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GOVERNANCE PLAN –St Budeaux Foundation Junior School 2017/18

 

 

 

September 17

October 17

November 17

 

 

Procedural

Annual pecuniary interest forms/Code of Conduct

Minutes of the last meeting/Matters arising

Review size of Governing Body

Chair’s and Head’s Urgent business

Approve term dates for following academic year

Safeguarding update

Terms of Reference

 

School management, monitoring and evaluation

Questions on Headteacher’s report (to cover the summer term)

Receive Annual Safeguarding Report for 16/17

Receive report on summer testing results and trends over 3 years

Receive new SDP

 

Staff and Learning Environment

People Update

Building works over the summer

Health and safety update

 

Governance development

Clerk’s Update

Governor training

Governor Action Plan

 

Christian Distinctiveness

Receive a report from the ethos group and make decisions on recommendations

 

 

Procedural

Declaration of interests

Minutes of last meeting/Matters arising

Chair’s and Head’s Urgent business

Safeguarding update

Finance

Appoint auditor for coming year and receive audited accounts.

Monitor Budget incl. devolved capital, Bad Debtors, Income Allocation Notification

Use of sports premium

Review of school fund

Review Insurances

Building repair update / conditions survey

 

School management, monitoring and evaluating

Presentation on pupil tracking

Progress on School Development Plan (SDP)

Receive written reports from co-ordinators

Data dashboard review

Performance Management update

 

Report from English governors

Report from Humanities governors

Other governor visits

 

Governance development

Clerk’s Update

Governor training

 

Admissions

Agree a draft policy and send to Diocese

 

Christian Distinctiveness

Receive a report from the ethos group including an update on SIAMS – incl. Worship and make decisions on recommendations

 

Procedural

Declaration of interests

Minutes of last meeting/Matters arising

Chair’s and Head’s Urgent business

Safeguarding update

Finance

Monitor Budget incl. devolved capital, Bad Debtors, Income Allocation Notification

Personnel matters

SFVS report submission

School management, monitoring and evaluating

Update on interventions

Review progress on SDP

Report on quality of teaching and pupil progress

Report on Vice Chair’s review of SCR

Report from Safeguarding governors incl. update on walking check of school premises

Other governor visits

 

Staff and Learning Environment

People Update incl. reviewing equalities objectives

Staff salaries review

Review progress of staff appraisal inc HTPM

Lettings update

Health and safety update incl. security and road safety

 

Governance development

Clerk’s Update

Governor training

Governor Action Plan

 

Admissions

Respond to response from diocese and agree changes in preparation to send to LA.

 

Christian Distinctiveness

Receive a report from the ethos group and make decisions on recommendations

2017

 

Data Protection (2017,2019.2021)

Allegations of abuse against staff (2017,2020,2023)

Pay (2017)

Collective worship (2017,2020, 2023)

2018

Behaviour (2018,2021,2024)

 

Governors’ Expenses (2018, 2021, 2024)

Supporting children with medical conditions (2018,2021,2024)

Pay (2018)

2019

Governor visits (2019, 2022)

Finance Inc lettings and best value (2019, 2022)

 

 

January 18

March 18

May 18

 

 

 

 

Procedural

Declaration of interests

Minutes of the last meeting/Matters arising

Chair’s and Head’s Urgent business

Safeguarding update

Constitution of board

Finance

Monitor Budget incl. devolved capital, Bad Debtors, Income Allocation Notification

FRS return to local authority

School management, monitoring and evaluation

Questions on Headteacher’s report

Report on predicted outcomes for cohorts and years

Plan questions for governors’ survey of parents/review Paretn View

Conduct governors’ survey of staff

Monitor the phonics programme at Y3

Report on use and impact of Pupil Premium

Review report from School Council on clubs

Annual Report on SEN and report from SEND govs

Report from Maths governors

Other governor visits

 

Staff and Learning Environment

People Update incl. sickness and absence

Building works

Health and Safety update incl. fire safety and Emergency Plan

 

Governance development

Clerk’s Update

Review of governor attendance 2017

Governor training

 

Christian Distinctiveness

Receive a report from the ethos group including an update on SIAMS – incl..curriculum and make decisions on recommendations

 

