SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY

SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY

SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Governance Framework Structure, Roles & Responsibilities 2019/2020

SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Governance Framework: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities Springdale Governing Body: Operational Model OneDrive\Governors\Documents\1.Full Governing Body\Important Documents\Operational Model.doc Last FGB Review: 09/2019 Next FGB Review: 09/2020 2 INTRODUCTION This document informs on the purpose & structure of forums and individual roles with key requirements and ownership for these, which collectively form Springdale First School’s Local Governing Body (LGB).

The following links to Hamwic Education Trusts Terms of Reference for Local Governing Bodies. It is within these bounds Springdale's governors deliver this framework.

http://www.hamwic.org/documents/governor_documents/HET-Terms_of_Reference_f or_LGBs.pdf GOVERNOR MEMBERS, SLT & SME’S Governors The following are governors of Springdale. All governors* form the LGB and attend Full Governing Body meetings, however some also attend the Teaching & Learning Forum and have individual roles. Governors listed below have voting rights and are members for four years. The exception being Associate Governors who are invited to join due to key identified skills which support a gap within the body. Associate Governors are members for 1 year, with an annual retention review if required.

They do not have voting rights. Name Governor Position Individual Role Member of Andrea Borghi Parent T&L Forum Debbie Budden Headteacher (Interim)/SLT/DSL T&L Forum Simon Harwood Vice Chair / Co-opted Health & Safety T&L Forum Jamie Homer Parent IT T&L Forum Anne-Marie Lawrence Staff & SLT T&L Forum Kate Luff Associate Governor HR Debbie Prince Co-opted Inclusion T&L Forum Carolyn Rigler Chair of Governor / Co-opted Safeguarding Staff & Recruitment T&L Forum Louise Warsop Co-opted Business Senior Leadership Team The following form the Senior Leadership Team at Springdale and attend forums, workshops and meetings with governors as appropriate.

Please note that some SLT are also governors (see above table) Debbie Budden Headteacher (Interim)/SLT/DSL Simonne Burgess SENCo/Inclusion Lead Mathew Cameron Assistant Headteacher (KS2) Boo Feltham Business Manager Anne-Marie Lawrence Teaching & Learning Lead Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) The following are members of the staffing team who are subject leads and may attend forums, workshops and meetings with governors as required. Please note that English & Maths are currently being led from within the SLT.

Clare Blake Art Sarah Holman DT Laura Iles EYFS Vicky Johnston PSHE Dionne Samways Pastoral Care Roisin O’Rorke PE Lizzie Porter Music History Kerry Mullett Geography Emma Ruddock Science & Environment Wendy Washbrook IT Lucy Clarke RE

SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Governance Framework: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities Springdale Governing Body: Operational Model OneDrive\Governors\Documents\1.Full Governing Body\Important Documents\Operational Model.doc Last FGB Review: 09/2019 Next FGB Review: 09/2020 3 TEACHING & LEARNING FORUM Teaching & Learning Forum’s primary role is to take delegated responsibility for the Governing Body in relation to the quality of teaching and learning for all curriculum subjects and matters in relation to pupils learning.

The Forum monitors on behalf of the Governing Body how the curriculum is taught, evaluated and resourced, hence holding the headteacher to account for educational performance of the school and pupils. The schedule for this forum is based around termly workshops and formal meetings, with the following format and members. Teaching & Learning Workshop 1: (1-2 hours) What Does Quality Teaching & Learning Look Like? Key Focus Area Linked to SDP Walkabouts CPD Impact Teaching & Learning Workshop 2: (1-2 hours) Data Progress & target update School Development Plan Review key objectives, impact & update Inclusion Update on progress for vulnerable children Staffing Update & performance management Teaching & Learning Formal Meeting: (1-1.5 hours formally minuted by Clerk) Workshop 1&2 Highlights, challenges & actions Standards Headlines: Targets, progress, curriculum School Development Plan Headlines PE & Sports Premium SP Action Plan update Pupil Premium PPG Action Plan update Equalities Equalities Action Plan update Accessibility Accessibility Plan update on Springdale Appendix Attendance (including exclusion & persistent absence when required) Update on all children Statutory Policies & Other Documents Review & Approve Members: Including Governor Specific Focus (*) Headteacher (Interim) Debbie Budden Assistant Head Mathew Cameron Inclusion Governor Debbie Prince Teaching & Learning Lead Anne-Marie Lawrence (Governor) SENCo Simmone Burgess Chair of Governors Carolyn Rigler (also T&L Forum chair) EYFS Governor (vacant) Math Governor Simon Harwood English Governor Carolyn Rigler Broader Curriculum Governor (vacant) *Subject matter experts (SME) may be invited to join this forum as required & agenda dependent .

