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:

South Devon College is also an exempt charity.

Governing Body Composition

The current composition of the Governing Body is:

12 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, one academic and one business support, nominated and elected by the staff of the College.

2 Student Members
Students of the College, one FE and one HE, elected and nominated by students of the College.

1 Principal
The Principal of the College.

Standing Orders

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.

All governors are required to declare any interests, both financial and personal, which could be perceived as influencing their judgement. Governors’ completed declarations of interest are available to inspect on request to the Clerk.

Governor Involvement Strategy

The College has a Governor Involvement Strategy, to foster and promote a culture of Governor involvement in the learning experience.

 

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