Role of the Governing Body
By law, every further education College is required to have a Governing Body, referred to as a “Corporation”. The main purpose of the Body relates to the determination of the overall strategic direction, mission and educational character of the College.
More specifically, the governors are responsible for:-
- approving the annual College budget
- appointing, and overseeing the work of, the College’s Senior Management Team comprising the Principal and Deputy Principal
- setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff
- ensuring that public money is spent appropriately and the College continues to be financially solvent.
There is a clear difference between the governance and the day to day management of the College’s operations. This is the responsibility of the Principal and his management team, working within the broad framework of policies and priorities decided by the Corporation.
The Principal, however, is clearly, and directly accountable to the Corporation for the performance of the College, in terms of both academic and financial matters.
The full Governing Body (Corporation) has a membership of up to 16 and no more than 20 and includes the Principal, 2 Staff Members, 2 Student Members and Members external to the College.
Minutes of the meetings (click to download)
- College overview
- Community Links
- Complaints Procedure
- Equality & Diversity
- Foundation Learning for Schools
- Freedom of Information Act
- Leadership Team
- School Transition
- Term Dates