Concerns/Appeals Committee – Pool Membership
(all governors except those employed in school in any capacity
Governing Body recognises its responsibility to be the final arbiter on all
policy matters and decisions concerning the management of the school.
the Governing Body’s intention to delegate responsibilities adequately to a
number of Committees and to the Head and staff so as to ensure the most
efficient and effective delivery of policy.
The Chair of the Committees to agree
with the Head Teacher the agenda and send to members 1 week prior to the
minutes of Committees will be presented to all Governors at the next full
Governing Body meeting. Major decisions
may be referred to the full Governing Body where full consultation is felt
Governing Body has also established Working Parties without delegated powers to
consider key issues with a view to recommending to full Governors a course of
FINANCE AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE REMIT- Quorum: 3
consider the budget allocation from the LA and approve a budget for the
vire between budget headings during the course of year
to day management be delegated to the Head Teacher
Spending Limits in line with school financial procedures
the Head Teacher:
Delegated powers up to a ceiling of £10,000 on any single item purchase,
without reference to the Finance Committee (unless these purchases have already
been agreed by governors within the reported School/Premises or ICT Development
Plans). Any emergency expenditure of
more than £5,000 on maintenance of the site will be reported to the
expenditure up to £15,000;
expenditure over £15,000 will be submitted for approval to the full Governing
Body with the recommendation of the Committee.
monitor spending and examine outturn figures during the financial year.
follow the LA’s guidelines when entering into contractual agreements.
determine charges for lettings
liaise with the Raising Achievement members and the full Governing Body over
matters relating to School Development Plans.
determine the staffing levels and annual teaching staff establishment and
recruit in line with Safer Recruitment Guidelines.
up to date and relevant training regarding safeguarding procedures are in place
and monitor the effectiveness of policies and practices;
determine the grades for non-teaching staff in accordance with LA Job
advise the Governing Body of and approve the School Charging Policy.
review and approve finance policy on an annual basis.
and approve the School Pay policy on an annual basis.
monitor and evaluate staff absences in line with the Staff Absence Management
implement the governing Body’s Pay Policy for all staff (teaching and
non-teaching) including the annual review of teachers’ salaries, Head Teacher
and Deputy Head Teachers as required by law.
advise on matters relating to competitive tendering.
consider and report to the Governing Body on aspects of building and premises
including monitoring the (DDA) Disability Discrimination Action Plan and Equal
determine the number and deployment of posts above the basic level.
ensure that arrangements for Performance Management/Threshold Payments are
SCHOOL FINANCIAL VALUE STANDARDS (SFVS) REMIT
To consider annually
the Schools Financial Value Standards (SFVS).
To approve and sign off SIC (Statement
of Internal Control) after considering the latest Audit Report, Self Evaluation
of Internal Control Systems and pre- certification checklist for governors.
To consider benchmarking data annually
in order to plan and manage the budget, identify areas and set targets for
improved use of resources, achieve value for money and improve effectiveness to
improve performance, delivering educational services to a defined standard.
AND SITES REMIT
To consider and report to the Governing Body on
aspects of building and premises, including monitoring the (DDA) Disability
Discrimination Action Plan.
review the Health and Safety Policy on an annual basis.
review Health and Safety Training Needs;
maintain a high standard of Health and Safety for all.
consider and prioritise future developments relating to the building/premises;
produce an annual report of building related issues for
meet termly or as required.
ACHIEVEMENT (STRATEGIC PLANNING) COMMITTEE REMIT - Quorum 3
monitor/evaluate progress against the OFSTED Action Plan (where applicable) or
the LA CAT Plan
advise the Governing Body in establishing a curriculum policy statement.
consider and have delegated power to respond to the LA with regard to their,
Children, Families & Learning Plan;
liaison with the Head Teacher, to agree statutory (KS4) and non-statutory
targets aimed at raising standards of pupil performance;
approve policies for sex education, religious education, collective worship SEN, Inclusion and other as deemed necessary and
advise the Governing Body accordingly.
monitor and evaluate pupil performance including targeted groups: i.e. Ability
Groups and Vulnerable groups eg Looked After Children, Ethnic Minority/English
as an Additional Language, SEN, Travellers, Refugees/Asylum Seekers, excluded
pupils termly using comparative data from the RAISEonline PIVATS and school
pupil tracking systems.
advise the Governing Body on curriculum organisation.
liaise with the Head Teacher over the preparation, monitoring and evaluation of
School Improvement Plans.
contribute, monitor and evaluate the
School Self Evaluation Form.
the effects of pupil attendance, fixed term and permanent exclusions on pupil
attainment through the Head Teacher’s report.
Monitor the effectiveness of the way school
promotes Community Cohesion/Extended Schools.
consider any requests from the school for residential educational visits and
journeys relating to the curriculum. The named governor for Health and Safety to
monitor risk assessment and report annually to the full governing body.
management/appraisal regulations require governing bodies to appoint two or
three governors to appraise the Head Teacher.
The appointed governors must undertake the performance review with the
External Adviser ensuring that clear objectives are set and monitored. Clear assessment should be made of
performance overall and in particular the extent to which the Head Teacher has
achieved his/her objectives. They must
prepare a written statement recording the main points made by the appraiser,
the Head Teacher’s response and the conclusions reached.
The recommendation for deciding whether or not to
award a performance point on the pay spine is delegated to the governors
conducting the performance review who must be mindful of the School’s Pay
Any alteration to the school ISR (Individual School
Range) must be made with the approval of the delegated committee.
To agree objectives with the Head Teacher and
external Adviser in respect of performance management.
To monitor objectives with the External Adviser
To meet at least twice a year.
AND APPEALS COMMITTEES- Quorum 3
Chair of Complaints: To be appointed at time of
Chair of Appeals Committee: To be appointed at time of meeting.
Pool Membership for Complaints and
Appeals Committees (excluding staff)
A Governor who serves on a Complaints
Committee may not serve on an Appeals Committee
balance of governors should sit on each Committee if possible subject to
availability of respective governors)
COMPLAINTS/CONCERNS COMMITTEE REMIT
consider matters relating to pupil behaviour.
determine matters relating to the reinstatement of a permanently excluded
receive and act on any complaint from parents according to school policy.
discuss the need for staff reduction, and, if necessary set the criteria for
nominating a member of staff as redundant.
determine which member(s) of staff will be nominated for dismissal/redundancy
by applying the criteria established.
liaise and carry out formal consultation with representatives of recognised
Trade Unions prior to the meeting of the nominating Committee.
consider any issue relating to capability, disciplinary or grievance.
consider appeals following Performance Management reviews to meet within 10
working days of receipt of an employee’s notification of appeal;
decision following Performance Management appeal within 10 days of the date in
which it met and made the decision.
meet when required.
APPEALS COMMITTEE REMIT
hear an appeal from a member of staff regarding the decision to dismiss that
member of staff, and determine, in the light of the appeal, whether the
decision to dismiss should be upheld.
consider any appeal against grading from a member of the non-teaching staff and
decide whether the appeal can be upheld.
hear appeals in respect of capability, disciplinary or grievance.
consider any appeal against salary assessment/grading from members of staff
(teaching and non-teaching) and determine whether the appeal can be upheld.
hear pay appeal following decision of original Performance Management appeal.
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