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Committee Information

Governing Body Committee Structure and Remit Information

 

For more detailed information about each committee a full 'Constitution & Terms of Reference is available.

 

Full Governing Body

Chair: Harriet O’Connor

Members: All Governors

 

Remit of Committee:

The Governing Body exists to provide an independent oversight of the management and operation of the school, with the aim of improving the quality of education provided and raising standards.

 

 

 

Finance and Premises Committee

Chair: Kirti Mehta

Other members: Anita Saville, Desop Doel (School Bussiness Manager), Ben Fullbrook, Harriet O’Connor, Chris Fox, Joe Foulds

 

Remit of Committee:

The provision of guidance and assistance to the Head and Governors in all matters relating to budgeting and finance, and to clearly define financial responsibilities.

Ensuring that the school maintains compliance with the DfE School's Financial Value Standard (SFVS).

 

 

 

Teaching, Learning and Safeguarding Committee

Chair: Harriet O'Connor

Other members: Anita Saville, Libby Wright, Chris Fox, Sam Soo, Gemma Anderson, Jo Grinter

 

Remit of Committee:

It is the intention of the committee to:

Promote and ensure high quality of teaching for all children.

Assist the Governing Body with its understanding of Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum, current trends and needs and development within each curriculum area.

Work with the Headteacher and staff to monitor and evaluate curriculum provision and standards of attainment throughout the school.

Work with the Headteacher and staff to raise standards in the school.

Ensure that safeguarding is embedded into all aspects of school life at Joseph Hood.  To monitor and review safeguarding practice within the school. To keep up to date with changing legislation in the areas of safeguarding and child protection.

 

 

 

 

Pay and Personnel Committee

Chair: David Archbold

Other members: Harriet O’Connor, Chris Fox, Sophie Ireland

Remit of Committee:

To review the operation of the overall performance management policy in the school and provide an annual report to the Governing Body on the effectiveness of the performance management processes and procedures in relation to all members of staff.

To determine a performance review process for the Headteacher.

To work with the School Improvement Partner and take responsibility for the performance review process for the Headteacher.

To recommend to the Governing Body and keep under review a Salary Policy to be used as the basis for the annual review of staff.

 

 

Marketing Sub Committee

Chair: Clare Alder

Members: Harriet O’Connor

Remit of Committee:

To raise and enhance the school's profile with a view to increasing and sustaining the number of children on roll.

To raise the school's profile as a community school and resource.

 

 

 

Investigating Sub Committee

Chair to be elected at the time that such a committee becomes necessary

Members: Jo Grinter, Gemma Anderson

Remit of Committee:

Establish what has happened so far, and who has been involved.

To clarify the nature of the complaint and what remains unresolved.

To dismiss the concern in whole or in part.

To uphold the complaint in whole or in part.

To decide on the appropriate action to be taken to resolve the complaint.

To recommend changes to the school's systems or procedures to ensure that problems of a similar nature do not recur.

 

 

 

Appeals Sub Committee

Chair to be elected at the time that such a committee becomes necessary

Members: Harriet O’Connor, Sam Soo,

Remit of Committee:

To hear any staffing appeals, including:

Appeals under disciplinary, capability, redundancy, early retirement or grievance procedures.

Appeals against pay decisions, in accordance with the school's Pay Policy.

Appeals under performance management procedures, including any appeal from the Head Teacher (Performance management appeals are dealt with under the grievance procedure).

To hear appeals arising from complaints.

 

 

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