The governing body meets its obligations through a series of committees, sub-committees and working groups:
The function and main focus of each committee is described below:
The FGB is the main meeting of the governing body. It is at the FGB that we:
The FGB meets at least 5 times a year.
The Standards and School Effectiveness Committee is the main mechanism by which the governing body holds the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
The Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee is the main mechanism by which the governing body oversees the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. It oversees the management and development of staff and the management of the schools premises.
The Shared Leadership Group consists of the Executive Head together with three governors from Its primary purpose is to monitor the Shared Leadership arrangements St Aelreds RC Primary School and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School.
The Communications group was established in May 2016 to examine the issues of communication between the school and its community. Led by Jon Hawkins, the Communications Group is a ‘working group’ as opposed to a sub-committee. As such it consists of non-governor members. The Communication group advises the governing body on issues such as. • Design and analysis of the Parent Survey • Developing and evaluating a communication action plan As the Communications Group is still a relatively new group, its meeting frequency has yet to be established and may not have a formal frequency.
Whilst a sub-committee in its own right, the Pay committee is coordinated by the FSP. Its purpose is to ensure the school is effectively undertaking its responsibilities towards staff in terms of performance appraisal. The Pay committee normally meets once a year
The Head Teacher’s Appraisal committee is coordinated by the SSE, but works in association with the chair of the FSP and the Shared Leadership Committee. Its purpose is to ensure the school is to formally hold the teacher to account over the performance of the school through the setting and evaluation of performance objectives.