Welcome to the Corporation pages of Sussex Coast College Hastings. The Corporation is committed to a policy of open governance and we hope that you are able to find the information you are looking for in these pages. However, please feel free to contact our Director of Governance, Sarah Connerty, who will be happy to help with any additional information or queries you may have This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Calendar and Cycle of Business

The Corporation operates a traditional board structure with six committees as follows:

  • Audit Committee
  • Curriculum, Quality and Standards Committee
  • Finance and Human Resources Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Governance  Committee
  • Special Committee (to consider disciplinary matters related to Senior Post Holders and appeals from staff and students)



Corporation calendar for 2017-18
Cycle of Business for 2017-18

Corporation documents

The Instrument & Articles of Government set out the regulatory framework within which a further education college or corporation operates.  The Education Act 2011 provided more freedom and flexibility to Colleges including the freedom for Corporations to adjust their Instrument and Articles outside a core set of requirements. Instrument and Articles of Government

The Corporation’s Standing Orders supplement the provisions of the Education Act 2011 and the Instrument and Articles of Government of the College. Standing Orders

The Scheme of Delegation determines how the Corporation conducts its business and its relationship with the Principal and CEO.  The Sussex Coast College Hastings Corporation has adopted a traditional model of governance.  The relationship between the Corporation and the Principal and CEO is fundamental to the successful management of the College.  Scheme of Delegation

Register of Interests Governors have a duty to put the best interests of the College first and to safeguard the assets and reputation of the College.  They also have a duty to avoid conflicts of interest.  Governors annually sign a Declaration of Interests and a Code of Conduct return. Details are available by contacting the Clerk to the Corporation.  
 

Code of Good Governance for English Colleges The Corporation adopted the Code of Good Governance for English Colleges in 2016.  The Code is intended to help governing boards meet and exceed basic governance requirements. 

Click herefor the Code of Good Governance for English Colleges

Community Engagement

The Board has approved a public value statement to describe how the College seeks to add value to the social, economic and physical well-being of the community it serves.  For more on the College's community learning click here.  

Corporation and Committee minutes

In the interests of openess and accountability public copies of Corporation and committee minutes are available below.  The Corporation may on occasion exclude some minutes of a meeting.  This may include minutes related to a named person, a named student or candidate or any matter which by reason of its nature the Corporation is satisfied should be dealt with on a confidential basis.  This is to ensure compliance with data protection and with due regard for the Freedom of Information act.

Corporation minutes
September 2013
December 2013
April 2014
July 2014
October 2014
December 2014
April 2015
June 2015
Community Engagement Presentation June 2015
October 2015
December 2015

April 2016 (extraordinary meeting, details available from the Clerk to the Corporation)
April 2016
June 2016
October 2016
December 2016
April 2017
July 2017

Minutes from the September Corporation meeting will be added after approval on the 18 October 2017

Audit committee minutes are available on request from the Clerk to the Corporation.
Terms of reference

Curriculum, Quality and Standards Committee 
Terms of reference
November 2013
March 2014
June 2014
November 2014
March 2015
April 2015
June 2015
November 2015
February 2016
March 2016
June 2016
March 2017
Minutes from the June CQS Committee will be added after approval on the 23 November 2017

Finance and Human Resources Committee
Terms of reference
November 2013
March 2014
June 2014
October 2014
 

November 2014
March 2015

May 2015
June 2015
October 2015
November 2015
March 2016

May 2016
June 2016
October 2016
November 2016
March 2017
May 2017

Minutes from the June 2017 F&HR will be added after approval on the 11 October 2017

Governance Committee
Terms of reference
June 2012
October 2012
February 2013
June 2013
October 2013
March 2014
May 2014

September 2014
February 2015
June 2015
September 2015
February 2016
May 2016
March 2017
Minutes from the May 2017 meeting will be added after approval on the 28 September 2017


 Remuneration Committtee terms of reference
 
 Special Committee terms of reference

All standing Committees conduct an annual review of effectiveness to ensure they are carrying out their remit effectively.  Copies are available from the Director of Governance on request.  

 

 

 

 

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