At Radcliffe on Trent Infant and Nursery School our Governing Body has established 4 sub-committees. These allow us to focus on the priorities agreed by the Full Governing Board. The committees are:
Finance and General Purpose
Pupil Progress and Quality of Teaching
Wellbeing and Safeguarding
Leadership and Management
Each Committee meets once a term and is responsible for discharging some of the statutory duties of the Governing Board. Committee meetings provide an opportunity for members to develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter and to hold the Headteacher and her leadership team to account. Each committee reports back to the Full Governing Board (FGB) to ensure all governors are kept informed and are able to scrutinise actions and decisions. The committees are operating under authority delegated by the FGB. A brief summary of the areas that are monitored and evaluated by each committee is provided below. If you would like to know more, the relevant chair would be happy to speak to you – please contact them via the school office.
Finance and General Purpose: Chair - Sally Taylor
This committee manages the school budget and oversees the financial probity and transparency of the school.
Items regularly considered by the Committee include: Budget - monitoring, forecasting and approval of expenditure; School Financial Value Standard; approval of services for schools; Premises and Health & Safety; School infrastructure costs and utilities; Asset disposal; Emergency plan and business continuity planning; School funds; Liaison with RAINS; Approving and monitoring the implementation of the Finance Policy
Pupil Progress and Quality of Teaching: Chair – Jackie Simpson
The role of this committee is to support and challenge the Head and her senior team in the Ofsted area of Quality of Education. This includes the quality of the Curriculum, its implementation, the quality of teaching and the outcome from this, the impact on pupil progress for all pupils.
Items regularly considered by the Committee include: Quality of teaching and learning; Staffing structure and deployment; Curriculum; Pupil premium use and monitoring; Pupil progress and outcomes (including closing the gap); Progress of Disadvantaged Pupils; Provision and Support for SEND Pupils; Inclusion, equality and diversity (inc. teaching, materials & monitoring); OFSTED actions; School improvement plan; Appraisal cycle and staff progression.
Wellbeing and Safeguarding: Chair – Mary McCarthy
This Committee monitors and reports on the school environment, attendance and behaviour, and in addition focuses on staff wellbeing.
Items regularly considered by the Committee include: Pupil voice; Staff wellbeing; Behaviour for Learning; School ethos and rules; British Values statement & ‘Prevent’ strategy; Looked after children; Attendance; Discipline; Safeguarding; Sex education; Community involvement & Citizenship; Racial/bullying incidents; Equality and diversity; School physical environment; Physical education.
Leadership and Management: Chair – Kirsty Hird
This Committee has oversight of the Governors’ strategic responsibilities. It is aligned with the Ofsted area of Leadership and Management and is tasked with improving the effectiveness of meetings and the Governing Body as a whole. It incorporates the Pay Committee when required.
Items regularly considered by the Committee include: Committee Structure & Link Roles; Approval of scheme of delegation; Governor Training & Recruitment; Governor Visits; Appraisal process and HT Appraisal; Staffing and pay scales; Complaints and parent feedback; Information Governance; Mission and Vision; Communication including school website.
In summary, the membership of the sub-committees of our Governing Board is:
|Finance and General Purpose||Pupil Progress and Quality of Teaching||Wellbeing and Safeguarding||Leadership and Management|
|Mary McCarthy||-||-||✔ (Chair)||✔|
|Jackie Simpson||-||✔ (Chair)||-||✔|
|Sally Taylor||✔ (Chair)||-||-||✔|
Governor Link Roles
In addition to serving on at least one of our committees, Governors are also allocated a link role. This involves acting as the link or liaison between the governing body and a specific subject, curriculum area or aspect of the work of the school. Link governors help the governing body to understand, oversee, monitor and develop their particular area of responsibility by acting as a source of support and as a critical friend. They should enrich the whole governing body’s understanding of their particular area, contribute to informed decision-making and champion issues in meetings. The link roles in our school change from time to time as priorities for improvement within the school alter. Our current link governors are:
|Appraisal||Peter Cochrane & Stephanie Spencer|
|Appraisal QA||Mike Powell|
|Child Protection & Safeguarding||Mary McCarthy & Stephanie Spencer|
|Governor Training & Induction||Sally Taylor|
|Information Governance||Mary McCarthy|
|Looked After Children||Stephanie Spencer|
|Online Safety||Mary McCarthy|
|Premises & Health and Safety||Helen Marshall|
|Pupil Premium||Stephanie Spencer|
|SEN & Disabled Children||Stephanie Spencer|
SIP - Blended school home learning
|SIP - Curriculum for Excellence||Nicole Amoabil|
|SIP - Everyone a Leader||Peter McCarthy/Kirsty Hird|
|SIP - EYFS Curriculum||Nicole Amoabil|
|SIP - Fit for Learning||Mary McCarthy|
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