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Standing Agenda Items for Meetings

All TKAT South Meetings should include the following standing agenda items:

  • Apologies for Absence       
  • Declaration of Interests
  • Constitution of the Governing Body  
  • Minutes of the Last Meeting                                                 
  • Action Points & Matters Arising from the Minutes                       
  • Chair’s Action                                                                                             
  • Chair’s Report & Correspondence

 

In addition to these standing agenda items, each of the TKAT South scheduled meetings will have the following additional items:

 

Autumn Term

TKAT SOUTH LGB – ANNUAL MEETING

Start of Autumn Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Governor Compliance – update declarations of interest, Code of Conduct etc

CF4.2

2

Vision and Improvement Planning – review of achievements and outline planning for the coming year.

CF4.1

TKAT SOUTH LGB – ANNUAL MEETING

Start of Autumn Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Vision and Improvement Planning

 

 

  • Evaluate what was achieved last year: overview of public examination/national test results etc

CF1.1A

 

  • Review the aims/vision statement

CF1.1B

 

  • Agree key priorities for the year – review the SDP/SIP

CF1.1C

2

Governor Compliance

 

 

  • Update register of pecuniary interests (must be published on the school website)

CF4.2A

 

  • Review GB Code of Conduct

CF4.2B

 

  • Review the Scheme of Delegation

CF4.2C

SCHOOL LGCs – CURRICULUM-TEACHING AND LEARNING FOCUS

First half of Autumn Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Governor Compliance – update declarations of interest, Code of Conduct, review Scheme of Delegation etc.

CF4.2

2

Governance Structure and Appointments – Elect chair and vice chair; appoint clerk; review committee structure; agree roles & responsibilities.

CF4.1

3

Governance Operation, Calendar – agree calendar of meetings; agree governors’ action plan of visits etc.

CF4.4

4

Vision and Improvement Planning - review aims/vision statement; agree school targets; agree SDP.

CF4.1

5

Target Setting, Monitoring and Evaluation – receive annual report on pupil achievement, attendance, exclusions etc against targets; agree performance targets including attendance.

CF2.2

6

Governance Operation, School Trips - approve residential, overseas or hazardous trips.

CF4.4

SCHOOL LGCs – CURRICULUM-TEACHING AND LEARNING FOCUS

First half of Autumn Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Vision and Improvement Planning

 

 

  • Evaluate what was achieved last year: overview of public examination/national test results

CF1.1A

 

  • Review the aims/vision statement

CF1.1B

 

  • Agree key priorities for the year – review the SDP/SIP

CF1.1C

 

  • Approve the SDP/SIP

CF1.1D

2

Governor Compliance

 

 

  • Update register of pecuniary interests (must be published on the school website

CF4.2A

 

  • Review GB Code of Conduct

CF4.2B

 

  • Review the Scheme of Delegation

CF4.2C

3

Governance Structure and Appointments

 

 

  • Elect chair and vice chair (committee chairs can be elected at the FGB meeting or at individual committees)

CF4.1A

 

  • Appoint clerk (review arrangements for clerking)

CF4.1B

 

  • Review committee structure (including terms of reference) and membership

CF4.1C

 

  • Appoint clerks to committees or agree to delegate this to each committee

CF4.1D

 

  • Review roles and responsibilities of individual governors

CF4.1E

4

Governance Operation – Standing Items

 

 

  • Agree calendar of meetings against school calendar events (unless done in summer term)

GF4.4A

 

  • Agree programme of governors visits

GF4.4B

 

  • Agree minutes from meetings and committees

GF4.4D

 

  • Approve residential, overseas or hazardous trips

GF4.4G

5

Target Setting, Monitoring and Evaluation

 

 

  • Receive annual report on attendance/absence, pupil exclusion, racist incidents etc.

CF2.2A

 

  • Agree school performance targets including attendance

CF2.2B

 

  • Review performance data, including results and TKAT, Ofsted and FFT dashboards        

CF2.2C

 

  • Receive report on safeguarding

CF2.2D

6

Monitoring and Evaluation

 

 

Receive and review Governor’s monitoring reports

CF1.2A

SCHOOL LGCs – FINANCE AND RESOURCES FOCUS

Second half of Autumn Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Finance Policies and Budget Setting – review end of year accounts; receive financial benchmarking report; review charges & lettings policy; approve pay policy.

CF3.1

2

Budget Monitoring - receive budget monitoring reports, including Pupil Premium; approve audit reports, asset management plan and school capacity review recommendations and actions.

CF3.2

3

Safeguarding - review Single Central Record; review Safer Recruitment practices.

CF3.3

4

Health and Safety -  receive report on Health & Safety; review risk register.

CF3.4

5

Admissions - review admissions arrangements for autumn of the next year.

CF3.5

6

Governor Compliance - receive Academy website compliance report.

CF4.2

7

Governor Training - plan induction of new governors; create governor training plan.

