The Governing Body has a total of 24 members each of whom brings their own specific expertise, skills and experience. All Governors give their time voluntarily and have always shown a high level of commitment to both the College itself and its mission.
The composition of the Governing Body is laid down by the College’s Instrument & Articles of Government. This is a legal document under the terms of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 which incorporated the College and establishes the Governing Body as a legal entity and defines what the Governing Body and the College may do. The Governing Body comprises:
The Chair is Mrs Teresa Dervin. The Governing Body employs a Clerk to facilitate all aspects of its work. The Clerk is Karen Stanhope.
The key responsibilities of the Governing Body are:
In legal terms, the Governing Body has a corporate identity separate from its members. This means that responsibility for actions and decisions rests with the Governing Body as a whole and not with individual governors. Governors are expected to show the highest loyalty and to act collectively in the best interest of the College.
The Governing Body meets at least five times per year. In addition, the following committees undertake detailed work on behalf of the Governing Body: