Student Governors

Our Student governors play an crucial role in the development of the College, bringing their invaluable experience as day to day "customers" of the college to help drive it forwards and meet its strategic objectives. They are recruited annually following a formal application and interview process and sit on the board for a 1 year term.

PJ (Paul) McGregor
PJ (Paul) McGregor

Student Governor

PJ studies Professional Cookery Level 1, GCSE level English and maths at Southport College. After his initial term on our college student council, he drew upon his experience to support a transition to the role of Student Governor.

Enthusiastic to take any chance he can take to make a difference in the community, he is now a valuable member of our Governing body, providing insights and suggestions from his perspective of a student and that of his peers. Thankful for the opportunity to work with the Governors he sees this as an excellent way to support Further Education in Southport.

Become a Governor

At Southport College we have an active board of governors who play an important role in the ongoing development of the College. Governors are from the local and wider community with a range of skills, knowledge and experience to help the College take forward its strategic objectives. We value and promote equality and diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and, when a vacancy arises, appointments are made on merit, also taking account of the need to fill any identified skills gaps. Any person wishing to become a Governor should write to Lisa Farnhill, Clerk to the Corporation for further information and an application pack:

Lisa Farnhill
Clerk to the Corporation
Southport College
Mornington Road

Meet our Governors


The College’s Governors are led by Chair of the Corporation, Vice Chair and Principal. They are supported by a number of independent governors, staff governors and a parent governor.

Independent Governors

The individuals who serve as independents on the board of governors are from a diverse range of backgrounds and use their skills and experiences to play a vital role in the development of the College.

Staff Governors

Our staff governors use their knowledge of the College, its staff and students to make valuable contributions to College governance and strategy.