Staffing & Financial Overview Committee

Learning together and worshipping together

Chair of Committee: Jannine Davies

Terms of Reference


The committee shall consist of not less than five governors.

Membership should include the Executive Headteacher, at least two non employees and the link governor.


Three governors including a governor who is not an employee of the school.


At least once per term and more frequently if deemed necessary by the majority of members.


Non-employee to be elected by the full governing body.


The committee will report back to the governing body by submitting minutes which record decisions made, actions to be taken and/or recommendations for consideration.


Terms of Reference:

  • to oversee the strategic framework, established by the governing body, within which the Executive Headteacher and staff run the school and to focus on standards and school improvement.
  • to contribute, in collaboration with the Executive Headteacher and staff, to establish, monitor and evaluate the Staffing, Finance & Overview sections of the School Improvement Plan and any key priorities relating to the leadership and management of the school.
  • to keep relevant sections of the Self-Evaluation Form under review and update as necessary.
  • to establish, monitor the impact of and review all the school’s plans, policies and procedures relating to staffing, finance, leadership & management as detailed on the School Development Plan and 3 Year Plan.
  • to draw up the annual budget for approval by the full governing body and submission to the LA in line with statutory guidance and timescales.
  • to monitor and evaluate expenditure of all monies generated by the school including grants and unofficial funds to ensure that spending provides value for money and is linked to the school’s agreed priorities.  
  • to ensure that the Executive Headteacher is managing expenditure in accordance with the school’s Scheme of Financial Delegation and the Council’s Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.  (Central report).
  • to provide financial information to the LA as required and respond to recommendations made by the External Auditors following audit of the school.
  • to appoint independent auditors to audit unofficial funds and submit audited accounts annually to the governing body for information (Jan/Dec).
  • to ensure all insurances provide adequate cover (all through the LA Building; 10k, Contents; Ed risk scheme).
  • to maintain a Register of Pecuniary Interests of all members of staff and governors.
  • to keep the staff structure under review in response to the changing needs of the school and make recommendations to the governing body for amendments as necessary.
  • to ensure that all staffing matters are dealt with in line with employment law and agreed procedures and that no member of staff or job applicant is discriminated against on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age (up to 65) or disability.  (County set application forms/person spec etc).
  • to establish panels for the appointment of teaching staff (except Executive Headteacher and Head of School vacancies) consisting of the Executive Headteacher and/or their representative(s) and at least one member of the governing body.
  • to annually meet (Autumn term) as the Performance and Pay Committee to carry out the annual review.  Annual Pay statements discussed and issued pending successful outcome of PM.
  • to ensure that the training and development of staff and governors is linked to the school’s agreed priorities and monitor the impact of training on standards.
  • to ensure that the school has effective systems of mentoring and including new members of staff and governors.  Strategic School Development (Action) Plan.
  • to promote the health and welfare of staff
  • to liaise with, consult with and provide information to parents and with wider community on matters relating to the school’s aims, improvement plans, expenditure and staff development as necessary.

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C of E Primary School

Tushingham, Cheshire, SY13 4QS

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