Scheme of Delegation

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

AreaRefTaskTrust BoardDelegated to LGBPrincipalNote
Core business1.1Ensure that a clear and evidenced teaching profile is in place and kept up to dateP
1.2Maintain an overview of the quality of teaching and challenge leaders to affect improvement.TBLGBLGB and TB to evaluate & challenge
1.3Monitor all pupils’ progress, individuals and groups; including setting challenging individual & cohort targetsP
1.4Evaluate pupil progress: whole-school and groups vs targetsTBLGBPLGB and TB to evaluate & challenge
Curriculum2.1Devise and implement curriculum policy  PPrincipal to devise and LGB to approve
2.2Devise and implement SRE policy; after consultation with stakeholdersLGBPPrincipal to devise and LGB to approve
2.3Monitor & evaluate curriculum policy and outcomesLGBPLGB to evaluate & challenge
2.4Devise and implement EYFS policyLGBPPrincipal devise and LGB to approve
SEN3.1Devise SEN policy in line with legislation and regulationsLGBPPrincipal to devise and LGB to approve
Behaviour and safety4.1Establish academy behaviour policy including anti-bullying; keep under review; monitor its effectivenessLGBPPrincipal to devise annual report to LGB for information and LGB to ensure pupils feel safe and secure
4.2Implement behaviour policy including anti-bullyingP
4.3Exclude pupil for one or more fixed terms (not more than 45 day in one year) or permanently excludeP
4.4Hear exclusion appealsLGB
4.5Direct reinstatement of pupilLGB
4.6Ensure child protection policy and procedures in place and in line with statutory requirementsPPrincipal to devise and LGB to approve.
Improvement plan5.1Create improvement planPShare with LGB and submit to Trust for approval
5.2Evaluate, provide feedback and challenge as critical partnersTBLGB
5.3Approve planTB
5.4Monitor and evaluate plan against agreed success criteriaTBLGBP
Finance6.1Approve formal budget plan for each financial yearTBPrincipal draft for approval
6.2Monitor monthly expenditureTBPMonthly accounts sent to LGB members for info.
6.3Attend budget setting and budget review meeting (min twice annually)LGBPNominated LGB member
6.4Investigate financial irregularitiesTB
6.5Enter into contractsTB
6.6Sign off contractsTBSee Financial Handbook, Financial Permission Form and Mandate for limits of authority
6.7Make paymentsTBPSee Financial Handbook, Financial Permission Form and Mandate for limits of authority
6.8Sign off monthly payroll reportP
6.9Establish charging policyTB
6.10Establish scheme of delegationTB
6.11Appoint auditorsTB
6.12Appoint Responsible Officer (RO)TB
6.13Sign off settlement agreementsTBDelegated to Chief Executive in line with agreed limits of authority
6.14Evaluate 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
6.15Evaluate that the Trust is making full use of all assets and efficient use of all resources to impact on pupil outcomesTB
Staffing7.1Appoint PrincipalTBWith LGB involvement
7.2Appoint leadership staffTBPWith Trust and LGB representation
7.3Appoint teaching staffPPrincipal leads (LGB members on panel if required)
7.4Appoint support staffPPrincipal leads (LGB members on panel, if required)
7.5Devise appraisal policy (link with capability policy) and keep under reviewTB
7.6Implement appraisal/capability of PrincipalTBWith LGB involvement
7.7Implement appraisal/capability of staffP
7.8Agree pay policyTB
7.9Pay recommendations for staffPRecommendation to LGB
7.10Authorise pay awardsLGB
7.11Pay recommendation for PrincipalTBDelegated to Chief Exec.
7.12Authorise pay award for PrincipalTB
7.13Hear pay/appraisal appeals ref staffLGB
7.14Hear pay/appraisal appeal ref PrincipalTB
7.15Establish HR policies & proceduresTB
7.16Dismiss PrincipalTB
7.17Dismiss other staffTBLGBPAdvice from Principal with Trust representation.
7.18Suspend PrincipalTBDelegated to Chief Exec
7.19Suspend staffTBPChair of LGB to be informed
7.20End suspension of PrincipalTBChair of LGB to be informed.
7.21End suspension of staffTBPChair of LGB to be informed
7.22Determine staffing structureTBPPrincipal to draft (including discussion with Chair) for Trust approval
7.23Ensure high quality professional development is in place for all staff and that a proactive stance is taken to developing future leaders and teachers.P
7.24Ensure that all recruitment follows safer recruitment policy and guidelinesTBLGBP
Admissions8.1Devise admission policyTBPPrincipal to devise and Trust Board to approve
8.2Application decisionsLGB
Collective worship9.1Ensure requirements are metP
Premises management10.1Insure buildingsTB
10.2Ensure that premises improvement plan is in placeLGBPPrincipal to commission and provide to LGB for information
10.3Health & safety requirements metLGBPNominated governor to check
10.4Ensure that property management checks are in placeP
10.5Ensure that the action points from any Health and Safety Reviews are addressed in a timely way.LGBP
Local GB11.1Appoint/remove Chair of governorsTB
11.2Appoint majority of governors (these will be Focus-Trust govs)TB
11.3Remove governorsTBLGB
11.4Appoint/dismiss clerkLGB
11.5Establish register of governors’ business and personal interestsLGBComplete annually and Trust to compile
11.6Ensure conflicts of interest are declared and recorded each meetingLGB
11.7Establish scheme of delegationTB
11.8Hold a meeting of the local governing body at least once per termLGB
11.9Approve and set up governors’ expense schemeTB
11.10Keep contact details of LGB and terms of office up to dateLGB
11.11Set schedule of meetings for year in advance and provide Trust with detailsLGBP
11.12Induct governors into TrustTB
School organisation12.1Set times of school day and term datesLGBWith authorisation from Trust Board
12.2Ensure the academy meets for 380 sessions in academic yearP
Information for parents13.1Ensure that statutory information is published on the academy websiteP
13.2Ensure provision of free school meals to those pupils meeting the criteriaP
13.3Home-school agreement in placePReview annually
Stakeholder view14.1Ensure that appropriate account is taken of stakeholder view, including parents, pupils, staff, governors and use to set targets for improvementTBLGBP
Insurance15.1Decide insurance providerTBFollowing tendering process
Policies and documents16.1Devise data protection policyTB
16.2Devise health and safety policyTB
16.3Devise accessibility planLGBPLGB to approve. Review every 3 years.
16.4Ensure single central record in placePTrust to monitor and nominated LGB governor to monitor.
16.5Devise complaint procedureTB
16.6Hear stage 3 complaintsLGB
16.7Devise freedom of information policyTB
16.8Ensure equality statement in place and publish annuallyPReview every 4 years
16.9Maintain register of pupil attendanceP
16.10Ensure all academy specific policies are in place, communicated to staff and fully implementedPSee Trust policy list for policies
Safeguarding17.1Ensure that safeguarding requirements outlined in statutory guidance and Focus-Trust documents are implemented and evaluated.LGBP
17.2Ensure that the action points from any Health and Safety Reviews are addressed in a timely way.LGBP