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. Click HERE to see our Governors and Committee Members. The Corporation operates within the Instruments and Articles of Government which detail the Governing Body's powers, rules and regulations.

Expressions of interest in becoming a Governor of the College are always welcome and in the first instance, please contact Louise Pennington (Governance Director/Clerk to the Corporation):

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

  1. Instrument and Articles
  2. Code of Conduct (for Gifts & Hospitality please refer to App. 5 on page 11)
  3. Corporation Standing Orders
  4. Corporation Committee Structure and Procedures
  5. Annual Report and Financial Statements 2022
  6. Annual Report and Financial Statements 2023
  7. Annual Remuneration Report 2022
  8. Annual Remuneration Report 2023
  9. Financial Regulations
  10. Scheme of Delegation
  11. Latest Ofsted Inspection Report
  12. Confidentiality Statement
  13. Committee Membership 2023-24
  14. Schedule of Meetings 2023-24
  15. Cycle of Business 2023-24
  16. Governance Committee Structure Chart
  17. Varndean College Students Union Constitution
  18. Arrangements for obtaining the views of Staff and Students
  19. Minutes of Governing Body Meetings

Louise Pennington
Governance Director and Clerk to the Corporation