“The governors have a wide range of appropriate experience and a very clear idea of what the college needs to do to improve. They provide a good level of challenge to the Principal and senior managers. Governors set demanding performance targets and monitor the college's progress towards achieving them rigorously.”
- Ofsted March 2013.
The chair of governors is David Blagbrough, former head of Inspire! (Hackney's Education Business Partnership). The vice-chair is Vivien Cutler, former head teacher and Learning and Skills Council executive, who also chairs the Standards Committee. The chair of the Finance & General Purposes Committee is lawyer Steven Blackshaw and accountant James Cross chairs the Audit Committee.
There are five committees: Finance & General Purposes Committee to subject the College's finances to detailed scrutiny; Audit Committee to ensure that the College's management is compliant with financial rules and regulations; Remuneration Committee to determine the Principal's salary; Search Committee to recruit new governors; and the Standards Committee which examines in detail the academic performance of the College.