Terms of Reference - Duties and Authorities


Members: At least 3 governors (not including Headteacher)

Quorum: 3 governors (not including Headteacher)

Chair: To be appointed by governing body

Clerk: To be appointed by governing body

Frequency: 3 meetings per academic year

Terms of reference:

  • Consider and advise the governing body on standards and school performance and other matters relating to the school’s curriculum, including statutory requirements;
  • Ensure national curriculum is in place;
  • Establish, approve, monitor and review, within agreed policy review processes all allocated policies relating to behaviour and curriculum provision;
  • Monitor implementation and evaluation of policies for individual subjects (there is no requirement for policies for individual subjects to be approved by the governing body however, the governing body should ensure through the Headteacher, that policies are drawn up and put into practice in line with the aims, values, ethos and school development plan agreed by the governing body and in accordance with statutory requirements);
  • Review annually in conjunction with the Headteacher the effectiveness of the school’s policies in relation to personal development and well-being and to report the results of the review to the governing body, including any recommendations for policy changes and priorities for the next School Development Plan;
  • Responsibility for ensuring that provision of religious education (RE) meets statutory requirements and/or the requirements of any trust deed;
  • Ensure that the school designates members of staff to be responsible for co-ordinating child protection and Looked After Children within the school and for liaising with outside agencies and to receive appropriate training;
  • To ensure that the requirements of children with Special Educational Needs, Looked After Children and Gifted and Talented Children are met;
  • Through the Headteacher, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of SEN provision;
  • Consider curricular issues which have implications for Finance and Personnel decisions and to make recommendations to the relevant committees or the governing body;
  • Make arrangements for the governing body to be represented at School Development discussions with the Local Authority and for reports to be received by the governing body;
  • Oversee arrangements for individual governors to take a leading role in specific areas of provision. To ensure regular reports are received and reported to the governing body;
  • Through the Headteacher, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning in delivery of the curriculum;
  • To approve and monitor school attainment and improvement targets, including the use of local and national comparative data and provide progress reports to the full governing body;
  • Monitor and review pupil attendance, absences and use of exclusion;
  • Ensure a detailed analysis of all pastoral data throughout the academic year;
  • Ensure there are rewards systems in place which impact positively on achievement and behaviour;
  • Keep under review the Healthy Schools initiative and ensure Government standards for food in schools are met;
  • Ensure on line information is published on the Pupil Premium allocation, its use and impact on attainment;
  • To prepare and compile the school prospectus and ensure that it is published via the school website to comply with statutory requirements;
  • Have oversight of the development of and to monitor extended school provision and to report to the governing body with recommendations (including impact against pupil achievement);
  • Be responsible for addressing issues of relationships with the community and issues of promoting the school;
  • Actively seek the views of learners and parents/carers and of the school’s stakeholders and partners in order to inform the governing body and Headteacher in their decision making about the way the school is conducted;
  • Be responsible for secondary liaison and further education liaison and for education/industry links;

Disqualification – none

Committee Membership

Ms J.A. DevineCo-opted (Vice Chair)
Mr P. HughesCo-opted
Mr N. RouchCo-opted
Mr C. SheeranActing Executive Headteacher
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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