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Committees

The governing body delegates some of its work to sub-committees that focus on specific areas of the school. Sub-committees meet at least three times a year and feedback to the full governing body. There are four sub-committees: Curriculum, Physical Resources, Resources and Admissions.

Curriculum Commitee

Mark Chapman (Chair), Zoe Judge & Jo Davey, Pat Dugdale, Wendy Sloane, Lauren Overs, Ian Macaulay, Neil Amin-Smith

The remit of the Curriculum Committee is to provide guidance to the governing body and support for the Co-Headteachers on matters relating to the curriculum and teaching and learning, including special educational needs and pastoral support. This includes reviewing and monitoring:

  • Progress and standards of achievement for all students, including vulnerable and under-achieving groups
  • The curriculum offer and the quality of teaching and learning
  • Policies related to the curriculum, behaviour, attendance and student wellbeing
  • Arrangements for safeguarding and child protection
  • Arrangements for students with special educational needs and disabilities

Physical Resources Committee

Zoe Judge & Jo Davey, Mark Chapman, Jan Monsen-Elvik, Harry Dodd

The Physical Resources Committee provides guidance to the governing body and support for the Co-Headteachers on all matters relating to the school site, security and health and safety. The work of the committee includes:

  • Ensuring that the school environment is safe and conducive to learning including health and safety checks, risk assessments and audits
  • Preparing and monitoring site development and maintenance plans
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation in relation to the school site
  • Monitoring and reviewing policies and contracts related to the school site

Resources Committee

Pat Dugdale (Chair), Zoe Judge & Jo Davey, Peter Fawcett, Nigel Linton, Megan Sullivan

The Resources Committee provides guidance to the governing body and support for the Co-Headteachers on all matters relating to finance, human resources and staff development. The work of the committee includes:

  • Setting the school budget and monitoring income and expenditure
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of financial policies and procedures and ensuring the school complies with relevant financial regulations including the audit of non-public funds
  • Agreeing and reviewing the implementation and effectiveness of policies for Pay, Appraisal and Continuing Professional Development
  • Agreeing a staffing structure for the school and monitoring policies and procedures related to human resources

Admissions Committee

Peter Fawcett (Chair), Zoe Judge & Jo Davey, Mark Chapman, Pat Dugdale, Wendy Sloane

As a foundation school, the governing body is the admission authority for the school and through the work of the committee is responsible for:

  • Formulating the school’s admission arrangements for approval by the GB
  • Making recommendations to the GB in respect of matters relating to admissions
  • Making decisions on the admission of students in accordance with the arrangements
  • Carrying out any statutory consultations in relation to admission arrangements
  • Monitoring arrangements for independent admission appeals