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No Committees Approach

Organisation and structure of No committee Governance model

 

The Governing Body needs to take a strategic role, act as a critical friend to the School and be accountable for its decisions. It should set aims and objectives and agree, monitor and review policies, targets and priorities

Matthew Arnold School has moved to a committeeless Governance model and moved away from a traditional committee structure

  • to increase awareness for all Governors in all aspects of school life
  • Reduce repetition
  • to ensure meetings maintained focus and direction

 

The meetings will approximately run every half term (dates provided)

 

Meeting 1 Standards

 

           Meeting 2 Resources

 

1.    Pupil data

 

           1.    Finance

 

2.    Teaching, learning and assessment

 

           2.    Staffing

 

3.    Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development (British values, Prevent etc)

 

           3.    Premises

 

4.    Safeguarding

 

           4.    Health and Safety

 

5.    Attendance

 

           5.    Related policies

 

6.    School self-evaluation (SES- School Evaluation statement)

 

 

7.    School improvement plan

 

 

8.    Governance

 

 

9.    Related policies

 

 

 

The Headteacher’s report to the Governing Body will fall in the autumn 1st half term, spring 1st half term and the 1st summer half term meeting. Information should not be duplicated in the report and the appropriate meeting.

Observers can attend the appropriate meeting. It is not an expectation that observers attend every meeting. If they have an agenda item/contribution, the agenda can be tweaked to accommodate them early and then leave.

 

Half Term

           Date

         Title

         Time

             Notes

 

 

 

 

 

*Autumn

          21.09.2016

         Governance

         2.30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn – 1st Half term 

          20.10.2016

         Standards

         5.00 – 7.00 pm

 

Autumn – 2nd Half term

          15.12.2016

         Resources

         5.00 – 7.00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring – 1st Half term

          16.02.2017

        Standards

         5.00 – 7.00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring – 2nd Half term

          23.03.2017

        Resources

         5.00 – 7.00 pm

              To sign off SFVS for LA

 

 

 

 

 

Summer – 1st Half term

          18.05.2017

        Resources

         5.00 – 7.00 pm

              To authorise Budgets

Summer – 2nd Half term

          13.07.2017

        Standards

         5.00 – 7.00 pm

 

 

Key milestones

Late October                       Raiseonline unvalidated

Mid-February                      Raise validated

End of March                      School Financial Value Statement (SFVS)

May                                     Budget deadline

June/July                            Some very early data (only school and possibly LA)

Initial school improvement plan

 

Governing Body Information

Name

Category of Governor

            Appointed by

         Term of office

 
 

 

Mr B Sewell

Foundation

            Governing Body

         14.06.2016 – 

         13.06.2020

 

Ms S Williams

Co - Opted

            Governing Body

         09.05.2016 –

         08.05.2020

         Vice Chair

Mrs J Doran

Co - Opted

            Governing Body

         09.02.2015 –

         09.02.2019

 

Mr T Byrne

Staff

            Governing Body

         01.01.2016

 

        Headteacher

Mrs K Carter                

Staff 

            Governing Body

         07.03.2016 - 

         06.03.2020

 

Mrs S Adams

Parent

            Governing Body

         19.10.2015 – 

         18.10.2019

        Chair

Mr K Yip

Parent

            Governing Body

         19.10.2015 – 

         18.10.2019

 

Ms B Williams

Parent

            Governing Body

         17.02.2017 - 

         16.02.2021

           

Mr A Brougham

LA

            Local Authority

         19.10.2015 -           

         18.10.2019

       Safeguarding Governor

 

Miss J Pritchard           Clerk                                        Governing Body                                                  Clerk

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