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Curriculum & Standards Committee

The Curriculum and Standards Committee is responsible for ensuring that Giles Junior School provides a balanced curriculum which promotes the development of children and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We monitor teaching and pupil achievement to maintain and improve standards and ensure high expectations. Our work includes: The Curriculum and Standards Committee is responsible for ensuring that Giles Junior School provides a balanced curriculum which promotes the development of children and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We monitor teaching and pupil achievement to maintain and improve standards and ensure high expectations. Our work includes:

    • Monitoring progress in children’s books
    • Monitoring progress in children’s books
    • Receiving and analysing data on attainment and progress
    • Receiving and analysing data on attainment and progress
    • Holding the Senior Leadership team and teachers to account to ensure they maintain high standards by asking challenging questions
    • Holding the Senior Leadership team and teachers to account to ensure they maintain high standards by asking challenging questions
    • Monitoring lessons
    • Monitoring lessons
    • Talking to children to gain their views
    • Talking to children to gain their views
    • Ensuring the school allocates pupil premium funding and sports funding to good effect
    • Ensuring the school allocates pupil premium funding and sports funding to good effect
    • Supporting learning in the classroom
    • Supporting learning in the classroom

Over the last 12 months we have been active in the school talking to pupils to gain their views and when issues have been highlighted the school has implemented actions to improve children’s learning. We have met with the head – teacher every half term to discuss how pupil premium funding is allocated and have introduced a new method to record interventions and their impact. We have met regularly to discuss data and have implemented book review meetings to monitor progress more efficiently. Over the last 12 months we have been active in the school talking to pupils to gain their views and when issues have been highlighted the school has implemented actions to improve children’s learning. We have met with the head – teacher every half term to discuss how pupil premium funding is allocated and have introduced a new method to record interventions and their impact. We have met regularly to discuss data and have implemented book review meetings to monitor progress more efficiently.

We like to visit the school regularly and are always happy to engage with parents to support their child’s learning. We can be contacted through the school office

Resources Committee

The Resources Committee is responsible for four main topics – money, people, the premises (buildings and grounds) and safeguarding (children and staff, including Health and Safety).

We work to ensure that the school is able to make the most of its staff, finances and facilities through a range of activities including:

    Setting the school’s budget and ensuring that the school’s priorities are included

    Regularly monitoring income and expenditure

    Ensuring that the school gets the best possible value for the equipment and services we purchase

    Producing and implementing policies and standards for financial management (including those for Lettings, Charging and Remissions, Debt Recovery )

    Ensuring that all financial risks have been considered and minimised

    Determining and implementing the school’s staff pay and performance management policies

    Drawing up and implementing other personnel policies

    The recruitment of staff

    Producing asset management plans for the development of the school buildings and grounds.

    We work with the school to provide a safe and stimulating environment for children, staff and visitors by:

    Ensuring that all current safeguarding advice and guidance is followed

    Producing and implementing policies and standards for all safeguarding matters, including Accessibility, Attendance, Child Protection, Equality, First Aid, Safer Recruitment, Health and Safety and Whistleblowing

    Ensuring that the school building is safe and accessible to all users

    Regularly checking that any potential risks are identified and appropriate steps are taken to prevent or minimise them.

    On the financial side, we are always balancing what the school wants and needs to do against the limited financial resources we have; members of the committee meet monthly to monitor income and expenditure.

    We meet as a full committee once each term, and liaise with the school’s other committees on matters such as Pupil and Sports Premium expenditure, how our funds are spent for the benefit of the children in the school, and in securing additional funding.

    We have an action plan for the committee in support of the school’s long term vision and mission.