Please see below a list of school Governors and their roles within the Governing Board

 

Governor Name Category of Governor Term of Office (end date) Committees Responsibility Link Department
Mrs S Breckell Foundation 31.08.20 Resources

Standards

Policy & Practice

Chair of Governors

Chair of Standards

Science
Mrs K Carter Foundation 31.08.20 Standards

Policy & Practice

Chair of Policy & Practice English & Creative Technology
Mrs C Connolly Foundation 31.08.22 Resources

Policy & Practice

MFL, RE & Safeguarding
Mr P Carter Foundation 31.08.22 Resources

Standards

Expressive Arts
Mrs J Gay Foundation 31.08.20 Standards

Policy & Practice

Humanities
Mr J Livesey Foundation 31.08.20 Resources
Fr D Long Foundation 31.08.22 Resources Chair of Resources
Mrs M Monaghan Foundation 31.08.20 Resources

Standards

Policy & Practice

Chair of appointments Maths
Mrs L Bolam Parent 31.08.20 Resources SEND
Mrs L Maguire Parent 31.08.20 Resources

Standards

Vice-Chair of Governors PE & Disadvantaged
Ms Olivia Woods Staff 31.08.21 Policy & Practice
Mr A Pontifex Headteacher Headteacher Resources

Standards

Policy & Practice

Headteacher
Mrs H Foster-Grime Ex 31.08.18 N/A
Mr T Beesley Ex 31.08.18 N/A
Mrs C Hogg Ex 31.12.18 N/A

 

Committees

Resources Committee – The Governors’ Resources Committee meets to ensure the Headteacher and School Business manager are held to account for the financial aspects of the school including recruitment. Vigorous discussion ensures value for money and that the deployment of resources is linked directly to the school improvement plan

 

Standards Committee – The Governors’ Standards Committee meets half-termly where current progress is analysed and leaders throughout the school are held to account. Robust questioning and challenge ensure that actions are focused around areas for development. The standards committee scrutinise Outcomes, Teaching and Learning and Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

 

Policy & Practice Committee – The Governors’ Policy & Practice Committee meets to scrutinise and develop current policies. This committee ensures reflection on all policies adopted by the school and website compliance

 

Performance Management – Three non-staff Governors will have responsibility for conducting the Headteachers Performance Review and will be carried out with the support of an independent advisor

 

Pay Committee – This consists of a minimum of 3 non-staff governors who have no interest in the pay proceeding and have declared any such interests

 

Staff Grievance and Complaints, Staff Absence, Staff Disciplinary and Dismissals and Appeals against Grievance, Absence and Dismissal procedures and Admissions Committee – The Chair of Governors shall nominate any eligible governor who has had no prior involvement in the case

 

Roles & Responsibilities of a Foundation Governor of a Catholic School

Foundation Governors form the majority on a Catholic school’s Governing board. They have the responsibility of assisting the Bishop by sustaining and developing the Catholic ethos and distinctive Catholic nature of the school in which they serve. Foundation Governors have a specific commission to ensure that the school, is at all times conducted in accord with the provisions of the Diocese of Shrewsbury Trust Deed. Foundation Governors follow these principles:

  • To give clear witness to the teaching of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and assume responsibility for governing the School according to Canon Law, the Catechism, and the teachings of the Catholic Church in general and Diocesan norms in particular
  • To comply with the guidance on admissions, staffing, building maintenance and curriculum as published by the Bishop or his delegate through the Diocesan Schools Commission and convey this to the other members of the governing board
  • To seek to appoint Catholic teachers who combine personal conviction and practice of the Faith with the qualities and experience required by particular posts
  • To represent the Bishop or his delegate on the Governing Body with particular reference to the Catholic ethos of the school by ensuring that the whole curriculum of the school is rooted in an understanding of life in conformity with the teaching of the Gospel and the Catholic Church
  • To achieve this, they must ensure that the general religious and liturgical life of the school conforms to Diocesan guidelines. To take particular care that Religious Education has first place in the curriculum, and embraces and enlivens every subject; and that the school follows a truly Catholic programme of religious and moral education approved by the Diocese
  • To consider not only the interests of the school in which they serve as Foundation Governor, along with its pupils, staff and parents, but to comply with Diocesan policy and the interests of other Catholic schools and the interests of Catholic education throughout the Diocese
  • To be eligible for appointment, enquirers must be practising and committed Catholics. Since holding the office of Foundation Governor is a form of service or ministry in the Church, enquirers have to confirm that they are eligible and willing to serve in accordance with the commission from the Bishop
  • The appointment of Foundation Governors is entirely at the discretion of the Bishop of Shrewsbury, or his delegate (Director of Schools), for schools within his jurisdiction

 

Attendance

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“With God all things are possible”

Matthew 19:26

Jesus looked at them and said,
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible”

Matthew 19:26