Policies & documents managed through this forum: Statutory: Policies & Website Information & Other Documents Managed by: Accessibility Plan Inclusion Governor Curriculum (to include): Curriculum Maps & Medium Term Overviews (All years) Y4 & Y4 Guiding Readers Book List Phonics or Reading Scheme used in KS1 Headteacher Exam & Assessment Results Headteacher Equality Information & Objectives (Equality Action Plan & Statement) Inclusion Governor Home School Agreement Headteacher PE & Sport Premium for Primary Schools Report & Action Plan School Sports Lead Performance Tables Headteacher Pupil Premium Report & Action Plan Inclusion Governor School Behaviour Policy Headteacher School Development Plan Chair of Governors

SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Governance Framework: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities Springdale Governing Body: Operational Model OneDrive\Governors\Documents\1.Full Governing Body\Important Documents\Operational Model.doc Last FGB Review: 09/2019 Next FGB Review: 09/2020 4 Sex Education Policy Headteacher Special Educational Needs: (SEN Info Report, SEND Core Offer, SEND Policy) Inclusion Governor

  • SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Governance Framework: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities Springdale Governing Body: Operational Model OneDrive\Governors\Documents\1.Full Governing Body\Important Documents\Operational Model.doc Last FGB Review: 09/2019 Next FGB Review: 09/2020 5 SPRINGDALE COMMITTEES: TERMS OF REFERENCE & MEMBERSHIP The following table denotes all committees. With the exception of the Full Governing Body, which meets on a termly basis, all other committees are formed on an as required basis. Committee Overview Membership Executive
  • The Executive Committee’s primary role is to act as a Standing Committee of the Governing Body, taking urgent decisions as required between meetings of the Full Governing Body on any aspect of school life, under powers delegated by the Full Governing Body.
  • A nominated attendee at the meeting will take minutes in the absence of the clerk.
  • Chair of Governors
  • Vice Chair of Governors
  • Headteacher Full Governing Body
  • Agree budget recommendations each financial year; ensuring that the budget priorities will improve pupil achievement /progress & support School Development Plan priorities.
  • Agree statutory Admission Arrangements annually (Autumn 2) with full consultation every 7 years & ensure available via website.
  • Ratify the following policies/documents once reviewed: Child Protection Policy, SEND (Info Report, Policy & Core Offer), General Data Protection Policy (including Springdale Privacy Notices), Admission Arrangements, Health & Safety Policy (including Springdale Appendix), Freedom of Information (HET),
  • Agree Values & Ethos & ensure available via website.
  • Ensure all staff receive timely performance development reviews at least annually
  • KCSIE: Ensure annual read of Part 1 & Part 4
  • Chair of Governors
  • Vice Chair of Governors
  • Headteacher
  • All other elected governors
  • Assistant Head & SENCo may be invited to committee meetings as required
  • Currently there are 9 governors on the LGB therefore quorate is 5 for all FGB meetings Pay Review
  • The Pay Review Committee’s primary role is to convene annually, following the performance management review cycle, to consider pay increment recommendations.
  • The chair will be appointed from within the committee once formed. A nominated attendee at the meeting will take minutes in the absence of the clerk.
  • Chair or Vice Chair of Governors
  • Business Governor
  • Headteacher Pay Review Appeals
  • The Pay Review Appeals Committee’s primary role is to convene when required to consider any appeals against the decision of the Pay Review Committee in accordance with Trust procedures.
  • The chair will be appointed from within the committee once formed. A nominated attendee at the meeting will take minutes in the absence of the clerk.
  • Chair or Vice Chair of Governors, whomever has not been on the Pay Review Committee in relation to the appeal.
  • A governor who are non-staff & have not been on the Pay Review Committee in relation to the appeal.
  • Headteacher.
SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Governance Framework: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities Springdale Governing Body: Operational Model OneDrive\Governors\Documents\1.Full Governing Body\Important Documents\Operational Model.doc Last FGB Review: 09/2019 Next FGB Review: 09/2020 6 Committee Overview Membership Pupil Discipline The Pupil Discipline Committee’s primary role is to convene when required and take delegated responsibility for the Governing Body in hearing pupil exclusion matters. The committee must:
