Attendance of members of the public at Governing Body meetings shall be as authorised by the Chair on behalf of the Governing Body. Persons invited to attend must leave the meeting if required to do so by a resolution of the Governors present (eg. where matters of a confidential nature, as per the Instrument of Government – see below – are to be discussed).
Publication of Minutes
Draft minutes of the above meetings are available to any person who wishes to inspect these during normal office hours. Approved minutes of the meetings are put on this website (see below) as soon as possible following approval. Confidential business (including all records of the Remuneration Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee) is excluded from this facility.
Requests for access to draft minutes and other meetings papers may be made to the Clerk. Any material designated as ‘confidential’ (as per the Instrument of Government) will not be made available.
Items which will be regarded as confidential (Instrument of Government Section 17(2)) are those which relate to
• a named person employed at or proposed to be employed at the College;
• a named student at, or candidate for admission to, the institution;
• the Clerk
• any matter which, by reason of its nature, the Governing Body is satisfied should be dealt with on a confidential basis.
The College regularly reviews the ‘confidential’ classifications and, when appropriate, the ‘confidential’ classification is removed.
Minutes from the previous 12 months
Governing Body (pdf files): 5 March 2015, 14 May 2015, 9 July 2015, FGB 4 February 2016, FGB 21 April 2016, FGB 5 May 2016
F&G P Committee (pdf files): 23 February 2015, 6 May 2015, 1 July 2015, F&GP 24 February 2016, F&GP 4 July 2016
Governance & Search Committee (pdf files): 7 May 2015, 23 June 2015, GS 4 February 2016, GS 19 September 2016
Curric & Standards Committee (pdf files): 5 February 2015, 26 March 2015, 18 June 2015, C&S 3 March 2016, C&S 23 June 2016, C&S 13 October 2016
Audit Committee (pdf files): 16 March 2015, 15 June 2015, Audit 14 March 2016
Public Values Statement
Current Public Values statement
Financial Statements for the year ended 31st July 2016.
Policy on access to papers & Information policy
The following three documents give details of the information on the College which is available to members of the public, and the charges which may be made for providing the information where it is not available through this website. • Guide to the Publication Scheme (pdf file) • Priestley College Publication Scheme (pdf file) • Access to Governing Body papers
Instrument and Articles of Government
The College’s current Instrument and Articles of Government can be accessed here I + A for PC current (04-07-13 version)
Dates of Meetings & Rules of Attendance 2017
Governing Body – 2 March, 30 March, 6 July
Audit Committee – 13 March, 12 June
Finance and General Purposes – 8 February, 14 June
Curriculum and Standards – 15 February
Governance & Search Committee – 2 March
Any member of the public who wishes to attend a meeting of the Governing Body should contact the Clerk at least one week ahead of the meeting date.