Procedural

Declaration of interests

Minutes of last meeting/Matters arising

Chair’s and Head’s Urgent business

Safeguarding update

Finance

Monitor Budget incl. devolved capital, Bad Debtors, Income Allocation Notification

Review budget (close)

Update on curriculum spend

Consider purchased services

Benchmarking of budget against similar schools

Review of school fund

School management, monitoring and evaluating

Review parent and staff survey results

Report on use and impact of pupil premium

Report on quality of teaching and pupil progress

Performance Management update

 

Report from English Governors

Report from Humanities governors

Other governor visits

Staff and Learning Environment

Premises – accessibility review

Building works

Health & Safety update incl. fire safety

Governance development

Clerk’s Update

Governor training

Admissions

Review the list of applicants from the LA and rank according to oversubscription criteria. Ranked list to be returned to the LA.

 

Christian Distinctiveness

Receive a report from the ethos group including an update on SIAMS – incl. Distinctiveness and make decisions on recommendations

 

Procedural

Declaration of interests

Minutes of last meeting/Matters arising

Chair’s and Head’s Urgent business

Safeguarding update

Finance

Monitor Budget incl. devolved capital, Bad Debtors, Income Allocation Notification

Adopt new budget

Review governors’ competencies for SFVS

 

School management, monitoring and evaluating

  1. on Headteacher’s report incl. report on equalities.

Review progress on SDP

Prepare for Governance Annual report on website

Report from Maths governors

Report on Vice Chair’s review of Single Central

Register

Other governor visits

 

Staff and Learning Environment

Premises – accessibility review

Tour of site

 

Governance development

Clerk’s Update

Governor training

 

Christian Distinctiveness

Receive a report from the ethos group including an update on SIAMS – incl. training and make decisions on recommendations

2017

 

Child Protection and Safeguarding (2017)

 

Recruitment and selection (2017, 2020, 2023)

SEN (2017)

 

 

2018

Child Protection and Safeguarding (2018)

Sex and relationships (2018, 2021, 2024)

Staff capability (2018,2021,2024)

SEN (2018)

 

2019

Child Protection and Safeguarding (2019)

Redundancy policy (2019,2022,2025)

Health and Safety policy (2019,2022,2025)

Whistle blowing policy (2019,2022,2025)

Charging and Remissions (2019,2022,2025)

SEN (2019)

 

June 18

 

July 18

 

 

 

Procedural

Declaration of interests

Minutes of the last meeting/Matters arising

Chair’s and Head’s Urgent business

Safeguarding update

 

Finance

Monitor Budget inc devolved capital, Bad Debtors, Income Allocation Notification

Outcomes of use of sports premium

Review of school fund - Appoint auditor for coming year and receive audited accounts

 

School management, monitoring and evaluating

Presentation on pupil tracking

Receive end of year updates from Co-ordinators

School self-evaluation report

Report from safeguarding governors

Other governor visits

 

Governance development

Clerks update

Clerk’s Update Governor training

Governor Action Plan

 

Christian Distinctiveness

Receive a report from the ethos group including an update on SIAMS – incl. and make decisions on recommendations

 

Procedural

Declaration of interests

Minutes of last meeting/Matters arising

Chair’s and Head’s Urgent business

Safeguarding update

 

Finance

Monitor Budget inc devolved capital, Bad Debtors, Income Allocation Notification

 

School management, monitoring and evaluating

Report on end of year testing results

Report on quality of teaching

Appoint Performance Management governors and external advisor

Review progress on SDP

Report from SEND governors

Other governor visits

 

Staff and Learning Environment

Building works in summer holiday

Review risk assessment procedures

 

Governance development

Clerk’s Update

Governor training

Governor Action plan – new items for following year

Self-evaluation of Governance

Election of Chair & Vice Chair

Appoint governors with specific responsibilities for the year ahead

Appoint governors to disciplinary and appeals committees

 

Christian Distinctiveness

Receive a report from the ethos group including an update on SIAMS – incl. Leadership and management and make decisions on recommendations

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

SEN (2017) Accessibility plan (2017, 2020, 2023)

Complaints and compliments (2017,2020,2023)

 

 

2018

Freedom of Information (2018, 2021, 2024)

Governors’ Expenses policy (2018,2021,2024)

 

2019

Teacher Appraisal (2019, 2022, 2025)

Staff discipline conduct and grievance (2019, 2022, 2025)

 

 

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