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Inclusion and Safeguarding Constitution

Membership

  1. Members of the committee will undertake training relevant to their designated roles and the business of this committee.
  2. Governors will abide by the code of conduct as ratified by the Full Governing Body.
  3. The relevant governors should familiarise themselves with the expectations of Ofsted in relation to the TOR for this committee.
  4. The Committee will consist of:
    1. Minimum of 4 Governors
    2. Head Teacher or nominated representative
    3. Associate governors as nominated and agreed with Full Governing Body
  5. Chair and Vice Chair:
    1. The Chair and Vice Chair of this committee will be identified and elected by the Full Governing Body.
    2. The Chair and Vice Chair of this committee will serve a 2 year term.
    3. After a 2 Year term the Chair and Vice Chair of this Committee will be subject to a review by the Full Governing Body.
    4. Should the Chair or Vice Chair resign from their position the Full Governing Body will identify and elect their replacement.

Meetings

  1. The Committee will meet at least once per term or otherwise as required.
  2. Agenda will be agreed by Chair with clerk and headteacher with reference to this document and Chairs / Vice Chairs of other Committees.  
  3. The agenda and relevant documents will sent to committee members at least 7 working days before the meeting.
  4. The Committee shall keep a record of all meetings.
  5. The meetings will be minuted by the clerk. The minutes will:
    1. Highlight questions asked by the governors to support and challenge the school.
    2. Will be available on the Governor's Drive within 10 working days of the meeting being held.
    3. A summary report (oral or written),  highlighting key issues (oral or written) will be an agenda item on the following Full Governing Body agenda.

Quorum

  1. Two Governors and the Headteacher (or nominated representative) will represent a quorum.
  2. The Committee may invite other governors to attend as it finds necessary.
  3. The Committee will not meet without the Headteacher (or a nominated representative) being present.

Lead Governors reporting to the I and S Committee

Lead Governors will work with the Inclusion and Safeguarding Committee to support them in processing and delivering on the items listed in this document.  The role of each Lead Governor is detailed in a Role Description.  Each lead Governor will be responsible on summarising the information they have collected in a report to the committee.  Where a Lead Governor reports to more than one committee they will select the information to be presented based on the items in the Constitution for that Committee.

  • Curriculum
  • Parent Voice
  • Pupil Premium
  • Safeguarding
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities  (SEND) and Pupils with Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
  • P.E. and Sports Funding

Terms of Reference

  1. Alongside the duties of the Standards and Quality Committee, verify the school’s curriculum:
    1. is in line with the school’s mission and aims
    2. is broad, balanced and inclusive
    3. meets the needs of all children and those with specific needs e.g.
      1. the most able
      2. on the Special Educational Needs register
      3. children with English as an Additional Language
    4. includes personal, spiritual, moral, social, cultural aspects
    5. covers key Safeguarding messages and lessons
    6. allows pupils to develop key skills such as:
      1. communication
      2. independent learning
      3. group work
      4. resilience
      5. creativity
  2. Monitor and review the deployment and impact of ‘Pupil Premium’
  3. Monitor and review the deployment and impact of ‘Sports Funding’
  4. Monitor and review policies, guidance, documents and activities relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all pupils, in particular, those children in need, children looked after and children at risk of significant harm
  5. Confirm all decisions that have a budgetary impact with the Finance and Environment Committee before beginning their implementation.  Such items agreed by the committee can be marked as “Agreed pending approval of the Finance and Environment Committee”.
  6. Review and monitor key statutory requirements and school policies as identified in the “School Policy Review Cycle Document” .
  7. Report relevant information to the Full Governing Body
  8. Monitor and review any other items as directed by the Full Governing Body, for example in relation to the School Improvement Plan.
  9. Review this constitution on an annual basis in collaboration with the Full Governing Body and other committees

Standing items

  • Attendance and Tardiness
  • Reportable Incidents
  • Reports from Lead Governors attached to the committee.
  • The committee’s items in the Governor Improvement Plan

