Our Governance section provides more information on the role of governors and the day to day running of the Corporation.
Legally, FE colleges are incorporated through the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 and recognised as part of the FE sector. The powers of FE Corporations are set out in the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. The principal powers are that a further education corporation may:
- Provide further and higher education
- Provide secondary education to those aged fourteen years and above
- Participate in the provision of secondary education at a school; and
- Supply goods or services in connection with their provision of education.
Governance is the way in which an organisation is directed and controlled. A corporation determines the rules and procedures for making decisions on corporate affairs including the process through which strategic objectives are set and performance monitored; and it is responsible for the quality of the service which is provided to students and stake holders as well as ensuring the effective use of resources.
The Harrow College Corporation (The Board) is made up of 10 independent members from the local and business communities, along with two staff and two student members from the College and the Principal & Chief Executive.
Our Governance Structure
The Board comprises 16 members. It meets four times a year and it has an established committee structure to assist in the fulfillment of its responsibilities. The Committees which meet throughout the year to carry out clearly defined roles on behalf of the Board. These are:
Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee
Learner Voice Committee
Search & Development Committee
Pat Carvalho Tracey Critchley
Nick Davies (Chair)
Mark Eastwood (Vice Chair)
Sandra Ernstoff Ajay Modha
Mumtaz Van Der Vord Yuksan Wang
Annual Reports & Financial Statements
Meetings & Minutes
Corporation Board Minutes December 2015
Corporation Board Minutes July 2015
Corporation Board Minutes May 2015
Corporation Board Minutes March 2015
Corporation Board Minutes January 2015
Corporation Board Minutes December 2014
Corporation Board Agenda October 2014
Corporation Board Minutes October 2014
Corporation Board Agenda July 2014
Corporation Board Minutes July 2014
Corporation Board Agenda March 2014
Corporation Board Minutes March 2014
Corporation Board Agenda December 2013
Corporation Board Minutes December 2013
Corporation Board Agenda October 2013
Corporation Board Minutes October 2013
Corporation Board Agenda July 2013
Corporation Board Minutes July 2013
Corporation Board Agenda March 2013
Corporation Board Minutes March 2013
Corporation Board Agenda December 2012
Corporation Board Minutes December 2012
Corporation Board Agenda October 2012
Corporation Board Minutes October 2012
The Audit Committee
Role - A statutory committee responsible for providing assurance to the Board on the system of internal controls, risk management and financial probity.
The Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee
Role - Responsible for advising the Board on the overall quality, standards and performance of the College including its responsiveness to learners and employers.
Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee Agenda June 2014
Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee Minutes June 2014
Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee Agenda February 2014
Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee Minutes February 2014
Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee Agenda December 2013
Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee Minutes December 2013
Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee Agenda June 2013
Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee Minutes June 2013
Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee Agenda February 2013
Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee Minutes February 2013
Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee Agenda December 2012
Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee Minutes December 2012
The Learner Voice Committee
Role - A forum for members to engage directly with the learner voice through feedback from, and dialogue with College students.
Learner Voice Committee Agenda May 2014
Learner Voice Committee Minutes May 2014
Learner Voice Committee Agenda March 2014
Learner Voice Committee Minutes March 2014
Learner Voice Committee Agenda December 2013
Learner Voice Committee Minutes December 2013
The Property Committee
Role - A more recently established Committee responsible for the monitoring of and reporting to the Corporation on matters concerning property projects and the College estate.
Property Committee Agenda June 2014
Property Committee Minutes June 2014
Property Committee Agenda March 2014
Property Committee Meeting Minutes March 2014
Property Committee Agenda December 2013
Property Committee Meeting Minutes December 2013
The Resources Committee
Role - Responsible for considering the College's finance management and financial planning arrangements, HR strategy and making recommendations to the Board.
Resources Committee Minutes December 2015 Resources Committee Minutes June 2015
Resources Committee Meeting Minutes March 2015
Resources Committee Meeting Minutes December 2014
Resources Committee Meeting Minutes October 2014
Resources Committee Agenda June 2014
Resources Committee Minutes June 2014
Resources Committee Agenda March 2014
Resources Committee Meeting Minutes March 2014
Resources Committee Agenda December 2013
Resources Committee Meeting Minutes December 2013
Resources Committee Meeting Agenda October 2013
Resources Committee Meeting Minutes October 2013
Resources Committee Agenda June 2013
Resources Committee Minutes June 2013
Resources Committee Agenda March 2013
Resources Committee Meeting Minutes March 2013
Resources Committee Agenda February 2013
Resources Committee Meeting Minutes February 2013
Resources Committee Agenda November 2012
Resources Committee Minutes November 2012
Resources Committee Agenda October 2012
Resources Committee Minutes October 2012
The Remuneration Committee
Role - Responsible for making recommendations to the Board relating to the pay, conditions of service and performance targets for Senior Post-Holders and the Clerk to the Corporation.
The Search & Development Committee
Role - Responsible for making recommendations to the Board about the appointment of new members and ensuring fair and equitable processes are in place for the search for new governors.
Becoming a Member
The Search Committee is responsible for the appointment of new members to the Corporation and always welcomes applications from anyone interested in becoming a governor.
Contacting the Board Members
All correspondence should be addressed for the attention of Clerk to the Corporation at:
Harrow Weald Campus
Contact the Clerk to the Corporation by calling 07904 105 136.
All correspondence will be dealt with as efficiently as possible. If you have cause for complaint, please follow our complaints procedure.