What is the Corporation?
Huddersfield New College has to have a group of people in place to make sure that the College is doing all the things it should; like providing good quality teaching, being efficiently run and managing it’s money well. The Corporation doesn’t get involved directly in the day to day business of the College, instead it has final responsibility for:
- determining the college’s educational character and mission;
- approving the college’s quality strategy;
- ensuring the college’s solvency by monitoring its effective and efficient use of resources and the security of its assets;
- approving annual estimates of income and expenditure;
- appointing holders of senior posts and setting their pay and conditions of service;
- setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff
How does the Corporation work?
The Corporation meets each term. It works with the Senior Management Team to set the strategic aims, vision and mission. The Corporation also monitors work done by the college to make sure it is in line with the strategic goals.
In order to work efficiently the Corporation divides its work into different aspects, with each one being looked after by a Committee. Each committee is made up of a number of the Governors and in some cases, co-opted individuals with specialist knowledge in a particular area. This ensures that Corporation meetings run swiftly and efficiently without compromising the attention to detail needed.
Who forms the membership of the Corporation?
The College’s Corporation comprises of representatives from industry and commerce, the Local Authority, the local community, the Principal, members of staff, students and parents of students. Some members are appointed directly by the Corporation and some are elected by the staff and students of the college. All Governors serve in a voluntary capacity.
We welcome the views of students and parents and will post details of the next Annual Stakeholders Meeting shortly.