CF4.3

8

Governance Operation, Policy Review - ensure a schedule is in place to review all relevant policies through the year.

CF4.4

SCHOOL LGCs – FINANCE AND RESOURCES FOCUS

Second half of Autumn Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Finance Policies and Budget Setting

 

 

  • Review Academy draft year end accounts

CF3.1A

 

  • Receive financial benchmarking report

CF3.1B

 

  • Review charging and letting policies

CF3.1C

 

  • Approve and publish School Pay policy (based on TKAT template)

CF3.1D

2

Budget Monitoring

 

 

  • Receive budget monitoring reports

CF3.2A

 

  • Receive Pupil Premium/Sports funding (primary only) and Catch-up funding (Secondary only) reports

CF3.2B

 

  • Approve income and expenditure returns

CF3.2C

 

  • Approve internal audit reports and sign the summary of recommendations

CF3.2D

 

  • Receive asset management plan and school capacity review

CF3.2G

3

Safeguarding

 

 

Review Single Central Record and Safer Recruitment practices.

CF3.3A

4

Health and Safety

 

 

  • Receive report on Health & Safety

CF3.4A

 

  • Review risk register

CF3.3B

5

Admissions

 

 

  • Review, consult (if necessary) and publish admissions arrangements for autumn of the next year

CF3.5A

6

Governor Compliance

 

 

  • Update register of pecuniary interests (must be published on the school website

CF4.2A

 

  • Receive Academy website compliance report

CF4.2D

7

Governor Training

 

 

  • Plan the induction of new governors

CF4.3A

 

  • Review and plan to meet governors’ training needs

CF4.3B

8

Governance Operation

 

 

  • Ensure schedule in place to review all relevant policies through the year

CF4.4C

 

  • Agree minutes from meetings and committees

CF4.4D

 

  • Complete Governor Impact statement (planning) linked to SDP/SIP

CF4.4F

SCHOOL PAY COMMITTEE

Autumn Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Staff Performance Review - ensure every teacher has an appraisal and salary review

CF2.1

2

Staff Performance Review - approve teaching staff performance reviews

CF2.1

SCHOOL PAY COMMITTEE

Autumn Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Staff Performance Review - check teacher performance management process is on track

CF2.1

Spring Term

SCHOOL LGCs – CURRICULUM-TEACHING AND LEARNING FOCUS

First half of Spring Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Vision and Improvement Planning - review progress of the SDP/SIP; review SEF; review curriculum plan for following year.

CF1.2

2

Monitoring and Evaluation - receive and review Governor’s monitoring reports.

CF1.2

3

Target Setting, Monitoring and Evaluation, Pupil Performance - review performance data, including results and TKAT, Ofsted and FFT dashboards; review attendance and behaviour data.

CF2.2

4

Target Setting, Monitoring and Evaluation, Safeguarding - receive report on safeguarding.

CF2.2

5

Governance Operation, School trips - approve residential, overseas or hazardous trips.

CF4.4

SCHOOL LGCs – CURRICULUM-TEACHING AND LEARNING FOCUS

First half of Spring Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Vision and Improvement Planning

 

 

  • Review progress of the SDP/SIP

CF1.2E

 

  • Review SEF

CF1.1F

 

  • Review curriculum plan for following Year

CF1.1G

2

Monitoring and Evaluation

 

 

  • Receive and review Governor’s monitoring reports

CF1.2A

3

Target Setting, Monitoring and Evaluation

 

 

  • Review performance data, including results and TKAT, Ofsted and FFT dashboards

CF2.2C

 

  • Receive report on safeguarding

CF2.2D

4

Governance Operation

 

 

  • Agree minutes from meetings and committees

CF4.4D

 

  • Approve residential, overseas or hazardous trips

CF4.4G

SCHOOL LGCs – FINANCE AND RESOURCES FOCUS

 

Item

Content

1

Finance Policies and Budget Setting - approve the final 3-year budget; complete and return budget template and Best Value statement; review capital requirements for the following year; audit school fund.

2

Budget Monitoring - receive budget monitoring reports, including Pupil Premium; approve audit reports, recommendations and actions.

3

Health and Safety - receive report on Health & Safety.

4

Governance Structure and Appointments - review composition of GB for coming academic year and publish details of governance arrangements on the website

5

Governance Operation, Calendar - agree calendar of meetings against the school calendar events (unless done in autumn term)

6

Governance Operation, Action Plan – review governors’ action plan of visits etc.

7

Governance Operation, Impact Statement - prepare and publish an annual Governor Impact Statement.

