Report by the Principal.
Members had before them the report by the Principal on the compliance statement with the HE Code of Governance.
The Town Clerk undertook to check the latest position on the delay in obtaining Privy Council approval for Board quorum changes.
Discussion commenced and Governors requested that the first sentence of the third paragraph of section (2) on page 32 be amended to say ‘Whilst it is possible for some non-alignment, at the macro level the strategic objectives of the School and the CoL, which owns it, are aligned’. On page 33, section (3) a Governor said that the reference in paragraph 6 to the Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee being co-opted should be deleted as it was now out of date and that reference should be made to internal / external auditors with specific HE experience.
During further debate, a Governor suggested that the last sentence of the second paragraph of section (6) on page 35 should say ‘…acknowledges its wish to see elected an increase….’. It was also suggested that reference be made to the activities undertaken to encourage diversity.
Ann Holmes left the meeting at this point (3.39pm)
RESOLVED – That the compliance statement be approved for submission to the Board, subject to the amendments and comments set out above.