Millhouse Primary School and Nursery

Curriculum & Raising Standards Committee


As defined by the full governing body.


The quorum will be four members of the committee, one of which must be the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

Frequency of meetings

The committee will meet at least twice a term and will hold such additional meetings as are necessary. Minutes will be taken at each meeting.

Review terms of reference

These will be discussed and approved annually at the first meeting in the Autumn term. These will be taken to the Autumn term full governing body meeting for ratification.

Terms of reference and delegated powers:

  • To appoint a chair and clerk at the first meeting in the autumn term unless one has already been appointed by the Governing Body.
  • Review performance against the targets set on a termly basis. To include:
  • Fully understand both projected and actual results in terms of attainment and progressions across the whole school and compare these to national standards.
  • Fully understand why targets are not being met or exceeded.
  • Agree future actions in conjunction with the Headteacher, within targeted areas.
  • Monitor and review these actions and agree appropriate next steps.
  • Ensure that all governors are aware of the school’s performance
  • Use this information to increase the effectiveness, accountability and impact of governor visits to the school.
  • To consider all detailed matters related to the pupils’ education and social well-being, giving due respect to safeguarding.
  • To monitor the activities relating to the assessment and review of children with special educational needs and disabilities (including the application and implementation of Education, Health & Care Plans).
  • To ensure that those responsibilities laid down under relevant education acts relating to the conduct of the school and curriculum are being met.
  • To monitor and review the following:
  • Provision for children with SEND
  • Religious education and collective worship
  • Race equality
  • Sex and relationships education
  • Pastoral care
  • School meals
  • Educational visits
  • School uniform
  • School prospectus
  • Overall school organisation
  • Pupil disciplinary matters
  • British values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural provision
  • Effectiveness of the spending of pupil premium grant and sports funding
  • Ensure the school website meets statutory requirements
  • Any other pupil matters as is deemed appropriate
  • To ensure the school is meeting the requirements of the national curriculum
  • To review the following policies and arrangements for:
  • Curriculum
  • Religious Education
  • Equality
  • Child Protection & Safeguarding
  • Sex and relationships education
  • Assessment, including arrangements for statutory assessments at the end of each key stage
  • Attendance
  • Behaviour & Anti-bullying
  • First Aid & dealing with medical conditions
  • Educational visits
  • Pupil admissions
  • To contribute to and review school evaluation
  • To monitor the attendance of different groups within the school
  • To contribute to the school development plan and to ensure its production is in-line with school priorities.
  • To consult with the Headteacher, staff, parents, the community and relevant bodies as appropriate in order to maintain an oversight of school improvement and evaluation.

Millhouse Primary School and Nursery

Headteacher : Gareth Allen

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

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