Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room - 2nd Floor West Wing, Guildhall

Contact: Julie Mayer tel. no.: 020 7332 1410  Email: julie.mayer@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

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Apologies were received from Natasha Bucknor.

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2.

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

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There were no declarations.

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3.

Public minutes pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To agree the public minutes and summary of the meeting held on 17th February 2020.

 

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RESOLVED, that – the public minutes of the meeting held on 17th February 2020 be approved as a correct record.

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4.

Principal's public report pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Report of the Principal – Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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The Board received a report of the Principal which provided an update on the actions taken by the School in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Governors were reminded that the School had closed its buildings on 2 March 2020, for a period of one week, after a staff member was diagnosed with COVID-19.  As a result of this swift action, which included tracking and tracing those at risk and a deep clean of the School, only one student was diagnosed with COVID-19.   The Deputy Chairman praised the School’s handling of this situation which very likely helped to save lives. 

 

Although the School had re-opened briefly, it was subsequently closed again as part of the Government’s lockdown on 23rd March 2020.  This had necessitated a move from face-to-face teaching to virtual learning, for which an innovative and challenging programme had been developed in partnership with students.  A Cobra Group, consisting of a number of Board Members and members of the School’s leadership team had been established to discuss overarching issues; i.e. - the City, the Office for Students, the welfare of students and staff, the status of the sector and industry and the likely financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the School in both best and worst case scenarios. 

 

In response to a question, the Principal confirmed that there had not been an increase in the number of students deferring or cancelling on-line auditions.  This had been welcomed by both staff and students and was likely to form the basis of a new, efficient model going forward.  Work was underway to develop a robust teaching and learning programme for the 2020/21 Academic Year, which was likely to include a mix of virtual and face-to-face learning.  A range of scenarios were being planned and it was likely that elements of

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5.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Board

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6.

Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent

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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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RESOLVED – That under Section 100(A) 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 as follows:-

 

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8.

Non public minutes

To agree the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 17th February 2020.

 

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Minutes:

The non-public minutes of the meeting held on XX were approved as a correct record.

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9.

Principal's non-public report

Report of the Principal, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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10.

Co-optee nominations for the Audit & Risk Management Committee

Report of the Principal, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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11.

Office for Students Expectations for Leadership Teams and Boards of Governors during the Covid-19 crisis.

Report of the Principal, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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12.

Financial impact of Covid-19

Report of the Principal, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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13.

Higher Education Tuition fees for 2021/22

Report of the Principal, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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14.

Update on Barbican Guildhall Creative Alliance

Report of the Principal, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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15.

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

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There were no questions.

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16.

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

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17.

Confidential Minutes

To approve the confidential minutes of the meeting held on 17th February 2020.

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18.

Minutes from recent Committee meetings

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19.

Draft Minutes of the Audit and Risk Management Committee pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 4th March 2020.

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20.

Draft Minutes of the Audit and Risk Management Committee

To receive the draft minutes of the meeting held on 4th March 2020.

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21.

Report of Action Taken pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Report of the Town Clerk.

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22.

Management Dashboard for the Financial year end accounts

Report of the Principal.

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23.

Board of Governors COBRA MINUTES

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23a

Meeting held on 9th April 2020 pdf icon PDF 229 KB

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23b

Meeting held on 22nd April 2020 pdf icon PDF 176 KB

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