Buckinghamshire College Group is led by a Corporation or Board comprised of governors representing the community, College staff and students. Buckinghamshire College Group is a trading name of Aylesbury College Corporation.

I am delighted and honoured to have been selected as Chair of Governors for the Buckinghamshire College Group. I have worked with both Aylesbury College and Amersham & Wycombe College for a number of years and am always very proud to say that I am helping to play part in the development of the quality curriculum and services the colleges deliver.

First impressions count, and soon as you step on campus and walk through the doors of a Buckinghamshire College Group site you know that this is where special things happen. I got that feeling on my first visit to Aylesbury College and have continued to get the sense of professionalism, vitality and indeed fun every time I pass through the turnstiles or front doors of one of the sites, whether it is on a busy enrolment day at the start of term, at exam and assessment time at the end of the year, or even in holiday periods or later in the working day as part of a Corporation meeting.

As in any good team we all have to play our part, a Governor’s role is to help set the vision for the College and support the senior management team in ensuring that you all enjoy an outstanding, rewarding, stimulating and safe learning experience in your time here. I think that we have a great team in Buckinghamshire and that together, students, staff and Governors can help drive the new College Group to even greater success in the future.

I hope that you have a fantastic time whilst being part of the Buckinghamshire College Group team and I look forward to meeting many of you over the next 12 months.

Ian Barham
Chair of Governors

Our Corporation

The role of Buckinghamshire College Group’s Corporation is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for our educational and financial performance.

The Board of Corporation is made up of 17 members, comprising 12 independent members from the local and business communities; 2 staff members; 2 student members and the Principal & Chief Executive.

Corporation meetings are held six times a year and governors also attend termly Development Events. We have an established committee structure to assist the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities. The Committees meet throughout the year to carry out clearly defined roles on behalf of the Board. These are:

Audit Committee

Advises on the adequacy of the operation of the internal control systems in the College including, but not limited to, financial controls and controls for securing economy, efficiency, effectiveness and the required standards of governance and management.

Remuneration Committee

Determines the remuneration and related matters of Senior Post-Holders and the Clerk to Corporation.

Search & Development Committee

Considers the Corporation’s membership needs and recommends the re/appointment of governors and co-opted members. It also proposes, oversees and evaluates the training and development arrangements for Governors.

We operate an open and transparent policy in line with government legislation relating to Freedom of Information and Data Protection. If you are interested in attending a Corporation meeting or would like to make a Freedom of Information request please contact Anna Smith, Clerk to Corporation, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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