College Policies and Procedures
This section outlines the policies and procedures adopted by the Board to facilitate the performance of the Board’s duties and responsibilities.
These policies and procedures have been formally adopted by the Board and are therefore binding unless a subsequent Board resolution amends them. That said these items are subject to change whenever the Board, as a group, determines they need to be amended to meet the changing needs of the Board or the College community at large.
It should be noted that the contents of these policies and procedures are subordinate to the College Constitution. If they are found to be in conflict with the Constitution, the Constitution will always take precedence and the policy or procedure should be amended at the earliest opportunity by the Board.
- More information on Board Responsibilities
- Board Procedure for Appointments
- Procedure for Board Meetings Standing Orders
- Board Policy for Communications
- Board Policy for Statement of Belief
- Board Policy for Official Board Positions
- Board Policy for Conflict of Interest
- Board Policy for Confidentiality
- Board Policy for Member Code of Conduct
- Board Policy for Occupational Health and Safety
- Board Policy for Committees
- Board Policy for Delegation of Authority
- Board Policy for Risk Management
(Affirmed: March 2021, Next Review Due: March 2022)
The College Board affirms the ongoing commitment of the College to adhere to the following democratic principles:
- elected government
- the rule of law
- equal rights for all before the law
- freedom of religion
- freedom of speech and association
- the values of openness and tolerance
These principles are expounded within the College community through their application in College policies and procedures.
St Andrews, as an incorporated company, is governed by a Constitution which was drawn up when the College was first established. From time to time during the College’s history this Constitution, which is alternately known as The Articles of Association, has been updated.
The Constitution mainly focuses on the appointment and duties of the Board (or Council as it is referred to in the Constitution). The expectation is that all other operational and strategic decisions regarding the College will be taken by the Board or through their delegates, the Staff of the College. In practice, the Board limits itself to strategic decision making and governance, with all operational decisions being delegated to the Principal and the senior staff. This makes the appointment and performance management of the Principal a key responsibility of the Board.
To access the current version of the College Constitution and the Memorandum of Association click here.