Governors Structure and Remit

 
 

Performance and Curriculum 

Structure

Committee number: 7

Chair: Mrs L Bell

The Governors will meet with the committee once per term and major issues will be referred to the Board of Governors for ratification.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • To guide and assist the Local Governing Board and Headteacher in matters relating to pupils’ attainment and progress.

  • To review information and data regarding school performance including attainment and progress in all Key Stages

  • To be involved in the monitoring of achievement, progress and assessment throughout the school.

  • To monitor quality of teaching.

  • To monitor leadership and management.

  • To contribute to and monitor the School Development Plan.

  • To be familiar with the school’s Self-Evaluation Form.

  • To guide and assist the Governing Body and Headteacher in all matters relating to school curriculum and their statutory obligations regarding the National Curriculum

  • To report to the Local Governing Board every term.

  • With the assistance of Staffing Teams, Link Governors and subject Leaders to provide information to the Local Governing Board about how the curriculum is taught, evaluated and resourced.

  • To consider and make curriculum-related contributions to the school improvement plan.

  • To ensure the principles of Best Value are adhered to in all decisions.

  • To support and agree improvements in the curriculum to enhance academic performance, and to promote and track their effective implementation.

  • To review the policy and provision for Collective Worship and Religious Education and make recommendations to the Local Governing Board.

  • To review the policy and provision for Sex Education and make recommendations to the Local Governing Board.

  • In conjunction with the Finance Committee to ensure that sufficient resources are provided for students to cover the national curriculum.

  • To monitor the provision of enrichment and extension activities and the broader curriculum.

  • To ensure that the requirements of children with Special Needs and Disabilities.

  • To contribute towards the curriculum area of the School Development Plan.

  • To monitor the use of Pupil Premium funding and its impact.

  • To consider complaints relating to the Curriculum and to advise the Local Governing Board.

Finance, Premises and Staffing Sub-Committee

Structure

Committee number: 6

Chair: Mr A Arshad

The Finance Governors will meet with the committee which meets at least once per term and major issues will be referred to the Board of Governors for ratification

Duties and responsibilities:

Finance:

  • To guide and assist the Local Governing Board and Headteacher in all matters relating to budgeting and finance.

  • To prepare the annual budget for the approval of the Local Governing Board.

  • To oversee the preparation of the 3-year budget plan and ensure it links with the School Development Plan priorities agreed by the Local Governing Board.

  • To monitor and review day-to-day financial management of the school budget for the approval of the Local Governing Board.

  • To make sure all resources are allocated in line with the school’s strategic priorities.

  • To ensure all assets and financial resources are efficiently used.

  • To benchmark school financial performance and report it to the Local Governing Board.

  • To review and implement SMART’s Financial Policy annually and recommended levels of delegation.

  • To make decisions concerning awards of tendered contracts and take part in the tendering process where appropriate.

  • To report on the school’s finances at Local Governing Board meetings.

  • To ensure accurate accounts are kept.

  • To monitor quarterly expenditure and ensure corrective action is taken when necessary.

  • To ensure that all financial transactions are in line with best value principles.

  • To receive the auditors’ report and to recommend to the Local Governing Board and action as appropriate in response to audit findings.

  • To ensure the school maintains an up-to-date asset register.

  • To review financial policy statements, including consideration of long-term plans and resources for the approval of the Local Governing Board.

  • To evaluate and present the annual statement of Internal Controls to the Local Governing Board. 

Premises:

  • To consider policies on health and safety and recommend a policy for school for adoption by the Local Governing Board.

  • To carry out regular reviews of all Health and Safety policies.

  • To monitor accident trends, patterns and risk assessments in school.

  • To monitor the effectiveness of the school’s health and safety arrangements, make periodic inspections in conjunction with providers, and report once a term to the governing body.

  • To monitor Accessibility, Disability and Equality Scheme

     

    Staffing:

  • To draft and keep under review a policy statement on staff consultation and to undertake any formal consultation on personnel matters.

  • To review the staffing structure annually.

  • To implement SMART policies; including Performance Management, Equal Opportunities, Grievance, Dismissal, Redundancy and Pay Policies.

  • To ensure statutory requirements related to personnel matters are met

  • To ensure work/life balance issues for all staff are given proper consideration

  • To make arrangements for interviewing and appointing staff, agreeing governor involvement.

  • *To ensure that SMART complete the Headteacher’s performance review annually.

  • *To implement the school’s Pay Policy and make decisions on the pay of all staff

 

(*No staff member can be involved in this)