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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Professor Geoff Crossick, Gareth Higgins, Michael Hoffman and Vivienne Littlechild.

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2.

Members' declarations under the Code of Conduct in respect of items on the agenda

Minutes:

There were no declarations.

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3.

Public Minutes pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To agree the public minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2017.

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the public minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2017 be approved as a correct record.

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4.

Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To consider (a) the terms of reference of the Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama;

 

and (b) revisions required under the new Office for Students (OfS).       

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the terms of reference of the Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and, with the agreement of the Chairman, the late circulated Instrument and Articles of Government of the School.

 

The following matters were raised:-

 

·         Noted that the term of office of the Principal set out in the terms of reference did not correspond with the associated wording in the Articles.

 

·         Members were informed that comments on the terms of reference and other associated matters had been submitted to the Chairman by Professor Geoff Crossick with the suggestion that the terms could be amended to include the following:-

 

(a)  the addition to (a) … '; and to assure itself that appropriate steps are being taken to deliver the institutional strategic plan, and that there are effective systems of control and risk management;'

 

(b)  the addition of a new term (f) 'responsibility to ensure that the requirements of the Office for Students, UK Research and Innovation and other relevant statutory bodies are followed and that compliance with these requirements is monitored.'

 

(c)  inclusion of a term (g) referring to the Board's responsibility for the promotion of equality and diversity throughout the School.

 

(d)  A new term (h) covering the responsibility of the Board to ensure institutional sustainability (not just financial sustainability but sustainability as it has come to be understood in the sector, which is about the way in which a total strategy for sustainability across all its activities, including academic strategy and the resources needed to support and advance it, exists and is achievable).

 

·         Noted that future required changes to the Articles resulting from the introduction of the Office for Students should be approved to come into effect from March 2019.

 

·         On the future potential to produce one composite governance schedule encompassing

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5.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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6.

Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

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7.

Exclusion of the public

MOTION - That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

                                                                                     

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the remaining items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

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8.

Non Public Minutes

To agree the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2017.

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2017 be approved as a correct record.

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9.

Changes to Instrument and Articles of Governance

Report of the Academic Registrar.

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Minutes:

With the approval of the Chairman, the Committee considered the further late discussion report of the Academic Registrar on the terms of reference of the School, Office for Students, and changes to the Instrument and Articles of Government.

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10.

Update on actions in respect of governance and effectiveness

Minutes:

With the approval of the Chairman, the Committee considered the late discussion report of the Academic Registrar on updates on actions in respect of governance and effectiveness.

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11.

Non Public Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

The Committee considered one non-public question.

 

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12.

Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent and which the Board agree should be considered whilst the public are excluded

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

 

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