Introduction
Members of the Corporation (also known as Governors) represent the interests of the local and wider community that the College serves.
 The Corporation is responsible for the quality of service to its students and their welfare, the financial health of the college, the proper use of public funds and for ensuring effective management.  They aim to ensure that the College is successful in providing a high quality educational service to its students whilst being financially secure.  One of the duties of the Corporation is to determine the mission of the college and to ensure that there are effective means of monitoring whether college management is fulfilling the mission.

Our Purpose
Uxbridge College is committed to providing the highest quality education and training.  Our aim is to meet the education and training needs of learners, employers and the wider community, raising skill levels and maximising individual potential.

Strategic Aims

  1. To be known for high quality teaching, learning and assessment that leads to outstanding success 
  2. To prioritise learner progression and employability in the design and delivery of our curriculum
  3. To ensure all our learners have access to a high quality, safe and secure learning environment
  4. To continue to work with our partners to promote a strong economy and sustainable community development  
  5. To maintain the strong financial profile needed to ensure a secure future.

Nolan Committee
The Committee on Standards in Public Life, chaired by Lord Nolan, published a report in May 1996 that identified seven key principles for those serving in public life.· These are:

  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership

All governors must uphold high standards of public conduct.· Governors must ensure that there are no conflicts of interest on any matters being considered by the governing body where a governor’s independent judgement could be affected in any way.·

Please click here to view the Code of Conduct of the Corporation

Membership of the Corporation
The Corporation at Uxbridge has 17 members, who were recruited under different categories of membership.· The aim of the membership categories was to ensure that the governing body includes people from a range of backgrounds reflecting the community that the college serves.· From January 2008, the four categories of ‘external’ membership (ie business, local authority, co-opted and community) were merged into one to give Corporations more flexibility in appointing suitable members.· New appointees from 1 January 2008 were classified simply as External Members.·

The Corporation at Uxbridge College is made up of members within the following categories of membership:

  • 12 External governors
  • 2 Staff governors
  • 2 Student governors
  • The Principal

There is currently one additional vacancy on the Corporation.

Please click here to view a copy of the Current Corporation Members

The Governors at Uxbridge College come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring different qualifications and experience to the role.· Brief Governor pen-portraits are attached for each of our Governors.

Please click here to view the Governors' Pen Portraits

Committees
The Corporation has the following committees which meet to focus on specialist areas and make recommendations to the Corporation:

  • Finance & Property
  • Teaching, Learning & Assessment (formerly known as Performance & Standards)
  • Student Affairs
  • Audit
  • Search
  • Remuneration
  • Human Resources

The Search Committee
The Search Committee advises the governing board on the appointment of governors - and on any other matters relating to membership and appointment that the governing board delegates to it. ·The committee consists of relevant members of the governing board. Governors cannot be appointed by the governing board until the advice of the search committee has been sought - except in the case of the principal or chief executive and elected governors (staff and student governors).· Each governing board is expected to produce terms of reference and to make rules for the conduct of its search committee, and to publish the search committee's advice to the governing board, (see link to Search Committee minutes below).

Please click here to view the Search Committee Terms of Reference

Access to Governing Body Business
Minutes of every meeting of the Corporation and any document, report or other paper considered at these meetings with the exception of confidential items* are available to the public.· A link to recent minutes from Corporation and Committee meetings is included below.· Copies of minutes from earlier meetings can be obtained by contacting the Clerk to the Corporation, Tracy Reeve.

(* In some instances information from Corporation and committee meetings will be exempt from disclosure where it contains personal information; information that may damage the commercial interests of the college or that may threaten the health and safety of specific individuals.)

Public Access to Meetings
The Corporation, or the Chair on its behalf, may at its discretion invite persons who are not members of the Corporation or the Clerk to attend Corporation meetings, Committee meetings or parts of meetings.· Any such invitations will be issued through the Clerk who shall stipulate the portion of the meeting which the person may attend.· Such persons may only speak if invited to do so by the Chair of the Corporation or the Committee.· The presence of such persons, and the point in the meeting at which they left, shall be recorded in the minutes.

Policy on Access to Governing Body Business

Minutes from Corporation Meetings


Minutes from Committee Meetings

Finance & Property

  • 2016/17
    • September 2016 (awaiting approval)

 


Teaching, Learning & Assessment

  • 2016/17
    • November 2016

 

Student Affairs

  • 2016/17
    • November 2016

 

Audit

  • 2016/17
    • September 2016 (awaiting approval)

 

Human Resources

  • 2016/17
    • September 2016 (awaiting approval)

 

Search

  • 2015/16 - No Search Committee meeting required.

 

Timetable of Corporation & Committee Meetings 2016/17 Academic Year
The full Corporation will meet on the following dates during 2016/17:

2016/17 Corporation Meetings

September 2016

Tuesday 27th at 4:00pm

December 2016

Tuesday 13th at 4:00pm

March 2017

Tuesday 14th at 4:00pm

May 2017

Tuesday 16th at 4:00pm

July 2017

Tuesday 11th at 4:00pm


Please click here to view the Full Timetable of Corporation and Committee Meetings 2016/17.

For more information

Please contact:
Tracy Reeve
Clerk to the Corporation
via 01895 853375
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