  • Meet to review all fixed period exclusions of 15.5 days or more in one term (block or accumulated)
  • Review all permanent exclusions.
  • Scrutinise evidence in the School Evidence Pack (compiled by Springdale alongside Het Exclusions Officer)
  • Consider the views of all parties
  • Have due regard to statutory & local guidance
  • Review the Headteacher’s decision to exclude & if exclusion is the right response Full details on practice & procedures can be found on HET website. The chair will be appointed from within the committee once formed. A nominated attendee at the meeting will take minutes in the absence of the clerk.
  • At least 3 governors
  • The Pupil Discipline Committee will be quorate with 3 governors in attendance
  • The Headteacher is not a member of this committee.
  • HET HR
  • Chair of Committee has casting vote Staff Dismissal
  • The Staff Dismissal Committee’s primary role is to convene when required to consider and make any initial decisions about matters relating to staff capability, discipline and dismissal in accordance with Trust procedures.
  • The committee determines whether a person employed by the Trust at the school should cease to work in school. The full governing body will be informed of any decisions made by the committee.
  • The chair will be appointed from within the committee once formed. A nominated attendee at the meeting will take minutes in the absence of the clerk.
  • At least 3 governors who are non-staff
  • The Staff Dismissal Committee will be quorate with 3 governors in attendance.
  • The Headteacher is not a member of this committee.
  • HET HR will be informed and consulted whenever it is necessary to convene a meeting. Staff Dismissal Appeals
  • The Staff Dismissal Appeal Committee’s primary role is to convene when required to consider any appeals against the decision of the Staff Dismissal in accordance with Trust procedures.
  • The committee determines whether a person employed by the Trust at the school should cease to work in school. The full governing body will be informed of any decisions made by the committee.
  • The chair will be appointed from within the committee once formed. A nominated attendee at the meeting will take minutes in the absence of the clerk.
  • At least 3 governors who are non-staff
  • The Staff Dismissal Committee will be quorate with 3 governors in attendance
  • The Headteacher is not a member of this committee.
  • The Trust will be informed and consulted whenever it is necessary to convene a meeting.

SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Governance Framework: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities Springdale Governing Body: Operational Model OneDrive\Governors\Documents\1.Full Governing Body\Important Documents\Operational Model.doc Last FGB Review: 09/2019 Next FGB Review: 09/2020 7 KEY INDIVIDUAL ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Governor Role: Business Current Member: Louise Warsop Overview: Our governing body must ensure that we make sufficiently informed and effective decisions on the use of resources and allocation of funds to improve outcomes for our children.

We must ensure that public money is utilised efficiently and in the best interests of the school.

  • On behalf of the governing body the Business Governor works closely with the School Business Manager to ensure effective financial oversight of the school's finance and human resources, informing the FGB on a termly basis via the FGB Committee. Responsibilities Statutory Policies
  • Ensure compliance with statutory policies & documents. o Charging & Remissions Policy - (Springdale Charges for School Activities & Lettings Policies): Annual review with Headteacher approval, ensuring available via website.

o Data Protection (GDPR Policy) Including Springdale Privacy Notices – Review policy at least every 2 years with annual registration with ICO.

FGB approval required & ensure available via website. o Data Protection (GDPR) Annual Data Protection Report: Annual review of report from School Business Manager o Freedom of Information (HET): Annual review & adopt HET version with FGB approval. o Complaints procedure statement (HET): Annual review & adopt HET version with Headteacher approval & ensure available via website.

