The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (Central) and its Governing Body endeavours to conduct business in accordance with the seven principles identified by the Committee on Standards in Public Life:
The Governing Body is committed to best practice in all aspects of corporate governance and adopted the Guide for Members of Higher Education Governing Bodies in the UK published by the Committee of University Chairmen (CUC). In accordance with the voluntary Governance Code of Practice included within this guidance, Central’s Governing Body has adopted a Statement of Primary Responsibilities.
As provided by the Articles of Association, the Governors’ responsibilities include the determination of Central’s educational character and mission and approval of the Corporate Plan. Beyond its vision, ‘To be a world-leading institution of the theatrical and performing arts’ and mission statement, ‘Placing students at the centre of its work, Central develops practitioners and researchers who shape the future of theatre and performance across the UK and beyond.’; the Corporate Plan 2013-2018 summarises the directions in which the School aims to develop over the next five years.