To ensure that all teaching and support staff are valued and receive recognition for their work and contribution to school life in accordance with the aims and procedures set out in the Pay Policy
The governing body will annually appoint from its members a Pay Committee with the delegated powers described in the following terms of reference
The Pay Committee will consist of:
Four governors who are not members of staff at the school and
The chair of the committee will be elected by the full governing body at the first meeting of the academic year
Three governors who are members of the committee
A meeting may be held if it is inquorate but no votes can be taken or decisions made
Terms of Reference
The Pay Committee has fully delegated powers to:
Implement the Pay Policy with reference to staffing and financial budget plans. If the Committee feels it to be appropriate, any matter may be passed to the full governing body for ratification
Achieve the aims of the Pay Policy in a fair and equitable manner within statutory and contractual obligations
Apply the criteria of the Pay Policy in determining the pay of each member of staff in the annual review (including that of the Head teacher, taking onto account the recommendation of the Head teacher Appraisal Committee)
Recommend to the governing body the annual budget needed for the payment of staff
The Pay Committee shall be required to:
Minute all decisions and submit the minutes to be noted by the Full Governing Body
Ensure all governors are aware of the need to treat the minutes with confidentiality
Keep abreast of relevant developments and advising the governing body when the Pay Policy needs to be revised
Once a year in the first half of the Autumn term, or as often as necessary
Meetings are convened by the clerk in accordance with the dates agreed by the governing body/committee
An agenda will be circulated to all governors by the clerk at least 7 days before the meeting
The clerk will ensure that minutes are drawn up, checked by the chair and headteacher and circulated to all governors within 2 weeks of the meeting
The minutes will be approved by the committee and signed by the chair at the next meeting
Minutes will be submitted to the Full Governing Body according to the deadlines set out in the Pay Policy
Voting: Any question to be decided at a meeting must be determined by a majority of votes of those governors present and voting. If there is an equal number of votes, the chair (or the person acting as chair provided they are a governor) has a casting vote
The Terms of Reference will be reviewed annually at the first Full Governing Body meeting of the academic year
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