Further Education Colleges became independent as a result of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.
As a result of this South Devon College has a Governing Body which is ultimately responsible for the success
of the College. It governs in accordance with the Instrument and Articles of Government which sets out six
specific functions that the Governing Body is responsible for:
- The determination and review of the educational character and mission of the College and the
oversight of its activities.
- Approving the quality strategy of the College;
- The effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the College and safeguarding its assets;
- Approving annual estimates of income and expenditure;
- The appointment, appraisal and, if necessary, dismissal of Senior Post Holders, including the Clerk;
- Setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff.
Governing Body Composition
The current composition of the Governing Body is:
14 Members Those who have the necessary skills to ensure that the functions of the Governing Body
(Corporation) are carried out in accordance with Article 3 of the Articles of Government.
2 Staff Members Members of the staff of the College elected and nominated by the staff of the College.
2 Student Members Students of the College, one FE and one HE, elected and nominated by students of
1 Principal The Principal of the College.
The Governing Body Standing Orders set out the formal structure of South Devon College and the overall
regulatory framework for the conduct of its business. They are an essential part of the framework of controls,
which the Governing Body has put in place to ensure that all activities are carried out in accordance with the
law and the Nolan Committee’s seven principles of public life, which underpin the work of the public sector.
Please click here to view our Standing Orders Document
Meet The Governors
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Meetings and Minutes
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