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Governors

 

 

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

Attendance

Academic Year

2017 2018

Mrs B Coulton

 

 

Headteacher

Governing Body – September 2013

Duration of employment

All Committees

Headteacher

None

100% on all committees

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 and Pupil Voice

Chair of Governing Body

RE & Child Protection Governor, Year 6 class Governor

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

Full

Governors

100%

Finance & Staffing

100%

Premises H&S

100%

Curriculum

100%

Mrs Michelle Brown

Foundation

Archdiocese of Liverpool

27/11/2017

26/11/2021

Finance & Staffing, Pay committee, Grievance & Complaints

Chair of Finance & Staffing, Pupil Premium, Sports Funding, Training link Governor

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

Full Governors

100%

Finance & Staffing

0%

Mrs Eileen McNamara

Foundation

Archdiocese of Liverpool

30/04/2017

29/04/2021

Curriculum & Finance and Staffing, Pay committee

Literacy and EYFS Governor and Foundation Stage Class Governor

 

None

Full Governors

0%

Finance & Staffing

0%

Curriculum

0%

Mr Phil Beirne

Foundation

Archdiocese of Liverpool

19/10/2015

18/10/2019

Finance & Staffing, Premises Health & Safety, Curriculum, Pay, Pupil Voice and Wider Curriculum

Chair of Premises Health & Safety, ICT 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.

Full Governors

100%

Finance & Staffing

100%

Premises H&S

100%

Curriculum

100%

Mrs Susan Noblet

Co-opted (Voting rights for Full Governors and listed committees)

Governing Body

01/09/2015

31/08/2019

Curriculum and Premises Health & Safety

None

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

Full Governors

100%

 

Premises H&S

100%

Curriculum

100%

Mrs Janet Greenwood

Staff

Governing Body

25/03/2014

24/03/2018

Curriculum and Health & Safety

Pupil Voice and Website Governor

None

Full Governors

100%

Health & Safety

100%

Curriculum

 

100%

Mrs Jayne Worsley-Clarke

Parent

Governing Body

14/03/2016

 

13/03/2020

Premises Health & Safety, Curriculum, Pay, Wider Curriculum

Prevent Governor and Year 1 Governor

 

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

Full Governors

100%

Premises H&S

100%

Curriculum

100%

Mrs Sue Mills

Foundation

Archdiocese of Liverpool

14/03/2016

 

13/03/2020

Curriculum, Appraisals committee and pupil voice

Chair of Curriculum, SEN Governor and Year 4 class Governor

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

Full Governors

100%

Curriculum

100%

Premises H&S

100%

 

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

 

 

B Points
  • St Mary’s
  • St Joseph’s
  • St Catherine’s
  • St Michael’s
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