Governing Body

Thank you for showing an interest in our governing body. The manner in which the College is governed is a matter of great importance which affects the quality of its services, its financial security, the legality of its business and public confidence in its activities.

The Governing Body conducts its business accordingly in compliance with relevant law and the Corporation’s Instrument and Articles of Government. It also observes regulations issued by the funding bodies and acts within the principles laid down by the Committee on Standards in Public Life (Nolan Committee) for those holding public office as detailed in the College’s Code of Conduct for Governors (see link below).

Governors recognise the importance of clarity in identifying their role and responsibilities and in differentiating those from the roles and responsibilities of college management whilst, at the same time, recognising the key interactions between the two. The Governing Body has three main responsibilities:

Conduct of Governors

The Governing Body conducts its business accordingly in compliance with relevant law and the Corporation’s Instrument and Articles of Government. It also observes regulations issued by the funding bodies and acts within the principles laid down by the Committee on Standards in Public Life (Nolan Committee) for those holding public office as detailed in the College’s Code of Conduct for Governors.

The Role of the Governors

Governors recognise the importance of clarity in identifying their role and responsibilities and in differentiating those from the roles and responsibilities of college management whilst, at the same time, recognising the key interactions between the two. The Governing Body has three main responsibilities:

  • To set the strategic vision for the College.
  • To oversee management of the College finances and assets.
  • To monitor and maintain the quality of the College’s work

The College’s Mission

The Governing Body has determined the College’s ‘Mission’ as detailed in the following document

Governors seek to ensure that the College provides a high quality learning experience which enables students to succeed and which meets the needs of the community. They therefore provide a ‘bridge’ between the college and the community which it serves.

Richard Armstrong

Corporation Chair