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Our Lady and St Joseph's Brooms RCVA Primary School, Leadgate

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Our Governing Body

Welcome to our Governors’ Section

Governors are volunteers who collectively make up the school’s Governing Body. The overall responsibility of the Governing Body is to support the school to provide the best possible education for all children. They provide a much valued role in raising standards to enable our children to achieve their full potential and keep them safe.

Governors attend at least three Full Governing Body meetings a year and sit on at least one Sub-Committee. Governing Bodies have a wide range of skills and experience.

Governors attend training courses provided by the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and Durham County Council Local Authority.

Governors oversee the financial performance of the school and manage the school’s admission criteria. As a Catholic School, seven of our Governors are Foundation Governors who preserve and develop the Catholic ethos of the school and ensure that the Catholic vision of the school is upheld.

Governors serve for four years although they may be re-appointed for a further period after this time.

 

How To Become A School Governor

If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.

 

Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies

Our Lady & St Joseph Brooms RCVA Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools. For further information about our governors, please view or download the documents below:

The Constitution of Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools (2017)

 

Please find below details of how our Governing Body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

Full Governing Body Committee

 

Name

Representing

Start of Term

of Office

End of

Term of

Office

Committees

Special

Interest  

Relationship to

Staff

Register of

Interest

Sharon Fenwick

Staff

Headteacher

01.05.2015

On going

Admissions

Children’s, School & Community

Finance

Catholic Life of the School

Child Protection

Safeguarding

LAC

Safe Recruitment

Health & Safety

Collective Worship

None

None

Tom Clark

Chair of Governing Body

01.09.2016

31.08.2020

Admissions - Chair

Appeals - Chair

Personnel & Curriculum- Chair

Safeguarding

SEND

LAC

Pupil Premium

Safe Recruitment

HLTA

Non

Governor at another school

Christine Wilks

Vice-Chair

08.03.2017 07.03.2021

Admissions

Finance - Chair

Headteachers - Chair Performance

Data & Assessment

SRE

RE

Parent

None

Fr John Bagnall

Foundation Governor

10.11.2015

09.11.2019

Appeals

Headteachers Performance

Personnel & Curriculum

 

Outdoor Learning

Early Years

None

Governor at another school

Jessica Croxford

Staff

19.04.2016

18.04.2020

Children’s, School & Community

Personnel & Curriculum

Data & Assessment

Sports Premium

Maths

None

None

Ann Dixon

Foundation Governor

10.11.2015

09.11.2019

First/Pay Review

Personnel & Curriculum

RE

None

None

Anita D’Silva

Foundation Governor

01.09.2016

31.08.2020

Appeals

 

None

None

Rachael Mason

Parent

22.10.2015

21.10.2019

Children’s, School & Community

Finance

First/Pay Review

Personnel & Curriculum

SRE

Geography

History

None

None

Paul McNally

Foundation Governor

10.11.2015

09.11.2019

Appeals

Finance

Health & Safety

Buildings

Maths

None

None

Rosemary Naylor

Foundation Governor

04.05.2017

03.05.2021

Children ‘s, School & Community

Finance

First/Pay Review

English

RE

None

None

Cllr Alan Shield

LA

05.03.2018

04.03.2022

Finance

Attendance

None

Governor at another school

Mark Wilkinson

Parent

21.07.2017

20.07.2021

Admissions

Appeals

Children’s, School & Community - Chair

First/Pay Review - Chair

Headteachers Performance

Personnel & Curriculum

E-Safety

AfA

Science

Website

None

None

Christine Williamson

Associate Member

21.11.2016

20.11.2020

Children’s, School & Community

Personnel & Curriculum

Safe Recruitment

None

None

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

Register of Governors’ Interest

Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2018/2019

Schools are now required to display a record of Governors' attendance at meetings for each school academic year

KEY
✓   – Attended meeting
AA   – Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
R – Resigned

TE – Term Expired

RT – Retired

 

 

 

Name

Finance

08.02.18

FGB

22.03.18

Finance 19.04.18

FGB

28.06.18

PR

18.10.18

Finance

18.10.18

  FGB

 15.11.18

Finance

14.02.19

   FGB

 28.02.19

 

Finance

 25.04.19

   FGB     27.06.19

Father J Bagnall

 

  AA                              

Mr T

Clark 

 

                                                                                 

Miss J Croxford

 

                 

Mrs A M D’Silva

 

AA

                 

Mrs A Dixon

 

                 

Mrs S M Fenwick

AA(DHT)

AA(DHT)

               

Ms R M Mason

 

                 

       Mr P

       McNally

               

Mrs R Naylor

               

Cllr A Shield

 

                 

Mr M Wilkinson

 

                 

Mrs C Wilks

               

Mrs C Williamson

 

AA

                 
                         

 

 

Archive of Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2015/2016, 2016/2017 & 2017/2018

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