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Governance & Finance

Clerk to the Board of Governors

Introduction by Karen Dales

Karen Dales is our new Head of Governance and is responsible for ensuring that its business is conducted efficiently and that it operates within its powers and follows agreed and proper procedures.

As Head of Governance, Karen attends all meetings of the board and its committees and ensures that, amongst other things:-

  • The business is conducted in accordance with the high standards expected of those in public office
  • Meetings are properly prepared for, conducted and recorded and governors receive appropriate and timely advice
  • Governing body members are appointed and replaced in accordance with the instrument and articles of government

In the spirit of openness and accountability most of the documents for which the Head of Governance is responsible e.g minutes of meetings, instruments and articles, code of conduct, standing orders etc are available via the 'Associated Documents' below and can also be obtained from the Head of Governance on request on 01429 283810 or by e-mailing 

Karen will also be pleased to supply any other information relating to the governance of the board of Hartlepool College.


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