As part of the governance structure of Tyne Coast Academy Trust, any holder of an executive office may be given delegated powers to make decisions on its behalf. For Walker Riverside Academy this includes our Local Governing Body and any of its committees/sub-committees.
GENERAL RESOURCES SUB-COMMITTEE
To undertake salary reviews for staff taking into account recommendations from the Head Teacher/Principal, where appropriate e.g. following performance appraisals.
To consider and take action, within an agreed procedure, on reductions to school staffing if required. (Local Governors involvement only.)
Undertake the role of Selection Panel for positions within the senior leadership group below post of Principal (advert/shortlisting/selection).
To hear staff grievances in accordance with the Grievance Procedure.
To consider complaints in accordance with the school’s complaints procedure.
The Sub-Committee can:
→ Dismiss all or part of the complaint
→ Uphold all or part of the complaint
→ Decide on the appropriate action to be taken to resolve the complaint
→ Evaluate all the evidence available and recommend changes to the school’s systems or
→ Procedures as a preventative step against similar problems arising in the future.
Minimum of 3 members
PUPIL DISCIPLINE SUB-COMMITTEE
To consider decisions of the Principal to exclude pupils from the Academy on either permanent or fixed period exclusions and to include the consideration of any parental representations.
To review periodically the Academy’s exclusions policy and make recommendations as appropriate to the LGB.
Minimum of 3 Governors
Decisions on admissions to the Academy are to be agreed between the Chair, Vice-Chair and Headteacher.
Any 2 Governors
ADMISSIONS APPEALS PANEL
The Admissions Appeals Panel is to be organised by Newcastle Council's Democractic Services Team.
To consider appeals for any reason (other than appeals relating to student exclusion or admission refusal) and make the appropriate decision based on the evidence presented to the meeting.
NOTE: The appeals are most likely to relate to personnel or pay issues. Pupil exclusion and admission refusal appeals are referred to independent appeals panels.
Governors not included in the original decision and not employed at Walker Academy. NB. To include no fewer governors than that of the first committee, the decision of which is subject to appeal.
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR:
A Chair is to be elected at each meeting from among the governors in attendance unless the matter under consideration relates to a grievance in which case the Chair or Vice Chair of the LGB shall Chair the meeting.