  • Ensure Finance, HR and GDPR Action Plans are being managed effectively by the School Business Manager
  • Ensure Risk Register is being managed effectively by the School Business Manager
  • On behalf of FGB - Termly review of Financials presented by School Business Manager.
  • Ensure Termly Headteacher Report informs FGB on financials.
  • Review budget recommendations prior to FGB sign off.
  • Benchmark against similar schools to ensure appropriate spending as part of due diligence when reviewing budget setting.
  • Ensure effective SLA in place with external suppliers.
  • Have a strategic view of anticipated spending of targeted funding ensuring it is used effectively e.g. pupil premium, sports funding.
  • Have oversight of Asset Management plan, ensuring budget allocated as appropriate.
  • Ensure that adequate insurance & contingency arrangements are made each year; decide on buildings insurance & personal liability etc.
  • Termly update at FGB.
  • Availability during HET Audit as required but at least annually
  • Attend HET Finance & HR governor training
  • Annual Prevent Training – online.
  • Charging & Remissions Policy
  • HET Data Protection (GDPR Policy) with Springdale Privacy Notices.
  • HET Data Protection (GDPR) Annual Data Protection Report
  • Freedom of Information
  • Complaints procedure statement

SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Governance Framework: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities Springdale Governing Body: Operational Model OneDrive\Governors\Documents\1.Full Governing Body\Important Documents\Operational Model.doc Last FGB Review: 09/2019 Next FGB Review: 09/2020 8 Governor Role: Safeguarding Current Member: Carolyn Rigler Overview: Our governing body must ensure that the school has regard to statutory & local guidance in considering what arrangements should be in place to ensure the safeguarding & welfare of children.

On behalf of the governing body the Safeguarding Governor works closely with the schools dedicated safeguarding lead (DSL) to ensure effective process is in place for the early identification of any welfare concerns about a child, additional needs they might have, indicators of possible abuse, neglect or other safeguarding concerns. Coupled with close monitoring of HET audits and action plans and informing the FGB on a termly basis via the FGB Committee. There is also a duty of care to our employees & volunteers, so we must ensure the school provides safe recruitment procedures so only suitable applicants & prospective volunteers work within our school & anyone facing an allegation is provided with effective support.

  • The Prevent Duty states that we should all have “due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism”, this duty covers the whole school including governors & the Safeguarding Governor should be aware of the schools’ approach in implementing this duty. Responsibilities Statutory Policies
  • Ensure compliance with statutory policies & documents. o School Behaviour Policy: Review every 2 years with approval via Headteacher o Child Protection Policy: Review annually with approval via FGB. o Supporting pupils with medical conditions: Review annually with approval via FGB. o Central record of recruitment & vetting checks (SCR). Sampling of SCR to ensure compliance. Feedback to Business Governor any actions to ensure connection with HR Action Plan.
  • KCSIE: Ensure annual read of Part 1 & Part 4, keeping up to date with changes.
  • Ensure HT is managing the Safeguarding Action Plan effectively.
  • HT annual Safeguarding Audit completed & actions being managed within the Safeguarding Priority Action Plan.
  • Half Yearly review of Medical Action Plan & First Aid register with Pupil Liaison Officer.
  • Termly review of Incidents & Complaints with HT.
  • Ensure register of pupils’ admission & attendance are kept & managed effectively.
  • Availability during HET & LA Audit as required but at least annually.
  • Ensure termly (or sooner if appropriate) update from DSL regarding safeguarding & child protection matters.
  • Termly update at FGB.
  • Attend HET Safeguarding governor training.
  • Annual Prevent Training – online
  • KCSIE – Annual Statutory Guidance
  • School Behaviour Policy
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Supporting pupils with medical conditions: (HET Medical Policy + Springdale Appendix) & Medical Action Plan
  • Central record of recruitment & vetting checks (SCR)
  • Register of pupils’ admission to school

SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Governance Framework: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities Springdale Governing Body: Operational Model OneDrive\Governors\Documents\1.Full Governing Body\Important Documents\Operational Model.doc Last FGB Review: 09/2019 Next FGB Review: 09/2020 9 Governor Role: Health & Safety Current Member: Simon Harwood Overview: On behalf of the governing body the Health & Safety Governor works closely with the Site Manager to ensure staff, pupils & volunteers are not exposed to unacceptable risks by monitoring HET audits, action plans and educational visit risk assessments, informing the FGB on a termly basis.

