Welcome to Governance at Barnfield College

At Barnfield College our students are at the heart of everything we do.  Our goal is to ensure they have the skills, knowledge and opportunities to become successful in whatever they choose.  Central to this is developing a clear understanding of the expectations of employers across our region.

The Barnfield College Corporation is a non-executive Board of Governors who collectively oversee all the activities of the College and steer its future direction.  The Board meets regularly to monitor the College’s performance and make decisions on strategy, policy and finance, whilst also maintaining a keen focus on the student learning experience. There is no one particular qualification or type of person required to be a Governor of Barnfield College; governors are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and bring many different skills, qualities and experiences.  However, all share a passion for high quality education and training, wish to serve the needs of local learners, employers and the community and ensure all who access the College may be successful and progress to purposeful employment or further study.

Collectively the Members of the Corporation are responsible for:

  • the determination of the educational character and mission of the institution and oversight of its activities;
  • the effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the institution and the Corporation and for safeguarding the College’s assets;
  • approving annual estimates of income and expenditure;
  • the appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal and determination of the pay and conditions of service of the holders of senior posts and setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff.

In the interests of openness and accountability, Corporation documents and meeting minutes are published on this website.

Members of our Board of Governors

Click here to see profiles of the Members that make up the College’s Board of Governors.

We’re part of a College Group which includes Barnfield College and West Herts College. Board Members have responsibility for both colleges and, since the colleges merged in February 2019, two new Members have been appointed from Luton and the surrounding area.

We would welcome hearing from anyone that’s interested in becoming a Governor. For more information, please see the links below.

For more information about access to documents and meetings, or if you’re interested in becoming a governor, please contact Anne-Marie Kinsella Clerk@Westherts.ac.uk or call on 07519 325622.

Applying to be a Governor

Code of Conduct

Further documentation

Instrument and Articles of Government

Standing Orders

Scheme of Delegation

Audit Committee Terms of Reference

College Code of Conduct

AoC – Code of Good Governance for English Colleges

AoC – The Colleges’ Senior Post Holder Remuneration Code

AoC – HE Senior Staff Remuneration Code

College Supplementary Bulletin July 2021 (ESFA)

ESFA Post-16 audit code of practice 2020-2021

Barnfield Announcement of Dissolution