The Corporation of the college is an independent legal body which comprises people who are drawn mainly from business and the local community along with representatives of staff and students at the college as well as the Principal.

The College Governors serve in a voluntary capacity for initially a period of four years although often go on to be involved with the college over a much longer period.

The role of the Corporation is to set the general direction and framework within which the college operates and is not directly involved in the day-to-day management. It has six principal responsibilities:

  • to determine the educational mission and character of the college

  • to approve the Quality Strategy

  • to be satisfied as to the effective and efficient use of resources

  • to approve the annual budget

  • the senior staff appointments (Principal, and Vice Principals)

  • the framework for pay and conditions of service for all other staff

The Board has agreed to arrange an open session prior to the start of Board meetings for non-members of the Corporation to attend for 20-30 minutes to ask questions of the Board. Due to the size of the Boardroom the open session is limited to 3 non-members of the Corporation.
If you would like to attend an open session, please email the Clerk to the Corporation – – at least a week in advance of the open session and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

While the Governing Body is committed to running open sessions to encourage engagement with its communities and stakeholders, attendance is at the discretion of the Chair.  On some occasions, the agenda for the main meeting may mean that an open session cannot be accommodated due to time constraints.

The Clerk to the Corporation is Michael Wood.


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