Curriculum and Performance Committee

Terms of reference


The Committee shall consist of 7 members of the Board, one of which must be a student governor (two student governors are permitted to alternate their attendance).

Both College Principals and the Group Director (Planning and Performance) shall be in attendance at the invitation of members. Other staff may be invited to be in attendance for specific agenda items, with the purpose of answering questions from Committee members if it is deemed appropriate.

The Director of Governance shall be in attendance and be responsible for:

  • advising the Committee on matters in relation to the Instrument and Articles of Government and other associated regulations
  • taking or overseeing the taking of minutes of the meetings.


The Committee shall normally meet termly or as required.

The quorum for meetings of the Committee shall be 40% of the Committee.

Members are required to disclose any interest or conflict of interest they have in any matter being considered at any meeting at the earliest opportunity and before the item is considered. A member should withdraw from this part of the meeting if the interest could be perceived as being likely to interfere with the exercise of a member’s independent judgement and if required to do so by a majority of those members present, and must not vote on the matter.

Access to Meetings

The public shall not be admitted to the meetings.


The Role of the Committee

The role of the Committee is as follows:

  1. To consider and contribute to planning associated with major strategic curriculum issues;
  2. To monitor the achievement of strategic objectives in relation to Teaching and Learning
  3. To review reports of inspections and other quality assessments, and to monitor the implementation of action plans, considering the following in particular:
    • Group Self-Assessment
    • Teaching and Learning Reviews
    • Quality Control of Franchised Provision
  4. To monitor Equality of Opportunity with respect to staff and students;
  5. To consider and monitor outcomes of student surveys and student focus groups;
  6. To receive reports on Government and other national initiatives related to Curriculum, Quality and student engagement and consider the Group’s strategies/responses;
  7. To advise and make reports and recommendations to the Board covering any matters related to the Committee’s monitoring role and in setting targets for the Group;
  8. To make recommendations to the Chief Executive on major curriculum and quality developments within the Committee’s remit;
  9. To receive relevant reports from the Student Union;
  10. To receive relevant reports with respect to the Group’s HE curriculum offer, including an annual HE report;
  11. To receive relevant reports with respect to employer views;
  12. To oversee the Group’s policies (including employment policies) with respect to the professional development and performance of teaching and lecturing staff;
  13. To have oversight of student safeguarding and to receive reports that the necessary arrangements are in place.

Financial limitations

The Committee has no delegated financial powers.