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Corporate Governance > Roles & Responsibilities

Roles & Responsibilities

Corporation's statutory roles and responsibilities are set out in the Instrument & Articles of Government. The role is similar to that of a non-executive director, working with the executive management of the College to steer the College to success.

Corporation's main duties are to determine the the mission, ethos and values of the College, monitor performance, ensure financial health and protect assets. Corporation is fully involved in determining the College's strategic direction, is committed to raising standards and providing a quality experience and environment for its learners.

Corporation has a set of Standing Orders which are the rules by which it operates. In addition there is a Code of Conduct for members, and each committee has clear terms of reference. Corporation has adopted a statement on the distinction between governance and management, has adopted the 7 Nolan principle on Standards in Public Life, and is committed to being a Learning Board.

All members are required to declare financial and other interests, which are held by the Clerk in a Register open to inspection. In addition eligibility is confirmed on appointment and annually thereafter. Members will also be required to undergo DBS checks in future.

Members are normally appointed for a term of 4 years initially, and this is renewable. Attendance is recorded and reviewed against a PI of 80%. Contribution outside formal meetings is also valued. As well as monitoring the College's performance the Corporation also undertakes an annual review of its own effectiveness and takes action to ensure continuous improvement.

Corporation meets six times a year for four formal Full Board meetings and two Review meetings. Meetings and Corporation business are scheduled to address the annual cycle of College and Funding Council business.