Sub-committees

Our governing body is organised into subcommittees that focus on specific areas of the school with a defined remit.  They meet three times a year and all outcomes are fed back as part of each full governor meeting. The structure of these committees is:

Governing Body Committees: Structure and Membership 2016/2017

Chair of Governors: Barbara Kwiecinski

Vice Chair of Governors: Julia Fletcher

Committees

Governor Chart

 

 

Achievements and Standards

To consider matters relating to:

  • Assessment
  • Progress
  • Transition
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Terms of reference

  • To monitor the school assessment targets and data in line with Local and National standards, for FS, KS1 and KS2.
  • To monitor progress made across the whole school in line with Local and National standards as well as monitoring identified groups e.g. LAC, Gender, FSM, SEN etc.
  • To ensure the school leadership has appropriate and rigorous systems for assessment throughout the school.
  • To monitor and review the information about school performance and reporting to parents according to statutory requirements.
  • To monitor and contribute to the School Improvement Plan.
  • To monitor and contribute to the school SES.
  • To ask relevant questions.

Finance and Premises

To consider matters relating to:

  • Finance
  • Health and Safety
  • Premises

Terms of reference

  • To guide and assist the Head and the governing body in all budgeting and financial matters, and matters relating to grounds and premises and Health and Safety.
  • To prepare and review the school’s financial regulations, procedures and policies annually, including consideration of long-term planning and researching.
  • To draw up and present an annual budget for the governing body’s approval, taking account of the agreed priorities of the School Improvement Plan.
  • To monitor the budget over the year; report the financial situation and make recommendations where necessary.
  • To agree a level of delegation to the Head for the day-to-day financial management of the school.
  • To recommend virements between budget headings in excess of agreed level of delegation.
  • To liaise and consult with other committees where necessary.
  • To monitor the income and expenditure of all public funds; to receive and, where appropriate, respond to any audit reports of these. Also to receive and respond to audits of non-public funds.
  • To maintain a lettings and charging policy.
  • To inspect the premises and grounds annually and prepare a statement of priorities for maintenance and development (With reference to the Asset Management Plan).
  • To approve the preparation and implementation of building and maintenance contracts.
  • To ensure any necessary liaison with the LA regarding premises issues
  • When necessary, to draft, review and recommend for adoption the procedures for dealing with discipline and grievances and ensure that staff are informed of these.
  • When necessary, to draft and review, in consultation with staff, criteria for redundancy to be recommended for the approval of the governing body.
  • To review the staffing structure annually.
  • The committee will also have responsibility for:
    • Absence management and monitoring
    • Harassment and Bullying
    • Competence
    • Recruitment and Retention
  • To liaise with the headteacher when deciding on the membership of appointment panels, other than for the post of headteacher.
  • To consider any freedom of information issues.
  • To ask relevant questions.

Leadership and Management

To consider matters relating to:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Child Protection
  • Staffing
  • Performance Management of Staff

Terms of Reference

  • To help the Headteacher set the strategic direction of the school.
  • To monitor and contribute to the SIP.
  • To monitor and contribute to the SES.
  • To ensure the school is moving in the right direction in terms of long term planning, SIP, OFSTED action plans etc.
  • To ensure the school leadership has appropriate systems in place in order to move the school forward.
  • To ensure the school benefits from a good relationship with the community.
  • To review the Performance Management Policy, it’s implementation and to receive an annual report on Performance Management, including staff development and training.
  • To monitor the pastoral care of the pupils and review policies related to pastoral care.
  • To ask relevant questions.

Performance Management of Headteacher

Constitution

The Performance Management Committee will be at least four governors, excluding the Headteacher and staff governors. The Headteacher will advise on all issues, except on their own pay. The Performance Management Committee will receive information from the External Adviser in relation to the Headteacher’s statutory annual Salary Review.

Frequency of Meetings

The Performance Management Committee will meet once a year, normally, in the autumn term, to carry out the statutory setting of Headteacher targets, in full consultation with the School Improvement Partner. The Performance Management Committee will meet as required after the SIPs visit to carry out the annual salary review of the Headteacher. The Committee may also have to consider changes to the Headteacher’s Individual School Range.

Any Governor or person with a direct personal or pecuniary interest will withdraw from the meeting.

Learning and Teaching

To consider matters relating to:

  • Curriculum
  • SEN
  • Pastoral Care

Terms of Reference

  • To ensure the school leadership has appropriate systems for monitoring and evaluating the quality of teaching and learning in the school.
  • In collaboration with staff, to provide information about how the curriculum is taught, evaluated and resourced.
  • To review the policy and provision for collective worship and for RE and to make recommendations where necessary.
  • To review the policy and provision for sex and relationships education.
  • To ensure that the requirements of children with special needs are met, as laid out in the Code of Practice.
  • To monitor and contribute to the School Improvement Plan.
  • To monitor and contribute to the school SES.
  • To monitor the pastoral care of pupils and review policies related to their pastoral care.
  • To ask relevant questions.