Governing Body – Background

The Corporation Board is the College’s governing body. It comprises 18 members drawn from a range of backgrounds and experience. The membership reflects the varied communities which the College serves.

The Board is a large team with a broad blend of skills. It meets monthly to consider strategic developments, systematic monitoring of College and management performance and prescribed compliance reports.

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

Robust discussion is encouraged at meetings of the Board within the conventions of standing orders. The Board makes the best use of committees. Governors have resolved to develop a more visible presence within the College community and have developed link arrangements with each area of learning within the College.

Governors have a strong commitment to continuous improvement in their own practice and annually conduct a rigorous self-assessment.

The Corporation has scheduled meetings. In addition, if there are pressing matters they may call special meetings.

The number of issues that they need to discuss is immense, so to ensure that all of them are given proper consideration and meetings do not last too long, a committee system is used.

There are standing committees as follows:

Board
Audit committee Curriculum, Quality and Performance committee Finance and Resources committee Search and Governance committee