The School Governors play a strategic role in making decisions and taking action to improve the standards of teaching and learning for all pupils at the school in a safe and stimulating environment.
If you would like to contact our Governing Body,contact the school on 0121 5510060 to arrange an appointment to speak directly to one of our Governing Body.
|Chair of Governors||Mr K. Bailey||Safeguarding, Outcomes, Pupil Premium, Resources|
|Vice Chair of Governors||Mr D. Feraday||SEN, Outcomes|
|Parent Governor||Mr Z. Asghar||Resources|
|Parent Governor||Mr J. Gharu||Resources, Health and Safety|
|Co-opted Governor||Mrs K. Shadwell||Resources, PP Lead|
|Co-opted Governor||Miss S. LeGros||Outcomes, EYFS Governor|
|Staff Governor||Mr J. Williams||Health and Safety, Resources|
|Head Teacher||Miss S. Penny||Resources, Outcomes|
Achievement and Curriculum Committee
All Governors are invited to attend. During Committee meetings they will evaluate the following:
Monitoring and reviewing information on School Performance to include Raise Online and Data Dashboard.
Monitoring and reviewing school targets.
Monitoring and reviewing in year progress for all year groups and all groups of pupils.
Comparing school performance against national data.
Reporting to parents according to statutory requirements.
Monitoring achievement for all groups of pupils (inc. pupil premium).
Monitoring pupils work and carry out pupil conversations.
Monitoring school target setting systems and how this is reported to parents.
Ensuring targeted support and action plans are in place for all teachers who are not at least good.
Monitoring and reviewing quality of teaching across the school.
Monitoring teaching for groups of pupils (inc. pupil premium).
Monitoring intervention groups for all groups of pupils.
Monitoring homework arrangements.
Ensuring the school is meeting National Curriculum requirements and to review the Curriculum Policy Statement ensuring it meets pupils needs.
Monitoring and reviewing the curriculum with a focus on basic skills.
Monitoring skills coverage of curriculum in all subjects.
Reviewing and updating SEF (Self Evaluation Form).
Monitoring and reviewing School Improvement Plan.
Staffing and Finance Committee
The Finance Committee comprises: Mr Kyle Bailey, Mrs P Dosanjh, Mr P Jackson (Budget Officer), Mrs S Woodhall (Business Manager) and Miss S Penny
The committee provides guidance to the governing body and Headteacher on all matters relating to finance as outlined in the School’s Financial Regulations and Standing Orders. These will include:
Producing and approving the annual budget and present it to the full Governing Body for ratification.
Reviewing the actual expenditure and monitoring statements at least once a term.
Receiving and Reviewing financial projections.
Approving expenditure and virements of sums over £3,000, sums below that amount are delegated to the Head Teacher.
Conforming to the Schools Financial Value Standards in Schools.
Assessing the financial progress towards achieving the objectives in the School Improvement Plan.
Reviewing of leases and contracts – including traded services.
Ensuring Best Value principles apply.
Reviewing the financial implications on the budget of the Pay and Conditions document.
Receiving LA Budget and Out turn Statement (Section 122).
Receive the annual accounts and certificate of audit of the School Fund Account and other voluntary funds held within school.
Assessing the school’s insurance cover to ensure that it provides adequate protection against risks.
Reviewing and approving the petty cash to be held by the school.
Ensuring the School is maintained as according to Birmingham Catholic Archdiocese Trustees guidelines.
Obtaining quotations with a view to placing contracts/orders, once the relevant Committee has drawn up a specification.
Considering applications from staff for variation to contract (secondments, early retirements, leave of absence, reduced working hours, etc).
Ensuring all personnel records are held securely.
Reviewing annually the staffing structure of the school ensuring that it meets the requirements of the curriculum and is in line with the School Improvement Plan.
Reviewing staff work/life balance, working conditions and well-being, including the monitoring of absence.
Implementing the Appraisal Policy and monitor teacher appraisal process.
Establishing and maintaining a rolling programme for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks.
Staff training and CPD.
Staff Grievance and Discipline (in line with school policies).
Staff dismissal, redundancy and redeployment.
The Health and Safety Committee
The Health and Safety Committee comprises:
Mr K Bailey, Miss S Penny and Mr J Williams (Site Manager)
The committee will look at the effectiveness of Safeguarding, Health and Safety procedures of the school and how the school ensure that all children and staff are safeguarded at all times:
Premises Health and Safety
Ensure that the school meets the statutory safeguarding requirements as specified, CES, Local Authority, LADDO.
Review the schools Health and Safety Policy on an annual basis.
Receive a regular report on accident statistics, near misses and incidents of violence or aggression.
Comply with current fire safety legislation and regulations: ‘level one’ fire risk assessment should be carried out by the school on an annual basis; ‘level 2’ or technical fire risk assessment is reviewed bi-annually.
Ensure Risk Assessments are carried out and reviewed on a regular basis.
Inspect the school site and buildings to enable maintenance and improvement, including security. (Site visit)
Review and Authorise upcoming offsite activities, ensuring that health and safety planning and risk assessments that have been undertaken for them.
Receive reports and audits from Health and Safety representatives (to include Caretaking and Cleaning).
Ensure staff and Governors undertake appropriate Health and Safety Training.
Monitor all safeguarding procedures.
Ensure that Health and Safety documents and records are up to date: Fire log book; Asbestos on site; Premise log book (PAT Testing, Glazing Inspections, An annual check of PE Equipment/Playground Equipment)
Establish and review an Accessibility Plan.
Emergency Evacuation Procedures.
Emergency Lockdown Procedures.
Review e-safety policy and procedures.
Behaviour and Attendance
Review Behaviour Policy and monitor school behaviour.
Review and Monitor attendance data against school and national targets.