The Corporation is responsible for the overall functioning of the College. It is accountable for the quality of the service to its students and their welfare, the financial health of the College and the proper use of public funds and sound management.
This means that the Corporation is accountable for the College’s financial position and use of public funds, the quality of the education it provides and its wider contribution to the community it serves. To help fulfil these duties, the Corporation takes account of the views of many different stakeholder groups, including students, staff, employers and the local community. Feedback is collected in a range of formal and informal ways.
City College Plymouth currently has 9 general governors who come from a wide variety of backgrounds including the public, business and community sectors. The five remaining governors come from the College itself ensuring that both staff and students have a voice. Their combined experience, expertise and knowledge enable the Board of the Corporation to respond to the College needs and that of the local community and businesses. Governors are unpaid and act in a voluntary capacity.
The Corporation meets seven times a year including a strategic planning day. There are three committees which meet on a termly basis; the Audit, Finance and Performance and Standards Committees. Two other committees meet on ad hoc basis, the Search Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
Members of the public, including representatives of the press or media, will not be admitted to meetings of the Corporation Board or its committees. In exceptional circumstances, the Corporation or committee may decide to allow public attendance for all or part of a particular meeting. Attendance at Meetings Policy
Note: Members of the public are defined as anyone who is not a member of the Board, Clerk to the Corporation or any member of staff, student or officer invited by the Chair to attend for a specific purpose.
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