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11:09 AM - 22 Sep 2017

High Starters visit to Bletchley Park on Tuesday using an Enigma Machine. Coming up ‘The Cipher Challenge’. More news to follow next week. https://t.co/HbiWZXVIin

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12:31 PM - 24 Aug 2017

Records have been smashed at Hinchley Wood School as Year 11 students have surpassed all expectations with outstanding GCSE results. https://t.co/BPplxy3F2U

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15:19 PM - 13 Jul 2017

Year 7 & 8 Team B Bletchley Park Exhibition show what they have created today. Let the best team win https://t.co/vVpdJA8CGZ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/885503739959836672

15:18 PM - 13 Jul 2017

Year 7 & 8 Team A Bletchley Park Exhibition show what they have created today. Let the best team win https://t.co/AY19wcGJbM

11:46 AM - 19 Jun 2017

Due to exams, the 1 minute silence today for those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy will be at 12.05pm.

07:58 AM - 19 Jun 2017

Retweeted From HWS Student Leaders

Calling all Y10 @ HWS: exciting Leadership opportunities available, details in assembly this week!

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/872829935668408320

15:57 PM - 8 Jun 2017

The results are in! Here is how HWS students & staff votes in today's mock election. Is this an early indication of the national picture? https://t.co/uJUcg8RxLi

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/872749547222642689

10:38 AM - 8 Jun 2017

Mr Holmes has cast his vote in the HWS Mock Election. Have you voted yet? https://t.co/JptsXbQ3dD

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/872735777020620800

09:43 AM - 8 Jun 2017

Students and staff will be casting their votes in the HWS Mock Election today. Watch this space - will the HWS agree with the Nation? https://t.co/BIBSPfDIIT

15:13 PM - 7 Jun 2017

Mock election taking place tomorrow - results will be announced Friday morning in time for discussion during AM registration

Governing Board Sub-Committees:

Finance & Resources Committee

Committee meets five times a year

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor the financial administration of the school and ensure compliance with the ‘Academies Financial Handbook’; approve the annual budget; set priorities and oversee the financial strategy; provide guidance on the level of reserves that should be held; monitor the school’s actual financial performance compared to the agreed budget, approve any necessary remedial action and provide termly management accounts to the Governing Body (GB).
  • Maintain good communication with the other GB committees; provide financial implications for any future spending plans and employment legislation.
  • Monitor financial procedures and ensure these and related IT systems are able to meet the accounting needs of the school and comply with legislation.
  • Review:  compliance with HMRC and VAT requirements and pension’s legislation; the Academy’s Financial Procedures Manual (annually); levels of insurance (annually).
  • Advise the GB on unbudgeted spending plans that are outside the Committee’s delegated powers.
  • Take the lead on Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning.
  • Agree the school’s draft financial accounts and trustees.

RESOURCES STRATEGY AND CAPITAL PROJECTS:

  • Determine and review current/future capital projects linked to the School Improvement Plan (SIP).
  • Establish and monitor a Strategic Plan for the estate covering capital, maintenance, health and safety and accessibility elements.
  • Monitor, supervise and approve tendering.
  • Establish a Capital Management Sub-Committee to consider, review and make recommendations on projects.

BUILDINGS AND MAINTENANCE:

  • Maintain strategic oversight of the management, condition and cleaning of the school buildings, services, equipment, grounds and boundaries.
  • Ensure an appropriate Asset Register(s) is maintained and monitored annually.

HEALTH & SAFETY:

  • Maintain strategic oversight of Health and Safety issues including provision of information to staff, training for staff, supervision and reporting procedures and site security.
  • Nominate named governors to monitor and review annual areas of SIP focus, as deemed appropriate, and Health & Safety.

GENERAL:

  • Focus on relevant SIP and SEF areas; monitor and evaluate progress towards identified priorities.
  • Receive updates on local and national initiatives, changes in the law and educational policy as appropriate.
  • Review and approve all finance and resources related policies in line with statutory requirements.

 

Student Learning & Welfare

Committee meets three times a year

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Agree, monitor and review the curriculum to ensure a balanced and broadly based curriculum is provided, including English, Mathematics and Science.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of quality of teaching and learning on rates of progress and standards of achievement by all students.
  • Receive reports on student progress related priorities, following detailed analysis of exam results by the Governing Body; monitor intervention strategies and expected outcomes for identified subject areas.
  • Monitor and evaluate provision for all sub-groups of learners including: looked after, alternative provision, Pupil Premium, Catch Up Premium, SEND and other identified sub-groups as appropriate; ensure all needs have been identified and addressed and evaluate progress and achievement.
  • Monitor and review the provision of:  sex and relationship education; religious education; physical education; independent careers guidance and promote British values and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students.
  • Review arrangements for handling complaints concerning the curriculum and other concerns from parents.
  • Monitor and review safeguarding and child protection arrangements, with particular reference to the Prevent Strategy and Child Sexual Exploitation.
  • Receive detailed student progress reports on behaviour, exclusions and attendance with specific reports from Chair of Student Discipline Committee as deemed appropriate.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of the school’s assessment policy and procedures.
  • Receive reports on subject reviews.
  • Focus on relevant School Improvement Plan (SIP) and SEF areas and monitor and evaluate progress towards identified priorities; nominate named governors to monitor and review annual areas of SIP focus as deemed appropriate and Child Protection/Safeguarding, SEND and Pupil Premium.
  • Receive updates on local and national initiatives, changes in the law and educational policy as appropriate.
  • Monitor annual publication of equality data and ensure all students have equal opportunities.
  • Approve and review all curriculum and student related policies in line with statutory requirements,  other recommendations and monitor the implementation and impact of the review schedule.

 

Admissions

Committee meets at least twice a year with additional meetings as required

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review arrangements and procedures for admissions annually;
  • Review admissions criteria on an annual basis in line with local considerations and government guidelines.
  • Make recommendations to the Governing Body on the admissions criteria and ensure appropriate consultations are conducted in line with statutory requirements.
  • Consider and determine applications under the Exceptional Circumstances Criteria.
  • Review arrangements for Admissions Appeals on an annual basis.

 

Human Resources

Committee meets three times a year

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Approve the staffing structure, number of staff and the level of the posts on an annual basis and have strategic oversight of the staffing budget.
  • Establish a Pay Policy for all staff categories and be responsible for the administration and review of this policy.
  • Set and review the pay of all teaching and associate staff in line with legal requirements and the pay policy; decide payments in respect of dismissal or resignation (including early retirement and redundancies).
  • Consider recommendations from the Headteacher in relation to performance related pay for all teaching and associate staff, with the exception of leadership and UPS progression which is delegated to the Senior Pay Committee.
  • Consider ongoing recruitment and retention issues and forming Action Plans as required.
  • Establish, monitor and review procedures in line with national agreements/guidance for appraisal, capability, discipline, grievance, pay appeals, safer recruitment, staff development and workforce reform; take appropriate steps to inform staff of procedures.
  • Take the lead in Interview Panels as determined in the Safer Recruitment Procedure (individual governors).
  • Focus on relevant School Improvement Plan (SIP) and SEF areas; monitor and evaluate progress towards identified priorities.
  • Nominate named governors to monitor and review annual areas of SIP focus as deemed appropriate, safeguarding and safer recruitment arrangements.
  • Receive updates on local and national initiatives, changes in the law and educational/employment policy as appropriate.
  • Approve and review all  personnel related policies in line with statutory requirements and other recommendations; monitor the implementation and impact of the review schedule.

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