School Representative Body Committees

 

School Representative Bodies may appoint Committees as necessary to undertake specific areas of responsibility. 
The School Representative Body may choose to outline the name and number of committees in its Constitution.

A Committee does not direct or manage the provision of services that the School Representative Body is responsible for and Committee recommendations must be put to the School Representative Body for endorsement or approval.

Decisions made by the School Representative Body on Committee recommendations are final and may not be overturned by the Committee.

Any Committees formed shall appoint a Chair from the School Representative Body who is responsible for presenting regular reports covering the activities of the Committee to the School Representative Body.

Appointing Committees is a way School Representative Bodies can equitably share workloads and engage the wider school community to become actively involved in the school.Committee image web.jpeg

Committee examples:

  • Finance Committee
  • Policy Committee
  • Grounds and Maintenance Committee
  • Engagement Committee

 

Important Points:

  • A Committee does not direct or manage the provision of services that the School Representative Body is responsible for.
  • A Committee may only report to and make recommendations to a School Representative Body.
  • A Committee may not determine any matter put to it by the School Representative Body for consideration.
  • The School Representative Body may create Committees of its members for such purposes as it considers necessary.
  • The School Representative Body may from time to time invite one or more persons from the school community to participate in the activities of a Committee for such period as the School Representative Body considers appropriate.
  • The School Representative Body may at its absolute discretion cease the participation of a person in a Committee at such time as it considers appropriate.
  • A person who is invited to participate in a Committee is not an Invited Member of the School Representative Body.
  • Where the School Representative Body seeks to invite a person to be a member of a Committee, the School Representative Body must call for expressions of interest from the school community and the School Representative Body shall then invite one or more participants from such persons as may express an interest. Persons invited to participate on a Committee must be invited on the basis of their knowledge and expertise relevant to the particular activities or role of the Committee.
  • A Committee may consider such matters as the School Representative Body may refer to it and, on such terms, as provided by the School Representative Body.