GOVERNING BODY

SUB-COMMITTEES

There are four sub-committees reporting to the Governing Body, as follows:

 

Finance Committee

 

Role and Remit

  • To guide and assist the Headteacher and the Governing Body in all financial and budgeting matters.

  • To draw up and present to the Governing Body for approval the schools' annual budget, prior to submission to the Local Authority.

  • To  monitor ongoing financial performance against the agreed budget, to identify any issues/problems and to put in place, as appropriate, any remedial action.

  • To communicate every term with the schools's nominated LA Financial Officer to formally review financial performance against budget, identify any issues/problems/trends, formulate the budget for the forthcoming year and identify any longer-term issues and trends.

  • To ensure that the Governing Body is fully briefed and kept up to date on:

        - The school's financial performance against budget and any associated issues.

        - The committee's ongoing activities.

  • To ensure ongoing compliance with the schools' Financial Regulations and Procedures.

  • To be the 'custodian' of the schools Financial Regulations and Procedures and ensure that they are reviewed annually, updated as appropriate and submitted to the Governing Body for formal approval and minuting.

  • To maintain oversight of the finances of the Breakfast and After School Clubs.

Membership

Sub Committee Chair: Robin Hallows (Parent Governor)

Co-Opted Governor: Andy Horsley

Parent Governor: Janine Pates

Associate Member: Susan Jacob

Headteacher: Vicki Holmes

Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Committee

 

Role and Remit

  • The role of the Committee is twofold, namely:

  

  1. To review and make recommendations to the Governing Body, as appropriate, concerning the school’s Curriculum Statement in the light of the Local Authority’s Curriculum Statement and the statutory obligations regarding the National Curriculum.

  2. To support the Headteacher in reviewing and monitoring, on behalf of the Board of Governors, the performance of the school against its objectives and targets.

  • In reviewing and assessing the school's performance, the Committee will employ both internal and external sources and will:

       - Identify achievements and areas of particular progress.

       - Highlight any areas where performance is not in line with plans and targets or any other areas for concern.

       - Agree with the Headteacher action plans and timescales to further improve performance or to address any areas of                   concern.

       - Agree with the Headteacher appropriate performance related objectives and targets for the following academic year.

 

  • The members of the Committee will make regular planned visits to the school during term times to gain a 'hands on' view of the school's operation.

  • On behalf of the Governing Body, the Committee has the responsibility for the following IT areas:

       - The acquisition and replacement of old IT equipment and provision of IT related consumables.

       - Provision and maintenance of essential software.

       - The schools's 'Information and Communication Technology Policy'.

  • The Committee is the ‘keeper’ of the school’s Curriculum Policy and will undertake an annual review on behalf of the Governing Body.

  • The Committee will ensure that the Governing Body is briefed and kept up-to-date on its activities, the school's academic performance and relevant developments/issues

Membership

The Committee will comprise of the Headteacher, teacher and Governors as selected by the Governing Body as necessary. The current membership is:

Sub Committee Chair: Sally Newton (Co-opted)

LA Appointed Governor: John Moffat

Headteacher: Vicki Holmes

Parent Governor: Elizabeth Allsop

Associate members : Susan Jacob and David Smith

Staff Governor: Hollie Nicholson

Safeguarding & Well-being of Pupils Committee

 

Role and Remit

  • The purpose of the Committee is to assist the Headteacher and the Governing Body in ensuring that the school has in place effective policies and practices in line with statutory and non-statutory advice and guidance concerning the safeguarding and well-being of pupils.

 

The Committee will:

  • In conjunction with the Headteacher, review the effectiveness of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy on an annual basis.

  • Annually review the school's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and update it, as appropriate.

  • Assist the Headteacher in the annual task of preparing the S175 Safeguarding Audit and Action Plan, as required by the Education Act of 2002.  The Safeguarding Audit and Action Plan will be prepared in the autumn term.

  • Work with other Committees in relation to shared and overlapping responsibilities. 

  • Monitor developments in all aspects of safeguarding and ensure that, as a result, appropriate responsive actions are taken within the school where necessary.

  • Be the guardian of 'Acceptable Use Policies' for pupils and staff and ensure that these are regularly reviewed and updated as necessary.

  • Ensure that the Governing Body is briefed and kept up-to-date on its activities and relevant developments.

Membership

The Committee is chaired by a Governor and comprises the Headteacher, staff governor and four other Governors, selected by the Governing Body. The current membership is:

Sub-Committee Chair: John Moffat (Authority Governor)

Headteacher : Vicki Holmes 

Co-opted: Dave Smith

Parent Governor: Julie Page

Foundation Governor: Harold Dobbin

Staff Governor: Hollie Nicholson

Buildings and Health & Safety Committee

 

Role and Remit

 

  • To formally inspect the school buildings and grounds annually and prepare for the Governing Body a statement of priorities and programme for maintenance and development.

  • To monitor, on behalf of the Governing Body, the implementation of the on-going maintenance programme and any unplanned/emergency maintenance work and where necessary, to take appropriate remedial action.

  • To approve, on behalf of the Governing Body, the preparation and implementation of building and maintenance contracts and, as appropriate, seek Governing Body approval for the award of these.

  • To liaise, as appropriate, with the LA on any premises issues.

  • To undertake an annual Health and Safety and Risk Audit of the school premises, identify any issues and ensure that plans are in place to address these and that these plans are implemented in a timely manner.

  • To be responsible for the maintenance and operability of the school's CCTV facilities.

  • To annually review and update, as appropriate, the school’s Health & Safety Policy.

  • The Committee will ensure that the Governing Body is briefed and kept up-to-date on its activities and relevant developments/issues.

Membership

The Committee comprises of four Governors and the School Business Officer.

The current membership is:

Sub-Committee Chair: Roger Keeling

Headteacher: Vicki Holmes (Headteacher)

Co-Opted Governor: Andy Horsley

Parent Governor: Janine Pates

School Business Officer: Jackie Cooper

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