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St Catherine's Catholic Primary School

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Governors

GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE

Headteacher - Mr S Lawman

 

Foundation Governors:

Ms J O'Brien - Term of office ends 31.01.2024

Mrs M Brown - Term of office ends 27.11.2021

Mrs E McNamara - Term of office end 29.04.2021

Mr P Beirne - Term of office ends 31.08.2023

Mrs S Mills - Term of office ends 13.03.2024

Mrs T Smith - Term of office end 14.01.2022

 

 

LEA Governor - Mr N Hollinghurst - Term of office ends 31.03.2023

 

Parent Governor - Mrs E Carr - Term of office ends 07.03.2023

 

Parent Governor - Ms Lisa Phillips - Term of office ends 17.10.2023

 

Staff Governor - Mr J Clayden - Term of office ends 06.12.2022

 

Co-opted Governor - Mrs S Noblet - Term of office ends 31.08.2023

 

The Committees of Governors that we use at the school are as follows:

 

Finance and Staffing Committee

Members:

Ms J O'Brien

Mr S Lawman (headteacher)

Mrs M Brown

Mrs E McNamara

Mrs S Noblet

Mr P Beirne

Mrs T Smith

Mr N Hollinghurst

 

Premises / Health & Safety Committee

Members:

Ms J O'Brien

Mr S Lawman (headteacher)

Mr P Beirne 

Mr J Clayden

Mrs E Carr

 

 

Curriculum Committee

Members:

Ms J O'Brien

Mr S Lawman (headteacher)

Mr P Beirne

Mrs S Mills

Mrs T Smith

Mrs E McNamara

Mrs S Noblet

Mr J Clayden

Mrs E Carr

 

 

Appraisals Committee

Members:

Mr S Lawman (headteacher)

Ms J O'Brien

Mrs S Mills

 

 

Admission Committee

Members:

Mr S Lawman (headteacher)

Ms J O'Brien

 

 

Grievance & Complaints Committee

Members:

Ms J O'Brien

Mrs M Brown

Mrs T Smith

 

Pay Committee

Members:

Mrs M Brown

Mrs E McNamara

 

Wider Curriculum Committee

Members:

Mr S Lawman (headteacher)

Mr P Beirne

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Structure of The Governing Body 2019 - 2020

Structure of The Governing Body 2018-2019

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