The governing body has delegated some of its responsibilities to the Teaching and Learning and Finance & Resources Committees.
Further details about the work of these committees can be viewed below:
Five governors sit on the Teaching and Learning Committee, who meet at least half-termly. Responsibilities include agreeing the school development plan, monitoring and evaluating its implementation and effectiveness. Overseeing teaching and learning and monitoring within this area. Setting and reviewing policies and procedures.
Members of the Committee:
Annie Church - Chair
Vivienne Thorn- Vice Chair
Four governors sit on the Finance and Resources Committee who meet at least half-termly.Responsibilities include setting the school budget and monitoring expenditure, management of human resources, management of the school building and support services. Setting and reviewing policies and procedures.
Members of the Finance and Resources Committee:
The purpose of the Teaching and Learning Committee is to discuss raising standards through teaching, learning, monitoring, evaluation and the school improvement plan.
The Teaching and Learning Committee will comprise of at least 3 Governors including the Headteacher
Alex Ashraf, Martin Caddy, Annie Church, Sharon Pillar and Vivienne Thorne
Chair of Committee: Alex Ashraf
In order for business to proceed, three governors of the committee including the Head Teacher
need to be present
The Committee shall meet as necessary but not less than twice per term.
The agenda for the following meeting will be agreed prior to closing the meeting.
An agenda will be circulated at least 7 days before the Committee’s meeting date.
Committee meetings will be no longer than 1.5 hours duration.
Each meeting of the Committee will be minuted by Nikki Johnson (Clerk to Governors)
These minutes will record any decision taken by the Committee and will be circulated by the Clerk to all members of the Governing Body before the next full Governing Body Meeting.
At every full Governing Body Meeting the Chairperson of the committee will give a report of all meetings of the Teaching and Learning Committee.
Any member will withdraw from a meeting where they have a pecuniary interest in the matter under consideration.
The Governing Body delegates the following responsibilities to the Teaching and Learning
These Terms of Reference will be reviewed annually at the first full governors meeting
Withdrawl from meetings:
Staff governors must withdraw from the meeting for discussions and decisions concerning the pay
or performance of anyone employed at the school. The Headteacher must withdraw if his or her pay
or performance is being discussed. Any governor must withdraw where there may be a conflict of interests with items declared on the ‘Register of Business Interests’ form.
Matters of urgency:
These may be dealt with by the chair of governors, chair of the committee and Headteacher and reported to the next meeting of the committee or full governing body.
Governing bodies may use their powers to delegate functions and decisions to committees or
individual governors. It is the overall governing body, however, that in all cases remains accountable
in law and to Ofsted for the exercise of its functions. (Governors’ Handbook, September 2014.)
The governing body responsibilities for finance and resources including staff
The governing body has responsibility for ‘Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent’ (Governors’ Handbook, September 2014). Governing bodies are responsible for making sure their school’s money is well spent. They should do this by making sure they have at least one governor with specific skills and experience of financial matters, and by asking questions such as:
The committee should make sure that the wider governing body has a accurate understanding of the school’s finances. They should identify from the data the issues that most need to be discussed.
The governing body recognises that it is accountable for the way in which resources are used and it is committed to carrying out this responsibility honestly, transparently and with integrity. The committee has delegated responsibility from the governing body to fulfil the responsibilities of the governing body as specifically itemised below. The committee will operate in accordance with the provisions of the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) to maintain effective arrangements for the efficient deployment of school resources
The governing body will ensure the principles of Best Value are followed when making decisions. The principles of best value are:
Levels of Delegation - Decision or Recommendation
D = decision to be taken by the committee and reported to the full governing body via minutes / reports
R = the committee to make a recommendation to the full governing body, who will make the decision.
Finance related policies and documents delegated to this this committee
Finance duties which are delegated to this committee:
Premises related Policies and Documents delegated to this committee:
Premises duties which are delegated to this committee: