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Governance

This section covers information relating to the way Guildford College is governed and how decisions are made. It includes information on the legal status of Guildford College, which individual member of staff or group within the organisation is responsible for specific functions and where they fit in the overall structure of the organisation. In some instances information from committee minutes will be exempt from disclosure where it contains personal information, information that may damage the commercial interests of Guildford College or that may threaten the health and safety of specific individuals.


Publication Classes

  • Legal Framework
  • How Guildford College is organised
  • Information on Guildford College context
  • Management Structure

Legal Framework

Guildford College Corporation was established as an independent Further and Higher Education Corporation with exempt charitable status under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. The standard FE Corporations Instrument and Articles (Replacement Order 2001) apply.


Availability and Location

Reference copies available to be viewed on site. Please contact| the Freedom of Information Officer for detail. On paper from HMSO (a fee may be charged) or via their website www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts


How Guildford College is organised

Information relating to how the individual Faculties and Departments of Guildford College are organised and where each Faculty or Department fits in the overall structure of Guildford College:

  • Organisational structure charts
  • Description of work/responsibilities of Units (Statements of Service)

Availability and Location
On paper from the Freedom of Information Officer.


Information on Guildford College context

Information relating to the College’s vision, mission and strategy:

  • The College’s mission statement
  • The College’s charter
  • Relevant sections of the College’s corporate plan
  • Statement of the College’s quality assurance policies and procedures (Quality Statement)
  • The College’s learning and teaching strategy and periodic reviews of progress (Strategic Response)

Availability and Location
On paper from the Freedom of Information Officer.


Management Structure

Information relating to how Guildford College’s Governance structure is organised and the function and purpose of each part of the Corporation structure: 

  • List of corporation members
  • Corporation agendas, papers and approved minutes
  • Corporation Code of Conduct
  • Corporation Standing Orders and Confidentiality Policy
  • Corporation Committee structure
  • Terms of reference, membership and mode of operation of Corporation committees including Search Committee
  • Register of interests of members and senior managers

Other information about the operation and membership of the Corporation

Availability and Location
Reference copies available to be viewed on site during normal college hours. Please contact the Freedom of Information Officer.