Q&S Agenda 14th January 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 14th January 2016 at 7pm – 8pm



                                                                                                                                                                  Max Time                Lead


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


2.     Approval of Minutes from previous meeting 19th November 2015    2 mins                     MR


3.     Matters arising from previous meeting on 19th November 2015          2 mins                     MR


Action detail



Send PDF copy of RAISE online document to Becky



Send all approved policies to the school office



Advise the office that the SEN and Child Protection Policies need to be published on the school’s website.



Discuss with MF about adding a section to the Policy Grid to keep a log of changes required at subsequent reviews of policies.



The Accessibility Strategy needs updating at its next review. Becky will add this to the log mentioned above.



Ensure the Complaints Procedure policy is up to date.



Send Becky a copy of the LA visit report for loading onto the governor’s website.



BA will email the governors re 16/1/16 LA visit



Topics for the next Q&S meeting in Jan 2016 to include Tracking & Assessment, and the SEF.


4.     Autumn Term Data                                                                                                              20 mins                                    JS/MR

Supporting documentation provided ahead of the meeting – in this meeting, there will be more emphasis on governor’s understanding of what they are seeing, rather than being told what the data is. Please could governors review the accompanying data documents and prepare questions for the meeting.



5.     Self-evaluation                                                                                                                       15 mins                                    JS

Should the Governing Body be more involved in this process? And if so, to what extent? What else would governors need to know about the process?



6.     Safeguarding and Child Protection update                                                          10 mins                                    JS



7.     AOB                                                                                                                                               5 mins                     All



Additional Meeting Papers provided:

-        Previous meeting minutes (19th November 2015)

-        EYFS data document

-        Data Cohort Summary Sheets x 6 (Yr 1 – Yr 6)

-        Pie Chart sheets x 6 (Yr 1 – Yr 6)



Dates of next meetings – Spring Term:


Thursday 14th Jan 2016

8pm – Resources committee


Thursday 3rd March 2016

7pm – Resources committee


Thursday 10th March 2016

7pm - Q&S Committee


Wednesday 23rd March 2016

 7pm - FGB meeting




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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