  • Responsibilities Statutory Policies
  • Ensure compliance with statutory policies & documents o Health & Safety Policy: Annual review with FGB Approval o Premises Management Documents: Ensure all in place & being managed ongoing.
  • Full details on this role are outlined in the HET Health & Safety Policy: Health & Safety Duties of School Governors
  • Ensure the following plans are being managed effectively: HET H&S Action Plan, Fire Safety Management Plan, Fire & Emergency Safety Plan, Fire Assessment Action Plan, Risk Assessment Plan, Business Continuity Plan (including Critical Incident Plan).
  • Risk Assessment Register: ensure H&S elements of this register are being managed effectively.
  • Oversight of Educational Visits, ensuring associated risk assessments are being managed by Lead.
  • Check safety certificates are current
  • Ensure that adequate insurance & contingency arrangements are made each year; i.e. buildings insurance & personal liability etc.
  • Termly update at FGB.
  • Availability during HET Audit as required but at least annually.
  • Attend HET H&S governor training
  • Annual Prevent Training – online.
  • Premises Management Documents
  • Health & Safety Policy (including Springdale Appendix)
  • Educational Visit Risk Assessments

SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Governance Framework: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities Springdale Governing Body: Operational Model OneDrive\Governors\Documents\1.Full Governing Body\Important Documents\Operational Model.doc Last FGB Review: 09/2019 Next FGB Review: 09/2020 10 Governor Role: Inclusion Current Member: Debbie Prince Overview: Our governing body has important statutory duties towards children identified as vulnerable; children with special educational needs & disabilities (SEND) & children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding (PPG) or those who do not fall into either category but have been identified as vulnerable for other reasons.

Along with the Headteacher we should decide the school’s general policy & approach to meeting these pupils’ needs for those with & those without an education and/or health & care plan. This governor should have specific oversight of the school's arrangements for all children identified as vulnerable. They will need to build a good working relationship with the Inclusion Lead (SENCo) to understand how funding is being used & in particular what impact this is having on the pupils who receive it, in order that their achievements are at least in line with their peers. Monitoring of action plans and informing the FGB on a termly basis via the FGB Committee.

  • This is a highly sensitive role & information available to the governing body should always remain confidential. Responsibilities Statutory Policies
  • Ensure compliance with statutory policies & documents. o SEN Information Report: Ensure annual (in year changes if required) report is compiled by SENCo in autumn 1, reviewed at T&L Forum prior to FGB approval. This must be published on school website. o SEND Core Offer: Annually compiled by SENCo in autumn 1. Reviewed at T&L Forum and approved at FGB. Ensure published on website.

o SEND Policy: Annually compiled by SENCo in autumn 1.

Reviewed at T&L Forum and approval at FGB. Ensure published on website. o Pupil Premium Report: Annually compiled by SENCo in autumn 1. Approved at T&L Forum, with oversight to FGB & Business Manager. Ensure published on website. o Pupil Premium Action Plan: Annually compiled by SENCo in autumn 1. Approved at T&L Forum with oversight to FGB & Business Manager. Ensure published on website. Termly review of action plan & feedback at T&L to ensure SENCo is managing effectively.

