WALKER RIVERSIDE ACADEMY

COMMITTEES

Further information about Walker Riverside Academy's Local Governing Body's committees' structure and remit can be found in our SCHEME OF DELEGATIONS AND DESIGNATIONS document.


Remit:

► To receive reports that monitor the condition of the buildings and school environment;

► Ensure any health and safety issues are met and recommend maintenance work to be done;

► To consider decisions of the Headteacher to exclude students on either permanent or fixed term exclusions; considering the inclusion of parental representatives; and

► To periodically review the Academy's exclusion policy and make recommendations, as appropriate, to the Local Governing Body.

Composition:

► A minimum of four members, of whom at least three shall be Governors.

Membership:

Voting Members:

  • Toni Blench
  • Shaun Dunlop
  • Alison Maynard
  • Don Smith (Chair)
  • Gordon Smith

Non-voting Members:

  • Richard Hudson (Premises / Health and Safety Manager)
  • Peter Robson (Assistant Headteacher; Pastoral)

Remit:

► Staffing reviews;

► Budget monitoring;

► Pay progression;

► Expenditure in line with Scheme of Financial Delegation;

► Monitoring of the Academy fund; and

► Monitoring of spend against priorities within strategic plan, ensuring value for money.

Composition:

► A minimum of five members, of whom at least three shall be Governors.

Membership:

Voting Members:

  • Mike Collier
  • Shaun Dunlop
  • Sue Minnikin
  • Don Smith (Chair)
  • Gordon Smith
  • Robert Whitelaw

Non-voting Members:

  • TBC

Remit:

► To consider appeals for any reason (other than appeals relating to student exclusion or admission refusal);

► Make the appropriate decision based on the evidence presented to the meeting; and

► Lifting of a suspension against a member of staff.

NOTE: Appeals are most likely to relate to personnel or pay issues. Pupil exclusions and admission refusal appeals are referred to independent appeals panels.

Composition and Membership:

► Governors not included in the original decision and not employed at the Academy.

NB: To include no fewer governors than that of the first committee, the decision of which is subject to appeal.

Appointment of Chair:

► A Chair is to be elected at each meeting from among the Governors in attendance unless the matter under consideration relates to grievance/disciplinary action, in which case the Chair or Vice Chair of the Local Governing Body shall Chair the meeting.

Membership:

► Panel membership is to be organised through Newcastle City Council (Democratic Services).

Remit:

► To consider complaints in accordance with the Academy's Complaints procedure and:

→ Dismiss all or part of the complaint;

→ Uphold all or part of the complaint;

→ Decide on the appropriate action to be taken to resolve the complaint;

→ Evaluate all the evidence available and recommend changes to the Academy's systems or procedures as a preventative step against similar problems arising in the future.

Composition:

► Three Governors.

Membership:

► Pool of Governors consisting of all eligible Governors.