General Committee Terms of Reference
- To act and make decisions on all matters delegated to it by the Governing Board.
- To assist the decision making of Governing Board by providing more detailed consideration and recommendations on matters.
- The committee’s quorum is 3 Governors.
- The committee may invite attendance at its meetings from any persons, to assist or advise on a particular matter.
- Any Governor may attend meetings of any of the committees but are not part of the quorum unless they have been asked to represent an absent committee member.
- Only attendees who are members of the committee or who represent a member of the committee may vote.
- Where necessary, the elected Chair of the committee may have the casting vote.
- A governor may ask another governor to attend a committee meeting on their behalf in order that meetings are quorate.
- The Chair will be elected annually at the first meeting of the new academic year.
- No Governor employed at the academy can act as committee Chair.
- If the Chair is absent at the meeting the committee will elect a temporary replacement from the Governors present.
- The Governing Board may remove the Chair of a committee from office at any time.
- The committee will meet once every half term.
Record of Meetings:
- Committee members are entitled to 7 days notice of a meeting and to receive an agenda.
- Draft minutes of all committee meetings will be available on the Governor website as soon as possible after the meeting date.
- Minutes must be signed by the Chair after approval at the next meeting of the committee.
- The Chair will report back at every full Governors meeting.
- The committee has ‘selected’ delegated powers. The full Governing Board retains final authority for:
- Agreeing polices/decisions for which the academy has a statutory responsibility.
- Decisions with a financial implication of above £5,000
- Decisions that could have a negative impact on the reputation of the academy.
- Agreeing the academy’s values and brand guidelines.
- Decisions that would negatively impact the school ethos.