  • o Accessibility Plan: 3 year review of HET adopted plan, with approval via T&L Forum. o Equality Information & Objectives (publish sector equality duty statement for publication): 4 year review but publish information annually, with approval via T&L Forum. o Equalities Action Plan: 4 year review with approval via T&L Forum. Ensuring that HT is managing actions effectively via a termly review at T&L Forum.
  • Termly input from SENCo on vulnerable children (to include provision & progress)
  • Termly update at both Teaching & Learning Forum & FGB meetings
  • Availability during HET Audit if required.
  • Attend HET Inclusion/SEND governor training
  • Annual Prevent Training – online.
  • SEN Information Report
  • SEND Policy (DfE Code of Practice)
  • SEND Core Offer (DfE Code of Practice)
  • Pupil Premium Report
  • Pupil Premium Action Plan
  • Accessibility Plan
  • Equality information & objectives (public sector equality duty) statement for publication – Statement
  • Equalities Action Plan
  • SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Governance Framework: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities Springdale Governing Body: Operational Model OneDrive\Governors\Documents\1.Full Governing Body\Important Documents\Operational Model.doc Last FGB Review: 09/2019 Next FGB Review: 09/2020 11 Governor Role: Staffing & Recruitment Current Member: Carolyn Rigler Overview: Working closely with the Headteacher and SLT to ensure there is a strategic staff structure in place, which considers succession planning. This role also collaborates with the Business Governor and School Business Manager to ensure HR and Financial elements are considered in the decision process, informing the FGB via the FGB Committee as required. Responsibilities Statutory Policies
  • Ensure compliance with statutory policies & documents. o Staff discipline, conduct & grievance (procedures for addressing): annual review of with approval via T&L Forum.
  • Agree an effective staff structure within financial constraints (alongside Business Governor) & taking account of school development priorities.
  • Review & agree salary recommendations, liaising with School Business Manager and Business Governor to ensure financials are in line with budget.
  • Ensure safer recruitment procedures are followed & Safer Recruitment Training for at least 2 persons on interview panel is renewed every 2 years via online training.
  • Termly update at FGB meeting.
  • Staff Performance & HT Reviews: Annual input to FGB in autumn term on completion of process.
  • Attend HET governor training
  • Annual Prevent Training – online.
  • Staff discipline, conduct & grievance (procedures for addressing) Governor Role: IT Current Member: Jamie Homer Overview: On behalf of the governing body, the IT Governor ensures that the school has the right measures in place to keep our children safe from online exploitation and radicalisation, and that the school is fulfilling its safeguarding duty in this area.
  • The role ensures that policies are in place & reviewed efficiently given the ever-changing world of technology. Monitoring HET audits and action plans, informing the FGB on a termly basis via the FGB Committee. Also, that the whole school community, along with parents/carers, is equipped with the information they need for their children to explore the Internet safely. Responsibilities Statutory Policies
  • Ensure compliance with statutory policies & documents.
  • Attend IT Forum as governor member
  • Ensure IT Action Plan is effective & reviewed according to timescales
  • Availability during HET IT Audit
  • Termly review of incidents with IT Lead
  • Termly update at FGB
  • Attend HET governor training
  • Annual Prevent Training – online
  • Curriculum: Foundation Stage Digital Well Being Agreement – website only
  • Curriculum: Year 1 to Year 4 e-communication policies – website only
  • Acceptable Usage Policy
  • Social Medial Policy
  • Online Safety Policy
  • SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Governance Framework: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities Springdale Governing Body: Operational Model OneDrive\Governors\Documents\1.Full Governing Body\Important Documents\Operational Model.doc Last FGB Review: 09/2019 Next FGB Review: 09/2020 12 Governor Role: Chair of Governors Current Member: Carolyn Rigler Overview: Working with the headteacher to promote and maintain high standards of educational achievement, the chair, along with the governing body holds the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and for the performance management of staff. Also, ensuring that the governing works with Springdale to set a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction. Finally, the chair ensures oversight of the financial performance of Springdale and effective use of its resources. The following listed responsibilities are only those that fall outside of another individuals remit and have therefore been picked up within this role. Responsibilities Statutory Policies
  • Ensure compliance with statutory policies & documents.
  • Approval of Complaints Procedure Statement (HET) following HT review.
  • Attend HET governor training
  • Annual Prevent Training – online.
  • Complaints Procedure Statement (HET) Role: Headteacher (Interim) Current Member: Debbie Budden Overview: The following details the key role for a Headteacher https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-standards-of-excellence -for-headteachers The listed responsibilities are key statutory documents & policies that sit with the Headteacher at Springdale. Some are for review and onward approval within the LGB. Others are for approval where either SLT or LGB prior has reviewed them.
  • Responsibilities Statutory Policies
  • Ensure compliance with statutory policies & documents. o Admission Arrangements: Annual review with FGB Approval, ensuring published annually via website. o Performance Tables: Ensure published annually via website. o Ofsted Reports: Ensure available via website. o Exam & assessment results: Ensure published annually via website. o Curriculum: Ensure relevant information is published via website annually. o Home School Agreement: Review every 2 years with approval via Teaching & Learning Formal Meeting. From 2016 this is no longer statutory, however Springdale CoG has sight of any amendments.

