Governing Body Committee Structure

The committee structure of MJPS Governing Body (GB) is the mechanism through which the governors carry out their remit of supporting and challenging the Headteacher and the Staff to deliver the vision for the School and provide an Outstanding Teaching and Learning Environment for its pupils. There are three main Committees, each concerned with a key area of the School’s operations and performance. The focus of their activities each year is on the progress made towards specific strategic goals as laid out in the School Development Plan. The Committees also monitor the School’s delivery of statutory requirements as regards the education and wellbeing of pupils and the management of staff and resources.

Below is a summary of the main work of the committees.

 1.   RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Chair: David Kelin (Vice- chair of the GB)

There are three strands to this Committee, finance, premises and health and safety and staffing

Aims:

The Resources Committee oversees:

  • the school finances, ensuring that the school operates within the financial regulations of the DfE and SFVS requirements, responding to any issues arising from the audit of the school’s accounts or SFVS review and ensuring value for money;
  • the maintenance and development of the school site and premises;
  • the adoption and implementation of staffing policies and procedures, ensuring that all principles of good and fair employment practice are adhered to, that staff and trade unions are consulted and legal requirements fulfilled;

Responsibilities:

Finance will

  • keep under review the scheme of delegation in financial matters, including the level of delegation to the Headteacher for the day-to-day financial management of the school, and present to the Governing Body any recommendations for change;
  • prepare and present to the Governing Body for ratification an annual School Budget which reflects the priorities in the School Development Plan;
  • monitor the deployment of the School Budget and ensure a termly report to the Governing Body with an evaluation of the use of resources, significant departures from the planned Budget deployment and any appropriate recommendations;
  • ensure that the School Fund or any other similar fund outside of the School Budget is audited and appropriate records are kept;

Premises, Health and Safety will

  • draw up medium and long term plans relating to the repair, maintenance and development of school premises and buildings, and recommend any action to the Governing Body;
  • agree the lettings and charges policy for the use of school premises;
  • keep all Health and Safety and emergency procedures policies under review, ensuring that necessary checks and assessments are carried out and prioritised for action;

 Staffing

  • agree the staffing structure (teaching and non-teaching) and responsibilities at least annually in relation to the School Budget and the School Development Plan;
  • keep under review all appropriate staffing policies and procedures, including grievance, discipline, redundancy, capability, sickness absence, performance management, whistle blowing, pay and conditions of employment, and ensure staff are consulted and informed appropriately;
  • recommend to the Governing Body the procedure for filling vacancies and making staff appointments below the agreed School Leadership Group;
  • monitor the impact of equalities and diversity policies on staff recruitment and retention;
  • ensure the school complies with the latest requirements in relation to safe recruitment and safeguarding procedures;
  • consider any issues referred by the Headteacher outside any scheme or policy adopted by the Governing Body.

The Resources Committee will also nominate 3 non-staff governors (for the avoidance of doubt to include the Chair) to form the

Pay and Review Committee will

  • ensure a review of the whole school pay policy to take account of local and national developments and make appropriate recommendations to the Governing Body;
  • ensure an annual review of teachers’ salaries in line with current arrangements in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document
  • ensure an annual review of support staff salaries in line with current arrangements in the NJC for local government or other appropriate bodies;
  • consider the recommendation of the Headteacher’s performance review group in relation to whether to award the head an annual increment ***;
  • receive reports from members of staff about matters relating to any of the issues listed in the above terms of reference.
  • contribute to, monitor and evaluate the relevant parts of the school’s self-evaluation document, the School Development Plan and the policies indicated above, reporting or making recommendations to the Governing Body as appropriate;
  • consider recommendations from relevant external reviews for example Audit, Ofsted or external consultant review and agree the actions needed to address any issues identified; to monitor and regularly evaluate the implementation of any agreed plan, reporting or making recommendations to the Governing Body as appropriate;
  • take appropriate action on any other relevant matter as referred by the Governing Body.

Statutory policies and documents reviewed by Resources committee1.     Scheme of Financial Delegation including current levels of authority

  1. Whole School Pay Policy
  2. School Lettings Policy, tenancy/usage agreements and current Rates of Hire
  3. Health and Safety Policy
  4. Headteacher and Teacher Performance Management/Appraisal and Capability

2.   CURRICULUM AND ACHIEVEMENT COMMITTEE 

Chair: Judith Ish-Horowicz

 Aims:

 The Curriculum and Achievement Committee will :-

  • Oversee pupil achievement, ensuring the school provides a high quality learning experience and delivers a broad and balanced curriculum in keeping with the school’s aims and legal requirements;
  • Oversee the provision of teaching and learning to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential, including those children who have SEND or who are Gifted and Talented;
  • Oversee the range and breadth of the curriculum, monitoring pupil participation and achievement across all areas of extended learning and experience;

Responsibilities:-

In particular the C&A Committee will:

