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Governors/Trustees of Saint Edmund’s Catholic Primary School

Position

Name

Class Link/

Responsibilities/Committees

Pecuniary/

Business Interests

Chair

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Clifton Diocese August 2015

Current term ends

31.08.2019

Mrs Marie Sawyer

Year 6

Child Protection Lead Governor

Finance & Audit

 

 

Attendance at Meetings of the Full Governing Body over last Academic Year -  5/5

Jack & Jill Pre-School

Moonraker Woods

Stentor Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Clifton Diocese August 2015

Current term ends

31.08.2019

 

Mrs Teresa Bernadette Quinn

Year 5

SEN Lead Governor

Admissions (Chair)

Staffing (Chair)

Premises

Pupil Discipline

 

 

Attendance at Meetings of the Full Governing Body over last Academic Year – 5/5

St Joseph’s Primary School, Devizes

Vice Chair

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Clifton Diocese August 2015

Current term ends

31.08.2019

 

Mrs Isabelle Lucile Michelle Semichon

Year 1

Religious Education Lead Governor

Staffing

Curriculum & Prof Development (Chair)

 

Attendance at Meetings of the Full Governing Body over last Academic Year – 5/5

St Joseph’s Primary School, Devizes

Jack & Jill Pre-School

Hardenuish School, Chippenham

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Clifton Diocese January 2017

Current term ends

31.12.2021

 

Mrs Victoria Hood

Year 4

 

Curriculum & Prof Development

Pupil Discipline

 

 

Attendance at Meetings of the Full Governing Body over last Academic Year –

0/5 New Governor

 

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Clifton Diocese September 2014

Current term ends

30.09.2018

 

Mrs Gabrielle Pickford

Year 2

Science Lead Governor

ICT Lead Governor

Premises

Curriculum & Prof Development

 

 

Attendance at Meetings of the Full Governing Body over last Academic Year – 5/5

St Joseph’s Primary School, Devizes

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Clifton Diocese September 2014

Current term ends

30.09.2018

 

Mr Martin Gerald Hinnigan

Premises (Chair)

Curriculum Complaints

Pupil Discipline

 

 

Attendance at Meetings of the Full Governing Body over last Academic Year – 4/5

St Joseph’s Primary School, Devizes

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Clifton Diocese July 2014

Current term ends

31.07.2018

 

Mrs Francesca Coath

Literacy Lead Governor

Admissions

Finance & Audit

Curriculum Complaints (Chair)

 

Attendance at Meetings of the Full Governing Body over last Academic Year – 5/5

St Joseph’s Primary School, Devizes

Parent Governor

Elected by Parents

Current term ends

 

 

Reception Class

Admissions

Finance & Audit

Premises

Staff Appeals

Curriculum Complaints

 

 

Attendance at Meetings of the Full Governing Body over last Academic Year – 5/5

 

None

Parent Governor

Elected by Parents

September 2014

Current term ends

30.09.2018

Mrs Lily Kumah

Year 3

Curriculum & Prof Development

 

Attendance at Meetings of the Full Governing Body over last Academic Year – 5/5

 

None

Acting

Headteacher

Mrs Margaret Owen

 

Attendance at Meetings of the Full Governing Body over last Academic Year – 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Teaching Staff Governor

Elected by Staff

October 2015

Current term ends

19.10.2019

Mr Michael Kaye

Health & Safety Lead Governor

Premises

 

Attendance at Meetings of the Full Governing Body over last Academic Year – 3/4

 

None

 

Governors/Trustees who have served during the past 12 months but who have now stepped down.

Position

Name

Class Link/

Responsibilities/Committees

Pecuniary/

Business Interests

Teaching Staff Governor

Elected by Staff

Stepped Down 31.08.2017

 

Mrs Susan Huskie

 

Premises

 

Attendance at Meetings of the Full Governing Body over last Academic Year – 5/5

 

None

Elected by Parents September 2013

Term ended

30.09.2017

Mrs Lisa Horsford      

Foundation Governor

First Appointed by Clifton Diocese September 2012 Renewed Nov 2016

Term ended

31.12.2017

Mr Paul Mayo  

Numeracy Lead Governor

Finance & Audit (Chair)

Staff Appeals (Chair)

St Joseph's Primary School, Devizes
         

 

 

What is a Governor?

In becoming a school Governor, you are taking on one of the most important and valuable roles in education – the strategic leadership of a school. Governors are one of the biggest groups of volunteers in the country.

 

What do they do?

The purpose of the Governing Body is to help the school to provide the best possible education for its pupils.  They set the school aims and policies together with the Head.  The Head is responsible for day-to-day management.  Governors have responsibilities in such areas as curriculum, finance, personnel and special educational needs.  No individual Governor has any power unless delegated by the governing body.  The Governing Body as a whole is responsible for any decisions made.

 

What kind of people are governors?

It’s a common misconception that all Governors are ‘professionals’.  Although Governing Bodies do find it helpful to have governors with skills in particular areas (e.g. finance or management skills) most members are ‘ordinary’ members of the public.  Most Governors are existing or former parents of children at the stchool (although the wider community and the local parish are also respresented).  They have a special interest in the development of the school. 

Governors should act at all times with honesty and integrity and be ready to explain their actions and decisions to staff, pupils, parents and anyone with a legitimate interest in the school.

The Governing Body is structured in the following way:

Foundation Governors who are nominated through the parish and appointed by the Bishop of Clifton to ensure that the Catholic nature of the school is maintained.  They are all practising Catholics.

Parent Governors are elected by parents of children attending Saint Edmund's Catholic Primary School for a term of three years.

Staff Governors are elected by school staff and form an important link between the school and the Governing Body.

The Headteacher is automatically a Governor.

Time Commitment

Governors would be required to attend four Governing Body meetings a year and to be an active member of one of the sub-Committees who also meet four times a year.

OFSTED recognises that Governors who come into School regularly are better placed to fulfil their role.

Training and Support

Training is not compulsory, but all Governors, however experienced, need training to improve their effectiveness in the role and to keep abreast of developments that may affect their school and their role as governor.  The Local Authority provides a portfolio of training.

The Governing Body is supported by a Clerk who has access to further support and advice from the Local Authority and other bodies.

Three key roles

A Governing Body’s responsibilities make best sense in the context of their three key roles:

Provide a strategic view

  • focus on the future
  • decide what they want the school to achieve
  • set the strategic framework for getting there
  • set suitable aims and objectives
  • agree policies, targets and priorities
  • contribute to, monitor and evaluate the school’s strategic and development plans
  • leave the day to day management of the school to the head

A critical (or candid) friend

    Offers:                                                  Should also:

support                                                  challenge

constructive advice                                   ask questions

a sounding board for ideas                         seek information

a second opinion on proposals                     improve proposals    

help where needed                                    seek to arrive at best solution for all

         

Ensure accountability

·the Governing Body is responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school

·it has the right to discuss, question and refine proposals while always respecting the professional roles of the head and other staff and their responsibilities for the management of the school

·in its turn, it is accountable to parents and the wider community for its actions and the school’s overall performance

 

 

 

 

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