College governing bodies are called “Corporations” and carry ultimate legal responsibility for college activities. “Governors” or “Members” are the people who make up the Corporation. Governance is the process by which the Corporation exercises its powers and delivers its responsibilities.
Heart of Worcestershire College Corporation is a group of eighteen Governors who provide strategic direction, challenge and support to senior leaders. The Corporation has responsibilities towards College stakeholders who include students, staff, employers and the local community as well as towards the auditors, inspectors and regulators of the Government Departments and Agencies who provide the majority of College funding. The Principal has complementary responsibilities for the day to day management of the College and its staff.
Governors set the framework of policies and strategies for College managers to operate under and then monitor those activities. They act to ensure that the College is equipped to serve the needs of the community effectively both now and for future generations of students. They are similar to the non-executive directors of a business enterprise or the trustees of a registered charity. The Corporation seeks to be open and accountable.