Agenda item

Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Minutes


The public minutes and summary of the Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama held on 15 December 2011 were tabled. At this meeting the Board had considered the recommendations of the Governance & Effectiveness Committee.


In response to a question from the Chairman, the Chairman of the Board advised that the Governor Skills working party had not yet been established. Members noted that no Governors had been on training since December 2011. The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education provided relevant training courses, but it had not been possible to identify sufficient funds to pay for Governors to attend. The Chairman suggested that the School should collate relevant training courses and circulate these to Governors and ask the City if it could provide funding for Governor training.


Members noted that the Learning Strategy was scheduled for submission to the Board for review in 2013.


The Chairman believed that the role of staff and student governors as representatives of, without lobbying on behalf of, their “constituencies” could be emphasised better and suggested providing clarity on this issue in the School induction pack.


Members noted that there continued to be vacancies on several sub Committees of the Board of Governors. A Member suggested placing a standing item on the Board agenda to remind Governors of existing vacancies and ask volunteers to fill them.