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Personnel and General Committee

Terms of Reference and Responsibilities

  • To carry out an annual review of the staffing structure in consultation with the Head Teacher and the Finance Committee.

  • To oversee the appointment procedure for all staff.

  • To establish and review a performance management policy for all staff.

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

  • To make recommendations to the Finance Committee on personnel related expenditure.



This committee meets half termly. When meeting there must be a minimum of 3 governors present for the committee to go ahead and conduct business.


There are some matters that can and may be delegated:

Appointment: The Governing Body can delegate the power to appoint outside the leadership group to:

  • The Head Teacher

  • One or more Governors with the right of the Head Teacher to advise.

  • One or more Governors and the Head Teacher


    Delegate to the Head teacher as above for :

  • Permanent teaching staff posts

  • Permanent support staff posts

  • Temporary posts


    Dismissals: The Governing Body delegates to the Head Teacher responsibility for the dismissal of:

  • All staff other than the Head Teacher, unless exceptional circumstances exist.

  • The Head Teacher to a committee of the Governing Body.