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The Governing Body: Terms of reference

  • To agree constitutional matters*, including procedures where the governing body has discretion
  • To recruit new members as vacancies arise and to appoint new governors* where appropriate
  • To hold at least three governing body meetings a year*
  • To appoint or remove the chair and vice chair*
  • To appoint or remove a clerk to the governing body*
  • To establish the committees of the governing body and their terms of reference*
  • To appoint or remove a clerk to each committee*
  • To suspend a governor*
  • To decide which functions of the governing body will be delegated to committees, groups and individuals*
  • To receive reports from any individual or committee to whom a decision has been delegated and to consider whether any further action by the governing body is necessary*
  • To keep the Health and Safety Policy and its practice under review and to make revisions where appropriate
  • To keep “Futures” as a standing item on the agenda of meetings so that:
    • educational issues and their impact on the school are kept under review
    • any programme of work and known cycles of school improvement, financial management, staffing issues and communicating with parents are kept under review
    • the progress of work being undertaken by committees and individuals is monitored
    • the arrangements for governor involvement in formulating and monitoring the School Improvement Plan are considered
  • To review the delegation arrangements annually*
  • To ratify the three year budget following approval at Resources Committee

*these matters cannot be delegated to either a committee or an individual