Our Governing Body

The Governing Body at DN Colleges Group oversees how we meet the needs of our students, ensures that we contribute effectively to our local and regional communities and guides our future.

Since the formation of DN Colleges Group in 2017, we have established a governance structure that determines our strategic direction, while also providing challenge and scrutiny to the Group Executive in key areas such as statutory requirements, finance, quality and curriculum.

Our Structure

The Corporation Board is our main governing body.  This brings together people from various backgrounds with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience.   Our governors reflect the communities that our Colleges serve, including students and staff, and have overall responsibility for the quality of service that we offer to our learners and the local community, as well as our financial health. 

In addition to the Corporation Board, Local Stakeholder Boards are being established to represent the individual Colleges within our Group.   We also have several committees, all of which report to the Corporation Board, as follows:

  • Audit and Risk
  • Curriculum, Quality and Performance
  • Finance and Resources
  • Higher Education Performance and Quality
  • Search and Governance.

The Corporation has representatives on the wholly-owned company Boards of Directors for the following subsidiary companies:

  • Doncaster College
  • North Lindsey College
  • DC Teach Limited
  • Kingsway Consulting Ltd
  • Optime Support Limited. 

Governors are also represented on the Equality and Diversity Committees, Safeguarding Committees and Health and Safety Committees (where appropriate, separate committees for these areas are in place for each College).

Financial Statements Audit

The financial statements of DN Colleges Group are audited annually to ensure compliance with legislation, the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s financial memorandum and the Post 16 Audit Code of Practice.  A statement of Corporate Governance and Internal Control is published each year in the financial statements, confirming compliance, including arrangements for risk management.

For further information, please contact the Clerk to the Corporation at college.governors@dncolleges.ac.uk.

Related Content

Meet our Governors

Our Governing Body is a strong team that brings together skills from the public and private sectors, education and business and represents our local and regional communities.

Our Policies

Guidance for key areas of DN Colleges Group operations.

Our Publications

Detailed information about DN Colleges Group is available through a variety of publications.

Committee Memberships and College Company Directorships 2018/19 Corporation Committees

Audit and Risk Committee
Angela Briggs
Greg Clarke
Paul Grinell
Madeleine Keyworth
Mathew Lynds
Harold Osborne
Paul Senior

Finance and Resources Committee
Pete Adams
Ruth Brook
Abid Khan
Paul Pascoe
Louise Sharp
Mark Swales
Andy Tuscher
Anne Tyrrell

Search & Governance Committee
Pete Adams
Angela Briggs
Nigel Jackson
Mathew Lynds
Paul Pascoe
Louise Sharp
Mark Swales
Andy Tuscher
Anne Tyrrell

Curriculum Quality and Performance Committee
Angela Briggs
Ruth Brook
Greg Clarke
Paul Grinell
Nigel Jackson
Paul Senior
Anne Tyrrell

HE Performance & Quality
Angela Briggs
Ruth Brook
Madeleine Keyworth
Paul Pascoe
Paul Senior
Mark Swales
Anne Tyrrell

Directors Of College CompaniesDC Teach Limited
Kathryn Brentnall
Ruth Brook
Paul Grinell

Optime Support Limited
Ruth Brook
Scott Wilson
Peter Doherty
Mark Hooton

Kingsway Consulting Ltd
Paul Grinell
Mick Lochran
Peter Doherty
Jill Cooper

July 2018