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Committees

The Structure of the Governing Body for the 2017/18 Academic year is as follows:

 

CHAIR

STEVE ECCLESTON

VICE-CHAIR

CATHRYN OVERALL

CLERK

KATE NEAL-SMITH

 

COMMITTEES

CHAIR

MEMBERS

RESOURCES

BEVERLEY HARRISON

 

SUZANNE SHACKLETON

STEVE ECCLESTON

NIKKI COPITCH

TRACEY ROE

DOMINIC MIKA

MICHELLE SEFTON

CURRICULUM & FOUNDATION

CATHRYN OVERALL

SUZANNE SHACKLETON

SELINA TROMANS

SARAH THOMAS

LOUISE BEVAN

REV. DOMINIC MELVILLE

JANE SIMPSON

PAY COMMITTEE

STEVE ECCLESTON

 

SUZANNE SHACKLETON

BEVERLEY HARRISON

 

REMITS

The Terms of Reference for the Committees of the Governing Body are as follows:

RESOURCES COMMITTEE 

MEMBERSHIP

To consist of at least 5 Governors, plus the Head Teacher, with other invited members as necessary in a non-voting capacity. 

QUORUM

To be three governors, two of whom should not be members of staff

MEETINGS

To meet at least once a term

RESPONSIBILITIES

GENERAL

  • To take delegated responsibility for appointing a Chairman.

STAFFING

  • To set and monitor the school’s staffing levels.
  • To formulate and review the school’s staffing structure.
  • To establish the procedures for advertising and appointing new staff.
  • To ensure that agreed DFEE and LA procedures for Performance Management of teachers are carried out.
  • To operate redundancy procedures if ever they become necessary.
  • To monitor the school’s procedures for staff development.
  • To monitor the school’s support for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs).
  • To submit annually to the Finance Committee costings for proposed staffing levels.
  • To operate at all times within the budget allocated by the Finance Committee.
  • To take delegated authority for appointing a Chairman.

FINANCE

  • To receive submissions from the Governing Body, other committees and the Headteacher prior to drafting the school’s annual budget. The committee, without requiring full Governing Body Approval, can sanction this plan.
  • To highlight to the Governing Body any salient or unusual matters that may have risen from recent committee meetings.
  • To monitor ongoing interim budget updates generated by computer software package.
  • To determine the extent of financial delegation to the Headteacher.
  • To operate at all times within the school’s delegated budget.
  • To monitor and plan spending of additional grants awarded or allocated to the school throughout the financial year April – March.

PREMISES

  • To inspect the premises to identify essential maintenance work.
  • To recommend to the Governing Body an ongoing programme of repairs and maintenance, paying attention to Condition Surveys, etc.
  • To consider the need for improvement/extension projects in order to enhance the delivery of the curriculum or to provide for increasing numbers of pupils, e.g. use of Formula Capital Grants.
  • To oversee contracts for maintenance, repairs and small improvement work, cleaning and grounds maintenance.
  • To consider health and safety issues associated with the building and site.
  • To monitor and review the arrangements for cleaning the building and maintaining the surrounding areas.
  • To maintain satisfactory standards of furniture and fittings.
  • To monitor the school’s letting policy and out-of-hours use.
  • To deal with any issues concerning the on-site pre-school, including any lease negotiations.
  • To monitor and control the school’s energy needs.

 

CURRICULUM AND FOUNDATION COMMITTEE

MEMBERSHIP

To consist of at least 6 Governors, plus the Head Teacher, with other invited members as necessary in a non-voting capacity.

QUORUM

To be 5 governors, two of whom should not be members of staff, and one of whom should be a Foundation Governor

MEETINGS

To meet at least once a term

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To take delegated responsibility for appointing a Chairman.

CURRICULUM

  • To agree on behalf of the Governing Body all curriculum and assessment policies.
  • To submit curriculum and assessment proposals, policies and reports, and to recommend appropriate targets to the Governing Body for approval and for subsequent inclusion in the School’s Development Plan.
  • To monitor, review and evaluate the school’s curriculum and assessment provision.
  • To ensure equality of opportunity for all pupils within the school’s curriculum provision.
  • To consider on behalf of the Governing Body any curriculum statements prepared by the LEA.
  • To prepare annually a submission to the Finance Committee for funding levels of curriculum resources.
  • To work closely with the curriculum co-ordinators in monitoring delivery of the policies.
  • To review all the curriculum policies on a three yearly cycle with the relevant co-ordinators.
  • To observe firsthand the delivery of the curriculum.
  • To operate at all times within its allocated budget.
  • To ensure that the Governing Body meets all statutory requirements with regard to the delivery of the curriculum and assessment.
  • To take delegated responsibility for electing a Committee Chairman.

FOUNDATION

  • To support, by involvement in evaluation and planning, the distinctive Christian character of the school.
  • To take e a special interest in the collective worship and religious education at the school, where possible contributing to the evaluation and planning of these key features of church school life.
  • To support the school during the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools.
  • To act as a critical friend and supporter to the Head Teacher, teaching and ancillary staff, children, parents and fellow Governors.
  • To have representation (at least one governor) on the governor panel for the appraisal / performance management of the Head Teacher.
  • To become involved in school life in order to contribute to the school’s plan to raise standards and improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning.
  • To help forge closer links and support those already existing between school, church and the wider community.
  • To encourage links between local church schools and liaison between Foundation Governors from these other schools.
To highlight to the Governing Body any salient matters that have risen from recent committee meetings.

 

PAY COMMITTEE

MEMBERSHIP

To consist of 3 Governors, plus the Head Teacher, with other invited members as necessary in a non-voting capacity.

QUORUM

To be three governors, two of whom should not be members of staff

MEETINGS

To meet at least once a year

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To formulate and review annually the salary of the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher.
  • To monitor the Performance Management of the Headteacher.
  • To consult annually with the External Advisor regarding the Headteacher’s Performance Management.
  • To formulate and review annually a salary policy for all staff employed in the school.
  • To establish the criteria and procedures for determining all discretionary elements of the salary policy.
  • To monitor and take advice on Threshold awards to staff.

 

 

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