barbara hughes - chair
john callaghan - principal
stan baldwin - vice-chair
The Corporation is comparable to a board of non-executive directors. It is composed of members from the local community, stakeholders, student and staff members. Working closely with the Principal, the Corporation is responsible for approving the College’s mission statement, establishing college strategy and maintaining the overall framework of policies and procedures within which the college operates. Governors help the college to maintain a long term focus whilst working on its shorter term goals and plans. The day-to-day management of the college is very much the responsibility of Principal John Callaghan and the Executive Management Team.
The Corporation is advised by a Clerk who is independent of the College Management team and has access to independent professional advice. Governors making up the Solihull College Corporation bring with them a wealth of business, academic and community experience. This ensures that strategic decisions impacting on the College are made in a professional, progressive and responsible way.
Please download the PDFs below to view detailed information on the College’s governance arrangements and key policy statements and procedures.
The Corporation conducts its business in an open and transparent manner and information which is routinely published about the College is contained in its Publication Scheme.
Solihull College is a large and complex organisation with a large number of staff and thousands of students. The Corporation is responsible for establishing College strategy and maintaining the overall framework of policies and procedures within which the College operates. College Governors are volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds – and from the many communities the College serves. Governors make a valued and positive contribution to outcomes for learners at Solihull College and play an important role in helping to set and maintain its strategic direction through evaluating performance and ensuring accountability.
Note: External members are full members of the Committee, but not members of the Corporation. Attendance is expected at all Committee meetings (3 or 4 per year) and external members are invited to college events and governor development sessions. If you are interested in becoming a College Governor, please contact the Clerk to the Corporation.
Clerk to the Corporation
Tel: 0121 678 7000
Staff Governor Election 2020
The College Governing Body, known as the ‘Corporation’, includes one Staff Governor who is elected by other eligible staff at the College. The term of office of the current Staff Governors, Mark Hayes and Matthew Warburton, will end in the summer 2020, so we need to initiate a nomination and election process to elect a Staff Governor for a term of office of four years. It is expected that the Corporation will confirm the appointment of the Staff Governor at its meeting in July 2020 and the term of office will begin on 1st September 2020.