It is a statutory requirement that colleges, like schools, have a governing body. This is called the Corporation Board. Its composition and operation is determined by a framework known as the Instruments and Articles of Government (I&As). Locally colleges determine their own standing orders and terms of reference within the confines of the I&As. Corporations may vary in size.
Canterbury College’s currently consists of 15 Members. This is headed by a Chair and Vice Chair. Members are drawn from a range of stakeholders including employers, community organisations, local authorities, staff and students. At Canterbury College the Principal is also a Member of the Corporation. The Corporation also has co-opted members who bring additional expertise and skills to the Board.
This enables the Corporation to embrace a range of representative expertise which helps inform decision making and the development of strategy in the interests of the communities served by the College.
The primary role of Corporations is to determine the strategic direction and character of colleges. College management is responsible for the day to day operational aspects of a college within the context of its strategic objectives.
The Corporation is supported by a Clerk to the Corporation. The Clerk facilitates Corporation business and is an independent role to the College’s management.
For further information about the business of the Canterbury College Corporation please feel free to view these public pages. Copies of Corporation Minutes are also held in our Learning Resources Centre. Should you require further information or details of our public access policies please contact the Clerk to the Corporation on 01227 811295.
The Corporation shall decide any question as to whether a person should be allowed to attend any of its meetings where that person is not a Member, the Clerk or the Principal and in making its decision, it shall give consideration to the any matters of confidentiality in accordance with the Instruments and Articles of Government effective 1 January 2008.
In addition to being available as specified above, Minutes of the Corporation and its Committee meetings are placed on this site for a period of at least twelve months. These are available for public view except where these are classed as confidential by the Corporation, in accordance with the guidance provided in the Instruments and Articles of Government.