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Orford CEVA Primary School

Orford


CEVA Primary School

Committees fo the Governing Body

Finance and Staffing Committee - Chaired by Mike Bradshaw 
 

Membership

Chair of Governors, Chairs of committee, Headteacher & School Business Manager (non-governor) Others as agreed at the first meeting of the year

Quorum

The quorum for committee meetings is 3 members (The committee shall not meet without the headteacher, or a substitute nominated by the headteacher, being present.)

Delegated responsibilities:

1. To provide guidance and assistance to the headteacher and governing body in all matters relating to budgeting and finance.

 2. To review regularly the details of the financial policies and  procedures agreed by the FGB.

3. In consultation with the Headteacher, to draft the first formal budget plan of the financial year.

4. To prepare and review financial statements, including consideration of long-term planning and resourcing.

5. To consider each year’s School Improvement Plan and to draw up an annual budget plan for approval by the FGB.

7. To monitor income and expenditure of all funds and to report the financial situation to the full governing body each term.

 8. To monitor the impact of spending decisions upon educational achievement in the school.

 9. To recommend for approval by the governing body the level of delegation to the headteacher for the day-to-day financial management of the school.

10. To recommend the amount which can be vired between budget headings by the headteacher without prior agreement of the finance committee.

11. To ensure the audit of unofficial school funds.

12. To review the staffing structure when vacancies occur, and at least annually in relation to priorities for school improvement.

13. To agree procedures for the appointment of school staff, in line with School Staffing Regulations with a view to financial implications

14. To monitor and review all staffing policies and procedures, and to consider adopting the LA’s model personnel policies and procedures.

15. To ensure that the governing body appoints two governors to conduct the Performance Review of the Headteacher together with the external Advisor.

16. To ensure, via reports from the headteacher, that the Performance Management policy is implemented throughout the school, and that all staff are included in the system of performance review.

19. To draft the Pay Policy for the school, with the purpose of recommending adoption by the governing body.

20. To consider the salary appropriate for new posts within the school, in line with similar posts already in place.

21. Each year, to review the salaries of all staff up to and including the Deputy Headteacher, with effect from 1st September, in accordance with existing arrangements and the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, and after taking the advice of the headteacher in relation to the meeting of performance objectives where appropriate.

22. To consider the award of additional points of responsibility/management points to teachers.

23. To ensure that teachers are informed, in writing, of the basis upon which their place on the existing pay spine has been determined.

24. To review the headteacher’s salary annually, and to award performance points where appropriate, and as prescribed in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.

 

Ethos Committee - Chaired by Janet Bishop

Membership: As agreed at the first meeting of the year.

Quorum

The quorum for committee meetings is 50%. (The committee shall not meet without the headteacher, or a substitute nominated by the headteacher, being present.)

Delegated responsibilities

Christian Faith

  1. To ensure that the school and pre-school  embody and promote Christian values and principles in their policies, curriculum, day to day life and behaviours.

  2. To review annually and update as necessary, the school’s Religious Education (RE) and Collective Worship (CW) policies.

  3. To monitor the achievement of aims and objectives in both RE and CW against the School Improvement Plan, the School self-evaluation process and the SIAMS self-evaluation.

To monitor the well- being of staff within the school environment.

Pupil Health and Well Being Committee - Chaired by Laura Kemball 

Membership: As agreed at the first meeting of the year.

Quorum

 The quorum for committee meetings is 3 members (The committee shall not meet without the headteacher, or a substitute nominated by the headteacher, being present.)

Delegated responsibilities

  1. To provide support and guidance for the headteacher in all matters relating to the use of school premises and grounds, security and health and safety.

  2. To ensure the inspection of  the premises, grounds and equipment at least annually and prepare a statement of priorities for maintenance and development to be approved by the full governing body.

  3. To draw up, and keep under review, an Accessibility Plan, which will meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.

  4. To ensure that the school complies with health and safety regulations and to regularly review the health and safety policy.

  5. To review policies and procedures as indicated below in the termly planner.

  6. To ensure that the school is a safe and secure environment for everyone.

  7. To ensure compliance with the legal requirements for safeguarding.

  8. To review and update regularly the School’s safeguarding policy in line with Suffolk County Council’s “Whole School Safeguarding Policy Framework”.

  9. To ensure compliance with the requirements of the School’s Safeguarding Policy.

  10. To review  General Data Protection Policy.

  11. To receive report from Data Protection Officer to include monitoring of reporting breaches to ICO.

  12. To report to the full governing body at each of its meetings

School Improvement Group - Chaired by Charlotte Pratt 

Membership

As agreed at the first meeting of the year.

Quorum

The quorum for committee meetings is 3 governors (The committee shall not meet without the headteacher, or a substitute nominated by the headteacher, being present.)

 Delegated responsibilities

  1. To monitor progress on priorities in the School Improvement Plan.

  2. To advise the governing body on its statutory obligations regarding the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage.

  3. With the assistance of staff, to provide information on how the curriculum’s are taught, evaluated and resourced.

  4. To review the policies and procedures allocated to the committee (see termly planner below).

  5. To receive reports from the headteacher and other staff on the delivery of the National Curriculum and EYFS, including testing and assessment arrangements, and to review the published information about school  and pre-school performance.

  6. To consider complaints relating specifically to the curriculum and to advise the governing body.

  7. To monitor the school’s and pre-school’s self-evaluation as reported by the Head and pre-school Manager.

  8. To oversee the annual cycle of school development planning, incorporating the school,  pre-school and SIAMS into the School Improvement Plan and monitor progress against targets throughout the year, 

  9. To recommend to the Finance and Staffing Committee the allocation of finance to provide staffing, learning resources and premises which meet the objectives of the School Improvement Plan.

  10. To monitor provision for children with Special Educational Needs so that all pupils, regardless of need, make good progress.

  11. To monitor Pupil Progress throughout the year and appoint a named governor with specific responsibility for monitoring policy and practice so that the integrity of data is assured.

  12. To oversee arrangements for individual governors to take a leading role in supporting vulnerable students and groups.

  13. To plan and monitor a programme of Governors’ Monitoring Visits and refer recommendations arising to the Full Governing Body.

  14. To monitor progress on actions arising out of the Ofsted Inspection Report (when necessary).

  15. To oversee arrangements for educational visits.

  16. To report to the full governing body at each of its meetings.