The Board of Corporation

The Board of the Corporation is Bridgwater & Taunton College's governing body responsible for the determination of the College's educational character, its mission and for setting the strategic framework within which the College operates.

The Board is also responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources and the solvency of the College, similar to a Board of Directors within a commercial company. The Board is not, however, responsible for the day to day management of the College, which is the remit of the College Senior Leadership Team.

The Board is made up of 18 members, 13 of whom are external Independent Members drawn from business and the local community. Board membership extends to representation from within the College, this includes the Principal, is, along with members from the Support Staff, Academic Staff, and as two Student Members.

Board of Corporation Minutes;

October 2013
December 2013

February 2014
March 2014

July 2014
October 2014
December 2014
February 2015
March 2015
July 2015
October 2015
December 2015
February 2016


Board Sub Committees

Curriculum and Quality Committee

The Curriculum and Quality Committee monitors and reviews all aspects of the academic side of the College, including learner enrolments, success rates and progression. The curriculum portfolio, learner perception questionnaires, self-assessment reports and quality improvement plans, are all the responsibilities of the committee.

The committee comprises of four Independent Board Members, an Academic Staff Board Member, two Student Board Members and the Principal.

Curriculum and Quality Committee Minutes;
June 2013
September 2013

November 2013
March 2014
May 2014
September 2014
November 2014
June 2015
September 2015
November 2015


Audit Committee

Bridgwater & Taunton College is audited by a variety of external organisations, and the audit reports and associated action plans are reviewed and monitored by the Audit Committee. The Committee sets the schedule for the College’s internal auditors, who regularly monitor all aspects of the College operations from financial and student records to governance. The Committee also discusses in detail the regular reports from the internal auditors and the annual report from the financial statements auditors.

There are three Independent Board Members plus an external Co-opted Member.

Audit Committee Minutes;
September 2013
November 2013
March 2014
June 2014
September 2014
November 2014
March 2015
June 2015
September 2015
November 2015


Employment Committee

The Employment Committee reviews and monitors all aspects of staff recruitment, including terms and conditions of employment. The Committee also reviews Health, Safety and Welfare including reports on accidents and incidents.

There are three Independent Board Members, the Principal and the Support Staff Member.

Employment Committee Minutes;
November 2013
February 2014
May 2014
September 2014
November 2014
February 2015
June 2015
November 2015
February 2016


Finance and General Purposes Committee

The Finance and General Purposes Committee reviews the detail of the College’s finances by monitoring budgets, monthly management accounts and end of year financial statements. This Committee also reviews and monitors the detail of the College’s major building projects and is involved in the appointment of professional firms and consultants.

Membership is four Independent Board Members and the Principal and Chief Executive.

Finance and General Purposes Committee;
September 2013
November 2013

March 2014
June 2014
September 2014
November 2014
March 2015
June 2015
September 2015
November 2015


Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for advising the Board of corporation on the effective governance of the College, employment of senior postholders and the Clerk, aswell as the appointment, induction and training of Board members.

The Committee consists of the Chair of the Board of the Corporation, the Vice Chair, and the Chairs of the Curriculum and Quality, Employment, and Finance and General Purposes committees.

September 2013
March 2014
June 2014
September 2014
March 2015
June 2015
October 2015