The Northampton College Corporation
The Northampton College Corporation is a non-executive committee that meets monthly to monitor the College's performance and make decisions on strategy, policy and finance. Members serve for a period of four years at a time and give their services without being paid.
The College has long been recognised as providing a very broad range of education and training provision which meets individual aspirations as well as serving the needs of the diverse and expanding Northamptonshire economy.
Responsibilities of the corporation
Collectively, the Members of the Corporation are responsible for:
- The determination of the educational character and mission of the institution and for the oversight of its activities
- The effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the institution and the Corporation and for safeguarding their assets
- Approving annual estimates of income and expenditure
- The appointment, grading, suspension, dismissal and determination of the pay and conditions of service of the holders of senior posts and the Clerk and setting a framework for the pay and conditions of service of all other staff.
Declaration of interests
The Corporation was established by Act of Parliament in 1992 and operates in accordance with the Instrument and Articles of Government approved by Parliament in 1999 and Standing Orders and Terms of Reference approved by the Corporation and reviewed annually. The Corporation has also approved a Code of Conduct for its members, which requires members to declare any interests which may conflict with their role as a Governor. The register of interests is available for inspection at the College's reception.
Latest meeting notes
Minutes from corporation meetings are published in our Document Hub.
- Members of the corporation
Contact the Clerk
The Clerk administers Corporation business, ensuring that meetings are arranged and conducted in accordance with the Instrument and Articles and Standing Orders.
For more information about the Corporation, its structure, or for information on meeting dates, agendas and minutes contact the Clerk.
Clerk to the Corporation
Become a Governor
The Corporation has a Search and Governance Committee which is responsible for making recommendations for appointment. If you are interested in becoming a governor please contact the Clerk using the details above.
Sub contract opportunities
Northampton College conducts an open process for the selection of sub-contractors to work with the College.
The College will ask all sub-contractors to complete a full due diligence questionnaire in line with Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) guidelines.
- Financial statement
Public Sector Duty/Statutory Reporting Obligations
Northampton College is committed to delivering the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.
We embrace our statutory duty to fulfil our obligations under the public sector duty for those with protected characteristics and are committed to eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
The College requires its staff to behave according to it values. These values are published and embedded into staff induction and management processes.
As a learning organisation, the College seeks to foster and promote good relations within communities and across groups of people with the aim of positively influencing beliefs and values.
As a further education college, we recognise our duty to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- Advance equality of opportunity for those with protected characteristics
- Foster good relations between those who share protected characteristics and those who do not.
There are nine protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010:
- Sexual orientation
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership.
To view our latest reports/policies please click on one of the following links:
- Equality and Diversity report/action plan
- pdf Diversity booklet (224 KB)
- Gender Pay Gap report
- pdf Facility time report (128 KB)
A publication scheme is a requirement of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Act promotes greater openness and accountability across the public sector by requiring the College to make information available proactively, through a publication scheme.
Northampton College’s scheme follows the model publication scheme produced for further education colleges by the Office of the Information Commissioner.
The publication scheme is a guide to the information we make available to the public as part of our normal business activities. The information covered is included in the following classes:
- Who we are and what we do
- What we spend and how we spend it
- What our priorities are and how we are doing
- How we make decisions
- Our policies and procedures
- Lists and registers
- The services we offer
The scheme is not a list of actual publications, because these will change as new material is published or existing material revised. It is however, the College's commitment to make available the information described.
A publication scheme must set out the classes, or categories of information published. It must make clear how the information described can be accessed and whether or not charges will be made.
Accessing information covered by the publication scheme
To request information available through our publication scheme, please contact:
Freedom of Information Officer
Where possible we intend to progressively publish all documents covered by the scheme in electronic format via our website although at present most documents are available in hard copy only.
What about information not covered by the publication scheme?
You have the right, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to request any information held by a public authority which it has not already made available through its publication scheme.
Requests should be made in writing and, in general, public authorities will have 20 working days to respond. They may charge a fee, which will be calculated according to fees regulations. They will not be required to release information to which an exemption in the Act legitimately applies. However, public authorities may be required to explain to the applicant why they are not releasing information and they may also have to justify this to the Information Commissioner.
It is important that this publication scheme meets your needs. If you find the scheme difficult to understand, please let us know. We also welcome suggestions as to how our scheme might be improved. Any questions, comments or complaints about this scheme should be sent in writing to the named contact above.
If we are unable to resolve any complaint, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner, the independent body who oversees the Freedom of Information Act: