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Last reviewed on 11 October 2021
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Be clear on who can sit on the pay committee for maintained schools and academies, and what the rules are for staff governors. See also example pay policies from schools.

Maintained schools 

Have at least 3 members

You need to make sure each of your committees has at least 3 members in order to be quorate (they can't hold any votes or make official decisions if they're not quorate).

This is set out in regulation 22 of The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013.

Avoid having staff governors as members

There’s no rule that prevents a staff governor from being on the pay committee, but it wouldn’t be very practical. That’s because there’d be a conflict of interest when the committee considers the pay or performance of any staff member at your school, so they wouldn’t be able to take part in discussions or vote.

See Schedule 1 and regulation 16 of The School Governance Regulations 2013 (linked to above).

You can appoint associate members to a committee if they have relevant

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