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How the governing body structures its work

The governing body structures its work so that some responsibilities are carried out by the full governing body, with others delegated to committees and individual governors. 

The full governing body meets twice a term to consider information about the school's performance, to decide whether any changes to its policies are required and to receive feedback from the work of its committees. The strategic planning committee meets at the beginning of each term to plan the work of committees and to schedule visits by governors to monitor aspects of the school's work and progress towards its improvement plan.  The curriculum and standards committee meets termly to evaluate the quality of teaching, outcomes, pupil behaviour, safeguarding and impact of provision for vulnerable groups; it meets towards the end of each term to find out in greater detail about the impact of key initiatives and subjects. The resources committee meets twice a term to oversee the school's staffing, finance, buildings, and health and safety arrangements.

Individual governor roles are matched to key aspects of school life, including some of the areas of the school improvement plan, so that members of the governing body have a detailed understanding of the school's effectiveness. Current roles include:
  • Child Protection, 
  • Children in Care, Special Educational Needs, Disadvantaged Pupils
  • Facilities and Health & Safety
  • Leadership
  • Early Years
  • Phonics
  • English
  • Maths
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
  • PSHE & PE 
  • Behaviour