Shrewsbury Colleges Group gives students greater choices and dedicated subject resources at different campus locations and is proud to offer the largest and most flexible curriculum offer within Shropshire, comprising of A Levels, Vocational Diplomas, Apprenticeships and Higher Education qualifications.
Student Services are based on all three campuses, offering impartial advice and guidance to help you make decisions about your education and training or choice of career. We will also support you with issues with your health, travel well-being, finances and studies.
We believe it’s important for parents/carers to be a part of each student’s progress at College. Each academic year parents/carers can discuss progress and progression plans with teaching staff. These events are provided for consultation between parents, staff and students so we strongly recommend that parents and students attend these evenings together.
The roles and responsibilities of the Shrewsbury Colleges Group Board (or Governing Body) are many and varied. But the main roles and responsibilities (as determined by the Instruments and Articles) are summed up as follows:
The determination and periodic review of the educational character and mission of the institution and for the oversight of its activities
approving the quality strategy of the institution
the effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the institution and the Board and for safeguarding their assets
approving annual estimates of income and expenditure
the appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal and determination of the pay and conditions of service of the holders of senior posts and the Clerk including, where the Clerk is, or is to be appointed as, a member of staff, the Clerk’s appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal and determination of pay in the capacity of a member of staff
setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff.
Other areas that are considered by the Board include:
Monitoring and evaluating the College's activities and services
strategic planning of long term issues as well as the short and medium term
involvement in the recruitment of other staff as well as senior post holders and the Clerk
promoting the College (where appropriate)
assessing the effectiveness of the Board (self-assessment)
ensuring compliance with legislation and policies adopted by the Board.
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Become a Governor
If you would like to know more about the work of the Board and are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the Clerk for more information or complete the enclosed and send to the Clerk at the address above.
The Education and Training Foundation has commissioned a short film explaining the benefits of volunteering to be a governor and why people should consider putting themselves forward.
Student engagement is vital to the work of the Governing Body when it comes to improving the quality of teaching and learning and the student experience, and indeed wider governance issues in relation to the College. It is the day-to-day practice, people and resources that enable students to be effective and fully involved in relation to the College’s decision making processes.
Student Governors are a vital part of the College’s Leaner Voice. They work closely with the Student Council, to ensure the Board is made aware of issues affecting students, and that student experience is an integral part of all the Corporation’s decision-making. Find out more on the role of a Student Governor.
Thank you for your enquiry about an application, now that term has started please ring the Admissions team on 01743 342346 for Vocational courses at London Road or 01743 260410 for A levels and Art courses based at English Bridge and Welsh Bridge and they will help you with your application. Voice messages can be left, please give clear details about contact numbers.