About the Governing Body
Our Governors are members of Burton and South Derbyshire College Corporation, a legal entity whose role is to shape the overall direction of the College, ensure that senior management set high and ambitious standards and to ensure that the College's resources are used efficiently.
Burton and South Derbyshire College has 16 Governors drawn from various backgrounds (12 “external” members, a staff member, two student members and the Chief Executive and Principal), who contribute to the College and also bring with them a wealth and breadth of experience. Our Governors receive no payment for this role. This constitution was determined by the Corporation itself in accordance with the framework prescribed in the Instrument of Government which is a set of regulations made under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.
The Corporation has the power to vary its constitution within the rules of the Instrument but any proposed change outside this framework requires the approval of the Secretary of State for Education and Employment. Members of the Corporation hold office for up to four years (except for the staff member who holds office for two years and the student members who normally hold office for one year).
All members are eligible for re-appointment. Responsibility for maintaining an experienced and balanced membership and for ensuring continuity rests with the Corporation.
The legal responsibilities of the Corporation are set out in the Articles of Government.