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The Governors of Varndean College


The purpose of this governance section is to give an account of the role and responsibilities of the Governors at Varndean College.  We believe that it is right and proper to be open and transparent about our activities and to place in the public domain as much information as is possible subject to rules of confidentiality.


The governing Body of Varndean College is an independent Corporation formed under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 and comprises 17 members who are selected as follows: 10 Community Governors, the Principal (ex officio), 2 Staff Governors, 2 Parent Governors, 2 Student Governors.  The Corporation operates within the Instruments and Articles of Government which detail the Governing Body’s powers, rules and regulations.

On this page, we include information about the Governing Body including details of its various Committees and standing orders.

  1. Instrument and Articles
  2. Critical Incident Plan (incorporating Disaster Recovery)
  3. Code of Conduct (for Gifts & Hospitality please refer to App. 5 on page 11)
  4. Corporation Standing Orders
  5. Corporation Committee Structure and Procedures
  6. Financial Statements 2014-15
  7. Financial Statements 2015-16
  8. Health and Safety Policy
  9. Risk Management Policy
  10. Scheme of Delegation
  11. Latest Ofsted Inspection Report
  12. Confidentiality Statement
  13. Committee Membership 2016-17
  14. Schedule of Meetings 2017-18
  15. Cycle of Business 2016-17
  16. Governance Committee Structure Chart
  17. Varndean College Students Union Constitution
  18. Minutes of Governing Body Meetings

For further finance information including Business Procedures, Risk Register and Financial regulations click here

For further information about the Governing Body or becoming a Governor, please contact us using the Governance Contact Form.

Louise Pennington, Clerk to the Governors

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