AMF Governing Body sub-committees Terms of Reference 2020-21

AMF Governing Body sub-committees

Terms of Reference 2020-21


Finance and Resources Committee


  • Three or more Governors
  • Headteacher
  • Pam Seaton / Jackie Clements
  • Associate Governor

Terms of Reference:

  • In consultation with the Headteacher, to agree the annual budget plan, ensuring that the delegated budget is spent in a manner which contributes to the delivery of a quality education for all pupils & is consistent with the priorities of the School Improvement Plan
  • To ensure that the school operates within the Financial Regulations of the Local Authority
  • To make decisions on expenditure following recommendations from the other committee,
  • To establish & maintain an up to date 3-year financial plan
  • To monitor value for money decisions, that goods and services purchased are of good quality, correct quantity and the best price possible
  • To ensure that sound financial systems and controls are in place
  • To report back to the Full Governing Board at least once a term
  • To investigate and evaluate opportunities
  • To ensure compliance with relevant Health  & Safety legislation, that the required policies are in place and communicated.
  • Ensure that relevant statutory policies are in place and are reviewed as required.
  • To ensure that the school premises and grounds are maintained
  • To maintain an inventory of equipment, furniture, plant and vehicles
  • To prepare, maintain and implement an Accessibility Plan for disabled pupils
  • Promote the wider use of the school to the community and to determine arrangements for use, including charges and insurance cover.
  • To monitor the upkeep of buildings and assets
  • To ensure compliance with statutory requirements relating to school fees, charges and remissions and requests for voluntary contributions to support the school and its’ activities.




Curriculum & Pastoral Committee


  • Four or more Governors
  • Up to two Associate Governors
  • Headteacher
  • Additional members of SLT

Terms of Reference

  • To monitor each school’s progress against the School Improvement Plan (SIP)
  • To receive Governor feedback from any classroom monitoring activities taking place across the Federation
  • To receive and review assessment checkpoint analysis, focusing particularly on the performance of Pupil Premium, Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, Gifted & Talented and those students making less than ‘good’ progress
  • To monitor the effectiveness of the teaching teams’ planning and improvement
  • To monitor each school’s progress against its targets for student achievement
  • To monitor the implementation and effectiveness of each school’s preparation of pupils for public tests and exams
  • To oversee arrangements for educational visits, and ensure that an Educational Visits Coordinator (ECV) is involved in the planning for such activities.
  • To monitor the implementation of the following policies; Cross Curricular Literacy & Numeracy, Homework, Presentation of Work, Sex & Relationships, Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, Pupil Premium, Gifted & Talented and Intervention.
  • To monitor the effectiveness of pastoral planning and improvement
  • To review the effectiveness of the tutor group system at SKS
  • To be satisfied that opportunities for student leadership are being exploited to the full.
  • To monitor the implementation of the following policies; Good Behaviour,  Anti-bullying,  Attendance & Punctuality, Child Protection and Safeguarding.
  • To monitor the Performance Management of staff.



  • Meetings are deemed quorate when attended by 50% of members.
  • Committees have delegated powers.
  • Financial decisions made may be reviewed and changed by the FGB.


Signed ­­­­­­         Ian Grey            (Chair of Governors)

Date   01/12/2020

Date Governing Board established – 01/09/2015
Date Terms of Reference reviewed – 30/10/2020
Date next review due – 30/10/2022