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Governors

The School Governors, in consultation with the Head Teacher and staff, develop the policies and standards for the good governance of the School. Responsibility for the implementation of policies and maintenance of standards is delegated to the Head Teacher and on to the staff. Governors make a positive contribution by bringing their experience to help the school provide the best possible education for every one of its pupils. Governors contribute to the development of the school in setting the school’s vision and the strategic framework within which the school operates; determining the character, aims and ethos of the school and developing and monitoring school policies, plans and procedures.

 

The Governing Body's work is focussed on the three core functions of ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined, that the Head Teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school, and that there is sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources. Governors adhere to an annually updated  Code of Conduct that sets out their responsibilities and what is expected of them.

 

Governors meet once each term as a Full Governing Body, and committees of typically 6 or 8 governors meet once each term in addition. Committees, such as Resources Management, Curriculum and Standards, Ethos, Performance Management and Pay look after specific areas of school governance and accountability. Individual governors have specfic areas of responsibilty which will involve them in school visits and discussions with appropriate school staff, and which they report on to the Governing Body as a whole.

 

The Governing Body re-constituted in August 2015, with 14 goverrnors. Foundation governors are appointed by the Archbishop. Other governors are elected from time to time by the teaching and non-teaching staff, and by parents. The Governing Body can appoint one co-opted governor and the Local Authority also appoints one governor. Governors serve for four years, except co-opted governors who serve for one year.

 

The members of the governing body are:

 

Foundation Governors

  • Mrs L Moynihan - Chair
  • Mr J French - Vice Chair
  • Fr A Franklin
  • Mrs G Higginbotham
  • Mr R Ladbury
  • Mrs I Murphy
  • Mr J Parnell

 

Local Authority Governor

  • Ms L Moten

 

Parent Governors

  • Mrs C Cafferty

  • Mrs M Walsh

 

Staff Governors

  • Mrs E Burnett
  • Mrs S Horrocks

 

Co-Opted Governor

  • Fr T Farrell

Governor Responsibilities & Interests

Name Status Appointed Responsibility/Committee Area Interest
Leanne Moynihan Foundation Governor Nov 2015

Chair of Governors

HT Performance Management

Pay
Resources Management
Curriculum & Standards

Science Laboratory Technician
Finham Park School
John French Foundation Governor Nov 2015

Vice-Chair of Governors

Chair of Resources Management Committee
Health & Safety

Mathematics

Director

John French Eleictrical Services

Geraldine Higginbotham Foundation Governor Nov 2015

Curriculum & Standards
Admissions

Pay

Admissions
Child Protection

Special Needs

 
Andrew Franklin Foundation Governor Nov 2015 Chair of Curriculum & Standards
Committee

Chair of Ethos Committee
RE Assistant Priest
Roger Ladbury Foundation Governor Nov 2015

Resources Management
Curriculum & Standards
Ethos

Computing  
Imelda Murphy Foundation Governor Nov 2015

Resources Management

Arts  
John Parnell Foundation Governor Feb 2014 Resources Management
Performance Management
PE

Bid Director

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

Elizabeth Burnett Head Teacher Governor Nov 2011

Curriculum & Standards
Resources Management

Admissions

Ethos

Health & Safety

  Head Teacher
Susan Horrocks Staff Governor Jan 2015 Curriculum & Standards Humanities Class Teacher
Caroline Cafferty Parent Governor Apr 2015 Resources Management  

Director

Just Teachers Limited

Maeve Walsh Parent Governor Apr 2015 Curriculum & Standards English

Teacher

St Augustine's School

Laura Moten Local Authority Governor March 2017      
Thomas Farrell Co-Opted Governor Jan 2017     Parish Priest
Elaine Williams Associate Member - not a governor, no voting rights Ethos Class Teacher
Maureen Erkul Associate Member - not a governor, no voting rights Admissions Office Assistant

 

Governors Serving in Past 12 Months

Name Status Appointed Ceased Occupation
Christine Fry Co-Opted Governor Nov 2015 Oct 2016 School Business Manager
Margaret Halpin Local Authority Governor Apr 2013 Jan 2017 Data Analyst

 

Meetings attended - 1 January 2016 to present date

Governor

RM
committee

CAS
committee
Ethos
committee
Full
Governing Body
E Burnett 6 out of 6 5 out of 6 2 out of 2 3 out of 3
C Cafferty 3 out of 6     1 out of 3
A Franklin   4 out of 6 2 out of 2 2 out of 3
J French 5 out of 6     3 out of 3
G Higginbotham   4 out of 6   3 out of 3
S Horrocks   6 out of 6   3 out of 3
R Ladbury 6 out of 6 6 out of 6 2 out of 2 3 out of 3
L Moynihan 6 out of 6     3 out of 3
I Murphy 4 out of 6     2 out of 3
J Parnell 6 out of 6     3 out of 3
M Walsh   6 out of 6   2 out of 3

 

Matters requiring the attention of the Governing body should be addressed in writing to the Chair of the Governors at the School's Address

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