The Advisory Body is accountable for the way in which the school’s resources are allocated to meet the objectives set out in the school’s development plans. Governors need to secure the best possible outcome for pupils, in the most efficient and effective way, at a reasonable cost. This will lead to continuous improvement in the school’s achievements and services
What Is Best Value?
Governors will apply the four principles of best value:
The Governors’ Approach
The Governors and school managers will apply the principles of best value when making decisions about:
Governors, and the school managers, will:
This will apply in particular to:
Governors and school managers:
The pursuit of minor improvements or savings is not cost effective if the administration involves substantial time or costs. Time wasted on minor improvements or savings can also distract management from more important or valuable areas.
Governors and school managers will deploy staff to provide best value in terms of quality of teaching, quality of learning, adult-pupil ratio, and curriculum management.
Use of Premises
Governors and school managers will consider the allocation and use of teaching areas, support areas and communal areas, to provide the best environment for teaching & learning, for support services, and for communal access to central resources, e.g. the library.
Use of Resources
Governors and school managers will deploy equipment, materials and services to provide pupils and staff with resources which support quality of teaching and quality of learning.
Governors and school managers will review the quality of curriculum provision and quality of teaching, to provide parents and pupils with:
Governors and school managers will review the quality of children’s learning, by cohort, class and group, to provide teaching which enables children to achieve nationally expected progress.
Governors and school managers will develop procedures for assessing need, and obtaining goods and services which provide “best value” in terms of suitability, efficiency, time, and cost. Measures already in place include:
Governors and school managers will review the quality of the school environment and the school ethos, in order to provide a supportive environment conducive to learning and recreation.
Health & Safety
Governors and school managers will review the quality of the school environment and equipment, carrying out risk assessments where appropriate, in order to provide a safe working environment for pupils, staff and visitors.
These areas will be monitored for best value by:
In the next three years the Advisory Body will:
Confirmation the Best Value Statement in respect of Powers Hall Academy has been discussed by the Advisory Body
Chair of Governors: Ms S Sings
Date: 7th October 2013
Headteacher: Mrs J M Bass
Date: 7th October 2013
Agreed at the Advisory Body Meeting on: 16th October 201
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