Here, our Chair of Governors, John Ryan, explains what being a trustee means to him:
It is an enormous privilege to chair RNC’s Board of Trustees. We come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience to our role, which is to support the Executive Principal and her team in delivering the College’s vision – Education, Employment and Empowerment for all people with a vision impairment.
Trustees are ultimately responsible for the College’s future sustainability, for developing RNC’s overall strategy and safeguarding its assets. Our role is not to manage but to challenge constructively and to ensure that the executive management of the College meet the high standards expected of them.
We all share a passion for education, for social justice and for supporting people to achieve their full potential, in spite of any challenges or barriers placed before them. The determination and resilience shown by our students and the staff who teach and support them is inspiring. Our reward for serving as trustees is to play a small part in transforming the lives of the young people who attend RNC.
The role of a trustee is one that we would commend to anyone.
You can find out more about each of RNC's governors here.