance reports.

The thrust of the Corporation's work is outward looking and primarily future orientated in forming strategies as well as providing accountability for past activities of the College.

The Corporation maintains contact with College life through staff-governor links; formal presentations, and attendance at Annual Awards events and exhibitions. Board members have a strong commitment to continuous improvement in their own practice and annually conduct a rigorous self-assessment.

The Governors' Handbook contains the following information:

  • Current Membership Details
  • Legal Framework, Standing Orders & Terms of Reference
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Training, Development & Self-Assessment
  • Governance Policies & Procedures

For further information on governance issues or on becoming a Governor, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Clerk to the Board.

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