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Terms of reference of the Buildings, Premises and Health and Safety Committee



6 governors, one of whom will act as chair.

The current membership of the committee is:

  1. Mr Peter Simpson
  2. Mr Paul Brighouse
  3. Mrs Sarah Rubin
  4. Mrs Jodie McNally
  5. Mr Matt Vickers
  6. Miss B Stott



  • To be appointed by the committee
  • The governing body can remove the chair at any time.



3 governors.



  • Meetings will be held at least once each term.
  • The chair can convene extra committee meetings if required but must give at least 7 days clear notice.


Agendas & papers for the meeting

To be circulated to all governors one week before the meeting by the chair of the committee. Accompanying papers to be circulated to members of the committee only.


Minutes/ confidential minutes

To be circulated to all members as soon as possible after the date of the meeting, or with the agenda papers for the next full governing body meeting.


Minutes to include a brief summary of items discussed, decisions made and any questions raised by governors and responses given and/or a record of any proposals or recommendations for the governing body to consider, and clear reasons for any decisions taken.



Membership, terms of reference and working procedures to be reviewed annually at the autumn term governing body meeting.


This committee is responsible for:

  1. To ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare of staff, pupils and visitors and to promote co-operation between all employees at the school to achieve and maintain a safe and healthy work place for staff, pupils and visitors.
  2. To appoint one of the Governors to be the Governor for Health and Safety;
  3. To guide and monitor the Head teacher to ensure that he/she keeps health and safety as a high priority in the day-to-day management of the school;
  4. To receive any H&S audit reports (including asbestos, legionella, gates safety survey) and monitor the implementation of any recommendations. It is desirable that governors participate in inspections from time to time.


school adopted policies related to educational trips and visits.

  1. To carry out an annual appraisal of the safety performance of the school and include this in its annual report to parents.
  2. To discuss and resolve so far as is reasonably practicable health and safety issues at meetings of the Governing Body.
  3. To communicate with the Children’s Services Directorate any matters relating to health and safety with which they need further assistance.