Personnel & Curriculum Terms of Reference 2019-20

Personnel and Curriculum Committee

TERMS OF REFERENCE 2019/20

 

  1. Membership
    1. Membership will be determined annually at the beginning of the academic year at the first meeting of the full governing body.
    2. The committee shall consist of at least three governors.
    3. The full governing body shall appoint a Chair at the first meeting of the academic year.
    4. The headteacher can attend any committee except where the regulations specifically require his withdrawal.
    5. Disqualification. Any relevant person employed to work at the school other than as the Headteacher, when the subject for consideration is the pay or performance review of any person employed to work at the school.

 

  1. Quorum
    1. As defined in the Instruments of Government a quorum for a committee of the governing body shall be ‘any one half (rounded to the nearest whole number) of the membership, or three members of the committee whichever is the greater’. This excludes Associate Members.
    2. The presence of the headteacher can also be specified as necessary for the committee to be quorate.

 

  1. Meeting
    1. The committee will meet as necessary – at least once a term.
    2. The Clerk to Committee will give notice of meetings and any changes to meeting dates.
    3. The Clerk to Committee will set and forward Agendas to the committee members.
    4. The Clerk to Committee will act as Minute Secretary.

 

  1. Areas of Responsibility of the Personnel Committee
    1. The Chair and the committee have the authority from the governing body to consider and prepare proposals to be approved by the full governing body in the following areas:
      1. To draft and keep under review the staffing structure in consultation with the HT and the Finance Committee
      2. To make recommendations on personnel related expenditure to the Finance Committee.
      3. To draft and review annually a Performance Management Policy for teaching staff.
      4. To draft and review annually a CPD Policy.
      5. To oversee the process leading to staff reductions.
      6. To keep under review staff work/life balance, working conditions and well-being including the monitoring of absence.
      7. To annually review the Schools ‘Whistleblowing Policy’ and present to FGB
      8. To oversee the appointment procedure for all staff :–

 

Responsibilities in the appointment of staff

All appointments are made by the full Governing Body. The Governing Body has agreed the following arrangements for the appointment process to be carried out:

 

Head teacher

The full Governing Body will meet to make the necessary arrangements. A working party which includes the Chairman/ Vice-Chairman, Chair of Personnel Committee together with an officer of the LEA and a Diocesan representative will draw up the short list. All governors who have been involved in the short-listing process will be involved in the interview processes, together with an officer of the LEA (normally the school's Adviser) and a Diocesan representative.

 

Deputy Head teacher

The full Governing Body will meet to make the necessary arrangements.  Arrangements for short-listing will be as for the appointment of the Head teacher. The appointment itself will be made by no fewer than two governors, together with the Head teacher and an officer of the LEA (normally the school's Adviser) and a Diocesan representative.

 

Permanent Teaching Posts

The Head teacher, after consultation with the Chairman/Vice-Chairman and Chair of Personnel Committee is permitted to advertise posts and to prepare the necessary job descriptions. Short-listing and appointment will be carried out by at least one member of the Personnel Committee, together with the Head teacher.

 

Permanent Ancillary Posts

Appointments can be made by the Head teacher and a member of staff and/or member of the Personnel Committee.

 

Temporary Posts

Appointments to temporary posts may be made by the Head teacher and a member of the Personnel Committee. The Head teacher and Senior MDA may appoint midday assistants.

 

  1. Areas of responsibility of the Curriculum committee
    1. The Chair and the committee have the authority from the governing body to consider and prepare proposals to be approved by the full governing body in the following areas:
      1. To carry out the responsibilities of the Governing Body with regard to all curriculum matters, including the implementation of the National Curriculum
      2. Curriculum area reviews.
      3. To ensure that the requirements of children with special educational needs are met.
      4. To ensure that the school fulfils its requirements to publish information about school performance as required.
      5. To draft/review all policies with particular reference to the Curriculum policies. 
      6. To ensure that daily collective worship and religious education are provided
      7. To consider complaints made in respect of the curriculum and collective worship as required by section 23 of the Education Act 1993

 

 

Agreed: ­­­­­­________10th September 2019

 

Signed by: ______The Personnel and Curriculum Committee

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Prestbury C.E Primary School

Bollin Grove, Prestbury
Macclesfield, CHESHIRE, SK10 4JJ

Main Contact: Angela Norton, School Business Manager

Tel: 01625 469630
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