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Terms of Reference Personnel and Staff Development Committee



Personnel and Staff Development Committee


Terms of Reference



The Personnel and Staff Development Committee will have powers of decision delegated, which are defined in the Terms of Reference below:




The Committee shall consist of a minimum of 5 members of the Governing Body in addition to the Headteacher.  The Chair is to be elected by members of the Committee. The Chair for each school year will be appointed at the first committee meeting of the Autumn Term.   Subject to Governing Body approval, it is possible to appoint a committee member, who is not a governor.  However, non-governor committee members may not vote on any decision concerning admissions, pupil discipline, election or appointment of governors, the budget and financial commitments of the Governing Body.




A quorum shall be 3 plus the Headteacher.




The Committee shall meet as necessary, but not less than once a term. All meetings will be convened by the Clerk. Other than in exceptional circumstances, all committee members must receive seven clear days written notice of meetings together with an agenda.  If an urgent decision has to be made, the Clerk will try to convene an emergency meeting.  Where this is not possible and an urgent decision has to be taken by Head/Chair of Committee, the Clerk will inform governors of that decision as soon as possible.



Terms of Reference

1.      The Committee is responsible for reviewing and monitoring personnel related policies and procedures identified within Governing Body’s “Policies/Procedures” document (after consideration of Local Authority recommended procedures).


2.      The Committee will support and guide the full Governing Body in prioritising staffing developments for inclusion in the budget.  (For full details of the process, please refer to the attached year plan “Scheduling the Budget – Planning, Monitoring and Review”, which is included within the approved “Financial Regulations and Scheme of Delegation”).  Within the planning and review process, the committee will take responsibility for consulting with stakeholders, e.g. staff.

In particular the Committee will be required to draw up a draft Personnel Development Plan each year and, in consultation with the Headteacher, make recommendations to the Governing Body on staffing needs to meet the requirements of the curriculum and pupils. 


3.      To support the Headteacher with new appointment of Deputy Headteacher.


4.      To ensure Health and Safety matters relating to staff are in place.


5.         To receive reports from the Headteacher on performance management (teaching and non-teaching staff), newly qualified teachers and outcomes from Threshold verification.


6.         With reference to published service standards, to monitor outcomes from staff consultations.


7.      In order to secure statutory requirements, the Committee will be responsible for regular review and monitoring of designated sections within SIP & SDP.


8.      Minutes of each Committee meeting will be circulated to all members of the Governing Body.




These powers will be reviewed and agreed annually at the Annual Business Meeting of the Governing Body.




Any difficulty in reaching agreement to be resolved by the full Governing Body.