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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 & its 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.

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.

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