The College is an independent organisation ultimately responsible for the satisfactory management of its own business activities. The governance of this, and other sixth form and further education colleges, is managed through a series of control documents, some of which come prescribed through Statutory Instruments, others of which are developed internally to address the duties and responsibilities of the Corporation, its Committees and its Members.
The Instrument & Articles of Government are a Statutory Instrument and therefore have the force of law. They set out the duties and responsibilities of the Corporation, and also delineate the strategic responsibilities of the Corporation and its Committees from the day-to-day operational management of the College by the Chief Executive and his staff.
Effectively funded as a public body, the Corporation sets for its members a standard of behaviour consistent with observing the principles of openness and fairness required in this sector. The College has therefore adopted and requires all of its members to sign a Code of Conduct.
The duties and responsibilities of each Committee are set out in its Terms of Reference, which are reviewed from time to time to ensure their currency and compliance.
Rules regarding the management of the College’s finances, which are scrutinised throughout each year by both internal and external audit processes, are set out in the Financial Regulations, which are also reviewed on an annual basis.