o Sex Education Policy: Review every 2 years with approval via Teaching & Learning Formal Meeting. o Charges & Remissions: Approval following Business Manager review. o Complaints procedure statement (HET): Annual review with approval by Chair of Governor, ensuring published on website. o PE & Sports Premium for Primary schools: Ensure termly review of actions against budget/spend via School Sports Lead at T&L Forum. Annually published to website. o Complaints Procedure Statement (HET): Annual approval & adoption of HET version following Business Managers review.

  • Ensure all other non-statutory documents listed (where applicable) are in place & managed effectively. o Lone Working: an extension to the HET statement within Health & Safety Policy. Monitor & update as required.
  • Admission Arrangements
  • Performance Tables
  • Ofsted Reports
  • Exam & assessment results
  • Curriculum – Curriculum Maps & Medium Term Overviews (all years), Y4 & Y4 Guiding Readers Book List & Names of Phonics or Reading Scheme using in KS1
  • Home-school agreement document
  • Sex Education
  • Complaints Procedure statement (HET)
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) – Ensure statutory guidance if not covered elsewhere
  • PE & Sports Premium for primary schools
  • Lone Working
  • SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Governance Framework: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities Springdale Governing Body: Operational Model OneDrive\Governors\Documents\1.Full Governing Body\Important Documents\Operational Model.doc Last FGB Review: 09/2019 Next FGB Review: 09/2020 13 Role: Clerk to Governors Current Member: (vacant) Overview: The following details the key role for a Clerk to Governors https://www.nga.org.uk/Guidance/Workings-Of-The-Governing-Body/Clerking/Cle rk-s-job-description.aspx Responsibilities Statutory Policies
  • Ensure personal compliance with statutory policies & documents.
  • Manage rolling calendar of statutory policies, owners & timelines for review, ensuring governors are managing their allocation effectively.
  • Provide advice to the governing body on governance, constitutional & procedural matters.
  • Provide effective administrative support to the governing body & its committees.
  • Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Manage process to record & monitor business interests of HT & governors
  • Ensure agendas & minutes of meetings are issued with all required paperwork/documentation on a timely basis & to all relevant parties.
  • Ensure statutory requirements for website compliance, liaise with Chair of Governors as required.
  • Engage Office Manager as required to upload documentation to website & manage Policy & Document Mapping updates.
  • Annual Governor Skills Matrix completion (Autumn 1).
  • Schedule rolling calendar of required workshops, Forum, FGB meetings as required, along with any extraordinary meetings when required.
  • Ensure all Individual Governors are maintaining termly contact with relevant parties & informing at FGB.
  • Ensure Governor Induction Pack is current & all governors are inducted.
  • Ensure Governor OneDrive is effectively managed.
  • Attend HET Clerking network & training, disseminating information to governors as appropriate.
  • Minutes of, & papers considered at, meetings of the governing body & its committees
  • School Contact Details
  • Annual Completion of Register of Business Interests
  • GIAS updates as required

SPRINGDALE FIRST SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY Governance Framework: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities Springdale Governing Body: Operational Model OneDrive\Governors\Documents\1.Full Governing Body\Important Documents\Operational Model.doc Last FGB Review: 09/2019 Next FGB Review: 09/2020 14 Teaching and Learning All Feeds to FGB Safeguarding Health & Safety Business Inclusion Digital well-being OPERATIONAL MODEL DIAGRAM

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