  • keep under review the school’s curriculum policy and statutory obligations in relation to the National Curriculum;
  • recommend to the Governing Body the school’s pupil performance targets;
  • monitor school based, local and national performance data and reports (eg School Improvement Partner report and Raiseonline), evaluating achievement and analysing the performance of different groups and subjects;
  • keep under review the SEND policy and nominate a governor to have special responsibility for monitoring SEN provision (for the avoidance of doubt, the nominated SEN Governor can be an associate governor); the SEN Governor should visit the school each term, and prepare a written report for the Committee on their observations and meetings; the SEND Governor and the Safeguarding Governor ( Children, Families and Community Committee) may be the same governor if agreed by the Chair of the full GB and the Headteacher;
  • via the SEND Governor reports and regular review, monitor the school’s fulfilment of its responsibilities for pupils with special educational needs, including those with disabilities;
  • monitor the provision for and the progress and attainment of vulnerable or designated groups e.g. looked after children, traveller children etc. and the effectiveness of any intervention strategies; specifically, monitor the effectiveness of the deployment of the Pupil Premium Funding and ensure that this information is made available to both parents and the wider community;
  • monitor the quality of teaching and learning for all pupils, including those children who are designated Gifted and Talented;
  • keep under review provision and policies for Sex and Relationships Education, Jewish Learning and Religious Education and make recommendations to the Governing Body as necessary;
  • keep under review the impact of the Equality Policy (including gender, race, religious group, disability) in relation to teaching and learning, curriculum, achievement and progress;
  • determine, monitor and evaluate the range and the impact of extended activities on pupil learning;
  • monitor the overall effectiveness of the Early Years Foundation stage, including outcomes, quality of provision and effectiveness of leadership;
  • determine and review the charging policy for school activities;
  • agree holiday dates and any changes to school session times.

In general, the C&A Committee will also:

  • receive reports from members of staff about matters relating to any of the issues listed in the above terms of reference.
  • contribute to, monitor and evaluate the relevant parts of the SEF, the School Development Plan and the policies indicated above, reporting or making recommendations to the Governing Body as appropriate;
  • consider recommendations from relevant external reviews for example Audit, Ofsted or local authority review and agree the actions needed to address any issues identified,  monitoring and regularly evaluating the implementation of any agreed plan, reporting or making recommendations to the Governing Body as appropriate;
  • take appropriate action on any other relevant matter as referred by the Governing Body.

Statutory policies and documents reviewed by C & A committee

  1. Equality and Diversity Policy and Statement
  2. SEN Policy
  3. Sex and Relationships Education Policy
  4. Statement of Pupil Premium Funding Deployment
  5. Charging Policy (parents for school activities)

3.   CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY COMMITTEE –

Chair: Naomi Reiniger

Aims:

 The Children, Families and Community Committee will:-

  • oversee the school’s contribution to pupil well-being, including the extent to which pupils feel safe, adopt healthy lifestyles and contribute to the school and wider community;
  • oversee the policies and provision relating to home/school links and community cohesion;
  • oversee the school’s plans and activities to project and promote its vision, values and achievements to parents and carers (current and potential), the wider community and local opinion formers.

Responsibilities:

In particular the CFC Committee will keep under review:

  • the school Behaviour Policy and associated issues e.g. anti-bullying, and evaluate their implementation and outcomes via monitoring the impact on exclusions and incidents in the school;
  • the school Exclusion Policy and nominate three non-staff governors to form a Pupil Exclusions Review Panel if required;
  • the school Attendance Policy and its outcome;
  • the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and its procedures and nominate a non-staff governor to have special responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures (for the avoidance of doubt the Safeguarding Governor can be an associate governor); the Safeguarding Governor should visit the school each term, and prepare a written report on their observations and meetings; the Safeguarding Governor and the SEN Governor (Curriculum and Achievement Committee) may be the same governor if agreed by the Chair of GB and the Headteacher;
  • the views of pupils, how these are sought and taken into account in formulating school policy and practice;
  • the engagement of parents and carers with the school; in particular how parental views are gathered and taken into account in developing school policy and practice, and how home-school links are developed and extended;
  • the Parents/Carers Complaints Policy, ensure high awareness throughout the school community and nominate two non-staff governors for any Complaints Review Panel as required;
  • the effectiveness of communications with parents, including statutory requirements such as the prospectus, school profile, complaints policy and home-school agreement, as well as other initiatives such as the web-site, newsletters and other communications activities;
    • community links, community use of the school and the perception of the school amongst the local community and opinion formers; in particular evaluating the school’s contribution to promoting community cohesion and monitoring changes in the awareness of the school’s improvement and growing achievements;
    • the range and impact of the extended school offer to all pupils;
    • the welfare requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage;

In general, the CFC Committee will also:

  • receive reports from members of staff about matters relating to any of the issues listed in the above terms of reference.
  • contribute to, monitor and evaluate relevant parts of the Self Evaluation Form, the School Development Plan and the policies indicated above, reporting or making recommendations to the Governing Body as appropriate.
  • consider recommendations from relevant external reviews e.g. Audit, Ofsted or local authority review, and agree the actions needed to address any issues identified,

monitoring and regularly evaluating the implementation of any agreed plan, and reporting or making recommendations to the Governing Body as appropriate.

  • take appropriate action on any other relevant matter as referred by the Governing Body.

Statutory policies and documents to be reviewed by Children, Families and Community committee.

  1. Homework Policy and Home School Agreement
  2. Behaviour Policy including Attendance and Exclusion
  3. Anti-Bullying and e-Safety Policies
  4. Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
  5. Parents/Carers Complaints Policy

 

 

 

 

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