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Sixth Form Colleges: Governing Bodies

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills whether his Department has issued guidance on whether the chair of the corporation of a sixth form college may also be a governor of the college. (210357)

The Instrument and Articles of Government for Further Education Corporations, which provide for the constitution and conduct of all colleges, require the members of the Corporation to appoint a Chair from within the governing body (section 6 of the Instrument refers). An individual may be a governor at more than one college. However, the Instrument and Articles of Government require every member of the governing body to act in the best interests of the Corporation.