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Governance Good Practice Guide

The governance good practice guide (GGPG) provides information and guidance to support good governance across FE.

Developed with the support of the FE and skills sector, the site is for current and aspiring governors, clerks, principals and managers.

How to use this Guide

The Guide offers practical support and advice primarily to governors and clerks to governing boards of colleges. It offers examples of practices, processes and sample documents against which you can compare your own current arrangements.

Governance and the FE system

An overview of the recent and current developments in the FE system, with links to useful websites.

Roles and responsibilities

In this section of the website you will find information on the role and responsibilities of governing boards, the chair, principal and clerk. It also explains the different theoretical models of college governance, as well as the differing modes in which governing boards might operate.

Quality improvement

This key theme of self-assessment to improve performance is of interest to those who are new to the technique and those with substantial experience who want to check out their own quality arrangements and keep up to date with developments.