St Anne’s RCP Governors.

Introduction:

Whilst Headteacher of the school is responsible for day-to-day management of the school, the role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic management and to act as a ‘critical friend’, supporting and challenging the school.

Schools generally have a budget to cover salaries, running costs, maintenance and equipment and the Governing Body is responsible for managing this budget. They can decide how many and what types of staff to employ, which equipment to upgrade or replace and what the priorities are for implementing new strategies and initiatives.

Governors also have a role in monitoring the school's progress and in setting annual targets for the school's performance and for the Headteacher.

Governors are volunteers and the overall Governing Body is made up of a number of different types of Governor: Parent Governors, Staff Governors, Foundation Governors (ie. Appointed by the Bishop and likely to be Parishioners or those with a close history with school or Parish) and Local Authority Governors.

Role of Foundation Governors

Although all of the governors have the responsibility to promote and maintain the school’s Catholic character and mission, the foundation governors have special responsibility in this area. The CES document ‘Governing a Catholic School’ (1998) gives this summary of their role.

‘Foundation governors are appointed by the Bishop specifically to ensure:

  • that the religious character of the school is preserved;
  • that the school is conducted in accordance with its trust deed (ie the diocesan trust deed);
  • that the religious education curriculum is in accordance with the bishop’s policy for his diocese, based on the Bishops’ Conference Curriculum Directory.’

Foundation governors in voluntary aided schools with a religious character have additional legal duties. They are:

  • in employing teachers, ‘whenever possible, they should appoint Catholic teachers in order to promote and maintain the Catholic ethos of the school.’ They must appoint practising Catholics to the posts of headteacher, deputy headteacher and coordinator or head of religious education.
  • admitting children ‘first and foremost on religious grounds’, by giving priority for admission to baptised Catholic children;
  • ensuring that the whole curriculum, including religious education, ‘is taught in the light of gospel values and actively promotes the spiritual and moral development of the pupils’.


Role of Staff Governors

Staff governors are elected  in the same way as other governors.

There is a teaching and support staff member on the governing body and they serve a four year term.

 

Role of Parent Governors

Parent governors are not delegates and are not obliged to get voting instructions on matters to be decided, nor to vote in accordance with the parent body's views.

It is important that parent governors can give a fair and accurate representation of parental opinion on matters of importance.

Care must, however, be taken if they are approached by another parent with a complaint about the school, in which case the parent concerned should be referred to the school’s complaints policy.  

They vote, however, according to their own conscience and with the well being of the school foremost in mind.

Local Authority Governors

Their role is to represent the Local Authority but they do not have to vote in agreement with the views of the Authority. As all governors their duty is to put the best interests of the school first.

 

Updated June 2019

Name

Governor Type

Committee Membership

Dates

Mr Ross Clegg

Foundation Governor

Curriculum, Standards & Safeguarding

05/11/15

04/11/23

Mrs Patty Ganley

Foundation Governor (Chair)

Staffing, Finance and Resources

Pay Committee

Admissions Committee

Disciplinary Committee

Grievance Committee

01/09/16

31/08/20

Fr David Glover

Foundation Governor

no committees

01/09/16

31/08/20

Miss Dorothy Hamilton

Local Authority Governor

Staffing, Finance and Resources

Pay Committee

Disciplinary Committee

Grievance Committee

20/03/18

19/03/22

Mr Tariq Mahmood

Parent Governor

Staffing, Finance and Resources

Curriculum, Standards & Safeguarding

01/10/18

31/08/22

Mrs Krysia Majewska

Foundation Governor

Curriculum, Standards & Safeguarding

Pay Committee

Disciplinary Committee

Grievance Committee

01/09/16

31/08/20

Mrs Rashda Ryan

Parent Governor

Staffing, Finance and Resources

Curriculum, Standards & Safeguarding

01/01/19

31/12/22

Mrs Helen Zamojskyj

Foundation Governor

Staffing, Finance and Resources

Curriculum, Standards & Safeguarding

Pay Committee

Disciplinary Committee

Grievance Committee

01/09/16

31/08/20

 

 

 

Name

Governor Type

Roles and Responsibilities

Term of Office

Father David Glover

Foundation

Staffing & Finance, Curriculum & Premises,

Headteacher PM, Complaints, Art &DT, Year 3

01.09.2016 - 31.08.2020

Ross Clegg

Foundation

Curriculum & Premises, Science, H&S, Sport, Humanities, Year 5

05.11.2015 – 04.11.2019

Patricia Ganley

Foundation

Staffing & Finance, Attendance, Music, Pay Review, Year 1

01.09.2016 – 31.08.2020

Helen Zamojskyk

Foundation

Staffing & Finance, Curriculum & Premises,

Headteacher PM, Complaints, Pay Review, LAC, RE, Year 2

01.09.2016 – 31.08.2020

Krysia Majewska

Foundation

Staffing & Finance,

Headteacher PM, Complaints, Pay Review, FSVS

01.09.2016 – 31.08.2020

Kelly Millar

Foundation

Curriculum & Premises, Health and Wellbeing

Year 6

16.02.2016 – 15.02.2020

Dorothy Hamilton

LA

Staffing & Finance, Headteacher PM, Complaints, Science, Year 4

20.03.2018 – 19.03.2022

Gemma Regan

Staff

Staffing & Finance, Curriculum & Premises,

SEN, Safeguarding, GDPR, Nursery

01.09.2018 – 31.08.2022

Tariq Mahmood

Parent

Curriculum & Premises, Maths, Reception

 

01.10.2018 – 31.08.2022

Rashda Ryan

Parent

Curriculum & Premises, Literacy, Reception

01.01.2019 – 31.12.2022

Karen Orrell

Headteacher

Staffing & Finance, Curriculum & Premises,

Strategic Overview, GDPR and Safeguarding

 

Updated 30.3.19

 

Governor Meetings Attendance Register September 2018 - March 2019.

Name

Staffing and Finance

25.9.18

Curriculum and Premises

25.9.18

Full Governors

13.11.19

Staffing and Finance

22.1.19

Curriculum and Premises

22.1.19

Full Governors

12.3.19

Father David Glover

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Helen Zamojskyj

Yes

Yes

Yes

Apologies

Apologies

Yes

Krysia Majewska

Apologies

 

Yes

Yes

 

Apologies

Patty Ganley

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Dorothy Hamilton

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Ross Clegg

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Kelly Miller

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Tariq Mahmood

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Gemma Regan

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rashda Ryan

 

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

Karen Orrell

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Patricia Doherty

 

Yes

Term of office finished

 

 

 

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