Structure & Function of Governing Body

The governing body takes a strategic view, acts as a critical friend and ensures accountability in all matters. It has steering, executive, support, accounting and monitoring roles. The Governing Body works alongside school leaders to ensure best outcomes for all pupils and has a specific role in systematically challenging school leaders to secure excellent outcomes for all pupils. It does this through the work of the committees.


Meetings:

RESOURCES

TEACHING & LEARNING

Main duties:

Finance and Premises

  • Ensure SDP drives budget setting
  • Draft budget for full governing body
  • Monitor expenditure against budget (including Pupil Premium)
  • Agree underspend priorities
  • Receive audit findings
  • Act on audit recommendations
  • Agree staffing structure
  • Monitor grounds maintenance
  • Agree use of buildings
  • Agree lettings policy
  • Monitor buildings maintenance
  • Agree buildings improvements
  • Monitor health & safety issues
  • Carry out statutory checks
  • Risk assessment

 

Staffing

  • Oversee all appointments, participate as per terms of reference
  • Appoint head and senior staff
  • Agree Headteacher
  • Oversee appraisal/performance management
  • Single central record register (DBS)

 


  • Monitor standards
  • Monitor all curriculum matters
  • Agree statutory policies (sex ed. behaviour, sen)
  • Agree child protection policy & issues
  • Monitor all school procedures and curriculum guidelines

 

Membership

All governors are invited as available plus:

Headteacher

Business Manager

Assistant Business Manager

Specialist Advisor to the Governing Body

Meet – 3 times a year

All governors are invited as available plus:

Headteacher, Heads of School, Communication Team Leader, Professional Advisor to the Governing Body, Business Manager

Meet – 3 times a year

In addition, Associate Governor (Safeguarding) meets with Designated Safeguarding Lead termly.

STATUTORY COMMITTEES*

(to be convened as required)

  • STAFF DISMISSAL COMMITTEE
    3 Governors (not including Headteacher)
  • STAFF DISMISSAL APPEALS
    3 Governors (not including Headteacher)
  • PUPIL DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE
    2 governors (not including Headteacher) 

*To include Chair and/or Vice Chair of Governors

Associated membership:
Beverley Smart
Barbara Clarke
Jayne Dallaway
Sarah Tidmarsh

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