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.

GOVERNOR DUTIES

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 BOARD AND IT’S COMMITTEES

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 DOCUMENTS

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 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

APPROVED MINUTES ARCHIVE

Governing Body
December 19th 2017
October 19th 2017
July 13th 2017
June 9th 2017

Curriculum, Quality & Standards Committee
December 7th 2017
October 5th 2017
June 29th 2017
March 30th 2017

Audit Committee
November 23rd 2017
September 21st 2017
June 22nd 2017
March 16th 2017

Search & Governance Committee 
October 5th 2017
June 15th 2017
January 12th 2017
September 29th 2016

Finance & Resources Committee 
November 30th 2017
October 12th 2017
July 6th 2017
April 6th 2017

HOW TO CONTACT THE CLERK TO THE CORPORATION

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

Post
Calderdale College
Francis Street
Halifax
HX1 3UZ

Telephone
01422 399 303 

Email
jane.taylor-holmes@calderdale.ac.uk  

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.