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Full Local Governing Body

Membership

 

The board shall consist of 12 governors.

The headteacher is, ex-officio, a member of the board.

The board will elect a chair from within its own membership.

Non-voting participants may be invited to meetings by the board as and when required.

The board shall have such associate members, non-voting, as it shall appoint. All governors may make recommendations for these appointments.

The membership of the board shall be reviewed and determined annually.

The governing body will appoint a clerk, who will not be another governor.

 

 

Governor

Type

Committee

1

Mr M S Loynd

Foundation

QofE & Resources

2

Mr A Marriott

Foundation

QofE & Resources

3

Canon A McBride

Foundation

QofE & Resources

4

Mrs R Tomlinson

Foundation

QofE & Resources

5

Mrs R Wilson

Foundation

QofE & Resources

6

Vacancy

Foundation

QofE & Resources

7

Vacancy

Foundation

QofE & Resources

8

Mr B McNally

Staff

QofE & Resources

9

Mr J Grcar

Staff

QofE & Resources

10

Mr J Tomlinson

Parent

QofE & Resources

11

Vacancy (pending election)

Parent

QofE & Resources

12

Mrs K Arnott-Gent

Co-opted

QofE & Resources

 

Observers

Mr D Graham, Deputy Headteacher:  QoE & FGB

Ms C Gillies, SBM: Resources & FGB

 

Clerk

School (Interim = Ms C Gillies, SBM)

 

Quorum

The quorum shall be a minimum of 7 governors, including the Headteacher, and excluding any associate members.

 

Meetings

The clerk shall be responsible for convening meetings of the committee. Procedures of any meetings held must be minuted and these minutes presented for the next meeting of the board.

The board shall meet at least once a term and otherwise as required.

 

Role

  • Set a clear vision, Catholic ethos and strategic direction for the school.
  • Hold the Headteacher/ Leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • Ensuring financial probity and overseeing the financial performance of both schools making sure that money is well spent.
     

Core functions:

  • Help set the aims and objectives for the school.
  • Help ensure the policies and procedures are relevant and achieve their objectives.
  • Set targets to monitor the progress of the school to ensure it is meeting its aims and objectives.
  • Be a critical friend to the school and provide a source of challenge and support.
     

Remit

  • Responsibilities for Governance
  • Establishment of relevant and appropriate committees and working groups
  • Appointment of governors to appropriate roles on committees, working groups or as nominated governors.
  • To monitor compliance through reports from committees, working groups or as nominated governors.
  • To review and adopt the Code of Conduct for Governors.
     

Responsibilities for Resources (Finance and Personnel)

  • To take due steps for the appointment of a headteacher or deputy headteacher.
  • To approve the annual school budget.
  • To monitor financial performance, through reports from committees, working groups or as nominated governors.
  • Note: responsibility for policies and procedures is delegated to the Resources Committee.
     

Responsibilities for Quality of Education (Curriculum and Achievement)

  • To monitor pupil progress and attainment through reports from the Headteacher and nominated governor(s).
  • To monitor pupil progress and attainment of student groups (e.g. SEN, HA, PP) through reports from the Headteacher and nominated governor(s).
  • Note: responsibility for policies and procedures is delegated to the Quality of Education Committee.
     

Responsibilities for Pupil Welfare

  • To monitor welfare (particularly relating to safeguarding, SEN pupils, CLA pupils and PP pupils) through reports from the Headteacher and nominated governor(s).
  • To contribute to the review of the Behaviour Policy and to make recommendations to the Governing Body.
  • To receive regular reports from the Head Teacher on behaviour matters.
  • To receive reports on racist incident monitoring.
  • To receive reports on looked after children, child protection and children in need.
  • To review the number of pupil exclusions and reasons for exclusions.
     

Other responsibilities

  • Support the school to develop links with local primary schools
  • Support the school to develop Marketing Strategy – including marketing plan 
  • Support the school to develop its prospectus 
  • Support the school’s promotional work
  • Support the school to investigate other twinning opportunities
  • Liaise with Friends of All Saints’ on fundraising activities 
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