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Activate Learning is a forward-thinking education group working across further and higher education, schools, apprenticeships and training. We transform lives through learning.
Ensuring the smooth running of Activate Learning.
Activate Learning is a Further Education Corporation, registered under the Further and Higher Education Act (1992) on 01 April 2003, as Oxford and Cherwell College. The Corporation was renamed Oxford and Cherwell Valley College on 17 August 2005, and became Activate Learning on 01 September 2013. Activate Learning is an exempt charity under Part 3 of the Charities Act 2011 and until July 2016 was regulated by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills as Principal Regulator for all Further Education (FE) Corporations in England, and since July 2016 has been regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.
The Activate Learning Corporation Board is responsible for providing strategic leadership, oversight and accountability to the Activate Learning group. The Board set the strategic direction of the group and appoint senior post-holders, who are responsible for day to day leadership and management. By setting a clear mission, strategic objectives and robust progress measures, the Board are able to:
The Activate Learning Corporation Board have adopted a structure of governance based on a Carver, policy-driven model, and therefore focuses on outcomes and impact (the ‘ends’), whilst ensuring that all other statutory requirements are effectively met.
Framework for Governance
The Board comprises governors from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds, who are highly committed to the vision and mission of Activate Learning. For the purposes of company and charity law, the governors also fulfil the role of non-executive directors and trustees.
The Board is advised by a clerk who is employed directly by the Corporation, and meets seven times per year, including an annual strategic away day. In addition to external governors and the CEO, the Board includes elected members of the staff and student bodies, who provide valuable insights from their unique perspectives.
Merger Partner Governor, Bracknell & Wokingham College
Chair of the Corporation
Chair of Remuneration Committee
Clerk to the Corporation
Chair of Search and Governance Committee
Chief Executive Officer
Merger Partner Governor, Guildford College Group
Vice Chair of the Corporation; Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
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