Management Commitee

The Management Committee plays a strategic role in setting out and monitoring the vision, aims and objectives of the Pupil Referral Service to ensure that all children are safe, have their needs met, make progress and receive a good standard of education. The core functions of the PRS Management Committee are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding senior leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; 
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is spent effectively.

Chair: Mr Paul Tonner

There are six full committee meetings per year.

Structure of the Management Committee

MEMBER GROUPS

CONSTITUTION

MEMBERS

NO

STAFF MEMBER

At least one but no more than 1/3 of the total

Jayne Foster (Headteacher) - Ethos College

Martin Ridge (Headteacher) - Westfields

Alison Ward (Headteacher) - PPRS

Joanne Goddard (Staff Member) - Ethos College

Sara Hunter (Staff Member) - Westfields

VACANCY (Staff Member) - PPRS

6

LA APPOINTED MEMBERS

At least one but no more than 1/3 of the total

Lorraine Absolon (Vice Chair / LA appointed member)

1

SPONSOR MEMBERS

At least one but no more than 2

VACANCY

1

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Guidance: when appointing a community member that the management committee should first seek to appoint a representative of a local school

Must outnumber all of the other members

Paul Tonner (Chair - Community Member)

Yolande Shire (Community Member) 

Ruth Ward (Community Member)

Matthew Brayford (Community Member)

6 VACANCIES

4

PARENT MEMBER

At least one but no more than 1/5 of the total

Victoria Del Giudice

1

TOTAL

 

 

12

Staffing & Recruitment

The committee have responsibility for all decisions about the recruitment of staff, rather than the Local Authority. The Local Authority is the employer of staff within the Pupil Referral Service and continues to be responsible for agreeing pay and conditions. The Management Committee have responsibility for making decisions about appointing, appraising, suspending or dismissing members of staff. In carrying out the duties with regard to this the Management Committees must adhere to the relevant sections of the School Staffing Regulations.

The annual audit of business interests was carried out on the 5 december 2016. On a two year cycle the Management Committee undertake a governor self-review exercise, the most recent review was carried out on the 23rd November 2016

Prospective members should consider if they have the skills to support the school, a skills audit can be found below to assist you. The 'strategic planning grid' is used to coordinate the key focus areas within meetings, our template can be found below.

Committees:

Staffing & Resources & Curriculum Committee - members are co-opted onto these committees, there are four meetings per year for each committee.