Constitution and Terms of Reference
- - The membership will consist of at least four governors plus the Headteacher.
- - The committee may make recommendations to the (full) governing body for the co-option of non-governor members with voting rights to the committee.
- - The committee may decide to allow additional members to attend meetings at which particular items of business are to be considered – such members will not have voting rights.
The Chair of the committee will be elected by committee members at the first meeting in each school year.
The quorum shall be three governors.
- - The committee shall meet at least once a term.
- - Dates for meetings will be set as part of the annual cycle of full governing body and committee meetings.
- - Committee members will take responsibility for clerking and the report of the meeting will be sent to all governors with the papers for the next meeting of the full governing body.
- - Minutes shall be kept and a copy lodged with the Clerk to the governing body. This copy is to be filed with the documentation for the main governors meeting at which the report from the committee is made.
Terms of Reference
i) To prepare each year a budget plan and options for consideration by the governing body;
ii) To monitor the budget in year and make recommendations to the governing body for any in year changes;
iii) To recommend virements between budget headings in excess of any delegation granted to the Headteacher under the Governors’ Financial Procedures;
iv) To consider and make recommendations to the governing body concerning any proposal involving recurring expenditure and any proposal involving non-recurring expenditure not provided for in the Governors’ Financial Procedures;
v) To be responsible for contractual arrangements in respect of items approved by the governing body including the opening of tenders and recommendations to the governing body concerning acceptance;
vi) To consider proposals involving additional expenditure from the General Purpose and Curriculum committee and make recommendations to the governing body;
vii)To consider the annual accounts and audit reports in respect of non-LEA provided funds (i.e. School Fund Account) prior to presentation to the full governing body;
viii) To consider financial audit reports on the school and make recommendations to the governing body;
ix) To determine the arrangements and the scale of charges for the letting of school premises;
x) To consider and give advice on any matter involving finance or financial management referred to it by the governing body.
xi) To monitor and make recommendations to the governing body concerning the numbers and type of staff in accordance with the Pay Policy and School Teachers Pay and Conditions.
xii)To make recommendations for updating the school development plan on a regular basis.
xiii) To contribute to the School Profile and School Brochure.
xiv) To attend or commission appropriate governor training.
xv) To report to the full governing body at each of its meetings.
xvi) To ensure that the governor’s roles and responsibilities as set out in the five outcomes of the Every Child Matters‘ agenda are strictly adhered to and are fully represented in all the decisions made, so as to promote an ethos in the school for all the children to –
Enjoy and Achieve
Make a Positive Contribution
Achieve Economic Well-being
People who work in this committee:
Mr Nigel Perks (Chair)
Mr Ray Barnett
Mrs Mary Grimmer
Mr Alan Smith
Mrs Susan Collison