Terms of Reference


Members: At least 4 governors (not including Headteacher)


Quorum: 3 governors (not including Headteacher)


Chair: To be appointed by the committee


Clerk: To be appointed by the committee


Frequency: 3 meetings per academic year


Terms of reference:

    • necessary curriculum related policies to meet statutory and local requirements.
    • Where delegation has been agreed by the FGB, establish and review the effectiveness of statutory policies, plans and procedures relating to achievement and teaching related matters including the Accessibility Plan.
    • Where delegation has been agreed by the FGB, establish and review the effectiveness of non-statutory policies, targets, plans and procedures relating to achievement and teaching related matters including:
    • Agreeing targets.
    • Agreeing and reviewing policies on Curriculum, Collective Worship, Religious Education, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development, ensuring British Values are promoted across all areas.
    • Oversight of a policy for educational visits, including the appointment of a named co-ordinator.
    • Consider and advise the FGB on standards and other matters relating to the school’s curriculum, including any statutory requirements delegated to the committee.
    • Consider curricular issues which have implications for financial and human resource decisions and make recommendations to the relevant committee or the Governing Body.
    • Arrange for on-line information to be published on the Pupil Premium allocation, its use and impact on attainment.
    • Monitor and evaluate outcomes supported by Pupil Premium.
    • Arrange for on-line information to be published on the curriculum provision, content and approach, by year and by subject.
    • Evaluate arrangements for reporting to parents on learning.
    • Provide challenge and hold the Headteacher and other senior leaders to account for improving the quality of teaching and students’ achievement.
    • Agree and review a policy on assessment and target setting to ensure that all groups of students, including the most vulnerable make good progress.
    • Provide and support curriculum development as set out in the School Improvement Plan ensuring opportunities for all irrespective of location.
    • Evaluate all aspects of the curriculum design and student learning.
    • Oversee arrangements for individual governors to take a leading role in specific areas of provision, e.g. SEN, Literacy, Numeracy.
    • Review opportunities for students and parents to access resources via an electronic means rather than face to face.

Disqualification – none

Committee Membership

Mr P. AbramCo-opted
Mrs P. BradshawParent
Ms J.A. DevineCo-opted
Mrs M. FouldsParent
Mr P. HughesCo-opted (Chair)
Mr N. RouchCo-opted
Mr C. SheeranExecutive Headteacher
Mrs A. StaffordCo-opted
Mrs N.WinstanleyParent (Vice Chair)
Mr K. WrightStaff

Clerk: Miss D. Harrison (School Business Manager)


We care. We support. We achieve.

At Haydock High School our mission is to care for and support
each student so that they fulfil their potential, make outstanding progress and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We will be relentless in developing our skills, and work with our parents, Governors and wider partners to ensure that every student is known, contributes to our community and is
fulfilled in achieving their ambitions.

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Haydock Curriculum

The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.

Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.

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About Us
& Our School

We are proud of our School

We take great pride in serving the needs of our students and are dedicated to each and every one of them making outstanding progress in their time at our school. To this end, we undertake a significant commitment and interest in them as individuals so that we can most effectively meet their specific needs. This care for their achievement means we have the very highest expectations of their attendance, respect for the school and our ethos, behaviour, happiness, fulfilment and academic progress. 

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Haydock Leisure Centre

Facilities With a £250,000 refurbishment in 2006, the PE department and Leisure Centre were refurbished to accommodate more people and classes, offering a wide range of activities to students and the wider community. The changing rooms are of a high standard with disabled access, automatic showers and private cubicles. Sports Hall The Sports Hall can accommodate the following: 5 a side football, whole Sports Hall Cricket, whole Sports Hall Badminton, whole or half Sports Hall Keep Fit and much more.

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