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Finance & General Purpose Committee


  • Phil Greatrex - Chairman 
  • Alex Day
  • Simon Pearce
  • Ben Thompson 
  • Donna Western
  • Hugo Brown
  • Charles Doyle - Chairman of Governors (ex-officio committee member) 

In attendance 

  • Jon Wood - Headteacher 
  • Hilary Goldsmith - School Business Manager 
  • Bill Webb - Health & Safety Governor (attendance when appropriate) 

The Finance & General Purposes committee has a wide range of responsibilities.

  1. To oversee the longer-term strategic planning of the school’s finances.
  2. To advise the Governing Body and the Head on financial matters
  3. To Review the financial consequences of the Development Plan.
  4. To review and implement the set of Financial Regulations drawn up for the school.
  5. To be responsible to the Governing Body within the constraints of the budget delegated by Kent County Council and in accordance with the curricular needs as laid down by the DfE and the priorities set out in the Development Plan for:
  • Financial Control
  • Budget and Three Year Plan Setting
  • Budget Monitoring and Reporting
  • Internal Control
  • Internal and External audit
  • Risk management policy
  • Premises
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Risk management policy