The Governing Body of St Martin's Church of England Primary School works as a ‘whole team’, meeting 7 times per year: a “business meeting” in September followed by meetings held once in each term, without any separate committees.
An agenda for each meeting will include all the tasks which the governing body is required to consider, and the governing body will ‘commission’ assignments or activities arising from the business of the meeting, which will be recorded in the minutes.
In addition to ‘commissioning’ activities or actions on their behalf, the governing body may wish to delegate monitoring activities to ‘monitoring pairs’ or ‘individuals’. This could apply to statutory functions, and/or the priorities of the School Plan.
In each case where a function has been delegated there is a statutory duty to report any action or decision to the governing body at the next meeting.