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 Rules and by-laws
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.
Employee Health & Safety Handbook
Freedom of Speech Policy
Intellectual Property Rights Policy
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: