Governance

Local governance of the College falls to the College Committee, which has been given certain delegated responsibilities by the Orchard Hill College (OHC) Board of Directors through a Scheme of Delegation.

Some of the Committee's key responsibilities are:

Setting the strategic direction of the College by:

  • Ensuring the values, aims and objectives for the College are aligned to those of OHC&AT
  • Implementing the policy framework for achieving the agreed aims and objectives
  • Setting statutory targets
  • Agreeing the College improvement strategy

Challenging and supporting the College by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating:

  • The implementation and effectiveness of the policy framework
  • Progress towards targets
  • The implementation and effectiveness of the College improvement strategy
  • The budget and the staffing structure

Ensuring accountability by:

  • Monitoring the College's self-evaluation documentation
  • Responding to Ofsted reports when necessary
  • Holding the Head of College to account for the performance of the College
  • Ensuring students and parents/carers are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate
  • Making information available to the community

The College Committee generally meets once a term and comprises of people from the community with relevant skills and experience, parent and staff governors.