Resources (Finance - Premises - H&S -Staffing):
David Hughes - Chair
Jane Francis – Vice Chair
Estate Manager (Advisory)
Finance Officer (Advisory)
What does the Resources committee do?
The Resources committee reviews and agrees the school’s proposals for the budget, reviews the school fund account and reviews and keep track of expenditure.
The committee looks at all aspects regarding the use of premises, grounds and extended school facilities.
It monitors efficient use of utilities such as water, electricity or gas and maintain an overview of costs and lettings policy of premises. Health and safety may also fall within this remit.
The committee also examines all aspects of staffing in the school
Terms of reference:
In consultation with the Headteacher, to draft the first formal budget plan of the financial year;
To establish and maintain an up to date 3 year financial plan;
To consider a budget position statement including virement decisions at least termly and to report any significant anomalies from the anticipated position to the Full Governoring Body;
To ensure that the school operates within financial regulations as part of the delegation of the day to day financial management of the school;
The Finance sub-committee will have delegated powers to authorise expenditure of an amount of money not in excess of that annually agreed by the Full Governing Body;
To annually review charges and remissions policies and expenses policies;
To make decisions in respect of service agreements / service contracts;
To make decisions on expenditure following recommendations from other committees;
To ensure, as far as is practical, that Health and Safety issues are appropriately prioritised including the maintenance and development of the school’s premises;
To make decisions on expenditure and oversee arrangements for repairs and maintenance;
To oversee arrangements, including Health and Safety, for the use of school premises by outside users, subject to policy;
To establish and keep under review a Building Development Plan;
To establish and keep under review an Accessibility plan;
To determine whether sufficient funds are available for pay increments as recommended by the Headteacher;
In the light of the Headteacher Performance Management Committee’s recommendations, to determine whether sufficient funds are available for increments;
To draft and keep under review the staffing structure in consultation with the Headteacher and the Finance Committee;
To oversee the appointment procedure for all staff;
To establish and review a Performance Management policy for all staff;
To oversee the process leading to staff reductions, if required;
To keep under review staff work/life balance, working conditions and well-being, including the monitoring of absence;
To make recommendations on personnel related expenditure to the Finance Committee;