The main governing body governors are:-
John Donohue (Chair- Foundation Governor ), Mrs Claffey (Head Teacher), Terry O'Neill (Vice Chair- Foundation Governor)), Emma Humphreys (Foundation Governor), Ross Hickey (Local Education Authority governor), Sue Joy(Foundation Governor), Fr Steven Purnell (Parish Priest), Lene Holmes(Staff Governor), Dame Lorna Boreland-Kelly (Foundation Governor), Raymond Mutimba (Parent Governor), Ruth Longley (Foundation Governor) and one Associate Governor Nicola Mason
The body of governors would normally consist of twelve individuals.
Currently there are eleven governors with a vacancy for a Foundation Governor.
From September 2012, the body has merged its two main sub committees (Building & Finance and Staff & Curriculum) back into the main body. When we had the sub committees, it was found that Mrs Claffey and the Chair of Governors were attending six meetings a term, including two Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings. Also the other governors were attending at least four meetings a term. This caused a lot of repetition and the meeting were often very lengthy.
We are currently trialling just having two FGB meetings a term and setting up working groups/parties for appropriate projects/subjects if and when needed. The idea being these working groups will deal with the ground level detail and report back to the FGB and seek the FGB approval on major/key decisions.
There are statutory committees which meet when required which are:-
Staff Dismissal Committee,
Pupil Discipline Committee,
Pay Performance Review Panel and,
Headteacher’s Performance Management Review Panel.
There are special positions on the Governing Body and these are filled as follows:-
Inclusion Governor (SEN) - Sue Joy
Health and Safety Governor - Nicola Mason
Link Governor –Ross Hickey
School Uniform - John Donohue
One of the Governors roles is to establish links with the subject leaders in the school and make visits to meet with those leaders and look at how the school is carrying out its responsibilities in the various subjects.
The Governors Allocation of Subjects is as follows:
R.E. - Fr Steven Purnell & Ruth Longley
English –Ruth Longley
Maths - John Donohue
I.C.T. - Dame Lorna Boreland-Kelly
History – Fr. Steven
Geography – Nicola Mason
Science – Raymond Mutimba
Design & Technology - Emma Humphreys
EYFS Reception - Terry O'Neill
Modern Languages (French) - Ross Hickey
Music - Terry O'Neill
SEN – Sue Joy
Creative Curriculum - Emma Humphreys
P.E. & Art – currently unallocated as an Associate Governor had to step down.