Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section

 

Welcome to the Governors’ Section of the St John’s Juniors website.
The governors of St John’s bring their knowledge and experience of different areas of life and  use these to aim for excellence in caring for and educating all the children in our school.


The governors are entrusted with ensuring that the school is run well so as to promote pupil achievement. Their key duties include:-
 -setting the strategic direction the school is to take
-checking  the policies
-selecting the objectives
-approving the school’s annual budget
-reviewing the progress made
-acting as a ‘critical friend’ in both supporting and challenging the Head teacher.

 

Additionally, the Foundation Governors have a legal duty to:-
-preserve the Catholic character of the school
-develop this Catholic character


 The governors consider themselves lucky to be blessed with such a strong and positively committed staff as well as a very supportive community which constantly encourages our children to always aim for excellence.

The governors hope that you find this website both useful and informative. If you wish to contact us you are welcome to do so. You may use our e-mail address or leave a message at the school’s office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remit of committees

 

Finance Committee

 

The Head teacher, to draft the first formal budget plan of the financial year

To establish and maintain an up to date 3 year financial plan

 

 To consider a budget position statement including virement decisions at least termly and       to report significant anomalies from the anticipated position to the Governing Body

 

    To ensure that the school operates within the Financial Regulations of the City Council

 

     To monitor expenditure of all school funds kept on behalf of the Governing Body

     

     To annually review charges and remissions policies and expenses policies.

   

 To make decisions in respect of service level agreements

 

   To make decisions on expenditure following recommendations from other   committees

 

To exercise virement between budget headings as necessary and up to an agreed maximum

 

To review financial policy statements, including consideration of long term planning and resourcing

 

To agree the level of delegation to the Head teacher for the day to day financial management of the school

 

To authorise staff to have responsibility for signing orders, invoices and petty cash claims

 

To authorise the Head teacher to enter into contracts up to an agreed limit

 

To liaise with those responsible for the school funds to ensure an overall policy on expenditure is agreed to the best advantage of the school

 

To respond to any audit reports on the management of the budget and financial procedures

 

 

 

Personnel Committee

To determine whether sufficient funds are available for pay increments as recommended by the Head teacher

 

In the light of the Headt eacher Performance Management Group’s recommendations, to determine whether sufficient funds are available for increments

 

To draft and keep under review the staffing structure in consultation with the Head teacher

 

To establish a Pay Policy for all categories of staff and to be responsible for its administration and review

 

To review a Performance Management policy for all staff

 

To oversee the process leading to staff reductions

 

To keep under review staff work/life balance, working conditions and well-being, including the monitoring of absence

 

To formulate and review staffing and personnel policies

 

To draft and keep under review Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures for approval by the Governing Body and to ensure that staff are kept well informed

 

To agree recruitment and selection procedures and the level of involvement by    governors in the appointment of staff

 

To review Head teacher’s, Deputy Head teachers’ and teachers’ salaries as required by the Pay and Conditions documents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Committee

 

To consider and advise the governing body on standards and other matters relating to the curriculum, including statutory requirements and the Curriculum Statement

 

To monitor and challenge the relevant parts curriculum development applicable to this committee, as set out in the School Development Plan

 

To monitor the implementation of the governing body’s curriculum plans and report back to the full governing body

 

To consider curricular issues which have implications for Finance and Personnel decisions and to make recommendations to the relevant committees of the Governing Body

 

To receive reports from link governors (e.g. Pupil Premium, SEND)

 

 

Health and Safety:  Buildings

 

To approve a Health and Safety Policy. To monitor on a regular basis all issues relating to health and safety and to work closely with the Site Manager within the school

 

To ensure, as far as is practical, that Health and Safety issues are appropriately prioritized

 

To advise the Governing Body on priorities, including Health and Safety, for the maintenance and development of the school’s premises

 

In consultation with the Head teacher to oversee premises-related funding bids

To establish and keep under review an Asset Management Plan (4 year review)

 

To monitor termly, and report regularly to the Governing Body on:

-       Energy

-       Cleaning

-       Grounds Maintenance

-       Security

-       Maintenance

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To make recommendations for minor works related to improvements or repairs to the buildings or grounds

 

To approve the costs and contracts for maintenance, repairs and decoration within the budget allocation and oversee arrangements for repairs and maintenance

 

To establish and keep under review an Accessibility plan (3 year review)