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Committee Structure and terms of reference

 

RESOURCES COMMITTEE:

Chair: J Stone, S Beevers, B Gorry, S Tai, M Crowder, D Cochlin, N Garner

  • In consultation with the headteacher, to draft the first formal budget plan of the financial year
  • To establish and maintain an up to date 3 year financial plan
  • To consider a budget position statement including virement decisions at least termly and to report significant anomalies from the anticipated position to the governing body
  • To ensure that the school operates within the financial regulations of the Local Authority (Liverpool City Council)
  • To monitor expenditure of all voluntary funds kept on behalf of the governing body
  • To annually review charges and remissions policies and expenses policies
  • To make decisions in respect of service agreements
  • To make decisions on expenditure following recommendations from other committees
  • To draft and keep under review the staffing structure in consultation with the headteacher and the finance committee
  • To establish a salary policy for all categories of staff and to be responsible for its administration and review
  • To oversee the appointment procedure for all staff
  • To establish and review a performance management policy for all staff
  • To oversee the process leading to staff reductions
  • To keep under review staff work/life balance, working conditions and well-being, including the monitoring of absence
  • To make recommendations on personnel related expenditure to the finance committee
  • To consider any appeal against a decision on pay grading or pay awards
  • To approve the three year budget and to send to the meeting of the full Governing Body for ratification

 

MONITORING AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE:

Chair: B Chambers, S Tai, J Stone, E Wilson, F Hanna, P Duffy (Associate)

  • To monitor pupil achievement in the school
  • To receive regular reports on subject standards from curriculum leaders
  • To consider and advise the governing body on standards and other matters relating to the school’s curriculum, including statutory requirements and the school’s curriculum policy
  • To consider curricular issues which have implications for finance and personnel decisions and to make recommendations to the relevant committees or the governing body
  • To make arrangements for the governing body to be represented at School Improvement discussions with the LA and for reports to be received by the governing body
  • To oversee arrangements for individual governors to take a leading role in specific areas of provision, e.g. SEN, literacy, numeracy. To receive regular reports from them and advise the governing body
  • To oversee and review the monitoring of the curriculum
  • To make recommendations to the governing body to establish exceptional working arrangements where particular circumstances arise e.g. a joint committee to oversee a building project or a special committee to oversee an Ofsted inspection

 

DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE (PUPILS):

Chair: J Stone, panel of 3 or 5 governors (excluding staff)

  •  To consider representations from parents in the case of exclusions of 5 days or less (committee may not re-instate)
  • To consider representations from parents in the case of exclusions totalling more than 5 but not more than 15 school days in one term (meeting to be held between 6th and 50th school days after receiving notice of the exclusion)
  • To consider the appropriateness of any permanent exclusion or any exclusion where one or more fixed period exclusions total more than 15 school days in one term or where a pupil is denied the chance to take a public examination (meeting to be held between 6th and 15th school days after receiving notice of the exclusion)
  • To ensure that the guidance contained in the ’Improving Attendance and Behaviour’ document is practised in the school, with specific reference to the role assigned to the governing body
  • To review the School Behaviour and Discipline Policy, and make recommendations on changes to the governing body or relevant committee.

 

DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE (STAFF):

Chair: J Stone, B Gorry, M Crowder, T Walkling (Associate)

  • To make any determination to dismiss any member of staff
  • The headteacher has delegated powers to discipline staff short of dismissal
  • To make any decisions under the governing body’s personnel procedures e.g. disciplinary, grievance, capability where the headteacher is the subject of the action*
  • To make any decisions relating to any member of staff under the governing body’s personnel procedures (unless delegated to the headteacher)
  • To make any determination or decision under the governing body’s general complaints procedure for parents and others

* cannot be delegated to an individual

 

DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE (STAFF) APPEALS:

Chair: S Tai, B Forde, panel of 3 or 5 governors (excluding staff)

  • To consider any appeal against a decision to dismiss a member of staff made by the staff discipline committee*
  • To consider any appeal against a decision short of dismissal under the governing body’s personnel procedures e.g. disciplinary, grievance, capability*
  • To consider any appeal against selection for redundancy*

*cannot be delegated to an individual