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Achievement Committee

Achievement Committee – Terms of Reference

1.     Membership

1.1  Members of the Achievement Committee shall be appointed by the Board and shall be made up of at least 3 members. Additionally, up to two external co-opted members may be appointed.

1.2  Only members of the Achievement Committee have the right to attend Achievement and Committee meetings. However, other individuals such as the Chief Executive, Directors of Academies and other individuals (including representatives of academies) may be invited to attend all or part of a meeting as and when appropriate, but not vote.

1.3  Appointments to the Achievement Committee shall be for a period of up to two years, which may be extended for further periods.

1.4  The Board shall appoint the Committee Chairman.

2.     Secretary

2.1  The Trust Secretary or their nominee shall act as the Secretary of the Achievement and Committee.

3.     Quorum

3.1  The quorum necessary for the transaction of business shall be 2 members present in person.

4.     Frequency of Meetings

4.1  The Achievement Committee shall meet at least three times a year at appropriate times in terms of academy performance and otherwise as required.

5.     Notice of Meetings

5.1  Meetings of the Achievement and Climate Committee shall be called by the Secretary of the Committee at the request of the Chair.

5.2  Unless otherwise agreed, notice of each meeting confirming the venue, time and date together with an agenda of items to be discussed, shall be forwarded to each member of the Committee and any other person required to attend, giving 5 working days’ notice.

6.     Minutes of Meetings

6.1  The Secretary shall minute the proceedings and resolutions of meetings of the Committee.

6.2  Draft minutes of the Committee meetings shall be circulated and, once agreed, form the basis of a report to the Board or be circulated to all members of the Board.

7.   Duties

7.1  Consideration and approval of the curriculum and extra curriculum provision and the teaching and support staff resources required to deliver the entitlement curriculum in the academies

7.2  Consideration and approval of the of the Academies Improvement Plans – short and medium term

73   The consideration of annual budget proposals for the purpose of providing Extended Schools programmes

7.4  Consideration and preparation of financial plans for the delegated budgets of the academies in securing appropriate provision to meet the needs of students;

7.5  The consideration of the general view of the condition and suitability for learning of the academies buildings and sites and consideration of the quality of premises and the learning environment;

7.6  To review the procedures for risk assessment of health and safety matters in academies

and to ensure that Health and Safety issues are appropriately prioritised for action;

7.7  To establish and review a Performance Management policy for all staff;

7.8  Consideration and approval of the of the plans to develop and support the professional development of all staff, alongside the resources required

7.9  Consideration of the evidence in meeting the Key Performance Indicators set by the Trust

7.10 Consideration of evidence about the academic attainment and progress of students over time

7.11 Consideration of the evidence about attendance and behaviour of students

7.12 Consideration of evidence about the quality of teaching and learning provided to students

7.13 Consideration of the evidence about the range and quality of extra-curricular provision experienced by students

7.14 Consideration of the quality of provision for staff development and its impact upon the quality of provision

7.15To consider the views of parents and students about the quality of provision

8 Other Matters

8.1  The Achievement Committee shall:

8.1.1           Give due consideration to the Ofsted Evaluation Framework and the published policies of the Secretary of State;

8.1.3           Oversee any investigation of activities which are within its terms of reference;

8.1.4           Arrange for periodic reviews as part of the overall Board and Achievement Committee evaluation process, review its own performance, constitution and terms of reference to ensure it is operating at maximum effectiveness and recommend any changes it considers necessary to the Board for approval.