Finance Personnel and Resources Committee Terms of Reference


In consultation with the Headteacher

·         Review and approve school policies related to finance, personnel issues, data protection,   safety of the school environment and other resources issues as delegated by the Governing Body

·         Ensure that Health and Safety issues are appropriately prioritised

·         Regularly monitor the maintenance and safety of the school environment

·         Consider and review the progress and development of personnel, financial and maintenance and safety aspects of the School Development Plan and any post Ofsted Action Plan

·         Form a sub committee to consider the first formal budget plan of the financial year and consider any further substantial modification

·         The budget subcommittee will recommend the budget to Full Governors. The subcommittee may refer the budget back to the FPR committee at their discretion.

·         Establish and maintain an up to date 3 year financial plan

·         Consider a budget position statement including virement decisions at least termly* and report significant anomalies from the anticipated position to the Governing Body

·         Ensure that the school operates within the Financial Regulations of the LA

·         Monitor expenditure of all private funds kept on behalf of the Governing Body

·         Monitor decisions in respect of service agreements

·         Make decisions on expenditure following recommendations from other committees

·         Ensure financial statements are prepared for inclusion in the termly governors meeting and for other purposes as required

·         Identify three governors to assist with the headteacher performance management

·         Monitor Staff Development and Performance Management

·         Review the school staffing structure (whenever a vacancy arises or at least annually)

·         Consider staffing needs each year including recruitment and retention

·         Support in the appointment of new staff when necessary

·         Support in the dealing with any official complaints

·         Support when any action is taken under the appropriate stages of the disciplinary procedures

·         Report to the Governing Body at least three times a year



These terms of reference agreed by the Governing Body


Name of Governor


Date appointed to the committee

Sarah Bergson Headteacher


Sarah Bamford



Munir Chowdhury



Maurice Dixon









Edith Rigby



Stuart Singleton-White

Local Authority



Chair of the Committee


Chair of the Governing Body

Stuart Singleton-White

Clerk to the Committee

Gill Wood




Date Committee Established


Date of review

Sept 2017

( * Note: Termly is interpreted to mean three times a year)