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TERMS OF REFERENCE – SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Name of Committee

The School Development Committee

Status of Committee

Non Statutory

Membership

5 Governors and the Headteacher

Appointment of Chair

Appointed by the Governing Body

Clerking

Chair

Meeting

At least once each term, prior to full governing body meeting

Quorum

Three Governors including the headteacher

Voting

By majority with the chair having the casting vote

Minutes

To reach committee members within one week of the meeting and all other governors with the papers for the next full governing body meeting.


School Development Committee Responsibilities The full governing body must take all decisions concerning its responsibilities for the school development planning and curriculum development. The committee's task is to identify options and make recommendations. These should include working closely with the headteacher to:-

Advise the governing body on:  The School's development plan  Their statutory responsibilities within the plan.

Provide information to the governing body about:  How the School Development Plan has been formed, expected impact across the school and how it is going to impact on standards.

Review the policy and provision for and make recommendations to the governing body concerning:  Collective worship  Religious education  Sex education

Ensure, on behalf of the governing body that:  The requirements of children with special educational needs are met as laid out in the Code of Practice.

Monitor and review, reporting regularly to the governing body:  Information about school performance ( * to be discussed further)

Contribute:  To the formulation, monitoring and review of the School Development Plan.


School Development Committee Terms of Ref - Sept 09