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Thorneyholme Roman Catholic Primary School

Governors

What is a governing body?

 

The governing body is a legally constituted body made up of volunteers who are responsible for ensuring good quality education in our schools, securing and promoting the welfare of the pupils in partnership with the Head Teacher. The Governors are also accountable to the Diocese of Salford, the parents and to those who fund our schools for the quality of education it provides. The governing body has a range of duties and powers, which focus on responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.

 

Who is on the governing body?

 

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Bishop, Parent Governors are elected by parents, one Local Authority Governor is appointed by Lancashire County Council, Staff Governors must include the Headteacher and one other, elected by the staff at school. Our Governing Body also appoints Associate Governors with specific expertise as and when required. They have voting rights in committees only. Governors have a wide range of skills which they bring to the meetings.

 

What does the governing body do?

 

The governing body has a mainly strategic role in the running of the school. The principal mechanism for doing this is the School Development Plan, drawn up by the governing body in conjunction with the Headteacher and staff. It is monitored and reviewed regularly. Particular Governor Responsibilities include:

 

  • working with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day to day management of the school
  • agreeing principles and targets for improvement
  • managing the school’s budget
  • making sure the curriculum is balanced
  • reporting results back to parents

 

How does the governing body do this?

 

The full governing body, including the Headteacher, meets once each term. The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school, but consults with the governing body, reporting at every meeting on how the school is performing and whether it is meeting its objectives. The governing body offers support, challenge and constructive advice to the Headteacher.

 

The main work, on specific topics, is carried out through three sub-groups or committees. These committees also meet once each term and report back to the full governing body at their termly meeting.

 

Resources Committee: responsible for financial management, admissions policy, staff appointments and personnel issues, the school premises and health and safety issues

 

Curriculum Committee: responsible for ensuring the curriculum meets statutory requirements, the School Development Plan, pupil performance, teaching quality, special educational needs Religious Education

 

Collaboration Committee: as Thorneyholme is part of a formal collaboration with St Mary’s RC Primary at Osbaldeston, this is a joint committee of Governors drawn from each school. They are responsible for all matters relating to the collaboration and the Head Teacher’s appraisal.

 

How can I find out what the governors have discussed?

 

Some information is confidential. However, the public minutes of the governors’ meetings are available on request through the school office.

 

How can I contact the governors?

 

If you have any concerns that you wish to bring to the attention of the governors, you can do one of the following:

 

  • speak to one of the governors who will bring your concern to the governing body
  • write to the chair of governors, handing your letter in to the school office
The Chair of Governors is Mr Gerard Keane.

Name

Status

Appointed By

Began Office

In Office Until

Committees/Specific Responsibility

Monsignor J Corcoran

Foundation Governor

Parish Priest

Ex officio

Salford Diocese

28-07-18

27-07-22

 

Mr G Keane

Foundation Governor

Chair of Governors

Salford Diocese

25-01-19

24-01-2023

Curriculum

Resources

Collaboration

Admissions

Pay

Prevent

Link

Performance Management

Child Protection

Mr R Ward

LA Governor

 

Local Authority

03-04-18

02-04-22

Resources

Collaboration

Mrs M Donnelly

Foundation Governor

 

Diocese of Salford

25-01-19

24-01-23

Curriculum

Mr N Wallace

Foundation Governor

Diocese of Salford

25-01-19

24-01-23

Resources

 

Mr S Cooke

Foundation Governor

 

Diocese of Salford

01-09-18

31-08-22

Resources

Pay Appeals

Performance Management

Mrs A Precious

Foundation Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Diocese of Salford

28-04-17

27-04-21

SEN

AGT

RE

Curriculum

Pay Appeals

Collaboration

Performance Management

Mrs A Ward

Foundation Governor

 

Diocese of Salford

 

 

17-11-16

16-11-20

Resources

Mr David Allen

Parent Governor

Parental Election

05.07.19

04.07.23

Curriculum

Numeracy

Mrs M Beattie

Parent Governor

Parental Election

02-12-16

01-12-20

Curriculum

Mrs J A Wells

Foundation Governor

Diocese of Salford

15-01-18

14-01-22

Curriculum

Literacy

Mrs B Leedham

Staff Governor

Staff Election

02-03-19

01-03-23

Curriculum

Miss E Seedall

Headteacher

Ex officio

01-09-18

31-08-22

Curriculum

Resources

Admissions

Mrs O Jackson

Observer

                                                                

07-07-15

06-07-19

Curriculum

Mr A Johnson

Observer

 

18-01-18           

17-01-22

 

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