Scheme of Delegation

Scheme of delegation for decision making authorities and responsibilities. In exceptional circumstances an alternative scheme may be in place.

Area Ref Task Trust Board Delegated to LGB Principal Note
Core business 1.1 Ensure that a clear and evidenced teaching profile is in place and kept up to date P
1.2 Maintain an overview of the quality of teaching and challenge leaders to affect improvement. TB LGB LGB and TB to evaluate & challenge
1.3 Monitor all pupils’ progress, individuals and groups; including setting challenging individual & cohort targets P
1.4 Evaluate pupil progress: whole-school and groups vs targets TB LGB P LGB and TB to evaluate & challenge
Curriculum 2.1 Devise and implement curriculum policy     P Principal to devise and LGB to approve
2.2 Devise and implement SRE policy; after consultation with stakeholders LGB P Principal to devise and LGB to approve
2.3 Monitor & evaluate curriculum policy and outcomes LGB P LGB to evaluate & challenge
2.4 Devise and implement EYFS policy LGB P Principal devise and LGB to approve
SEN 3.1 Devise SEN policy in line with legislation and regulations LGB P Principal to devise and LGB to approve
Behaviour and safety 4.1 Establish academy behaviour policy including anti-bullying; keep under review; monitor its effectiveness LGB P Principal to devise annual report to LGB for information and LGB to ensure pupils feel safe and secure
4.2 Implement behaviour policy including anti-bullying P
4.3 Exclude pupil for one or more fixed terms (not more than 45 day in one year) or permanently exclude P
4.4 Hear exclusion appeals LGB
4.5 Direct reinstatement of pupil LGB
4.6 Ensure child protection policy and procedures in place and in line with statutory requirements P Principal to devise and LGB to approve.
Improvement plan 5.1 Create improvement plan P Share with LGB and submit to Trust for approval
5.2 Evaluate, provide feedback and challenge as critical partners TB LGB
5.3 Approve plan TB
5.4 Monitor and evaluate plan against agreed success criteria TB LGB P
Finance 6.1 Approve formal budget plan for each financial year TB Principal draft for approval
6.2 Monitor monthly expenditure TB P Monthly accounts sent to LGB members for info.
6.3 Attend budget setting and budget review meeting (min twice annually) LGB P Nominated LGB member
6.4 Investigate financial irregularities TB
6.5 Enter into contracts TB
6.6 Sign off contracts TB See Financial Handbook, Financial Permission Form and Mandate for limits of authority
6.7 Make payments TB P See Financial Handbook, Financial Permission Form and Mandate for limits of authority
6.8 Sign off monthly payroll report P
6.9 Establish charging policy TB
6.10 Establish scheme of delegation TB
6.11 Appoint auditors TB
6.12 Appoint Responsible Officer (RO) TB
6.13 Sign off settlement agreements TB Delegated to Chief Executive in line with agreed limits of authority
6.14 Evaluate that the academy is making full use of all assets and efficient use of all resources to impact on pupil outcomes and ensure value for money. LGB
6.15 Evaluate that the Trust is making full use of all assets and efficient use of all resources to impact on pupil outcomes TB
Staffing 7.1 Appoint Principal TB With LGB involvement
7.2 Appoint leadership staff TB P With Trust and LGB representation
7.3 Appoint teaching staff P Principal leads (LGB members on panel if required)
7.4 Appoint support staff P Principal leads (LGB members on panel, if required)
7.5 Devise appraisal policy (link with capability policy) and keep under review TB
7.6 Implement appraisal/capability of Principal TB With LGB involvement
7.7 Implement appraisal/capability of staff P
7.8 Agree pay policy TB
7.9 Pay recommendations for staff P Recommendation to LGB
7.10 Authorise pay awards LGB
7.11 Pay recommendation for Principal TB Delegated to Chief Exec.
7.12 Authorise pay award for Principal TB
7.13 Hear pay/appraisal appeals ref staff LGB
7.14 Hear pay/appraisal appeal ref Principal TB
7.15 Establish HR policies & procedures TB
7.16 Dismiss Principal TB
7.17 Dismiss other staff TB LGB P Advice from Principal with Trust representation.
7.18 Suspend Principal TB Delegated to Chief Exec
7.19 Suspend staff TB P Chair of LGB to be informed
7.20 End suspension of Principal TB Chair of LGB to be informed.
7.21 End suspension of staff TB P Chair of LGB to be informed
7.22 Determine staffing structure TB P Principal to draft (including discussion with Chair) for Trust approval
7.23 Ensure high quality professional development is in place for all staff and that a proactive stance is taken to developing future leaders and teachers. P
7.24 Ensure that all recruitment follows safer recruitment policy and guidelines TB LGB P
Admissions 8.1 Devise admission policy TB P Principal to devise and Trust Board to approve
8.2 Application decisions LGB
Collective worship 9.1 Ensure requirements are met P
Premises management 10.1 Insure buildings TB
10.2 Ensure that premises improvement plan is in place LGB P Principal to commission and provide to LGB for information
10.3 Health & safety requirements met LGB P Nominated governor to check
10.4 Ensure that property management checks are in place P
10.5 Ensure that the action points from any Health and Safety Reviews are addressed in a timely way. LGB P
Local GB 11.1 Appoint/remove Chair of governors TB
11.2 Appoint majority of governors (these will be Focus-Trust govs) TB
11.3 Remove governors TB LGB
11.4 Appoint/dismiss clerk LGB
11.5 Establish register of governors’ business and personal interests LGB Complete annually and Trust to compile
11.6 Ensure conflicts of interest are declared and recorded each meeting LGB
11.7 Establish scheme of delegation TB
11.8 Hold a meeting of the local governing body at least once per term LGB
11.9 Approve and set up governors’ expense scheme TB
11.10 Keep contact details of LGB and terms of office up to date LGB
11.11 Set schedule of meetings for year in advance and provide Trust with details LGB P
11.12 Induct governors into Trust TB
School organisation 12.1 Set times of school day and term dates LGB With authorisation from Trust Board
12.2 Ensure the academy meets for 380 sessions in academic year P
Information for parents 13.1 Ensure that statutory information is published on the academy website P
13.2 Ensure provision of free school meals to those pupils meeting the criteria P
13.3 Home-school agreement in place P Review annually
Stakeholder view 14.1 Ensure that appropriate account is taken of stakeholder view, including parents, pupils, staff, governors and use to set targets for improvement TB LGB P
Insurance 15.1 Decide insurance provider TB Following tendering process
Policies and documents 16.1 Devise data protection policy TB
16.2 Devise health and safety policy TB
16.3 Devise accessibility plan LGB P LGB to approve. Review every 3 years.
16.4 Ensure single central record in place P Trust to monitor and nominated LGB governor to monitor.
16.5 Devise complaint procedure TB
16.6 Hear stage 3 complaints LGB
16.7 Devise freedom of information policy TB
16.8 Ensure equality statement in place and publish annually P Review every 4 years
16.9 Maintain register of pupil attendance P
16.10 Ensure all academy specific policies are in place, communicated to staff and fully implemented P See Trust policy list for policies
Safeguarding 17.1 Ensure that safeguarding requirements outlined in statutory guidance and Focus-Trust documents are implemented and evaluated. LGB P
17.2 Ensure that the action points from any Health and Safety Reviews are addressed in a timely way. LGB P