The manner in which the College is governed is a matter of great importance, affecting the quality of the services it provides, public confidence in its activities, its financial security and the legality of its business.

The Governing Body will conduct its business accordingly in compliance with English and relevant European law and the Corporation’s Instrument and Articles of Government.

It will also observe regulations issued by the funding bodies and will act within the principles laid down by the Committee on Standards in Public Life (Nolan Committee) for those holding public office, namely:

  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty and Leadership

Governors recognise the importance of clarity in identifying their role and responsibilities and in differentiating those from the roles and responsibilities of college management whilst, at the same time, recognising the key interactions between the two.