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Governors

 

School governors are people, from all walks of life, who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They are one of the largest volunteer groups in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is key to the effectiveness of a school.

 

Its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

 

Effective governors do not need educational expertise but do need to be committed to their school. They also need to be able to work as an enthusiastic member of the governing body team. The Headteacher works closely with the governing body as its principal professional advisor. Governing body policy decisions are then implemented by the headteacher in the day-to-day running of the school.

 

Governors meet a number of times each term and also take part in regular training events to ensure their skills are up-to-date. Examples of training and courses recently undertaken by our school governors include:

 

  • Governing Body Role in School Improvement – effective challenge and support
  • Child Protection Training
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Finance – school finance training

Lancashire Association of School Governing Bodies Annual Conference. ​

There are different categories of governor, and the method of appointment or election depends on the category. These are:

 

  • parent
  • staff
  • foundation
  • local authority
  • co-opted

 

 

 

St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School – Structure of the Governing Body

 

Name

Category of Governor

Appointed by & Date of Appointment

Term of office

Name of Committees

Position of responsibility

Register of Business Interest

Mrs B Coulton

 

 

Headteacher

 

 

All Committees

Headteacher

None

Ms J O’Brien

Foundation

Archdiocese of Liverpool

01/02/2016

31/01/2020

Finance and Staffing,

Premises & Health and Safety and

Curriculum, Appraisal, Admissions, Grievance & Complaints

Chair of Governing Body

RE & Child Protection Governor, Year 6 class Governor

Foundation Governor at St Bede’s Catholic Primary School, Chorley

Mrs K Baggaley

Foundation

Archdiocese of Liverpool

01/07/2013

30/06/2017

Premises & Health and Safety and Curriculum, Appraisals, Admissions, Grievance & Complaints

Chair of Premises & Health and Safety, Maths Governor & Year 2 class Governor

None

Mrs M Brown

Foundation

Archdiocese of Liverpool

28/11/2013

27/11/2017

Finance & Staffing and Premises & Health and Safety

Chair of Finance & Staffing, Pupil Premium and Training link Governor & Year 3 class Governor

Is the line manager of the independent auditor of the unofficial school funds

Mrs E McNamara

Foundation

Archdiocese of Liverpool

01/05/2013

30/04/2017

Curriculum & Finance and Staffing, Pay

Literacy and EYFS Governor and Foundation Stage Class Governor

 

None

Mr P Beirne

Foundation

Archdiocese of Liverpool

19/10/2015

18/10/2019

Finance & Staffing, Premises Health & Safety, Curriculum and Pay

ICT & Science Governor and Year 5 Governor

Foundation Governor at Euxton St Mary’s Primary School. Mr Beirne is also an engineering consultant at Ricardo Rail Limited.

Mrs S Noblet

Co-opted (Voting rights)

Governing Body

01/09/2015

31/08/2019

Curriculum and Premises Health & Safety

 

Foundation Governor at St Chad’s Catholic Primary School, Chorley

Mrs J Greenwood

Staff

Governing Body

25/03/2014

24/03/2018

Curriculum and Health & Safety

Gifted & Able

None

Mrs J Worsley-Clarke

Parent

Governing Body

14/03/2016

 

13/03/2020

Premises Health & Safety, Curriculum and Admissions

PSHE & RSE Governor and Year 1 Governor

Is an Early Years Practitioner at St Catherine’s Independent Nursery

Mrs S Mills

Foundation

Archdiocese of Liverpool

14/03/2016

 

 

Curriculum & Appraisals committee

Chair of Curriculum, SEN and P.E Governor and Year 4 class Governor

Chair/Foundation Governor at St Mary’s RC Primary School, Leyland

Vacant Post

 

Parent

 

 

 

 

 

Vacant Post

LEA Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Members of the Governing Body

 

Name

Category of Governor

Appointed by & Date of Appointment

Term of office

Name of Committees

Position of responsibility

Register of Business Interest

Date left Governing Body

Mrs L Wren

Parent

Governing Body

23rd March 2015

24/03/2018

Finance & Staffing

Year 3 class Governor, PSHE & RSE Governor

None

18 July 2016

Mrs M Hodgson

Foundation

Archdiocese of Liverpool

02/06/2014

01/06/2018

Curriculum, Premises and Health & Safety

Chair of Curriculum, Literacy Governor, Able & Gifted Governor

None

01 September 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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