Date lodged: 27 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-08004 by Shirley-Anne Sommerville on 24 March 2017, whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding 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 20 April 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.