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Jerry Tapp, Brooklands College Chairman of GovernorsWelcome

Under the terms of the Further & Higher Education Act 1992, the most senior body within any further education college is its Governing Body. Brooklands College’s Governing Body determines the educational mission of the College, its strategic direction, oversees its financial performance and safeguards its assets.

It does this through a committee structure where it meets with the College’s senior management to determine and monitor the College’s performance and planning. I am currently Chair of the Governors and have been involved with the college since 2007. Our priority is to ensure that the college provide an optimum learning experience for all Brooklands students and to support the staff in achieving this.

My fellow governors and I are all volunteers and have significant professional, business or community experience. We use this wealth of experience and knowledge to inform the Governing Body’s collective decision-making through the range of committees we attend throughout the year. Staff and students also have their own Governors whom they elect. These Governors participate in all Governing Body committees and represent both the staff and student voice. The day-to-day governance business of the College is managed by the Clerk to the Governors, whose autonomy from the management structure of the rest of the College assures our independence.

Jerry Tapp
Chair of Governors