Millhouse Primary School and Nursery

Raising Standards Committee


As defined by the full Governing Body


The quorum of the Committee will be 4 members.

Frequency of Meetings

The Committee will meet at least once each Month and will hold such additional meetings as are necessary. Minutes will be taken at each meeting. Review of Terms of Reference These will be discussed/approved annually at first meeting in Spring Term, which will be minuted.

Terms of Reference and Delegated Powers

  1. To appoint a Chair at the first meeting in each academic year unless one has already been appointed by the Governing Body.
  2. Review performance against Targets set on a termly basis
    • Fully understand both projected   actual results in terms of attainment   progression across the whole school   compare these against National standards
    • Fully understand why targets are not being met or exceeded
    • Agree future actions in conjunction with Head Teacher, within targeted areas
    • Monitor   review these actions and agree appropriate next steps
    • Ensure that ALL Governors are aware of the School’s performance and that they remain fully engaged in the ISP programme
    • Use this information/knowledge to increase the effectiveness, accountability   impact of their visits to school – thus increasing their individual value to the whole school community
  3. To consider all detailed matters related to the pupils’ education and social well-being, giving due respect to safeguarding
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  5. To monitor the activities relating to the assessment, statementing and review of children with special educational needs.
  6. To ensure that those responsibilities laid down under relevant Education Acts relating to the Conduct of the School and Curriculum are being met.
  7. To monitor and assist in the administration of the following:
    • to ensure that the school is meeting the requirements of the school and National Curriculum;
    • special needs in relation to education and welfare;
    • religious education and collective worship;
    • race equality;
    • sex education;
    • pastoral care;
    • school meals;
    • educational visits;
    • school uniform;
    • school prospectus;
    • overall school organisation;
    • pupil disciplinary matters;
    • any other pupil related matters deemed appropriate.
  8. To ensure the school is meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum.
  9. To review when appropriate and make recommendations to the Governing Body on:
    • the school’s curriculum statement;
    • the provision for religious education and collective worship;
    • the race equality policy;
    • the Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy;
    • the sex education policy;
    • the assessment arrangements for pupils at the end of each key stage.
  10. To consult with the Head, staff, parents, the community and relevant bodies, as appropriate, in order to maintain an oversight in, and review of, the above.
  11. To contribute towards the production of the School Profile.
  12. To assist in the production, review and rewriting of policy documents which cover the delivery of the curriculum and the approaches adopted to teaching and learning within the school.
  13. To assist in the production and review of the school development/improvement plan, if appropriate.
  14. To deal with any matters that may be referred to the committee by the full Governing Body.

Millhouse Primary School and Nursery

Headteacher : Gareth Allen

Tavistock Road | Laindon | Basildon | Essex | SS15 5QF

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