Mitton Manor Primary School

Mitton Manor Primary School


The Governing Body uses a committee structure to undertake their monitoring and evaluation roles.  Membership and terms of reference of committees are determined annually.  At Mitton we have a Full Governing Body meeting and make use of the following committees : Finance, Personnel & Premises, and Standards & Curriculum.  



Jon Hall - Chair




In consultation with the Headteacher and Business Manager, 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 significant anomalies from the anticipated position to the Governing Body
  • To ensure that the school operates within the Financial Regulations of the Academies Financial Manual
  • To monitor expenditure of all voluntary funds kept on behalf of the Governing Body
  • To annually review charges and remissions policies and expenses policies.
  • To make decisions in respect of service agreements
  • 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
  • To determine whether sufficient funds are available for pay increments as recommended by the Headteacher
  • In the light of the Headteacher Performance Management Group’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
  • To establish a Salary Policy for all categories of staff and to be responsible for its administration and review
  • 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
  • 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 Governing Body




To annually inspect (during March), the premises and grounds and prepare a statement of priorities, in preparation for the Annual Premises liaison meeting. The inspection report to be approved by the full governing body.


  • To advise the Governing Body on priorities, including Health and Safety, for the maintenance and development of the school’s premises
  • To oversee the preparation and implementation of contracts
  • To oversee arrangements for repairs and maintenance
  • To make recommendations to the Finance Committee on premises-related expenditure
  • In consultation with the Headteacher and the Finance Committee, to oversee premises-related funding bids
  • To prepare a lettings and charging policy for the approval of the full governing body, in liaison with the Finance Committee
  • To oversee arrangements, including Health and Safety, for the use of school premises by outside users, subject to governing body policy
  • To establish and keep under review a Building Development Plan
  • To establish and keep under review an Accessibility plan
  • To ensure any necessary liaison with the Local Education Authority
  • To ensure the Governors responsibilities are discharged regarding litter under the Environmental Protection Act 1990




Katrina Perry - Chair


To provide support to the Headteacher on all matters relating to the school Standards and Curriculum.


  • To consider and advise the governing body on standards and other matters relating to the school’s curriculum, including statutory requirements and the School’s Curriculum Policy
  • To consider curricular issues which have implications for Finance and Personnel decisions and to make recommendations to the relevant committees or the Governing Body
  • To make arrangements for the Governing Body to be represented at School Improvements discussions with the LA and for reports to be received by the Governing Body
  • To oversee arrangements for individual governors to take a leading role in specific areas of provision, e.g. SEN, Literacy, Numeracy.  To receive regular reports from them and advise the Governing Body
  • To oversee arrangements for educational visits, including the appointment of a named coordinator