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 Deputy Principals)
the framework for pay and conditions of service for all other staff
Any non-member of the Corporation should formally apply to the Clerk, one week in advance, if they wish to attend a Corporation meeting. This request will be considered and determined by the Chair of the committee and the members eligible to attend the meeting.
The Clerk to the Corporation is Jon Allen.