Curriculum Committee - Roles and responsibilities
Much of the curriculum taught in all primary schools is dictated by the National Curriculum, however it is up to individual schools to decide how to deliver the curriculum. The Curriculum Committee needs to ensure that the school curriculum is broad and balanced, and relevant to the needs of our children. They must also ensure that the National Curriculum and Religious Education are delivered in accordance with the legal framework.
As well as supporting the school in its implementation of the curriculum, pupil progress and SAT results are analysed to help identify focus areas. The Curriculum committee review the data provided and help to identify, monitor, and review improvement and development targets. The committee also make sure special arrangements are in place for pupils with additional needs - whether be that a little extra help if they are struggling or opportunities to challenge the high flyers.
Other responsibilities include ensuring that there is a rolling programme of observations for all staff, that Eco is a central theme to the curriculum and that policies relating to the curriculum are monitored and reviewed in line with an agreed timetable.
The Curriculum Committee must also make certain parents are kept informed about key developments relating to the curriculum and provided with the necessary information on their children’s progress in line with legal requirements.
The Nursery is an integral part of the school, and part of the Foundation Stage provision. As such, Nursery staff contribute to the overall ethos of the school.
Some of the key tasks are as follow:
- To ensure the quality of provision of care and education offered by the Nursery;
- To ensure that the appropriate financial records and accounts are maintained and made available for audit on an annual basis;
- To produce and keep under review all policies and documentation pertaining to the Nursery;
- Ensure the purchase of Nursery equipment and resources;
- To recruit appropriately experienced staff to the Nursery;
- To ensure the appropriate professional development of Nursery staff.
- To understand the system admissions into the Nursery and to consider any admission changes.