Governance

The overall responsibility of the Governing Body is to support the school to provide the best possible education for all children.

Governance

Governors are volunteers who collectively make up the school’s Local Governing Committee (LCG). The overall responsibility of the Governing Body is to support and challenge 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 Local Governing Committee 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 the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust.

Governors oversee the financial performance of the school and manage the school’s admission criteria. As a Catholic School, 6 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.

Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Pauline Parker and she can be contacted via the secure email at olsj@olsj.bwcet.com

How To Become A School Governor

If you require further information on the roles of a Governor or you are interested in becoming one, contact the school or the Trust at governance@bwcet.com

To nominate yourself to become a Foundation Governor, please complete the application form on the Diocesan website. The Diocese encourage all applicants to read the additional guidance documents.

Further Information

Visit to see His Holiness the Pope

Mrs Cruise was fortunate enough to get these special items blessed by His Holiness Pope Francis on her recent visit to Rome. She kindly gifted a set of blessed rosary beads to each child. What a special gift for our children and an amazing experience for Mrs Cruise

Ash Wednesday

Masses for Ash Wednesday – 14 February 2024 St Mary’s, Blackhill – 10am St Pius, Moorside – 10am St Patrick’s, Consett – 12noon Our Lady and St Joseph, Brooms – 7pm

Residential

The children and staff have had a wonderful time and are back home safely. Thank you to the staff at Dukeshouse Wood for making their visit so enjoyable and memorable. The children have had a wonderful time participating in all activities.

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