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Governance

The Group’s Corporation is known as the EKC Group Governing Body. The Governing Body has an agreed Public Value Statement. Its 17 members consist of volunteers who are drawn from the community, and a staff and student member from the Group.

Selection

The Governors offer experience from sectors such as business, local government, education and the public service sector. Independent members are appointed by the Governing Body and the Staff Governor is elected by the staff of the Group. The student Governor is elected by the students of the group.

Role

The Governing Body’s role is to agree a strategic direction for the EKC Group, setting objectives and monitoring the results. The Governing Body supports the Group in achieving the delivery of a high-quality learning experience for students by providing a strategic role and not becoming involved with the operational management of the individual Colleges. The Governing Body is governed by its adopted Instrument and Articles. The Group has decided its own standing orders for good governance within the statutory framework.

Duties and responsibilities

The Group’s Instrument and Articles of Government determine the duties and responsibilities of the Governing Body. The Governing Body is responsible for:

  • determining the educational character and mission of the Group and for oversight of its activities;
  • approving the quality strategy of the institution;
  • ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the Group and the Governing Body and safeguarding assets;
  • approving annual estimates of income and expenditure;
  • the appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal and determination of the pay and conditions of service of the holders of senior posts and the Clerk;
  • establishing a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff.
  • The Governing Body meets on a structured basis with published minutes. 

Contact the chairman of the governing body

The Chair of the Governing Body is Charles Buchanan.

Contact the Chair of the Governing Body through the Director of Governance and Corporate Services, EKC Group, Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1PN.

Governing Body Members

The Group’s Corporation is known as EKC Group's Governing Body. Its 17 members consist of volunteers who are drawn from the community, and a staff and student member from the Group.

Governing Body Minutes

To ensure compliance with legislation such as the Data Protection Act 2018 and with due regard for the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Scheme of Delegation

The Scheme of Delegation outlines the responsibilities of the Group, Governing Body and Local Boards, Colleges and business units under the Education Act 2011.

Instruments and Articles of Government

The Group’s Instrument and Articles of Government determine the duties and responsibilities of the Governing Body.