St.Matthew’s CE (Aided) Primary School Committees and structure September 2018 - September 19
Strategic Curriculum Committee
It is the role of this committee to receive verbal and written reports along with other evidence about the school’s work, in terms of external and internal data. Governors will participate in the analysis and synthesis of data. These activities will support the setting of annual targets for the school.
It is the responsibility of selected members of this committee to support the writing of the RAP and SIP, meeting with Senior / middle leaders and the School Improvement Advisor to carry out the thorough analysis and synthesis of data, resulting in improvements for all groups of pupils.
It is the role of this committee to monitor the work undertaken throughout school in all curriculum areas. This will usually be done by Governors working strategically alongside Subject Leaders and making visits to the school to see the curriculum in action, taking part in Learning walks with senior / middle leaders / School Improvement Advisor and carrying out work scrutinies with curriculum leaders. Governors will present their findings at subsequent committee meetings and full governing body meetings. Learning walks are then published on our school website.
It is the role of this committee to monitor the provision of SEND in school. This will be done by at least one governor working strategically alongside SENCo. The committee will receive both written and verbal reports about SEN.
It is the responsibility of this committee to ensure that the attainment and progress of these pupils is no worse than other pupils within the school and to hold the school to account for any differences that are shown through the analysis of the data.
This is the School Evaluation Form which covers the key areas of Ofsted : Overall Effectiveness,Leadership and Management, Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Personal Development , behaviour and welfare, Outcomes and the Effectiveness of the Early Years provision:quality and Standards.The Committee oversee, agree and report on the changes made to the SEF on a termly/yearly basis.
As a Church Aided Primary School this committee is committed to ensuring that the school is promoting the Christian character associated with the school, and following the latest SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools ) guidance.
It will be the responsibility of this committee to identify and develop such policies as are deemed essential to the management of the school. This will be done by working closely with the Headteacher, Deputy headteacher and School Business Manager. Commissioning and receiving draft policies and helping prepare finalised policies for adoption.
It is the responsibility of this committee to hold the school to account; ensuring that there is a rigorous monitoring cycle in place which includes, the interrogation of data, scrutiny of pupil work and lesson observations, so that a judgement can be made on the quality of teaching, learning and progress of all groups of learners.Key Strategic Governors often take part in learning walks and work scrutinies to confirm their judgements of the school.
The committee will discuss current or anticipated issues around the general behaviour and attendance levels of all children. Any recommendations are taken forward to full Governing Body meetings for approval.
Strategic Finance Committee
The Remit for this committee covers to the following areas:
Members – Kate Clark(Head - ex officio), Heather Cooper, Tracey Cartwright, Anna Hill, Kerry Kandola, Dale Hancox, Martin Webb
It is the role of this committee to consider items relating to the staffing arrangements of the school. This will be done by receiving reports on the deployment of staff and their roles. The committee will prepare recommendations for the governing body on all issues relating to employment and conditions of service.
It is the role of this committee to deal with all matters relating to the school budget. This responsibility will include approving the annual budget and monitoring its use. The monitoring process will usually be done by receiving reports and statement of accounts throughout the year.
It is the responsibility of this committee to make decisions on pay, based on the evidence provided by the Headteacher on appraisal outcomes or members of the Performance Management Committee on the Headteacher’s performance, based on Performance Management outcomes. It is also responsible for ensuring that there are equal opportunities for all staff in terms of the way they are treated and the grading of their salary.
It is the role of this committee to hold the school to account for all PPG monies and how these are spent. The decisions on spending should be based on sound academic research, where there is strong evidence to support the spending in a particular area, which has a high impact on pupil progress and closed the gap between those pupils in receipt of PPG and those who are not.
This committee will be responsible for monitoring the maintenance and development work undertaken as part of the schools premises care. It will do this by helping to establish priorities, receive reports and make recommendations to the governing body on issues related to this area.
It is the role of this committee to ensure that the school’s Health & Safety policy is carried out. This will be done by providing a governor representative on the Health & Safety team and receiving regular written and verbal reports.They may be in attendance at Health and Safety Audit feedback also.
It will be the responsibility of this committee to ensure that all school policies are kept under review and are updated as and when necessary. This will be done through establishing a three year rolling review programme of all existing policies. This work will be carried out in conjunction with the Senior Management Team of the school.
Disciplinary, Grievance and Employment Protection Committee
Anna Hill, Dale Hancox, Jackie Sach, Martin Webb
It is the role of this committee to deal with any disciplinary or grievance matters and to ensure employment protection. It will also be responsible for staff discipline hearings.
Pupil Exclusions Committee & Complaints Committee
Heather Cooper, Anna Hill,Dale Hancox, Jackie Sach
It is the role of the complaints committee to act as the 1st committee in any complaint or pupil exclusion which requires a formal committee to consider.
Heather Cooper, Kerry Kandola, Roger Lewis, Rev'd Smith
It is the role of this committee to act as the appeals committee in any situation which would warrant an appeal.
* Mr Hancox will be excluded from any appeals that relate to pupil discipline.
Performance Management Committee
Anna Hill (Chair -ex officio), Heather Cooper
It is the role of this committee to oversee that Headteacher’s performance management
SIAMS Committee Rev’d Smith, Heather Cooper, Jackie Sach
Link and Special Interest Governor Champions and Subject Leader Roles and Responsibilities from September 2018
Pupil Premium: Mrs H Cooper
Teaching and Learning: Mrs K Kandola, Mrs A Hill, D Hancox
Behaviour and Attendance: Mrs K Kandola, Mrs K Clark
Subject area Appointed Governor Designated Subject Leader
EYFS Mr Dale Hancox Mrs S Vaughan
English Mrs A Hill Miss L.Wilson
Maths Mrs H Cooper Mr S Gray
Science Mr M Webb Mrs S Wyre
IT Mr M Webb Miss T. Cartwright
RE Rev’d P Smith, Mrs H Cooper Mrs J Cartwright
PE Mr D Hancox Mr S Gray
Foundation (Cornerstones ) Curriculum Mrs K Kandola Miss S Steventon
SEND Mrs H Cooper Mrs R. Wilson
Buildings / Asset Management Mrs A Hill Mrs K. Clark
Pupil Premium Mr H Cooper Mrs R. Wilson
Teaching and Learning Mrs K Kandola Miss T. Cartwright