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Telephone: 0117 903 0077

Email: airballoonhillp@bristol-schools.uk

Headteacher: Mr T Browse BA (Hons)

Dates and Committees

Programme for 2018-19

Term

Meeting Meeting Date
     
1 Standards  08/10/18
  Finance 15/10/18
  FGB 22/10/18
     
2 Standards 26/11/18
  Finance 19/11/18
  FGB 10/12/18
     
3 Standards  21/01/19
  Finance  28/01/19
  There is no FGB Meeting this term  
     
4 FGB 11/03/19
  Finance 25/03/19
  There is no Standards Meeting this term  
     
5 Standards  29/04/19
  Finance  13/05/19
  FGB 20/05/19
     
6 Standards 08/07/19
  FGB 15/07/19
  There is no Finance Meeting this term  

 

COMMITTEES

STANDARDS COMMITTEE

  • The Standards Committee includes responsibility for standards; staff conduct and discipline and pupil support
  • Membership of the committee will be no fewer than 3 governors, plus the Headteacher.
  • The quorum for each meeting shall be 3 governors.
  • The committee is to meet termly (six times per year) prior to the Full Governing Body meeting and otherwise as required, using the terms of reference and the governors annual meeting planner as a guide to agenda setting.
  • The committee is to report to each meeting of the full governing body.
  • The committee has delegated power to make its own decisions on behalf of, and without referral to, the full governing body, except where the subject matter requires full governing body consideration by law or in accordance with the school’s established scheme of delegation.
  • The Standards Committee will elect a Chair annually (non-staff member of the committee only)

The Standards Committee will:

 Take the lead on:

  • monitoring and evaluating rates of progress and standards of achievement by pupils, including any underachieving groups
  • ensuring that the curriculum is balanced, broadly based, meets the needs of all pupils and complies with statutory requirements
  • setting priorities for improvement and monitoring and evaluating the impact of improvement plans which relate to the committee’s area of operation
  • developing and reviewing policies identified within the school’s policy review programme and in accordance with its delegated powers
  • agreeing procedures for staff conduct and discipline

Accept full delegated responsibilities for the discharge of the following duties:

  • Monitor and evaluate:
    • the effectiveness of leadership and management
    • the impact of quality of teaching on rates of pupil progress and standards of achievement
    • the impact of continuing professional development on improving staff performance
    • the effectiveness of provision for children with special educational needs
    • the quality of the curriculum in securing high standards of achievement
    • the impact of any actions or interventions taken to address differential standards of achievement or rates of progress within groups of pupils (eg SEN, gender, free school meals/Pupil Premium, BME, EAL, children in care etc)
  • Identify and celebrate pupil achievements
  • Recruit, select and appoint staff
  • Secure the effective implementation of performance management procedures
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of partnerships in securing improved pupil outcomes

Provide guidance to the Full Governing Body for the following, which cannot be delegated:

  • Setting realistic and sufficiently challenging statutory end of key stage targets
  • The school’s curriculum statement
  • Approval of school policies on sex and relationships education and religious education
  • Appointment of Headteacher, and Deputy Headteacher

FINANCE COMMITTEE

  • The Finance Committee includes responsibility for the schools staffing establishment, premises and matters relating to Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • Membership of the Finance Committee will be no fewer than 3 governors, plus the Headteacher subject to annual review by the Governing Body.
  • The quorum for each meeting shall be 3 governors and the Headteacher or his representative. The exception to this is where there are any decisions to be made on pay and in this case the quorum will be 4 non-staff Governors. If the quorum cannot be reached, the pay discussion will escalate to the Full Governing Body
  • The committee is to meet termly (six times per year) prior to the Full Governing Body meeting and otherwise as required, using the terms of reference and the governors annual meeting planner as a guide to agenda setting.
  • as a guide to agenda setting.
  • The committee is to report to each meeting of the Full Governing Body.
  • The committee has delegated power to make its own decisions on behalf of, and without referral to, the Full Governing Body, except where the subject matter requires Full Governing Body consideration by law or in accordance with the school’s established scheme of delegation.
  • The Finance Committee will elect a Chair annually (non-staff member of the committee only)

The Finance Committee will:

 Take the lead on:

  • monitoring and evaluating the budget allocated to the school to achieve value for money
  • setting priorities for improvement and monitoring and evaluating the impact of improvement plans which relate to the committee’s area of operation
  • developing and reviewing policies identified within the school’s policy review programme and in accordance with its delegated powers
  • ensuring, as far as is practical, that Health and Safety issues are appropriately prioritised

Accept full delegated responsibilities for the discharge of the following duties:

  • Preparation and presentation of an annual budget to the Full Governing Body for approval
  • Agree the level of financial delegation to the Headteacher for day to day financial management and considers requests for revenue and capital expenditure outside these limits in line with the current Finance Policy
  • Ensure that the principles of ‘best value’ are adhered to
  • Review, monitor and evaluate the annual maintenance programme
  • Project manage maintenance, repairs and redecoration within the budget allocation
  • Agree an appropriate staffing structure for the school
  • Review staff pay and conditions
  • Ensure there is adequate provision both in staffing, facilities and resources to allow the school to meet both its legal and moral obligations with respect to health, safety and welfare
  • Oversee arrangements, including Health and Safety, for the use of school premises by outside users or for extended services, subject to Governing Body and LEA policy.
  • Monitor the use of resources identified in the School Improvement Plan
  • Consider the financial priorities of the School Improvement Plan
  • Review any policies which have been assigned to this committee to oversee

Provide guidance to the Full Governing Body for the following, which cannot be delegated:

  • Approval of the annual budget
  • Appointment of Headteacher, and Deputy headteacher
  • Advising on priorities, including Health and Safety, for the maintenance and development of the school’s premises
Special Events
  • Attendance of the Week:

    Look out for details coming soon of our best class attendance of the week

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Telephone: 0117 903 0077 Email: airballoonhillp@bristol-schools.uk