Operation of the Governing Board

The following can only be determined by the full board:

  • To agree constitutional matters, including procedures where the Governing Board has discretion
  • To recruit new members as vacancies arise and to appoint new governors where appropriate
  • To hold at least three Governing Board 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 Board and their terms of reference
  • To appoint the Chair of any committee (if not delegated to the committee itself)
  • To appoint or remove a Clerk to each committee
  • To suspend a governor
  • To decide which functions of the Governing Board will be delegated to committees, groups and individuals
  • To review the delegation arrangements annually   
  • 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 Board is necessary
  • To set up a register of Governors Interests
  • To consider whether to set up a Governors Expenses Scheme, and if one is set up to monitor it
  • When required to form an appointment panel for Headteacher / Deputy Headteacher
  • To approve the first formal budget plan of the financial year
  • To set and publish targets
  • To consider the current admissions policy and make changes if required
  • To review the policy and provision for collective worship, including the right to be consulted by the headteacher about arrangements for collective worship
  • To consider, contribute to and approve the School Development Plan
  • To consider plans that include provision for a reduction in staffing.  Should this be carried forward, to convene a special working party, avoiding the Governors named in the Appeals Committee
  • To publish proposals to change the category of the school
  • To set the times of school sessions and the dates of school terms, ensuring that the school meets for 380 sessions in the school year