- 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