GHES Management Committee (Governance)
Gloucestershire Hospital Education Service (GHES) is a registered Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) and is a GCC Service. PRUs have Management Committees rather than governors though the governance function is very similar. Management Committee members hold an important public office and their identity should be known to their own organisation and to wider communities. In the interest of transparency it is a requirement for schools to publish up-to-date governance information and arrangements online. On this page is the following information:
- Section A: Remit of GHES Management Committee
- Section B: Structure of the Management Committee
- Section C: Management Committee Bios
- Section D: Management Committee meetings attendance records (academic year 21/22)
- Section E: Management Committee members overview (incl. business / pecuniary interests)
The Department for Education's statutory guidance on alternative provision explains that local authorities are required to establish management committees to run PRUs in their area. It says that a PRU’s management committee must: “ have a strategic role setting out and monitoring the aims and objectives of the unit to ensure children are safe, have their needs met and receive a good standard of education. “The three key areas of the GHES Management Committee are to provide a strategic view, to act as a critical friend and to ensure accountability."
For any questions or queries about the Management Committee or if you want to contact them then please contact the Clerk to the Management Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01242 532363.
Our GHES complaints procedures can be found on the GHES policies page and Karen Harris can assist with this process. Compliments can also be sent via Karen Harris.
The GHES Management Committee has an Instrument of Government which sets out it’s constitution.
GHES Management Committee has 11 members:
- 2 parent members
- 2 staff members (including the Head)
- 1 local authority member
- 6 community members
The term of office is 2 years for staff and parent members and 4 years for the other member positions. The Head of Service automatically remains a member. Formal scrutiny meeting forms are completed by the members for the area they are monitoring and these forms are shared and evaluated at whole service management committee meetings providing support and challenge to the Service.