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Teaching and Learning and Assessment Committee Terms of Reference 2016
This committee oversees the work of the school in relation to:

  • Curriculum
  • SEND
  • Pupil Premium

    Membership: The committee shall consist of not less than four governors. Membership shall include the Head-teacher or member of the Senior Leadership
    team (SLT) with responsibility for curriculum.
    The committee may make recommendations to the governing body for co-option of non-governors members and advise whether or not such members should be given a vote.
    Quorum: Three governors which include the head or SLT member and a governor who is not an employee of the school.
    Meetings: Once per term, or more frequently if deemed necessary by the majority of members.
    Chair: Non-employee to be elected by the full governing body.
    Accountability: The committee will report back to the governing body by submitting minutes which record decisions made, actions to be taken and/or recommendations for consideration.

    Terms of reference

  • to ensure that the National Curriculum is delivered and its assessment procedures are carried out in line with the legal framework
  • to ensure that the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework is delivered and its assessment procedures are carried out in line with the legal framework
  • to contribute, in collaboration with the head and staff, to establishing, monitoring and evaluating sections of the School Improvement Plan relating to teaching and learning and assessment and the quality of provision and to oversee any key issues relating to curriculum delivery in line with guidance
  • to keep relevant sections of the Self-Evaluation Summary document under review and update as necessary
  • to ensure that the whole school curriculum is: broad and balanced; relevant to the needs of all children; provides continuity and progression; adequately resourced
  • to endeavour to secure the necessary provision for any child who has Special educational Needs (SEN) and/or a disability having regard to the SEND Code of Practice and Disability Discrimination Act
  • to ensure that the school has a SEND coordinator who is provided with sufficient time, training and resources to undertake his/her responsibilities
  • to ensure the school has a strategy for the school's use of Pupil Premium funding PP
  • to ensure that pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding are making as good progress as all other children from their starting points.
  • to establish and monitor the impact of, and review the School's Curriculum Statement and Overviews, SEND Policy and other curriculum related policies in line with the agreed cycle and make recommendations to the governing body for change as necessary
  • to review the policy and provision for Collective Worship and RE in line with the locally agreed syllabus and make recommendations for change when necessary
  • to receive curriculum progress reports from the head and others including an analysis of the annual Raise online Report and information about non-statutory assessment and testing in order to monitor, review and evaluate the standards of achievement, seek to make continuing improvements and inform target setting
  • to liaise with, consult with, and provide information to, parents and the wider community on matters relating to the curriculum as required

    The Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee (Outcomes for Pupils) Terms of Reference 2016
    This sub-committee oversees the work of the school in relation to:

    • Attainment
    • Achievement
    • Targeting and monitoring
    • Use of Pupil Premium funding
    • SEND
    • All relevant policies

    Membership: The committee shall consist of not less than four governors. Membership shall include the Head-teacher or member of the Senior leadership team (SLT) with responsibility for pastoral issues
    The committee may make recommendations to the governing body for co-option of non-governors members and advise whether or not such members should be given a vote.
    Quorum: Three governors including a governor who is not an employee of the school.
    Meetings: Once per term, or more frequently if deemed necessary by the majority of members.
    Chair: Non-employee to be elected by the full governing body.
    Accountability: The committee will report back to the governing body by submitting minutes which record decisions made, actions to be taken and/or recommendations for consideration.

    • to receive curriculum progress reports from the head and others including an analysis of the annual Raise On Line (ROL) Report statutory assessment information in order to monitor, review and evaluate the standards of achievement, to seek to make continuing improvement
    • to receive information about non-statutory assessment and testing in order to monitor, review and evaluate the standards of achievement, to seek to make continuing improvements and inform target setting for all children
    • to evaluate the provision, progress and attainment of children with SEN and /or disabilities
    • to evaluate the impact of Pupil Premium funding on the progress and attainment of children in receipt of this funding
    • to ensure that statutory targets for pupil achievements are set and published as required
    • to liaise with, consult with, and provide information to parents and the wider community on matters relating to a pupil's academic and personal achievement
    • to keep relevant sections of the Self Evaluation Summary under review and update as necessary
    • to ensure that the school offers equality of opportunity to all children whatever their age, ability or disability, gender, race, religion or belief or background through all its policies, procedures and practices
    • to promote and support the development of the School's Parliament (school council) and provide a link between the School Parliament and the governing body
    • to promote partnership with parents to support their children's learning
    • to ensure the School Website complies with making statutory information accessible
    • to celebrate children's academic achievements
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