The Governing Body, or Board of Governors as it is usually known, was established under the provisions of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. Its function is to decide on strategic policy and the overall direction of the College, as well as to hold senior management accountable for the running of the College and for adherence to its Mission.

The College’s Mission statement, approved by the Board in November 2020 is:

“St Mary’s College seeks to provide a challenging, high quality, education whereby all members of the College community can grow as balanced individuals, morally, intellectually and emotionally.”

Our Governing Board

The Chair of Governors for 2020-2021 is Mark Conboy. Details of our Board meeting dates and Board membership are attached.

List of Governors

Governor Meeting Schedule

Our instruments and articles have been amended and these amendments have been approved by all parties, and the latest version can be found below.

Instrument and Articles Document

Scheme of Delegation

Would you like to get involved?

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To find out more about the vital role played by Governors in FE colleges, follow the link below and watch any of the inspiring clips provided by Inspiring FE Governance, a service dedicated to supporting people into a governor role. https://youtu.be/74lNnMRbU_Q

Parent Governor Vacancy – Closing Date 30th April, 2021

We are currently recruiting for a Parent Governor. Whilst the Board would encourage applications from those with experience in Finance, Audit, Accountancy, Human Resources or Education, any parent of a student under the age of 19 years can apply. Please take a moment to review the application pack below to find out more, or contact the Clerk, Lisa L.Farnhill@stmarysblackburn.ac.uk

Parent Governor Nomination Letter 2021