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What is the Work of the Governing Body?

In order to perform its role the committees discuss relevant issues, review, question and, when necessary, challenge the School in order to make the necessary decisions or recommendations to the full Governing Body. In particular the committees are responsible for the review and monitoring of pupil progress and attainment data and our progress against the School’s targets identified in the School Development Plan (SDP).  Each Governor is also linked to a different area of the curriculum and we work with the staff to develop our understanding of the work that goes on within School. Through these links and monitoring visits to the School we are able to get a good understanding of the activities taking place at Malvern Way. In turn this enables us to bring this knowledge back to work on the Governing Body. To enable the committees to perform more effectively we have decided to award our Associate Member Governors full voting rights at committee level. 

Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee has the responsibility for all matters relating to the curriculum and its delivery within the School, including Inclusion. The committee’s workload includes the review and approval of all curriculum-based policies and to support this members of the committee liaise closely with curriculum subject leaders.

Resources Committee (Premises/Finance & Personnel)

This committee is responsible for all strategic finance and personnel related issues. In particular it has delegated responsibility for approving the School’s annual budget. The committee then monitors the budget on a termly basis with the assistance of the School’s financial advisor. This committee also has responsibility for all Human Resource issues facing the School including performance management, welfare, training & development.  It is also responsible for all the other aspects of the School including buildings and the environment, pupil welfare, community links and administration. In particular it ensures that the premises are safe, secure and support learning. The committee is responsible for capital works and has an oversight responsibility for any contracts to hire the premises.

Disability And Accessibility

If you would like to know more about what we already do and the changes or improvements that have been implemented since the last survey, then please find below the ‘Disability and Accessibility – What we do’ document .

We hope this has given you a better understanding of the work of our Governing Body. If you have any further queries or have a concern please write to the Chair of Governors c/o the School Office or complete a Governor feedback form.