RHYDDINGS BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE SCHOOL

LEARNING, TEACHING ASSESSMENT (LTA), PUPIL BEHAVIOUR, WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT (PBWD) COMMITTEE

TERMS OF REFERENCE

 Membership

The Committee shall consist of 6 members of the Governing Body1. The Headteacher is, ex-officio, a member of the Committee.

Non-voting participants may be invited to meetings by the Committee as and when required.  These will include:

  • senior leaders
  • middle leaders
  • School Improvement Partner
  • school advisers
  • special support advisers (if the school is designated as having special support)

The Committee will elect a Chair from within its own membership.

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.

Quorum

The quorum shall be a minimum of 3 Governors, including the Headteacher.

Meetings

The Clerk to the committee shall be responsible for convening meetings of the Committee. Procedures of any meetings held must be minuted and these minutes presented for the next meeting of the Governing Body.

The Committee shall meet at least once a term and otherwise as required.

Responsibilities

The main function of the Committee is to advise the Headteacher and Governing Body on matters concerning the School Curriculum and to monitor and evaluate the standards and achievement of the school and the quality of education provided.

In particular:

  1. To ensure that the learning and teaching assessment (LTA) meets the statutory requirements, including those for reporting.
  2. To review and recommend Home-School Agreement to the Governing Body.
  3. To advise on ways in which governors can be involved in aspects of the School Development/Improvement Plan and the Self Evaluation Form.
  4. To prepare or review any LTA, PBWD policy document which is the responsibility of the Governing Body.
  5. To make recommendations to the Governing Body on assessment policies, or arrangements.
  6. 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.
  7. To monitor pupil progress in relation to the targets set and with specific reference to particular groups.
  8. To monitor the progress and evaluate the impact of LTA strategy, including literacy and numeracy across the curriculum.
  9. To monitor the impact of LTA/PBWD policies and planning on students’ learning.
  10. To contribute to the School Improvement Plan or its successor.
  11. To receive reports from the Nominated Governors, as decided by the whole Governing Body.
  12. To receive reports, as and when required from key members of staff, e.g. Curriculum Area Leaders and Senior Leaders.
  13. To be mindful of the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.
  14. To ensure the school complies to safeguarding.
  15. To ensure that committee members and other governors keep themselves informed of the key initiatives and take part in appropriate training and development activities and incorporate into meetings where necessary.

Next review date: Autumn 2019