The Governing Board has the following core functions: 
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and 
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure money is well spent. 

The Board has appointed the following committees to support it in delivering these core functions:

  • Teaching, learning and Outcomes Committee
  • Students, Families and Community Committee
  • Resources Committee 

The Board meets half termly and each committee meets four times during the academic year. The Resources Committee has an additional meeting in April to consider the school’s budget proposals and to make recommendations to the Board on the budget for the forthcoming financial year.  

The Teaching, Learning and Outcomes Committee is responsible for monitoring and evaluating:

  • how the school deals with its statutory obligations in relation to the National Curriculum;
  • the quality of the assessment system;
  • the performance of different groups, subjects and key stages making relevant comparisons to  local and national data and analysing trends;
  • provision for, progress and attainment of vulnerable groups, for example disadvantaged children, looked after children, young carers, and the effectiveness of any intervention strategies;
  • the special educational needs (SEN) policy, monitoring provision and ensuring that the school fulfils its responsibilities for pupils with special educational needs and with disabilities;
  • the quality of teaching;
  • the impact of interventions linked to specific grants such as Pupil Premium;
  • the range and impact of extra-curricular activities on pupil achievement and well-being;
  • how well teaching prepares pupils for the next stage in their education.

The Students, Families and Community Committee is responsible for monitoring and evaluating: 

  • the impact of the school’s contribution to pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare;
  • the impact of safeguarding policies ;
  • pupil applications and admissions;
  • attendance and punctuality;
  • behavior patterns and trends, exclusions and rewards;
  • the views of pupils and staff and how these are taken into account in planning and day to day practice;
  • the effectiveness of partnerships with other schools, external agencies and the community including business, to improve the school, extend the curriculum and increase the range and quality of learning experiences for pupils;
  • the engagement and views of parents with the school, particularly those who find it hard to engage, and how these are taken into account, and consider ways in which home-school links can be further developed, making appropriate recommendations;
    community links and community use of the school; 
  • the school’s contribution to promoting community cohesion; 
  • supporting the school in ensuring that the school’s website is compliant. 

The Resources Committee is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the use of and impact of the school’s budget, recruitment and professional development of staff, and premises.  

The Governing Board also appoints Lead Governors with specific areas of responsibility to support the committees in their work by carrying out Governor visits. Committee memberships, Chairs and Lead Governors are listed on the Governing Board page. The Governing Board also appoints panels for the Headteacher’s appraisal, teachers’ pay and exclusions.  



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