Training Colleges Sub-Committee

Scope and Content

The material has been sub-divided into academic years and contains agenda papers, minutes and supporting correspondence.

The Principal's Annual Report typically provides information on the number of students in training, posts gained by students leaving College, results of examinations, changes in College staff and syllabus, external courses, special events, number of applications for entrance, visitors from overseas, the College Council and activities of College clubs and societies, and College fixtures and results.

The report from the Director of Education routinely provides updates and recommendations on building programmes and property acquisitions, purchases of teaching materials and equipment, changes in fees and charges, changes in salaries, staff establishment and conditions of service, and budget estimates.

Occasional reports concerning the Training College, Bedford are also included.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Training Colleges Sub-Committee was convened by Bedfordshire County Council Education Committee. It met three or four times a year to receive reports from the County Director of Education (later the Chief Education Officer) on the Bedford College of Physical Education and the Training College, Bedford, and reports from the Principals of the two colleges. The committee reported and made recommendations for action to the Further Education Sub-Committee.

For a time, and certainly up to June 1954, the College makes reference to the Committee of Management in the Principal's Report, but this is understood to refer to the Training Colleges Sub-Committee.