TLC – (Teaching and Learning Committee)
What does the Teaching and Learning Committee do?
- To review the school’s teaching and learning and curriculum-related policies in line with the agreed cycle and make recommendations to the Governing Body for change.
- To plan, monitor and review the academic and pastoral arrangements of the school in order to ensure that the school maintains and delivers a broad and balanced curriculum in keeping with aims of the school.
- To monitor the provision of the National Curriculum and its assessment procedures in line with the legal framework.
- To ensure that the school leadership has appropriate systems for monitoring and evaluating the quality of teaching and learning in the school.
- To agree priorities for curriculum development and teaching and learning through critical discussion of SE (Self Evaluation) in collaboration with Head and staff. To ensure governors have an awareness of the barriers to learning specific to the school, eg: attendance, behaviour etc.
- To ensure governors have a clear understanding of the school’s performance data and an accurate view of how well pupils and groups of pupils are achieving compared with those in other schools.
- To ensure pupils are making appropriate progress towards targets. This may include discussion of performance data including RAISEonline, databook and the school’s own tracking data.
- To consult with and provide information to parents and the wider community on matters relating to teaching and learning and the curriculum.
- To ensure all pupils particularly, those in vulnerable groups (SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability), CIC (Children in Care), and those in receipt of FSM (Free School Meals), Forever6, Pupil and Sport Premium make good progress in relation to individual needs and abilities through flexible and effective use of the resources available to the school. Expectations for learning for groups of pupils are high and pupils participate fully in all aspects of school life.
What are our aims for this year?
Although we have a number of goals some of our main aims for this year are:
- The swift and effective transition into Assessment Without Levels
- Robust pupil tracking
- Analysing gaps and ensuring that present strategies for pupil progress are having the desired effect on outcomes for pupils
- Procuring state-of-the-art ICT equipment, ensuring effective use and provision of training for all staff.
- Implement a new Home Learning Scheme
- Development of the role of SENCO and strengthening SEN provision
- Whole school responsibiltiy for curriculum including audits, faculty responsibility and effective long and medium term planning ensuring consistency with the National Curriculum
How often do we meet?
This can depend upon what we are working on but as a rule we meet at least every term
Which Governors are on the Teaching and Learning Committee?
Mr K Gibbs
Miss D Adair
Mr A Thomas
Mr D Barker
Ms A Musson