Dates and Committees

Programme for 2016-17

Term Meeting Meeting Date Time
       

 

 

1

 

Standards * 19 September 2016 4.45 pm
Finance ** 10 October 2016 6.30 pm
FGB 17 October 2016 6.30 pm
       

 

 

2

Standards 14 November 2016 4.45 pm
Finance 28 November 2016 6.30 pm
FGB 12 December 2016 6.30 pm
       

 

 

3

Standards * 16 January 2017 4.45 pm
Finance ** 30 January 2017 6.30 pm
FGB 06 February 2017 6.30 pm
       

 

 

4

Standards 6 March 2017 4.45 pm
Finance 20 March 2017 6.30 pm
FGB 3 April 2017 6.30 pm
       

 

 

5

Standards * 15 May 2017 4.45 pm
Finance ** 8 May 2017 6.30 pm
FGB 22 May 2017 6.30 pm
       

 

 

6

Standards 12 June 2017 4.45 pm
Finance 26 June 2017 6.30 pm
FGB 10 July 2107 6.30 pm

 

COMMITTEES

STANDARDS COMMITTEE

The Standards Committee includes responsibility for standards; staffing and pupil support. The committee is to meet termly (six times per year) prior to the Full Governing Body meeting and otherwise as required. 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 takes 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
  • Agree an appropriate staffing structure for the school and make recommendation to the Finance Committee
  • reviewing staff pay and conditions
  • 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 Health, Safety and Wellbeing; and Premises. The committee meets termly (six times per year) prior to the Full Governing Body meeting and otherwise as required. 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 takes 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
  • 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
  • Agree an appropriate staffing structure for the school after recommendation from the Standards Committee
  • 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

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