Corporation (Governing Body) Information

Sixth-form College Corporations (Governing Bodies) have the legal status of statutory corporations and exempt charities. A college is a charitable activity undertaken by its Corporation. As laid down in the Higher and Further Education Act of 1992, the Corporation of the Sixth Form College, Colchester, has ultimate responsibility for the College and it is the responsibility of the members of the Corporation (the Governors) to ensure that the College achieves its mission as a sixth form college.

The Corporation is made up of members from a cross-section of the community. They come from a variety of backgrounds with the skills and expertise required to ensure that the Corporation functions as effectively as possible and in the best interests of the College and its stakeholders.

The Corporation comprises of up to 20 members, including parent, community, student and staff representatives.

Arrangements for obtaining the views of stakeholders on the determination and periodic review of the educational character and mission of the institution and the oversight of its activities.

The Corporation (Governing Body) regularly provides a number of opportunities and approaches for stakeholders to provide their views on the educational character, mission and vision statements of the College and the work of the Corporation in general. These opportunities include; providing views in response to stakeholder consultations, direct feedback to governors during college events (including open evenings for prospective students and their parents/guardians), staff and student surveys and meetings with union representatives. In addition to the above, the constitution of the Corporation includes staff, student, parent and community representatives. The Standing Orders, minutes of meetings of the Corporation and its committees, and Terms of Reference published on this page, provide further information on the work undertaken by the Corporation. Feedback can be given by contacting the Clerk to the Corporation using the contact details below.

Public Access to Meetings

The Instruments & Articles of Government and appendix C of the Corporation’s Standing Orders provide information regarding public access to meetings.

Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests

Members of the Corporation (Governors) must avoid conflicts of interest with respect to their fiduciary duties to the College. Corporation members, senior managers and specified budget holders are required to disclose their business, financial and other interests and those of their family members and close associates, which might be seen as a conflict of interest. These declarations are entered on a register maintained by the clerk which is open for public inspection. Should you wish to view the register, please contact the Clerk to the Corporation.

Further Information & Contact Details

Should you have a query regarding any of the information contained on this page or would like to register an interest in becoming a governor please contact:

Tina Johnson
Clerk to the Corporation
The Sixth Form College, Colchester
North Hill

01206 500700