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Governance at Swindon College

Welcome to the Swindon College Governance Pages


College Governance encompasses the work and responsibilities of the College Governing Body, its relationships with college senior managers and auditors/regulators, and its wider relationships with the college’s stakeholders - students, staff, employers, government agencies, and local community groups. The Governing Body takes its legal and community responsibilities seriously and governors are committed to acting in the best interests of the college at all times.

A College Governing Body approximates to a board of directors in a business enterprise, rather than the local government/community tradition of members representing particular sectional interest. The thrust of the Board’s work is outward looking and primarily future orientated in forming strategies as well as providing accountability for past activities of the college.

External members of the Board consider themselves to be ‘non-executive directors’ of the college. Considerable freedom and discretion is given to the Principal for operational management. Corporate policies are approved by the Board with the ensuing procedures and plans being the responsibility of college management to agree and implement.

If you are interested in becoming a governor of Swindon College, we should be delighted to hear from you. Please click on Could You Be a College Governor for further information and an application form.

The Governing Body is made up of 17 governors and the Governor Profiles are accessible directly from the Governance home page.

The Governing Body and its committees meet on a regular basis throughout the academic year and the Minutes of all these meetings are also available from this site, as are the College’s Annual Accounts.