The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives the public a general right to access recorded information held by public authorities including Further Education Colleges.
The Act promotes greater openness and accountability across the public sector, therefore facilitating a better understanding of how public bodies carry out their business, why they make the decisions they do and how they spend public money.
All institutions are required to issue a publication scheme. Also, the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 allow wider public access to environmental information held by the College.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) the College has adopted the new Model Publication Scheme without modification. This guide has been prepared on the Definition Document for Colleges of Further Education and supports the legal commitment for the College to provide as much information as possible on a routine basis.
The Corporation was established under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 for the purpose of conducting Halesowen College. The College is an exempt charity for the purposes of the Charities Act 1993.
The Corporation was incorporated as Halesowen College.
The College mission as approved by its members is:
To be the leading choice for post 16 Education and Training