The Governing Bodies Terms of Reference (Circle Model) resource is for LA maintained schools.
Our model terms of reference are produced to support board to fully understand their duties and responsibilities. Within the circle model the board works collectively as a ‘whole team’, meeting at least six times per year, usually once in each term, without any separate committees. An annual planner and agenda for each meeting should include all the tasks which the board is required to consider, and the board may ‘commission’ assignments or activities arising from the business of the meeting, which will be recorded in the minutes.
Our model document has been prepared in such a way that tasks may be ticked off once completed. Our model documents can be personalised to suit your board’s requirements and also includes guidance for the three statutory link roles of SEND, Safeguarding, Careers link governors, and the Health & Safety link governor.