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Terms of reference:

  • To make any determination to dismiss any member of staff (unless delegated to the headteacher)
  • To make any decisions under the Governing Body’s personnel procedures e.g. disciplinary, grievance, capability where the Headteacher is the subject of the action*
  • To make any decisions relating to any member of staff other than the Headteacher, under the Governing Body’s personnel procedures (unless delegated to the Headteacher)
  • To make any determination or decision under the Governing Body’s General Complaints Procedure for Parents and others
  • To make any determination or decision under the Governing Body’s Curriculum Complaints Procedure, in respect of National Curriculum disapplications, and the operation of the Governing Body’s charging policy:

·         Additional items which individual Governing Bodies may wish to include

*cannot be delegated to an individual

Membership – not less than 3 members of the Governing Body

(NB. The number appointed to this committee directly affects the number required for an Appeal Committee)

Disqualification – The Headteacher

(It is suggested that only experienced governors be appointed to this committee and that the Chairman of Governors, due to probable prior knowledge, should not be a member)

These terms of reference agreed by the Governing Body




Name of Governor

Date Appointed to the Committee

Andrew Stevenson


Helen Dodd


Leslie Hygate


Sue Treneer                                      (reserve)



Chair of the Committee

Andrew Stevenson


Clerk to the Committee

GB Clerk


Quorum (minimum of 3, committee can determine higher number)



Date Committee established


Date of review: