Estates Committee

 

Estates Committee -  Terms of Reference   Sept 2016

Members:

Dr Chris Tyler, Alison Jones, Paul Birkinhead, Jan Leybourne, Jonathan Battye, Jane Grecic

Associate

Member(s):

 

Collette Devonport, Ruth Clarkson, Helen Birkinhead, Paul Spooner, John Mannion

Chair:

Alison Jones

Clerk:

Cathryn Lewin (SBM)

Quorum:

 

Meetings:

At least 3 Governors

 

At least termly prior to the Full Governing Body meeting

 

 

  • To provide support and guidance for the Head Teacher on all matters relating to the school premises and grounds, security and health and safety.

 

  • Annually inspect the premises and grounds and prepare a statement of priorities for maintenance and development for the approval of the Governing Body.

 

  • To assist the Governing Body and Head Teacher to discharge their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other relevant legislation in collaboration with the LA.

 

  • to consider the LA's policies on health and safety and recommend a policy for the school for adoption by the Governing Body.

 

  • To ensure that the necessary school management organisation is in place to implement the policy.

 

  • To monitor the effectiveness of the school's health and safety arrangements, make periodic inspections of buildings, plant and equipment and report at least once a year to the Governing Body.

 

  • To approve the costs and arrangements for maintenance, repairs and redecoration within the budget allocation.

 

  • To oversee the preparation and implementation of contracts.

 

  • To ensure that the school complies with health and safety regulations.

 

  • To ensure that Governors' responsibilities are discharged regarding litter under the Environmental Protection Act 1990

 

  •  To oversee the implementation of the lettings and charges policy for the approval of the Governing Body.

 

  • To review and determine the charges for lettings on an annual basis.

 

  • To ensure any necessary liaison with the/ Local Authority's Property Services Section.

Other:

  • To consider and report back upon such matters as may be delegated or devolved to the Committee by the Governing Body.
  • To ensure there are effective Clerking arrangements in place for the Committee
  • To submit minutes to the full Governing Body.

 

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