Governance

Our Governing Body is made up of people with a range of skills and experiences. As members, they are responsible for the efficient management of the college with five main responsibilities:

  1. The determination of the educational character and mission of the institution and oversight of its activities
  2. The effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the institution and the safeguarding of its assets
  3. The approval of annual estimates of income and expenditure
  4. The appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal and determination of the pay and conditions of service of the holders of senior posts and the Clerk
  5. The setting of a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff

These responsibilities are set out in the College’s Articles of Government which have been adopted from The Further Education Corporations (Replacement of Instrument and Articles of Government) (Wales) Order 2006.

Code of Conduct for Bridgend College Governors

All members agree to adhere to the Code of Conduct when they accept their position as a member of the Governing Body or co-opted committee member. They also agree to the following Nolan Principles:

  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership

The Governing Body

The Governing Body includes individuals with a wealth of skills and experience. The Chair of the Governing Body is Emma Adamson. The College’s Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Viv Buckley, is also a member of the Governing Body.

Governing Body members:

  • Emma Adamson (Chair)
  • Joanne Oak (Vice-Chair)
  • Viv Buckley (Principal and CEO)
  • Lisa Dobbs (Staff Governor)
  • Marion Evans (Staff Governor)
  • Teodora Grancea (Student Governor)
  • Lloyd Tandy (Student Governor)
  • Claire Marshall
  • Dan Biddle
  • Dawn Lewis-Whelan
  • Helen Verity
  • Hayden Llewellyn
  • Joe Castle
  • Judith Evans
  • Shelley Wyatt-Williams
  • Stephne Puddy
  • Trish D’Souza

Clerk

  • Nicola Eyre (Clerk to the Governing Body)

Co-opted members

  • Carys Swain
  • Paul Davies

Committees

The Governing Body delegates some of its responsibilities to the committees below:

Resource Planning Committee membership:
  • Joanne Oak (Chair)
  • Viv Buckley (Ex-officio)
  • Trish D’Souza
  • Judith Evans
  • Dan Biddle
  • Joe Castle
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy

Co-opted Members:

  • Paul Davies
Audit Committee membership:
  • Hayden Llewellyn (Chair)
  • Lisa Dobbs (Staff Governor)
  • Claire Marshall
  • Helen Verity
  • Shelley Wyatt-Williams
  • Vacancy
Curriculum and Quality Committee membership:
  • Judith Evans (Chair)
  • Viv Buckley (Ex-officio)
  • Teodora Grancea (Student Governor)
  • Emma Adamson
  • Lloyd Tandy (Student Governor)
  • Dan Biddle
  • Marion Evans (Staff Governor)
  • Stephne Puddy
  • Vacancy

Co-opted Member:

  • Carys Swain (Head of Welsh)
Search and Governance Committee membership:
  • Emma Adamson (Chair)
  • Joanne Oak (Vice-Chair)
  • Viv Buckley (Ex-officio)
  • Judith Evans
  • Trish D’Souza
  • Vacancy
Selection Committee membership:
  • Emma Adamson (Chair)
  • Joanne Oak (Vice-Chair)
  • Viv Buckley – member of the committee for all senior postholder appointments other than the role of Principal
  • Dawn Lewis-Whelan
  • Judith Evans
  • Stephne Puddy
Remuneration Committee membership:
  • Joanne Oak (Chair)
  • Emma Adamson (Vice-Chair)
  • Judith Evans
  • Trish D’Souza
  • Vacancy

Meetings and Reporting

Governing Body meetings 2023/24
DateGoverning Body / Committee
28 SeptemberSearch and Governance
5 OctoberResource Planning
23 OctoberAudit
26 OctoberGoverning Body
16 NovemberCurriculum and Quality
23 NovemberJoint Audit and Resource Planning
7 DecemberGoverning Body
25 JanuarySearch and Governance
8 FebruaryGoverning Body
29 FebruaryAudit
7 MarchCurriculum and Quality
14 MarchResource Planning
21 MarchGoverning Body
2 MaySearch and Governance followed by Remuneration
23 MayGoverning Body
6 JuneAudit
13 JuneResource Planning
20 JuneCurriculum and Quality
4 JulyGoverning Body
Governing Body minutes

Minutes of Governing Body and Committee meetings are made to record discussions, resolutions and decisions. Minutes are available here, shortly after the meeting is held:

Annual Reporting

In addition to the minutes, the Clerk prepares an Annual Report. This report includes details on membership, meeting dates and attendance, members’ declarations of interest, discussion topics and training received for both the Governing Body and its committees.

Clerk’s Contact Details:
Nicola Eyre
Bridgend College
Cowbridge Road (F Block)
Bridgend
CF31 3DF
neyre@bridgend.ac.uk
01656 302302 x581

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