Whilst NSCD is a legally autonomous organisation it is at present also one of six schools that work together through a shared consultative and decision-making structure under the auspices of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD). CDD is a higher education institution and charitable company limited by guarantee and is ultimately accountable for the proper use and stewardship of the public funds it receives on behalf of the six Schools. NSCD is currently making its application to the Office for Students to become its own Higher Education provider from September 2022. Programmes will continue to be validated by the University of Kent.
The School’s charitable purpose is the advancement of education, which involves sustaining and promoting teaching, learning and original research.
The School is regulated via CDD by the Office for Students (OfS) which regulates all of the institutions that it funds and has a duty to ensure that the School complies with charity law and meets its legal obligations in exercising control and management of the administration of the School.
The School seeks to benefit from the same tax advantages as all charities.
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In line with its Instrument and Articles the School has determined a Governance Structure and Rules and By-laws.Governance Structure Standing Orders
The Board of Governors is responsible for:
The Board has established a number of committees to assist it in effectively carrying out its responsibilities.
The following documents contain minutes for the following committees: Audit, Board of Governors, Remuneration & Staffing, Nominations & Governance, and Finance.
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NSCD is a public body for the purpose of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We are accountable to the public, and we try to make our actions be as transparent as possible. Members of the public can check that our efforts are undertaken to the public benefit.
Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), in most cases, we must confirm whether or not we hold a specific piece of information, and if asked to make it available to the public. There are a number of exemptions to the FOIA which allow us to withhold information if it is not appropriate to release it, however we will always act in the public interest.
We must respond to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request to comply with the requirements of the act.
MAKING A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST
NSCD is committed to promoting understanding of its ethos, values and activities, and so far as is possible and permitted under law, it will provide members of the public with any information held by the School.
On the rare occasion that it is appropriate to make a request for information held by NSCD please email: email@example.com
* Please be clear about what information you require. We will not start locating information until we believe that this information has been asked for clearly and that we understand your request. Please note that any resource given to this clarification will be included in the request processing time.
* Please remember that we can only provide information or data that we hold – there is no obligation under the act for us to create new data or make comments.
* You may want to search our previous FOI disclosure logs and other Published Information to see if the answers you are looking for are already immediately available to you.
As a member of CDD we currently adopt a central HR policy which can be viewed here.
NSCD will be looking to adopt its own policy from 2022.
The following policies and procedures can be found in the staff handbook on Moodle: