Governing Body Terms of Reference
Donnington Primary School Governing Body Terms of Reference 2016-17
Title: Donnington Primary School Governing Body
Chairman: The Chairman of Governors shall automatically lead the Governing Body.
Quorum: The quorum is normally 50% of governors for election of officers or changes to standing orders or the membership of the Governing Body.
Meetings: The Governing Body shall meet at least once per term.
All meetings are held at the School
Terms of Reference:
- To develop the strategic thinking and planning of the school, including its aims and
- values, with the educational needs of its pupils constantly as the focus of its work.
- To see that a development plan is set which maintains and improve standards of
- education and running of the School, taking advice from Committees.
- Agree policies and plans to support that development.
- Monitor the quality of the education provided by the School.
- Delegate Governing Body responsibilities to Committees, Staff or Governors.
- Ensure that delegated tasks and legal obligations are carried out, particularly:
- 6:1 Delivery of the National Curriculum
- Religious Education
- SRE (Sex & relationship education)
- Staff appointment, promotion, discipline and support
- Set a budget every financial year, taking advice from the Finance and
- Premises Committee and Head Teacher.
- Approve/reject deviations from that budget.
- Monitor expenditure against budget through the Headteacher and Finance and
- Premises Committee and evaluate outcomes.
- Set SEN, health and safety and charging policies.
- Approve any other polices issued by the Governing Body.
- Monitor the activity of Committees and consider recommendations.
- Monitor the effectiveness of the Headteacher in meeting delegated
- Appoint Governing Body Committees, Headteacher and Deputy
- Prepare and deliver a report on SEN policy,
- Hear complaints and appeals.
- Act as a link between the local community and the school.
- Buy and sell property.
- Organise financing and construction of capital building work.
- Invest money.
- Accept gifts and use them for the benefit of the school.
- Foster relationships with local playgroups/nurseries and the secondary
- schools that we “feed”.
- Consider whether to make the school facilities available to the local