SCHOOL LGCs – FINANCE AND RESOURCES FOCUS

Second half of Spring Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Finance Policies and Budget Setting

 

 

  • Review Academy final year end accounts

CF3.1A

 

  • Review staff structure

CF3.1E

 

  • Review insurance

CF3.1F

 

  • Approve draft 3-year budget

CF3.1G

2

Budget Monitoring

 

 

  • Receive budget monitoring reports

CF3.2A

 

  • Approve income and expenditure returns

CF3.2C

 

  • Receive internal audit reports

CF3.2D

 

  • Approve purchasing decisions for goods or services from external providers where appropriate

CF3.2E

3

Health and Safety

 

 

  • Monitor Health and Safety

CF3.3A

4

Admissions

 

 

  • Review new admissions numbers

CF3.4A

 

  • Publish admissions policy for following year (following review of any feedback arising from consultation as necessary)

CF3.4C

 

  • Publish admissions appeals timetable

CF3.4D

5

Governance Operation

 

 

  • Agree minutes from meetings and committees

CF4.4D

 

  • Review Governor Impact Statement to monitor GB performance

CF4.4E

Summer Term

SCHOOL LGCs – CURRICULUM-TEACHING AND LEARNING FOCUS

First half of Summer Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Vision and Improvement Planning - review progress of SDP/SIP; start reviewing the SDP/SIP for the next academic year.

CF1.2

2

Monitoring and Evaluation - receive feedback on governors’ visits.

CF1.2

3

Target Setting, Monitoring and Evaluation, Pupil Performance - review performance data, including results and TKAT, Ofsted and FFT dashboards; review attendance and behaviour data; destinations of school leavers.

CF2.2

4

Target Setting, Monitoring and Evaluation, Safeguarding - receive report on safeguarding; review Child Protection policy and procedure.

CF2.2

5

Report to Parents/Carers - report to parents on the policy for children with SEN (not special schools) schools – advisory for academies)

CF2.3A

6

Governance Operation, School trips - approve residential, overseas or hazardous trips.

CF4.4

SCHOOL LGCs – CURRICULUM-TEACHING AND LEARNING FOCUS

First half of Summer Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Vision and Improvement Planning

 

 

  • Review progress of SDP/SIP

CF1.2E

 

  • Start reviewing the SDP/SIP for the next academic year

CF1.2H

2

Monitoring and Evaluation

 

 

  • Receive feedback on governors’ visits

CF1.2A

3

Target Setting, Monitoring and Evaluation

 

 

  • Review performance data, including results and TKAT, Ofsted and FFT dashboards

CF2.2C

 

  • Receive report on safeguarding (unless done in autumn term)

CF2.2D

 

  • Review:

i. Admissions and destinations of school leavers

ii. Attendance of pupils and staff

iii. Pupil exclusions for the year

iv. Child protection policy and procedure

CF2.2E

4

Report to Parents/Carers

 

 

  • Report to parents on the policy for children with SEN (not special schools) schools – advisory for academies)

CF2.3A

5

Governance Operation

 

 

  • Agree minutes from meetings and committees

CF4.4D

 

  • Approve residential, overseas or hazardous trips

CF4.4G

SCHOOL LGCs – FINANCE AND RESOURCES FOCUS

Second half of Spring Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Budget Monitoring - receive budget monitoring reports including Pupil Premium; approve audit reports, recommendations and actions; where appropriate approve purchasing decisions for goods or services from external providers.

CF3.2

2

Finance Policies and Budget Setting - review staff structure for next year; review insurances; review and approve draft 3-year budget.

CF3.1

3

Health and Safety - receive report on Health & Safety.

CF3.3

4

Admissions - review new admissions numbers; publish admissions policy for following year; publish admissions appeals timetable.

CF3.4

5

Governance Operation, Action Plan – review governors’ action plan of visits etc.

CF4.4

6

Monitoring and Evaluation - receive and review governor’s monitoring reports.

CF1.2

SCHOOL LGCs – FINANCE AND RESOURCES FOCUS

Second half of Summer Term

Item

Content

Core Function Reference

1

Finance Policies and Budget Setting

 

 

  • Approve the final 3-year budget

CF3.1G

 

  • Complete and return budget template and Best Value statement

CF3.1G

 

  • Review capital requirements for the following year

CF3.1H

 

  • Audit school fund

CF3.1I

2

Budget Monitoring

 

 

  • Receive budget monitoring reports

CF3.2A

 

  • Approve income and expenditure returns

CF3.2C

 

  • Receive internal audit reports

CF3.2D

3

Health and Safety

 

 

  • Monitor Health and Safety

CF3.3A

4

Governance Structure and Appointments

 

 

  • Review composition of GB for coming academic year and publish details of governance arrangements on the website

CF4.1C

5

Governance Operation

 

 

  • Agree calendar of meetings against the school calendar events (unless done in autumn term)

CF4.4A

 

  • Agree minutes from meetings and committees

CF4.4D

 

  • Use Governor Impact Statement to conduct self-review of the GB effectiveness

CF4.4E

 

  • Prepare and publish an annual Governor Impact Statement, taking account of the outcomes of the self-review and including:

i. The governance arrangements that are in place, including the remit of any committees;

ii. The attendance record of individual governors at LGB and committee meetings;

iii. An assessment of the effectiveness and impact of the LGB and any committees with details of any particular challenges that have arisen;

CF4.4K

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