Committees

There are 3 main committees:

In addition, the following committees convene as necessary:

Inspection, or copies, of approved Minutes of Full Governing Body and Committee meetings are available upon request by contacting the Clerk to the Governors at sburnett@christs.richmond.sch.uk.

Christ’s School Finance, Premises and Staffing Committee

Membership: appointed by the full Governing Body.

The key purpose of this committee is to provide vital governance and oversight of the Financial Management of the school.

The committee is required to consider, challenge and ultimately approve the budget proposed by the Headteacher for submission to the Governing Body in the Spring Term of each year. The committee ensures that the budget is consistent with the goals set out in the School Development Plan and with the Staffing priorities stemming from review of the school’s curriculum. Staffing costs represent nearly 80% of the overall expenditure budget, and so require particular focus as to strategy.

The committee monitors the school’s financial performance relative to this budget throughout the financial year, and will recommend any changes considered necessary as a result of this monitoring to the Governing Body. It considers the financial implications of recommendations from other committees and stakeholders.

In respect of the school’s premises, the committee monitors the condition of buildings and other assets, and determines priorities for repair, maintenance and development projects.

In consultation with the Headteacher, the committee reviews various policies in connection with the safe and effective use of school premises. In addition, the committee reviews school policies that pertain to staffing, for example the Pay Policy, Appraisal Policy, Grievance and Discipline Procedures.

In carrying out its mandate, the committee liaises as appropriate with the Local Authority and the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education.


Christ’s School Teaching and Learning Committee

Membership: appointed by the full Governing Body

The key purpose of this committee is to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of all students at Christ’s.

To do this, the committee receives reports from Subject Leaders on the progress of the school’s Teaching and Learning priorities, as outlined in the School Development Plan. These priorities may refer to areas such as quality of teaching, homework, differentiation, feedback and marking etc.

The committee monitors students’ progress and attainment across all year groups, particularly looking for under performance in specific groups of students such as disadvantaged, able and ambitious, middle prior attainment, ethnic groupings etc. For the previous years 11 and 13, the committee studies the data contained within Ofsted’s Analysing School Performance (ASP) reports,  which shows progress and attainment data for all subjects and all groups of students at GCSE and A Level.  For current students, the committee reviews the in school tracking data for each year group, again broken down by subject and student groupings.

In addition, the committee reviews school policies that pertain to teaching and learning, for example the Collective Worship Policy and the Able and Ambitious Policy.

TEACHING AND LEARNING COMMITTEE

Membership:

Appointed by the full Governing Body

Quorum:

The quorum for the Teaching and Learning Committee is three Governors. No vote can be taken unless the Committee is quorate.

Meetings:

At least 3 times per year

Chair:

The Chair will be appointed by the Governing Body at the annual review of Committees. The Headteacher may not chair the Committee.

 

The Clerk to the Governing Body will minute the decisions of the Committee.

 

Terms of Reference:

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The Headteacher may delegate the responsibility for representation on this Committee to a Deputy Headteacher.

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To ensure that the curriculum needs are clearly identified in the School Development Plan and to make recommendations for resourcing to the Finance, Premises and Staffing Committee.

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To monitor performance and progress in specific curriculum areas in line with the School Development Plan priorities.

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In consultation with the Headteacher and appropriate staff, to monitor and keep under review the policies under the remit of this Committee as detailed on the School’s policy schedule. The Committee will monitor, review and approve all other relevant policies (eg those relating to the curriculum and extra-curricular activities).

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In consultation with the Headteacher and appropriate staff, to monitor and keep under review the Curriculum Statement and ensure any amendments are presented to the Governing Body for ratification.

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Agreeing with the Headteacher, the School’s Key Performance targets for Years 11 and 13 at the first meeting of the academic year, and recommending them for approval to the Governing Body.

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To monitor the performance of pupils and to report to the Governing Body by: receiving reports on the students’ achievement and progress; monitoring the provision made for Able and Ambitious and Disadvantaged students.

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In consultation with the Headteacher, to keep under review the management and structure of the school day.

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To address complaints made by parents on curriculum matters where such complaints have been referred to the Governing Body under the Complaints Procedure.

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On request by the Headteacher, to determine any appeal made by a parent for a student’s temporary withdrawal from part of the National Curriculum (dis-application).

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To determine any other matters referred to the Committee by the Governing Body.

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To have regard to Sections 1 and 2 of the Scheme of Delegation.

 


Christ’s School Care, Guidance and Support Committee

Membership: appointed by the full Governing Body

The key purpose of this committee is to ensure that the school’s pastoral structure meets the needs of all students at Christ’s, keeping them safe, and ensuring they can access all aspects of the curriculum.

In particular, the committee focuses on behaviour for learning, attendance, special educational needs (SEN), child protection and collective worship.

In carrying out its role, the committee receives reports from the Deputy Headteacher responsible for pastoral care, the Attendance Officer and the SEN Co-ordinator on matters relating to the impact of the various policies and how successful they are in achieving the priorities set out in the School Development Plan. For example, in relation to behaviour for learning, the committee analyses the number of behaviour incidents across year groups and types of pupils, and trends over time, in order to ascertain the impact of the policy.  It also very closely monitors attendance and persistent absence figures, as low attendance has the biggest single impact on pupil outcomes.

In addition, the committee reviews school policies that pertain to all aspects of personal, social and health education, including nutritional matters such as the school’s food and water policies.


CHAIRS OF COMMITTEE

Membership: Chair of the Governing Body, Headteacher, Chairs of FP&S, T&L, CG&S.

Terms of Reference

  1. For chairs of the above committees to discuss feedback from their respective committees in relation to school priorities and the functioning of the Governing Body with each other, the Chair of the Governing Body and the Headteacher in a small, focused group.
  2. For the Chair of the Governing Body to take recommendations from the committee as appropriate to the next Full Governing Body meeting for discussion.

PAY COMMITTEE

Membership: the Chair of the Governing Body and members elected by the Governing Body. The Headteacher attends in an advisory capacity.

Terms of Reference

  1. To review and determine each year the levels of pay for all teaching staff; this must be within the approved budget and in accordance with the current School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document
  2. To review and determine each year the levels of pay for all non-teaching staff; this must be within the approved budget and in accordance with the National Joint Council for Local Government Service or other appropriate bodies.
  3. To determine any other pay matters in accordance with current legislation, good practice and advice (where necessary) from the SDBE and the school's HR provider.

Further information can be found in the Governing Body Scheme of Delegation pack, available on request from the school.


ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE

Membership: the Headteacher and at least 3 Governors. At least one Governor will be a Foundation Governor. A Governor should withdraw if the applicant is well known to him/her.

The key purpose of this committee is to determine applications for admission in accordance with Christ's published School Admissions Policy. The committee also overseas any consultation process on the school's admission arrangements, and parental appeal arrangements.


STAFF GRIEVANCE, DISCIPLINARY AND DISMISSAL COMMITTEE

Membership: three Governors

This committee hears grievance, disciplinary and dismissal cases of any member of the school staff.


STAFF APPEALS COMMITTEE

Membership: three Governors who have not been involved in the first hearing of the Staff Grievance, Disciplinary and Dismissal Committee

This committee hears any subsequent appeals against a decision of the Staff Grievance, Disciplinary and Dismissal Committee.


PUPIL DISCIPLINE

Membership: three Governors, not to include the Headteacher

This committee meets to consider pupil exclusions.


COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE

Membership: three Governors, not to include the Headteacher

This committee hears parental complaints.

 

Information correct at 11.10.17

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