Quality Committee

Terms of Reference, Constitution and Reporting Committees / Boards

01. Purpose and Scope

  • The Regent Group Quality Committee is responsible for the development and oversight of the Total Quality Management of all Regent Group activity.
  • Regent Group operates at different levels of academic activity, therefore the Quality Committee is divided into 4 main divisional committees. These are:
    • Higher Education- QAA and Awarding Bodies.
    • Further Education- OFSTED Common Inspection Framework and Awarding Bodies.
    • Independent School and Sixth Form College- ISI and Awarding Bodies.
    • Early Years Education and Supplementary Education- OFSTED (Compulsory and Voluntary)
  • Each of the Regent Group divisions has its own academic governance structures, corporate governance and committee structures.
  • The Quality Committee is a pro-active and strategic initiative formed to manage quality at the group level.
  • In previous academic years up until academic year 2015/16 each Regent Group division was advised by a Quality Expert or Director of Quality Enhancement. From academic year 2016/17, in light of the importance placed on quality development by the senior management of Regent Group, this will be further enhanced by the development of a Quality Committee Structure. At the beginning of each academic year, each divisional quality committee will meet and the progress of each committee will be reported to Regent Group’s CEO’s office.

02. Terms of Reference

  • To monitor and evaluate the quality standards of each Regent Group division and advise the senior management/ leadership of each division of its effectiveness. The Quality Committee will also inform the Regent Group’s CEO’s office of the progress of quality issues.
  • To debate and formulate policies about the entire divisional quality assurance from a TQM (Total Quality Management) perspective:
    • Student recruitment.
    • Student admission.
    • Student induction.
    • Teaching and learning.
    • Assessment.
    • Student engagement.
    • Pastoral care.
    • Student complaints.
    • Student grievances.
    • Career advice and progression.
    • Alumni management.
    • Regular review, monitoring and annual reporting.
  • Policy formulation of structure in line with Regent Group’s ethos, vision, culture and mission.
  • Consider and discuss external agencies’ quality standards and respective awarding body regulations and formulate quality related policies.
  • Debate and discuss R.P.P. (Resources, Processes, and Priorities) in relation to quality and establish the fundamental purpose of existence of respective Regent Group academic divisions.
  • Review and monitor various action plans and feed back to formulate further enhancement activity in a pro-active manner.
  • Forum to debate and identify new regulations, standards and changes to market and regularity conditions and formulate policies and appropriate actions to be considered by respective senior leadership/ management team.
  • To set up “focus groups” as it considers necessary to advise on critical matters
  • To consider equality and diversity issues arising within the divisions.
  • To consider the government’s “Prevent Duty” and social issues arising within the divisions.
  • To consider and evaluate training and development issues of staff members in respective of the divisions and its effectiveness.
  • To consider and advise on any collaborative and other commercial arrangements with business implications on the TQM (Total Quality Management) approach.
  • To debate and consider the interpretations of strategic objectives to operational work flows and tactical planning.
  • Review strategic plans and the respective K.P.Is and consider to what extent SMART concepts are evaluated.
  • Review strategic internal and external risk register issues.
  • Continuously monitor SWOT analyses and disruptive initiatives in the market place.
  • Consider opportunities for enhancement to enable increased student satisfaction and regularly monitor The Job Theory (TJT): what is the job to be done?
  • Enable and advice to create a holistic learning community to enhance student learning opportunities and always ensure that Regent Group divisions operate within utmost integrity and transparency.
  • To advise on such matters as the senior management/leadership team may refer to the divisional group quality committee.

03. Constitution

  • Each divisional Quality Committee will constative of :
    • Academic Principal/ Head of the Institution, ex officio (Chair)
    • Regent Group – Chief Operating Officer/ Rep from CEO’s office
    • Director of Studies/ Programme Leader
    • Head of Operations of the division
    • Member of teaching staff
    • Member of Admission staff
    • Member of welfare staff
    • External Awarding Body Expert Advisor
    • External Quality Body Advisor
    • Exams Officer
  • Total membership 10. Quorum: 6

04. Administration Arrangements

  • There shall be 2 meetings of each divisional Quality Committee, one being before the start of an academic year and the second being during the academic, mainly before the end of the academic year.
  • Regent Group CEO Office Quality Committee will meet at the end of the academic year and will review, monitor and implement plans for the following academic year.
  • The secretary is a designate by head of the institution.
  • Circulation of papers: All members of the Quality Committees.
  • Minutes of meetings will be made available to all staff, students, parents and guardians upon request.