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City of Glasgow College Annual Report & Accounts 2019-20

Responsibilities of the Board of Management and

its Committees

The responsibilities of the Board of Management

Committees are outlined in the respective Committee

Terms of Reference as published on the College website at:

https://www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk/about-us/boardand-governance/board-meetings.

A summary of the Board of Management's responsibilities,

and those delegated to the respective Committees, is

provided under the Governance Statement below.

Directors Report

The membership of the Board of Management is detailed

at Section 7 below, and includes all Board members who

served for part or the whole of the reporting period. The

individual records of Register of Interests of each of these

members is available on the College Website at:

https://www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk/about-us/boardand-governance

The Executive Leadership Team serving in 2019-20:

Paul Little Principal and Chief Executive Officer

Dr Sheila Lodge Depute Principal

Dr Claire Carney Vice Principal Student Experience

(from 6 January 2020)

Stuart Thompson Vice Principal Corporate Services

Roy Gardner Executive Director Corporate

Development & Innovation

John Gribben Executive Director Human Resources

(from 1 July 2020)

Details of the Executive Leadership Team, and respective

duties is available on the College Website at: https://www.

cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk/about-us/our-team/executiveteam.

Governance Statement

Introduction

This governance statement is provided to summarise

the operation, responsibilities, structure and functions of

the College Board of Management and its Committees,

with approaches employed to ensure effectiveness and

improvement. Due cognizance has been given to the

guidance set out in the Governance Statement section of

the Scottish Public Finance Manual (SPFM).

The arrangements for strategic development are included,

as are those for the identification, evaluation, and

management of organizational risks, and the monitoring

of internal controls. The statement concludes with a

confirmation of the College as a going concern.

The College was incorporated in 1993 by the Further and

Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992, in accordance with

which the Board is responsible for the administration and

management of the College's affairs, including ensuring

an effective system of internal control, and is required to

present audited financial statements for each financial year.

The College is a registered charity (Scottish Charity Number

SC036198) for the purposes of the Charities and Trustee

Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

The College was assigned to the Regional Board for

Glasgow Colleges on 1 August 2014 by the Assigned

Colleges (Scotland) Order 2014, SSI 2014/80.

The Board comprises the Principal, independent members,

two nominated student members, one elected teaching staff

member and one elected support staff member. The roles

of Chair and Vice Chair are distinct from the role of Chief

Executive, the Principal. The Board Vice Chair serves as the

Senior Independent Member of the Board.

Statement of Board of Management's

Responsibilities:

The Board is responsible for:

• Leading the College.

• Supporting the Principal and the Executive team.

• Demonstrating independence, integrity, and

accountability.

• Bringing fresh and innovative perspectives.

• Seeking full information and questioning.

• Holding management to account and challenging

appropriately.

• Ensuring it is diverse and has a good balance of skills and

backgrounds.

• Ensuring delivery of the College's responsibilities under

the Regional Outcome Agreement (ROA).

• Preparing the College's financial statements under the

Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 (as

amended).

To the best of the Board's knowledge and belief, the

External Auditors have been informed of all relevant

details pertinent to the independent audit. The Board of

Management accepts responsibility for the Annual Report

and Accounts being fair, balanced, and understandable.

The Board of Management governance framework sets

out the roles, accountabilities and expectations for board

members, board committees, staff and students. The Board

of Management Articles of Governance are publicly available

via the College website.

In 2019-20 the Board maintained its additional responsibility

from 2013-14, i.e. to provide to the Scottish Funding

Council an annual report on the College-led review of the

preceding academic year, together with an annual statement

of assurance on quality during that year. This responsibility is

ongoing on a yearly basis.

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