College Governance

This College Governance section, contains information about governance at Calderdale College, Governors’ duties and profiles, details about the Board and its Committees, policies and procedures, a minutes archive and how to contact the Clerk to the Corporation.


The role of the Corporation is in agreeing the strategic direction of the College, setting objectives and monitoring results, and supporting the College to provide a high-quality and effective learning experience for everyone who attends the College.

The Articles of Government list the seven responsibilities of the Governing Body as;

  1. the determination and periodic review of the educational character and mission of the institution and oversight of its activities;
  2. the requirement to take account of staff and student views when reviewing the mission and purpose of the institution
  3. approving the quality strategy of the institution
  4. the effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the institution and the Corporation and safeguarding their assets;
  5. approving annual estimates of income and expenditure;
  6. the appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal and determination of the pay and conditions of service of the holders of senior posts and the Clerk
  7. setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff.

Governor profiles can be accessed here.


The Governing Body is made up of 15 people from different sectors of the local community (external governors), staff members and students. The Corporation Board meet four times a year with an additional three Governor Development days.

There are four Committees; Curriculum, Quality and Standards, Finance and Resources, Audit and Search and Governance. All Committees meet four times a year with the exception of Search and Governance which meets as and when required but at least once per year.


Governance Arrangements
Introduction to College Governance
Instrument & Articles of Government 
Standing Orders of the Board
Code of Conduct for Governors

Policies & Procedures
Whistleblowing Policy

Trade Union Facility Time.

Financial Statements

Financial Statements for 2017/18
Financial Statements for 2016/17
Financial Statements for 2015/16

Ofsted Reports
March 2018

Governance Calendar 2017-18
Calendar of Meetings

Committee Membership & Terms of Reference
Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee Terms of Reference 2017/18
Audit Committee Terms of Reference 2017/18
Committee Membership 2017-18
Finance & Resources Committee Terms of Reference 2017/18
Search & Governance Committee Terms of Reference 2017/18


Governing Body
February 8th 2019
December 13th 2019
October 18th 2018
July 12th 2018

Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee
November 29th 2018
October 4th 2018
June 21st 2018
March 22nd 2018

Audit Committee
November 22nd 2018
September 20th 2018
June 14th 2018
April 23rd 2018

Finance & Resources Committee 
29 March 2018
28 June 2018
27 September 2018
22 November 2018


The Independent Clerk to the Corporation is Jane Taylor-Holmes, who can be contacted in the following ways:

Calderdale College
Francis Street

01422 399 303


You can also contact the Chair of the Corporation at the address above. If you would like a paper copy of any of the documents on this page, please contact the Clerk to the Corporation.