Governing Body

Introduction

Members of the Corporation (also known as Governors) represent the interests of the local and wider community that the college serves.  The Corporation is responsible for the quality of service to its students and their welfare, the financial health of the college, the proper use of public funds and for ensuring effective management.  They aim to ensure that the college is successful in providing a high quality educational service to its students, whilst being financially secure.  One of the duties of the Corporation is to determine the mission of the college and to ensure that there are effective means of monitoring whether college management is fulfilling the mission.

Purpose

“Providing high quality education that gives our students the knowledge, skills and experience to be successful in their chosen career.”

Vision

By 2017, we will be an outstanding College of Further Education, inspiring learners, creating opportunities and changing lives by:

  • Delivering an outstanding student experience
  • Demonstrating outstanding leadership and governance
  • Consolidating our position as an independent, specialist land-based college
  • Expanding the curriculum, to meet local and national needs
  • Developing core strategic policies to support the above aims

Values

Our values express what BCA stands for and how we will conduct ourselves as an organisation:

  • We will provide a SUPPORTIVE and INCLUSIVE approach to learning
  • We will give everyone the OPPORTUNITY to develop and grow as an individual
  • We will INSPIRE our students to achieve their ASPIRATIONS and recognise ACHIEVEMENT
  • We will provide a SAFE and OPEN culture which promotes FRIENDSHIP and FAMILY VALUES

Nolan Committee

The Committee on Standards in Public Life, chaired by Lord Nolan, published a report in May 1996 that identified seven key principles for those serving in public life.  These are:

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

All governors must uphold high standards of public conduct.  Governors must ensure that there are no conflicts of interest on any matters being considered by the governing body where a governor’s independent judgement could be affected in any way.

Download: Code Of Conduct Of The Corporation

Access to Governing Body Business

Minutes of every meeting of the Corporation and any document, report or other paper considered at these meetings with the exception of confidential items* are available to the public.  For full details see Publication Scheme section of website, Section 1 -Governance.

A link to recent minutes from Corporation and Committee meetings is included on the Agenda and Minutes of Meetings page. Copies of minutes from earlier meetings can be obtained by contacting the Clerk to the Corporation, Tracy Reeve.

(*In some instances information from Corporation and committee meetings will be exempt from disclosure where it contains personal information; information that may damage the commercial interests of the college or that may threaten the health and safety of specific individuals.)

Tracy Reeve
Clerk to the Corporation
Contact: 01628 827441
treeve@bca.ac.uk