Welcome to Governance at East Riding College.
Simon Wright, Chair of the Governors.
The Governing body of East Riding College, called the Corporation, has a very important role to play in the organisation. As governors our role is to agree the educational character, that is the 'feel' and the personality of the College. It is also our responsibility to set a clear mission and corporate direction, with objectives that can be monitored and reviewed.
The ultimate goal of governors and staff at East Riding College is to support our students in the learning and skills they need. This could be to improve their performance and opportunities in the workplace, move on to further learning, find a job, or whatever other goals they may have.
Our primary focus is the teaching and learning experience of our students. But it’s also about ensuring the college assets – staff, facilities and finances – are strong and able to continue to meet the needs of the communities we serve.
Direct links with employers and community groups are also central to our thinking as we seek to meet the challenging and changing needs of employers and support the broader community. Only by understanding local needs can we continue to serve local people and the wider regional economy. Jobs and roles are changing in the workplace. There are new employment sectors that are rapidly evolving. Our curriculum planning and courses reflect these changes.
Building on the excellent Ofsted report and subsequent award of Beacon College Status in 2011 and the very positive Quality Assurance Agency report on Higher Education courses in 2012, the College continues to improve and develop its provision. In 2009, we saw the opening of a brand new campus in Bridlington, which won the prestigious title of ‘Best Educational Building in Yorkshire’ and in September 2015 we opened our new campus in the impressive Flemingate Development in the heart of Beverley.
The Corporation has 18 members who bring with them a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to the benefit of the College. We are keen to maintain this broad range of expertise and in particular look for people with a passion for education that are able to take a strategic view and participate in Boardroom discussion, providing constructive comment and critical insight.
The Corporation meets four times a year and has four Committees who each meet at least once a term. Being a governor is a voluntary role, although reasonable expenses are paid. Support, guidance and training are given to all Governors on appointment, appropriate to their prior experience, with on-going support and training opportunities throughout their term of office.
Being a governor is a fantastic opportunity to give something back to your community. If you would like to find out more or have an informal chat, please do get in touch. Or you can complete an application form found under 'Policies, procedures and key documentation' on this website.
Thank you for your interest.
Chair of Governors
If you are interested in becoming a governor and want more information please email Janice Sunderland, Secretary to the Corporation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01482 390709.
Calendar of meetings
Structure of the Corporation
Policies, procedures and key documentation
Instrument and articles of government
Terms of reference
Joining the Governing Body