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Quality of Education Committee

Quality of Education Committee

 

Membership

The committee shall consist of 7 members of the governing body.

The headteacher is, ex-officio, a member of the committee.

The committee will elect a chair from within its own membership or the governing body will elect the chair of the committee.

Non-voting participants may be invited to meetings by the committee as and when required.

The committee shall have such associate members, non-voting, as the governing body shall appoint. The committee may make recommendations for these appointments.

The membership of the committee shall be reviewed and determined annually by the governing body.

The governing body will appoint a clerk to the committee, who will not be another governor.

 

Membership

All members of the LGB.

 

Observers

Mr D Graham, Deputy Head

Ms C Gillies, School Business Manager

 

Clerk

To be confirmed

 

Quorum

The quorum shall be 4 governors, including the headteacher, and excluding any associate members.

 

Meetings

The clerk to the committee shall be responsible for convening meetings of the committee. Procedures of any meeting held must be minuted and presented at the next meeting of the governing body.

The committee shall meet at least once each term and otherwise as required.

 

Role

To take responsibility for overall curriculum, teaching and learning matters, and progress  making recommendations to the FGB based on review and challenge of reports from senior leaders.

Delegated authority to approve for relevant (listed) policies.

 

Remit

 

Responsibilities for Standards and Achievement

The main function of the committee is to monitor and evaluate the standards and achievement of the school and the quality of education provided and to advise the Headteacher and Governing Body on matters concerning the School Curriculum, in particular:

 

Assessment & progress

 

  • To monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of leadership and management
  • To monitor and evaluate the impact of quality of teaching on rates of pupil progress and standards of achievement
  • To monitor and evaluate rates of progress and standards of achievement by pupils, including any underachieving groups
  • To monitor pupil progress in relation to the targets set and with specific reference to particular groups.
  • receive and critically review school performance data including that from the Lancashire School Improvement Profile, Fischer Family Trust and RAISE online;
  • To consider all the available data provided by the school and the local authority and to set and publish targets within the statutory time frames.
  • monitor the progress and evaluate the impact of support received from the LA or other bought in services;
  • To monitor the progress and evaluate the impact of Key Stage 3 strategy, including literacy and numeracy across the curriculum.
  • ensure members of the committee and other governors have a clear understanding of the vision and aims and strengths and weaknesses of the school so they can actively contribute to the completion of the Record of School Evaluation (RoSE) or other self-evaluation methods;
  • To make recommendations to the Governing Body on assessment policies, or arrangements.

 

 

Curriculum planning & delivery

 

  • To review, monitor and evaluate the curriculum offer
  • To ensure that the curriculum offer provided meets the statutory requirements, including those for reporting.
  • monitor and evaluate the impact of the school improvement plan, curriculum policies and planning on the key areas of Achievement, Quality of Teaching, Leadership and Management and Behaviour and Safety;
  • To ensure that the requirements of children with special needs are met, as laid out in the Code of Practice.
  • To review the aims of the school curriculum in relation to the current statutory requirements, including those for Religious Education, Collective Worship and Sex Education.
  • To advise on ways in which governors can be involved in curriculum aspects of the School Development/Improvement Plan and the Self Evaluation Form.
  • To review and adopt any curriculum policy or procedure which has been delegated by the Governing Body.
  • To monitor the impact of curriculum policies and planning on students' learning.

 

 

Quality assurance

  • request and receive reports, as and when required, from key members of staff e.g. curriculum leaders and senior leaders;
  • To monitor and evaluate the impact of continuing professional development on improving staff performance
  • To set priorities for improvement, and monitor and evaluate the impact of improvement plans which relate to the committee’s area of operation.
  • To monitor and evaluate provision for all groups of vulnerable children (e.g. looked after children) and ensure all their needs have been identified and addressed, and to evaluate their progress and achievement.
  • To regularly review and develop the Assessment Policy and to ensure that the policy is operating effectively.
  • To consider recommendations from external reviews of the school (e.g. Ofsted or local school improvement advisers), agree actions as a result of reviews and evaluate regularly the implementation of the plan.

 

General

  • ensure that committee members and other governors keep themselves informed of the key initiatives and take part in appropriate training and development activities;
  • contribute to the preparation of any appropriate action or development plans.
  • provide regular summative reports to the governing body on their monitoring of the School Improvement Plan
  • To ensure that all children have equal opportunities.
  • To advise the resources committee on the relative funding priorities necessary to deliver the curriculum
  • To receive reports from the Nominated Governors, as decided by the whole Governing Body.
  • To be mindful of the requirements of the Equality Act 2010
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