Summary of the Governor Role
The Board of Governors of RNC has ultimate responsibility for overseeing the work of the College. It is primarily concerned with:
- articulating the vision, mission and values of the organisation
- developing strategy and setting corporate objectives
- agreeing/ratifying policies and taking decisions on key matters/developments
- reviewing progress and impact against plans and targets
- monitoring the proper management of the college by the executive
- ensuring solvency, probity, effective financial management, and the safeguarding of assets
- discharging governors’ legal responsibilities as an employer; ensuring good
employment practice; and
- ensuring continuous quality improvement within the organisation, including the Board’s own performance.
The main Board meets 6 times per year and meetings run from 9.30 to approximately 12.30. There is at least one strategy meeting per year, which usually follows a shortened Board meeting. Depending on their interests and expertise, individual Board members (Governors) will be appointed to one of a number of sub-committees which support the main Board. There are currently 15 Governors, including the Principal, Charity Director, staff and student governors.