St Aelred’s RC Primary School
Terms of Reference
The governing body must review the delegation of functions and the establishment, terms of reference and membership of committees annually.
At least three members of the governing body with voting rights. The governing body or the committee may appoint associate members to serve on this committee. Such members may have voting rights only as determined by the governing body and within the terms of the School Governance Roles, Procedures and Allowances Regulations 2013.
The quorum for a meeting and any vote will be three governors who are members of the committee, or more, as determined by the committee.
3. TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE COMMITTEE
i) to monitor the effectiveness of all of the school's curriculum policies and implement changes where appropriate, including:
a) the content of the secular curriculum (in voluntary aided schools); to ensure that religious education and daily collective worship according to the rights of the Catholic Church are provided and ensure adequate arrangements are made;
b) the school's policy on sex education;
c) the school's policy on special educational needs;
d) the school’s policies on child protection and safeguarding;
ii) to consider on behalf of the Governing Body any matters concerning the future of the school;
iii) to make recommendations regarding its strategic development; and
iv) to ensure that all pupils are able to achieve their potential by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating:
e) the impact of teaching on learning and pupil outcomes;
f) the school’s strategic improvement plan and implementation of the school’s statutory obligations, including the response to priorities for improvement as identified as part of an OFSTED inspection;
g) school targets;
h) the effectiveness of school policies including the continuity of provision across Key Stages;
i) the design, content and balance and challenge of the curriculum;
j) the provision of extra curricular activities; and
k) the analysis and use of performance data to drive improvement.
4.FUNCTIONS DELEGATED TO THE HEADTEACHER
5.FUNCIONS RETAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY
All functions delegated to the Committee, or alternatively list any functions or decisions which the governing body does not wish to delegate to the committee.
6.APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR AND CLERK
The appointment of the chair shall be determined by the governing body or by the committee and reviewed annually. The governing body shall appoint a clerk to the committee.
A written record of the meetings of the committee will be submitted to the next full governing body meeting, through the clerk to the governing body.
8.FREQUENCY OF MEETINGS
Meetings will be held at least once each term.
A meeting shall be convened by the clerk under the direction of the governing body and the chair of the committee. The clerk will give every member of the committee and the headteacher (if not a member of the committee) written notice of a meeting, a copy of the agenda and any papers to be considered at the meeting at least seven days’ clear notice before the date of the committee meeting. If the chair of the committee considers that there are matters that demand urgent consideration they may determine a shorter period of notice.
AGREED: OCTOBER 2015
REVIEW DATE: AUTUMN TERM 2016