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Structure and terms of reference of the Governing Body

To find out how the Governing Body of Lower Darwen Primary School carries out its functions (including structure and terms of reference for sub-committees and the roles and responsibilities of governors) please download the Governors' handbook. The governing body has the following sub-committees :

 

  • Curriculum (Chair: Shelley Simmons)
  • Finance and Resources (Chair: Shelley Simmons)
  • Premises and Personnel (Chair: Sue Blackburn)
  • School Marketing (Chair: Shelley Simmons)
  • Head Teacher Performance Review (Chair: Shelley Simmons)
  • Pay (Chair: Sue Blackburn)

 

The curriculum, finance and resources, premises and personnel committees meet three times a year and the school marketing committee meets twice a year. The head teacher performance review committee and pay committee meet annually. The Full Governing Body meets termly. The governing body also has a number statutory committees which meet when required.

 

Statutory Committees

The following Statutory Committees must observe the following membership:

Appeals – 3 Governors (not staff) not involved in the matter

Grievance / Complaints and Pay Appeals – 3 Governors (not staff) not involved in the matter

Head Teacher Review, Pay and Performance – Chair, Vice Chair and 1 other Designated Governor (Chair is currently on both as headteacher at top of pay scale).

Pupil Disciplinary – 3 Governors (not staff members)

Staff Dismissal and Disciplinary – 3 Governors (not staff members)

 

Committee Membership / Chairs agreed September 2020 in preparation for 2020-21 academic year. 

Updated:  20 January 2021

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