Governance - MK College


It is a statutory requirement that colleges have a Board of Governors (also called a corporation).

Governors are passionate about ensuring that our learners gain the skills required to get great jobs and the means to plan a fulfilling and productive life. As our Strategic Plan says, we want to use the power of education to create opportunities, champion talent, deliver local skills and build fairer futures for all.

The role is worthwhile, enjoyable and, at times, challenging. Will you join us?

The Role of Governance

As governors and charity trustees, the Board’s duties and responsibilities are well defined by a statutory framework. Including the adopted instrument and articles of governmentlocal standing orders and adopted governance code. Core functions include:

  • Agreeing the strategic direction for MK College Group, setting objectives and monitoring results.
  • Supporting the Group in achieving the delivery of a high-quality learning experience by providing a strategic role and not becoming involved in operational management.
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance and quality and for the performance of staff.
  • Exercising effective oversight to ensure that funds and assets are protected, the College remains solvent and legal obligations are met.

Governors are supported by an experienced governance professional.

How to Contact Governors

Please contact Karen Brown, Head of Governance, by email: or by post: Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way, Milton Keynes, MK6 5LP.