Key Questions for governors to support and challenge the school

  • Does the school have a child protection policy which is reviewed and updated annually and is the “Safety and Behaviour” of pupils afforded a high priority across all aspects of the school`s work?
  • Do we (the Governors) ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place to safeguard pupils who are affected by the provision of extended services and other school activities which take place off site or outside normal school hours?
  • Is there an agreed “Code of Conduct” for all staff and visitors which makes expectations clear?
  • Are there protocols in place enabling effective managerial oversight? For example:
  • Is the  the Single Central Record appropriately maintained and checked by several staff?
  • Is a senior member of the school`s leadership team trained and designated to take lead responsibility as Child Protection Co-ordinator for dealing with child protection issues? Does the Child Protection Co-ordinator attend yearly safeguarding briefings?
  • Are sufficient time and resources allocated to the child protection coordinator`s role?
  • Does the school operate safer recruitment procedures?
  • Does the school have procedures for managing Child Protection concerns or allegations of abuse against members of staff and volunteers? Are these procedures well understood?
  • Do the Headteacher and all other staff undertake on-going child protection training? Does training for all staff include behaviour management, positive and safe handling, E-safety, health and safety, the school Code of Conduct for adults? How are new staff and volunteers inducted?
  • Does the school remedy deficiencies or weaknesses in Child Protection without delay?
  • Does the school provide information to the LA about Child Protection in the school and how duties are discharged (175 audit)? Do the governors monitor the implementation of actions arising from the audit? Are all critical incidents logged?
  • Does the school have a safer culture ethos?
  • Do the curriculum and enrichment activities provide opportunities for children to learn how to behave safely and avoid risks? How does the curriculum support pupils` to use  technologies safely?
  • Does the school encourage pupils to share any concerns with them? Do pupils feel safe and happy in school?
  • Do we (the Governors) monitor safeguarding data effectively?
    • is attendance improving?
    • is the persistent absentee rate reducing?
    • what is the % of unauthorised absence?
    • are exclusions / physical restraint and behaviour incidents/ incidents of bullying low?
  • Do we (the Governors) ensure that the school site is secure and safe?
  • Do the curriculum and enrichment activities provide opportunities for all children to learn how to behave safely and avoid risks? How does the curriculum support pupils` to use  technologies safely?
  • Do we (the Governors) monitor the outcomes for vulnerable groups effectively?
    • Are all groups making good progress
    • how is any underachievement being addressed?
    • Do the curriculum and enrichment activities provide opportunities for all pupils to reach their potential?
    • How are the needs of Gifted and Talented pupils addressed?
  • What are the systems in use to identify and support pupils with SEND?
  • How is the implementation of the revised SEN Code of Practice progressing?
  • What do the reforms mean for the school?
  • How is the school ensuring that parents/carers understand what provision is available to meet their children`s needs?
  • How are the changes being communicated to parents and carers?
  • Do we (the Governors) monitor the outcomes for pupils with SEND effectively?
  • Are all pupils making good progress
    • How is any underachievement being addressed?
    • Are resources, including Pupil Premium, deployed effectively to support the school`s best endeavours to meet the needs of all pupils?
 

This Constitution has been agreed  by the Full Governing Body on 4/12/2014


If you need to contact the Chair of Governors or another member of the Governing Body, please do so through the school office by popping into reception or calling 0151 922 5760.
ATTENDANCE
Whole School 95.7%
  • 1NT 95.4%
  • 2MS 94.9%
  • 3JTR 96.5%
  • 4MH 95.3%
  • 5EF/SB 95.9%
  • 6AG 95.9%
HOUSE POINTS
  • Delamere 207
  • Mersey 265
  • Sherwood 416
  • Great North 220
Sports Days: Years Three to Six: 10am Monday 17th July. Reception, Year One and Year Two : 10am Tuesday 18th July. Weather permitting!
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