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Pay & Personnel

Terms of Reference

  • To draft and keep under review the staffing structure in consultation with the Headteacher and the Finance Committee.
  • To establish a Pay Policy for all categories of staff and to be responsible for its administration in a fair and objective manner and also its review, such review to be as appropriate and at least annually.
  • To undertake an annual pay review for each member of staff based on the criteria set out in the school’s Pay Policy with effect from 1 September each year.
  • To observe all statutory and contractual obligations.
  • To minute clearly the reasons for all decisions and report the fact of these decisions to the next meeting of the full governing body;
  • To establish a separate Pay Review Appeals Panel made up of Governors who have not been previously involved in the annual staff pay review process. To consider any individual representations that may be made in respect of a decision on pay grading or pay awards.
  • To oversee the appointment procedure for all staff and agree starting salaries in conjunction with the Headteacher and Finance Committee.
  • To establish and review a Performance Management policy for all staff including the Headteacher, and be responsible for their  implementation including the appointment of the Headteacher Performance Review Panel. To work with the head in ensuring that the governing body complies with the Appraisal Regulations 2012 (teachers).
  • To oversee the process leading to staff reductions.
  • To keep under review staff work/life balance, working conditions and well-being, including the monitoring of absence.
  • To recommend to the Governing Body the annual budget needed for pay and CPD, bearing in mind the need to ensure the availability of monies to support any exercise of pay discretion, and to recommend that the Governing Body makes application for any additional funding available to support this process.
  • To keep abreast of relevant developments and to advise the governing body when the school’s pay policy needs to be revised.
  • To establish and review other policies delegated to the committee by the Full Governing Body
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