Q&S Agenda 10th March 2016

Castlewood School Governing Body

Quality and Standards Committee                                                           Castlewood Road

Chair:         Maria Roberts                                                                              Southwater

Vice Chair:  Andy Guy                                                                                    West Sussex

                                                                                                                              RH13 9US

                                                                                                                              Telephone:              01403 734822

                                                                                                                              Fax                             01403 734978



Our School’s key strengths:

Care, guidance and support at all levels: Team Work

Creative Curriculum and enrichment opportunities

Positive behaviour – inside and outside of school


Q&S Committee Meeting - Thursday 10th March 2016 at 7pm



                                                                                                                                                                  Max Time                Lead


1.     Apologies for absence and Declarations of Pecuniary Interests            2 mins                     MR


2.     Approval of Minutes from previous meeting 14th January 2016           2 mins                     MR


3.     Matters arising from previous meeting on 14th January 2016                 2 mins                     MR


Action detail



BA to check and confirm that the Complaints Policy is available on the school’s website.



Following review of the pie charts generated from O-Track data, can the governors review other local school’s data to compare? And can SEN and Pupil Premium be shown on the pie charts?



Add a key to the spreadsheet data, so that governors can easily identify the measures and abbreviations.



Prepare format and content for SEF Workshop to be held at the next Q&S meeting in March 2016.


4.     Ofsted/SEF – group session                                                                                             60 mins                                    All

Please review the accompanying papers – in particular, governors to familiarise themselves with the Ofsted descriptors and consider the following questions:

-      How do we know, and what evidence do we have to support an accurate judgement?

-      Where are the gaps in our knowledge and/or evidence?


The session will also include a review of the school’s draft SEF.


5.     AOB                                                                                                                                               5 mins                     All



Additional Meeting Papers provided:

1.     Previous meeting minutes (14th January 2016)

2.     Castlewood FFT dashboard 2015 KS1

3.     Castlewood FFT dashboard 2015 KS2

4.     Locality visit outcomes Nov 15

5.     Locality visit report Jan 16

6.     Castlewood RAISE dashboard 2015

7.     Ofsted grade descriptors

8.     Safeguarding Audit Sep 15

9.     Draft SEF 2015/16



Dates of next meetings:


Wednesday 23rd March 2016

 7pm - FGB meeting


Thursday 21st April

7pm – Q&S Committee


Thursday 28th April

7pm – Resources Committee





Priorities 2015/16

Embed tracking system

Enable Lower Ability pupils to accelerate

Raise parental expectation



What difference have we made to the school through what we have discussed today?

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