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Terms of Reference







The committee shall consist of at least 6 members of whom 4 shall constitute a quorum.  The Chair and Vice Chair will be elected annually.  In addition the Chair of Governors shall be an ex-officio member with the right to vote.


In the event the Chair steps down during their tenure, the committee shall re-elect an interim Chair.




The committee shall meet twice per term, and otherwise as required.  The minutes of those meetings will be circulated to all Governors. 


The Committee has principal responsibility for monitoring, reviewing and reporting on all matters concerned with raising standards and improving the quality of teaching and learning in the school.


The Committee will:


-      Ensure that the school curriculum is broad and balanced and relevant to the needs of all children.


-      Ensure that the school curriculum is delivered and its assessment procedures carried out in accordance with the legal framework.


-      Monitor, keep under review and report on student progress and achievement particularly in relation to agreed pupil performance targets.


-      Ensure appropriate arrangements are made for pupils with special educational needs.


-     Monitor and review all school curriculum related policies in line with the agreed cycle and make recommendations, where necessary, to the governing body.


-      Ensure an appropriate policy review is established over a two /three year cycle, linked to the school’s self review process.


-      Contribute as appropriate to the School Improvement Plan.


-      Monitor and review the progress of selected key school improvement/development priorities.


-     Receive an analysis of the RAISEonline, FFT epods School Profile data and to considerthe school’s performance in relation to all schools and similar schools nationally and within West Sussex.


-      Receive Ofsted’s school performance information from data dashboard.


-     Consider how well the school is doing against a range of performance measures including government floor standards on attainment and progress.


-    Consider the achievement and progress of all groups of pupils, including disadvantaged children (those for whom the pupil premium provides support), those with English as an Additional Language (EAL) and ‘non-mobile’ pupils (i.e. those who have been in the school throughout each of the last two years). relative to other similar schools nationally and within West Sussex.


-      Prepare, in partnership with the Head and leadership team, for an inspection. Contribute to the post Ofsted action plan.  Approve the final action plan.


-      Ensure parents are kept informed about key developments relating to the curriculum and provided with the necessary information on their children’s progress in line with legal requirements.

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