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Service Quality Assurance

Service Quality Assurance, Monitoring & Evaluation

Governance

The service is subject to statutory governance arrangements in accordance with Alternative Provision Statutory guidance for local authorities January 2013

The guidance makes it mandatory for local authorities to establish Management Committees if they maintain a Pupil Referral Unit. The Management Committee constitution is set out in an Instrument of Government comprised of four stakeholder groups: parents; staff; the local authority; and the community. There is an option to include one or two sponsor members who can form a fifth group but this must be matched by additional community members to ensure it has the highest representation.

The EAP Instrument of Government is an eleven member model:

Stakeholder Groups

No. of permitted members

Parent members

One

(At least one, but no more than one-fifth of the total committee)

Staff members

Two

(At least one, but no more than one third of the total committee)

Local authority appointed members

Two

(At least one, but no more than one-third of the total committee)

Community members

Six

(Must outnumber all the other members combined)

 Sponsor (optional)

Nil

The functions of the Management Committee are to:

  • Have an overview of the strategic planning for EAP through the Development Plan
  • Have the capacity to bring about change relating to EAP provision
  • Be a body which can bring influence to bear at a senior level to address weaknesses in leadership and management
  • Have a nominated member for Safeguarding
  • Have a role in admissions, attendance, discipline, curriculum, and post-inspection action
  • Financial monitoring of the devolved budget
  • Nominate a Pay Committee in accordance with the Pay Policy