Becoming a Governor
The Corporation (or Governing Body as it is sometimes known) is responsible for the mission and strategic direction of the College, determining policy, and for monitoring the performance of the College. The Corporation does not manage the College or organise its day-to-day affairs, as this is the responsibility of the Principal, who is appointed by the Corporation.
The Corporation consists of 10 Members, including the Principal, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Their experience and strategic skills make a vital contribution to the continuing development of the College.
College Governors are people from the College's community who wish to make a positive contribution to the education of learners of all ages. Governors are volunteers who have an important part to play in raising standards by setting the strategic direction of the College, ensuring accountability to the public, and monitoring and evaluating the College's performance.
The position of Governor requires a minimum time commitment of 50 hours per year in order to prepare for and attend meetings, events and training. The position is unpaid but can be very rewarding. From time to time vacancies will arise on the Corporation. If you feel that you could make a valuable contribution to your community and would be interested in becoming a College Governor, read on.