Key documents

Key Governance Documents

Welcome to the governance pages of East Sussex College Group. The Board is committed to a policy of open governance and we hope that you are able to find the information you are looking for in these pages. However, please feel free to contact our Director of Governance, Mia Bryden, who will be happy to help with any additional information or queries you may have: mia.bryden@escg.ac.uk.

The Board operates a traditional board structure with six committees as follows:

  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Curriculum and Standards Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Human Resources Committee
  • Performance and Remuneration Committee
  • Governance Development Committee
  • Special Committee (to consider disciplinary matters related to Senior Post Holders and appeals from staff and students)

The Instrument & Articles of Government set out the regulatory framework within which a further education college or corporation operates. The Education Act 2011 provided more freedom and flexibility to Colleges including the freedom for Corporations to adjust their Instrument and Articles outside a core set of requirements.

The Corporation’s Standing Orders supplement the provisions of the Education Act 2011 and the Instrument and Articles of Government of the College. The ESCG Standing Orders are currently being developed by the Search and Governance Committee.

Register of Interests, Declaration of Eligibility and Code of Conduct Governors have a duty to put the best interests of the College first and to safeguard the assets and reputation of the College. They also have a duty to avoid conflicts of interest. Governors annually sign a Declaration of Interests , Declaration of Eligibility and a Code of Conduct return. Details are available by contacting the Director of Governance:

Mia Bryden
Director of Governance

Email: mia.bryden@escg.ac.uk

Board Minutes

In the interests of openness and accountability public copies of Board and committee minutes are available below. The Board may on occasion exclude some minutes of a meeting. This may include minutes related to a named person, a named student or candidate or any matter which by reason of its nature the Board is satisfied should be dealt with on a confidential basis. This is to ensure compliance with data protection and with due regard for the Freedom of Information act.

Timetable of Meetings

ESCG Board

Audit and Risk Committee

Minutes are available on request from the Director of Governance

Finance Committee

Curriculum and Standards Committee

Governance Development Committee

HR Committee

College Boards

Eastbourne College Board

Hastings College Board

Lewes College Board

Board Documents

The Corporation’s Standing Orders supplement the provisions of the Education Act 2011 and the Instrument and Articles of Government of the College.

Key Documents and Policies:

Terms of Reference:

Code of Good Governance for English Colleges

The Board has adopted the Code of Good Governance for English Colleges and the Colleges Senior Post Holder Remuneration Code. The Code is intended to help governing boards meet and exceed basic governance requirements.

Community Engagement

Useful Links

Board of Governors Briefing