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16:20 PM - 13 Dec 2017

Rehearsals are well under way for the Sixth Form Panto next week (oooh nooo they're not) (ooooh yes they are)!! https://t.co/D5DQWScNWo

14:28 PM - 8 Dec 2017

Well done to Y11 who have done the first two days of their GCSE mock exams!

22:08 PM - 3 Dec 2017

PRE visit: well done to Y10 who have been a delight to travel with this weekend. They have worked hard, listened, learnt and seen for themselves evidence of horrific human acts. And now to bed!

22:05 PM - 3 Dec 2017

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Will never forget meeting an Auschwitz survivor. Will never forget the tattoo on her arm or her story

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10:47 AM - 3 Dec 2017

PRE visit: excellent exhibition at the Galicia Jewish museum followed by student workshops and a meeting with an Auschwitz survivor, a former child prisoner who was a subject of Dr Mengele's experiments, who told us about her story and showed us her number tattoo. Very moving. https://t.co/ZwCqYSY32K

06:23 AM - 3 Dec 2017

Retweeted From Sue Davison

This will be one of the most memorable school trips Hinchley Wood students will make in their school years.

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21:31 PM - 2 Dec 2017

PRE visit: back at the hotel after nearly 16 hours out. Mr B's gadget says we have walked 11.1 miles, Mr C's says 11km. In any case it's been a good but hard day. Very moving visit to Auschwitz this morning, students laid candles and had a moment of reflection at the memorials. https://t.co/2Xav3CzUZ0

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12:30 PM - 2 Dec 2017

PRE visit: moving visit and moment of reflection at Birkenau. Now back to Krakow for a bit of down time before visiting Schindler's factory https://t.co/cGcSynGMDD

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07:46 AM - 2 Dec 2017

PRE visit: starting our tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau https://t.co/E3ipgiPAjF

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20:10 PM - 1 Dec 2017

Successful first day in Krakow for the PRE visit - walked at least six miles, had lush food and learnt lots. Hopefully an earlyish night before our visit to the Auschwitz museum tomorrow. https://t.co/TBAh1oojLu

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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