St Matthew's C.E Primary School

“I can do all things because Christ gives me strength” Philippians 4:13

St.Matthew’s CE (Aided) Primary School Committees and structure September 2023-2024

Strategic Curriculum Committee 

  • Analysis and synthesis of data

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.

  • Raising Attainment Plan (RAP), School Improvement Plan(SIP)

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.

  • School Curriculum

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.

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

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.

  • Pupil Premium Attainment

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.

  • Policy Development

It is 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.

  • Monitoring cycle

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.

  • Pupil Behaviour and Attendance

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.

 SIAMS Committee

  • Christian Character of the School

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. 

 Finance Committee 

The Remit for this committee covers to the following areas:

Members –  Kate Clark(Head - ex officio), Rebecca Wilson, Anna Hill, Heather Cooper, Martin Webb, Katie Rivers

  • Personnel

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.

  • Finance - Additional grants - Recovery Premium , Catch up Premium , Tutoring School led programme 

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. Over the past year due to COVID there have been significant grants awarded to schools to facilitate the recovery, particularly of our Pupil Premium Pupils.

  • Pay

It is the responsibility of this committee to make decisions on pay, based on the evidence provided by the Headteacher on monitoring 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.

  • Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)/Early Years PPG

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. The Chair of Governors is the Governor designated to Pupil Premium.

  • Sports Premium Grant

It is the role of this committee to hold the school to account in relation to the spending and allocation of the sports Premium, and ensure there is a fair and transparent process in spending to ensure the effective delivery of sport for all.

  • Forces Premium Allocation

It is the role of this committee to hold the school to account in relation to the spending and allocation of the sports Premium. Again it is their role to ensure this funding is allocated to the Forces service children appropriately and in a targeted manner , although the main aim of the pupil premium is to raise attainment, we are advised the service pupil premium can be spent on: non-academic outcomes, such as improving pupils' mental health. non-academic improvements, such as better attendance. activities that will also benefit non-eligible pupils.

  • Premises - DFC from Lichfield Diocese -Bids and Outcomes

This committee is 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. The school regularly submits bids to the Diocese for specific building projects, we are presently reaping the reward of one of these bids which was awarded to replace our School roof , presently underway.

We have benefitted from DFC money to refurbish toilets, pathways, fencing , windows in our hall and our next bid will be to replace the windows in the rest of the school which are the 1970's ones and as such are not energy efficient.

  • Health & Safety

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.

  • Policy and Procedure Review

It is 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, Matt Beer , Katie Rivers

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 and staff Discipline Committee

 Anna Hill, Matt Beer, Katie Rivers

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.

Appeals Committee

Heather Cooper, Heather Cooper, Bev Porter 

It is the role of this committee to act as the appeals committee in any situation which would warrant an appeal.

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  Matt Beer, Heather Cooper, Anna Hill, Martin Webb

Link and Special Interest Governor Champions and Subject Leader Roles and Responsibilities from September 2023

Pupil Premium: Mrs K Rivers

Teaching and Learning: Mrs A Hill, Mrs K Rivers

Behaviour and Attendance: Mrs Anna Hill, Mrs B Porter, Mrs Wilson

Subject area                              Appointed Governor                                          Designated Subject Leader

EYFS                                            Mrs B Porter                                         Mrs S Vaughan

English                                         Mrs A Hill                                             Miss L.Wilson

Maths                                           Mrs K Rivers                                         Mr P Bailey 

Science                                         Mrs H Cooper                                       Mrs S Wyre

IT    / Computing                           Mr M Webb                                           Mrs R Wilson , Miss L Wilson

RE                                                Matt Beer, Mrs H Cooper                        Mrs J Barfield /Mrs N Jenkins  

PE                                                Mr Matt Beer                                        Miss R Hawthorn

Foundation Curriculum                   Mrs A Hill, Mrs K Rivers                         Miss L Wilson

SEND                                           Mrs B Porter                                         Mrs L Burns

Teaching and Learning                   Mrs A Hill                                             Miss L Wilson

Safeguarding                                Mrs A Hill                                              Mrs R Wilson /Mrs D Mills