Governors

The Governoring Body is made up of:

Nine foundation governors appointed by the diocese, two parent governors, two co-opted governors, two staff governors, one authority governor and one associate governor.

Who are we?

Foundation Governors (9) - (Appointed by the Diocese to uphold the School's Catholic ethos)

CHAIR                - Mrs Portia Ray                    appointed 27th Mar 2012 for a 4 year appointment re-newed to 26th Mar 2020s

VICE CHAIR       - Mrs Jane Billings                appointed 1st Sept 2013 for a 4 year appointment re-newed to Sept 2021

                             Fr. Rick McGrath                 appointed 14th Oct 2013 this appointment ends 21st Dec 2021

                             Mr Robert Marr                    appointed 29th Mar 2012 for a 4 year appointment re-newed to 13th Apr 2020

                             Mrs Patricia Castanheira     appointed 29th Jun 2017 for a 4 year appointment but has now stepped down

                             Mr Jonny Laws                    appointed Mar 2016 for a 4 Year appointment ends 1st Mar 2020

                             Mr Chris Powell                   appointed Oct 2015 for 4 Years appointment ends Oct 2019

                             Mrs Desiree Forde-Gaskin appointed Nov 2018 for a 4 Year appointment ends Nov 2022
                              (
also Authority Governor)

                             Vacancy                      

Parent Governors (2) - (Appointed by Parent election)

                             Mrs Josie Hall                    appointed Nov 2017 for 4 Years appointment ends Sep 2021    

                             Mr Tony Moger                  appointed Nov 2017 for 4 Years appointment ends Sep 2021

Co-opted Govenors (2)

Mr Dave Bradley            appointment ends t.b.a.   

Mr Dan Sibley                appointment ends Sep 2021

Staff Governors (2) - (Appointed by staff election)

Ex-officio Head - Mrs Angela O'Hara         Resigned Aug 2019

                              Mrs Maria Cowler          appointed Sept 2019

                              Mrs Clare Watts             appointed 1st August 2015 Resigned Sept 2018

                              Mrs Marian Watson        appointed 1st Sep 2018 for a 4 year appointment ends 31st Aug 2022

Authority Governor (1) - (Appointed by the local Authority)

                              Mrs Desiree Forde-Gaskin appointed 9th Dec 2013 for a 4 Year appointment ends 8th Dec 2021

Associate Governor/Treasurer (1)

Mr David Anderson              appointment ends t.b.a.

Mrs Patricia Castanheira     Pending approval

Clerk to Governors

 

For more detailed information on the Governors click here

 

What do we do?

Each governor sits on one of three committees:
  1. Finance and General Purposes (including Health & Safety)
  2. Staffing
  3. Curriculum and Special Needs.

Committees meet termly and make recommendations to the full board of Governors which meets once a term.

We are responsible for:
  • Protecting the School's distinctive Catholic character
  • Holding the School to account for standards and achievement.
  • Setting the aims and ethos of the school.
  • The admission of pupils
  • Staffing levels
  • Approval, monitoring and accounting for the budget allocated to the school.
  • The maintenance and repair of the building.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the school’s performance

How the School is Funded.

We ask each family to contribute £36 a year if they are able to the Governors’ Fund. This helps pay for the essential upkeep and development of the buildings.

We only receive 90% of the money we need from the Government because this is an aided school.

That means it is run with a distinctly Catholic ethos and, in return for that, the Governors must raise 10% of the maintenance costs which has to come largely from parents.

Donation forms are available from the office if you have not received one.

The Governors’ Fund is entirely separate from money raised by The Friends Association which is used for ‘extras’ such as the wildlife area and updated computer equipment for the new Learning Resource Centre.

Governor Documents
Committee Attendance 2019-2020
Govenors
Name
Board Finance
& GP
Curriculum &
Special Needs
Staffing, Pay,
& Appraisal
Admissions
 
Total
to date
Mrs Billings 1 of 4 1 of 3 1 of 3 1 of 3 1 of 2 of 15
Mrs Cowler 2 of 4 1  of 3 1 of 3 1 of 3 1 of 2 of 15
Fr. McGrath 1 of 4 - - - - of 4
Mr Anderson Associate member does not need to attend.
Mr Powell 0 of 4 1 of 3 - 0 of 3 - of 10
Mr Sibley 2 of 4 1 of 3 - - - of 7
Mr Moger 2 of 4 1 of 3 - - - of 7
Mr Bradley 2 of 4 0 of 3 - - 1 of 2 of 9
Mrs Ray 2 of 4 - 1 of 3 - - of 7
Mrs Watson 1 of 4 - 1 of 3 - - of 7
Mrs Forde-Gaskin 2 of 4 - 1 of 3 - - of 7
Mrs Hall 2 of 4 - 1 of 3 - - of 7
Mr Marr 2 of 4 - 1 of 3 1 of 3 1 of 2 of 12
Mr Laws 2 of 4 - -  1 of 3 - of 7
Mrs Castanheira Associate member does not need to attend.

 

Committee Attendance 2018-2019
Govenors
Name
Board Finance
& GP
Curriculum &
Special Needs
Staffing, Pay,
& Appraisal
Admissions Total
to date
Mrs Billings 4 of 4

3 of 3

3 of 3 2 of 3 2 of 2 14 of 15
Mrs O'Hara 4 of 4 3 of 3 3 of 3 3 of 3 2 of 2 15 of 15
Fr. McGrath 2 of 4  - - - - 2 of 4
Mr Anderson Associate member does not need to attend.
Mr Powell 1 of 4  3 of 3 - 3 of 3 - 7 of 10
Mr Sibley 3 of 4 1 of 3 - - - 4 of 7
Mr Moger 4 of 4 3 of 3 - - - 7 of 7
Mr Bradley 3 of 4 1 of 3 - - 2 of 2 6 of 9
Mrs Ray 4 of 4 - 3 of 3 - - 7 of 7
Mrs Watson 4 of 4 -  2 of 3 - - 6 of 7
Mrs Forde-Gaskin 4 of 4 - 2 of 3 - - 6 of 7
Mrs Hall 2 of 4 - 3 of 3 - - 3 of 7
Mr Marr 3 of 4 - 2 of 3 3 of 3 1 of 2 9 of 12
Mr Laws 3 of 4 - - 3 of 3 - 6 of 7
Mrs Castanheira 2 of 4 - - 0 of 3 - 2 of 7