Their are five committees that are involved in the governance of the college.

They are Audit, Finance, Remuneration & Organisational Development, Search & Governance and Standards & Curriculum.

Committee memberships are strengthened by the co-option of individuals with specific knowledge and skills.

Click on the tabs below for more information about individual committees – terms of reference, minutes, annual report to the Corporation (Governing Body), membership and meetings schedule.

Note: certain minutes (and reports) are classified as ‘reserved business’ because of their confidential nature and are not available for public access.

The need to maintain confidentiality is reviewed annually by the Corporation.

  • Audit


    The Committee shall ensure that:

    • the internal control systems of the Corporation and any of its subsidiaries are adequate and monitored actively, independently and objectively in order to improve the effectiveness of internal controls and risk management arrangements
    • reinforce the independence and effectiveness of the internal, financial statements and (where appointed) funding audit functions
    • provide a sounding board for College management on issues of concern in connection with the college’s internal control systems
    • advise on the reliability of the College’s information systems
    • increase public confidence in the objectivity and fairness of the Corporation’s financial reports and in the quality of corporate governance
    • provide a medium of communication from the Corporation’s auditors which is not controlled by College management.


    The Committee meets once each term with its minutes and recommendations submitted to the following Corporation meeting.


    Alison Watson Bird (Chair), Martina Jay, Stephen Gregson (Governor), Martyn Lylyk (Co-opted Member), Michael Lowe (Co-opted Member)

    Minutes of Meetings

    Audit June 2019

    Audit March 2019

    Audit November 2018

    Audit June 2018

    Audit March 2018

  • Finance

    Finance – Remit

    To ensure that as far as possible the Corporation remains financially viable, and that there is regular and sufficient monitoring of financial resources. In particular the Committee shall ensure that:

    • annual budgets for income and expenditure cash flow and capital expenditure are set before the beginning of each financial year
    • there is regular monitoring against these budgets
    • the Corporation adheres to the Financial Memorandum between itself and the Skills Funding Agency / Education Funding Agency
    • the Corporation’s financial assets are safeguarded
    • College accommodation, environment and other facilities, including information technology, are adequate, safe and well maintained, in accordance with approved facilities strategies.


    The Committee meets once each term, with its minutes and recommendations submitted to the following Corporation meeting.


    Jacqui Chatwood (Chair), Warren Middleton , Simon Partington, Ken Lee (Co-opted Member), Gary Hall (Co-opted Member), Simon Carrier (Co-opted Member), Marc Balshaw (Co-opted Member), Peter Zak (Co-opted Member)

    Minutes of Meetings

    Finance June 2019

    Finance March 2019

    Finance November 2018

    Finance June 2018

    Finance March 2018

  • Remuneration & Organisational Development


    • To review and advise the Corporation on its policy on executive remuneration and on the specific remuneration packages of senior postholders so as to:
    • ensure that senior postholders are appropriately rewarded for their individual contributions to the college’s overall performance; and
    • demonstrate that the pay and conditions of senior postholders are set up by the Corporation on the advice of a Committee which has no personal interest in the outcome of its decision and which gives due regard to the interests of the public, the financial health of the college, and the achievement of the college’s objectives.
    • To provide a medium of communication to the public, via the college’s Annual Report, which is not controlled by college management.
    • To review and approve the Corporation’s employment policy for all staff.
    • To review and advise the Corporation on college health and safety policy and performance.


    The Committee meets once each term, with its minutes and recommendations submitted to the following Corporation meeting.


    Joshi Jariwala (Chair), Pam Pye, Simon Partington, Diane Bourne (Co-opted Member), Louise Myers (Co-opted Member)

    Minutes of Meetings

    Remuneration & Organisational Development June 2019

    Remuneration & Organisational Development March 2019

    Remuneration & Organisational Development November 2018

    Remuneration & Organisational Development June 2018

    Remuneration & Organisational Development March 2018

  • Search & Governance


    • to advise the Corporation on the appointment and reappointment of Governors and Co-opted Committee members, in accordance with the requirements of the Instrument and Articles of Government
    • to determine the recruitment process for the various categories of Governor and for Co-opted Committee members
    • to ensure that appointments are made appropriately, openly and on merit and are drawn widely from the community which the college serves, having regard to the need for continuity and freshness and for a range of skills and interests
    • to review and advise the Corporation on matters relating to the good governance of the college


    The Committee meets on at least two occasions annually with its minutes and recommendations submitted to the following Corporation meeting.


    Yvonne Bradshaw (Chair), Alison Watson Bird, Andy Pratt, Simon Partington, Stephen Gregson

    Minutes of Meetings

    Search & Governance June 2019

    Search & Governance March 2019

    Search & Governance October 2018

    Search & Governance June 2018

    Search & Governance March 2018

  • Standards & Curriculum

    Standards & Curriculum – Remit

    To monitor, review and implement the college’s quality framework to ensure that the highest standards are achieved in relation to all aspects of college activities.


    The Committee meets termly with its minutes and recommendations submitted to the following Corporation meeting.


    Jo Venn (Chair), Yvonne Bradshaw, Ella Lawrenson (Student Governor), Simon Partington, Will Sutton, Ben Houston (Co-opted Member), David Grime (Co-opted Member), Steven Haycocks (Co-opted Member), Jessica Gill (Student Governor)

    Minutes of Meetings

    Standards & Curriculum June 2019

    Standards & Curriculum March 2019

    Standards & Curriculum October 2018

    Standards & Curriculum June 2018

    Standards & Curriculum March 2018