What do the Governors do?

The College's Governing Board or Corporation is responsible for the governance of the College. Its other main responsibilities are:

  • To set the strategy for the College
  • To set the financial budget
  • To appoint and manage the Principal and other senior leaders

Being responsible for the governance of the College essentially means making sure that the Principal and other senior leaders are managing the day to day operations in such a way as to deliver the strategy and budget. To do this governors review reports, ask questions and provide support on topics such as finance, curriculum and quality, admissions, staffing, policy and accommodation matters.

A lot of this is done before and during Board meetings and Committee meetings. To gain a good understanding of how the College works governors are encouraged to become engaged in one or more aspects of college life. This may be by following a student journey, attending events, observing some lessons, gaining in-depth understanding of the support given to students who need extra help and so on.

When do the Governors meet?

The Board meets at least 4 times each academic year. In addition, there is usually one Governor training evening and one Strategic Planning Day scheduled. The Board also has a number of Committees and each Governor is usually a member of at least one. The Board and its Committees normally meets on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings during the academic terms.

Board meetings are usually open to the public, please contact Jackie Perry on if you wish to attend a meeting. The Board has the discretion to exclude staff, student governors, and any members of the public from any confidential matters to be considered and discussed.

Who can become a Governor?

It is the aim of the Board to have members with a range of skills, knowledge and experience to provide support and guidance to the College's Senior Leadership Team, and as far as possible, reflect the ethnic, cultural and gender mix of the College's students and the educational needs of the local community.

The Board also appoints a small number of Co-opted Governors, with expertise in various fields, to its specialist Committees where they are voting members. Co-opted Governors are also welcome to attend and contribute to Board meetings, though as non-voting observers. It is quite common for Co-opted Governors to become full Governors when vacancies arise.

The Board is not currently looking for any new members. However, if you want more information about the role of a Governor you can find more information here. If you would like to talk with someone to discuss involvement please contact Jackie Perry

 To see the current list of Governor members, click here.



01.01 Instrument and Articles of Government amended (2014-03).pdf277 KB
01.02 Board Standing Orders October 2013.pdf212 KB
02.01 Board Terms of Reference 2016-17.pdf278 KB
02.02 Audit Committee Terms of Reference 2016-17.pdf292 KB
02.03 FE Committee Terms of Reference 2016-17.pdf137 KB
02.04 HR Committee Terms of Reference 2016-17.pdf293 KB
02.05 QC Committee Terms of Reference 2016-17.pdf128 KB
02.06 RG Committee Terms of Reference 2016-17.pdf297 KB
02.07 Search Committee Terms of Reference 2016-17.pdf78.9 KB
03.01 Meeting Schedule 2016-17.pdf136 KB
04.01 Committe Membership 2016-17.pdf103 KB
05.01 G137 Board Minutes 13 December 2016 (Redacted-Unconfirmed).pdf528 KB
05.02 G136 Board Minutes 6 December 2016 (Redacted).pdf511 KB
05.03 G135 Board Minutes 28 November 2016 (Redacted).pdf509 KB
05.04 G134 Board Minutes 11 October 2016 (Redacted-Unconfirmed).pdf240 KB
05.05 G133.1 Extraordinary Board Minutes 06 September 2016 (Redacted-Unconfirmed).pdf235 KB
05.06 G132.1 Extraordinary Board Minutes 26 July 2016 (Redacted).pdf212 KB
05.07 G131 Board Minutes 12 July 2016 (Redacted-Unconfirmed).pdf395 KB
05.08 G130 Board Minutes 28 April 2016 (Redacted).pdf225 KB
05.09 G127 Board Minutes 22 March 2016 (Redacted).pdf243 KB
05.10 G124 Board Minutes 13 October 2015.pdf321 KB
05.11 G123 Board Minutes 14 July 2015 (Redacted).pdf254 KB
05.12 G120 Board Minutes 24 March 2015 (Redacted).pdf289 KB
06.01 A76 Audit Committee Minutes 22 November 2016 (Redacted-Unconfirmed).pdf252 KB
06.02 A75 Audit Committee Minutes 14 June 2016 (Redacted-Unconfirmed).pdf244 KB
06.03 A74 Audit Committee Minutes 24 November 2015 (Redacted).pdf223 KB
06.04 A73 Audit Committee Minutes 17 June 2015 (Redacted).pdf217 KB
07.01 FE160 FE Committee Minutes 23 November 2016 final (Redacted-Unconfirmed).pdf510 KB
07.02 FE159 FE Committee Minutes 14 September 2016 (Redacted-Unconfirmed).pdf237 KB
07.03 FE158 FE Committee Minutes 15 June 2016 (Redacted-Confirmed).pdf327 KB
07.04 FE157 FE Committee Minutes 2 March 2016 (Redacted).pdf227 KB
07.05 FE156 FE Committee Minutes 25 November 2015 (Redacted).pdf231 KB
07.06 FE154 FE Committee Minutes 15 September 2015 (Redacted).pdf215 KB
07.07 FE153 FE Committee Minutes 16 June 2015 (Redacted).pdf225 KB
07.08 FE152 Committee Minutes 24 February 2015 (Redacted).pdf325 KB
07.09 FE151 FE Committee Minutes 20 Jan 2015 (Redacted).pdf229 KB
08.01 HR13 HR Committee Minutes 8 November 2016 (Redacted-Unconfirmed).pdf247 KB
08.02 HR12 HR Committee Minutes 24 May 2015 (Redacted-Confirmed).pdf246 KB
08.03 HR11 HR Committee Minutes 9 February 2016 (Redacted).pdf169 KB
08.04 HR10 HR Committee Minutes 10 November 2015 (Redacted).pdf273 KB
08.05 HR9 HR Committee Minutes 9 June 2015 (Redacted).pdf270 KB
08.06 HR8 HR Committee Minutes 10 February 2015 (Redacted).pdf282 KB
09.01 QC20 QC Committee Minutes 15 November 2016 (Redacted-Unconfirmed).pdf275 KB
09.02 QC19 QC Committee Minutes 20 September 2016 (Redacted).pdf245 KB
09.03 QC18 QC Committee Minutes 21 June 2016 (Redacted-Confirmed).pdf241 KB
09.04 QC17 QC Committee Minutes 1 March 2016 (Redacted).pdf154 KB
09.05 QC16 QC Committee Minutes 17 November 2015 (Redacted).pdf233 KB
09.06 QC15 QC Committee Minutes 22 September 2015 (Redacted).pdf231 KB
09.07 QC14 QC Committee Minutes 23 June 2015 (Redacted).pdf392 KB
09.08 QC13 QC Committee Minutes 3 March 2015 (Redacted).pdf314 KB
09.09 QC12 QC Committee Minutes 12 January 2015 (Redacted).pdf249 KB
10.01 RG7 RG Committee Minutes 29 Nov 2016 (Redacted-Unconfirmed).pdf506 KB
10.02 RG6 RG Committee Minutes 27 September 2016 (Redacted - Unconfirmed).pdf236 KB
11.01 S53 Search Committee Minutes 24 May 2016 (Redacted-Confidential).pdf242 KB
11.02 S52 Search Committee Minutes 11 May 2015 (Redacted).pdf156 KB