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What we do – All members of the College’s Governing Body are volunteers. They are drawn from a range of occupations and bring with them expertise in education, business, local government, and other relevant sectors of work.

Some members are appointed directly by the Governing Body and others are elected by staff, students and parents of the College. The role of the Governing Body is to agree the strategic direction of the College, set objectives and monitor results, and support the College to provide a high quality and effective learning experience. The responsibilities are set out in the College’s Articles of Association as follows:

  • Determine and review the educational character and mission of the College and oversight of its activities
  • Publish arrangements for obtaining the views of staff and students on the preservation and development of the educational character and mission of the College and the oversight of its activities
  • Approve the quality strategy of the College
  • The effective management of resources to ensure the solvency of the College and the safeguarding of its assets
  • Approving annual estimates of income and expenditure.
  • Employment of senior post-holders, including their appointment, determination of pay and conditions, etc.
  • Setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff
  • Determining the policy for the admission of students

The Governing Body meets regularly to provide the College with direction and advice and to ensure it is fulfilling its mission and upholding its values. The framework within which the Board operates includes an Audit Committee and a Search and Governance Committee.

The Governing Body’s role is strategic, and members do not involve themselves in the day-to-day management of the college. The Principal is the Chief Executive of the College and has delegated responsibilities as outlined in the College’s Articles of Association.