Like all committees, the membership should be reviewed annually. It should not be left until a case arises. The same governors cannot sit on both committees. As some members of the staff disciplinary and dismissal committees may not be able to take part i.e. due to absence or tainting, when deciding the membership, the governing body should also consider a list of reserve governors which the chair could contact in priority order. These decisions and the delegation of authority to the chair must be minuted.