The Corporation of Governors provides appropriate support and challenge to the College’s senior management team, contributing to the strategic oversight of the College.
Our governors are professional people bringing their skills and expertise from various areas of industry. Governors have close working links with the College's senior management but are not involved in the actual management of the College themselves. Students and staff are represented on the Governing Body.
Roles and responsibilities of the corporation
The Governing Board as a whole and individual governors have a central role and a key contribution to make to the continuing development of the College. The Board’s position is based on statute with the control of the College vested in the Governing Board. The Board, in essence, represents the interest of the local community, including the business community, and the public interest in general.
The board is there to oversee the operation of the College and ensure it provides what the community needs in a way that reflects the highest professional and ethical standards and makes the best use of resources. It is accountable for the quality of the College’s services, its financial solvency and its sound management. It is specifically accountable for the proper use of the public funds the College receives.
In carrying out these responsibilities there is a clear distinction between governance and management. The governors provide oversight, monitoring and strategic direction. The operations and management of the College are the responsibility of the Principal, who is appointed by and is directly accountable to the Board.