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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08004: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the effectiveness of the (a) board and (b) management and executive team of Edinburgh College, including its handling of public funds.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 24 March 2017

The College Board operates in accordance with the Financial Memorandum between the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and the College and the Code of Good Governance for Colleges.

Board structures have been reviewed and the board itself has been active in supporting the Business Transformation Plan (BTP).

A new Senior Management Team (SMT) has recently been brought together, comprising three new Assistant Principal posts with set remits.

The SFC is working closely with the SMT through the Outcome Agreement process and BTP monitoring.