Governors do not claim expenses, but can request paper for printing, if required.
*Behaviour Principles Statement –cannot be delegated to the Headteacher, the Headteacher will write the behaviour policy along with the senior leadership team. In the Governance Handbook it states that a governance board “must make and periodically review, a written statement of principles to help the executive leader determine the measures that make up the school’s behaviour policy. The board must consult the executive leaders, other appropriate members of staff, parents and all registered pupils before making or changing a statement of principles”, this statement must also be published online.
The DfE guidance “Behaviour and discipline in schools: guidance for governing bodies” they recommend that the following should be covered:-
a. Screening and searching pupils (including identifying in the school rules items which are banned and which may be searched for);
b. The power to use reasonable force or make other physical contact;
c. The power to discipline beyond the school gate;
d. Pastoral care for school staff accused of misconduct; and
e. When a multi-agency assessment should be considered for pupils who display continuous disruptive behaviour.