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Governors

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

Our Governing Body

Mission Statement

 

The Governors place Christ at the centre of all we do, and play a vital role in making sure every child gets the best possible education in line with our ethos and mission statement as a Catholic school. The Governing Body supports the Mission Statement of the school by ensuring that the school provides a safe, caring, and stimulating learning environment where every child can realise his or her full potential.

We will achieve this through both an active involvement in the 
life of the school, and by working closely with the school’s management team:

  • to set challenging aims and objectives for the school;
  • to agree policies, priorities, and performance targets for accomplishing these objectives;
  • to look for evidence that these objectives are being achieved, by asking forthright questions of the management team.

 The Governing Body has three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Within the overall structure of the Governing Body, there are sub-committees, each with a mix of foundation, staff and parent governors.

 

Working Committees

The working committees that will operate at Our Lady Immaculate from September 2016 are:

 

Children, Families and Communities Committee

This committee reviews and analyses the behaviour of pupils. It takes into account the views of parents, pupils and others when making decisions. We are regularly in contact with the School Council and welcome the pupils’ comments and feedback. We monitor punctuality and attendance closely and ensure all pupils are able to contribute towards a wider community environment. We encourage and promote healthy lifestyles within the school community and carry out regular safeguarding visits and audits.

 

Curriculum and Achievement Committee

Our aim is to support the Head and teachers in providing excellent teaching within the school ensuring that each child fulfils their true potential.

We do this by careful consideration of the curriculum and by supporting school initiatives to ensure that the widest possible range of subjects are taught in an inspirational and successful way.  Each Subject Leader reports to us termly with an overview of how the subject is being taught and how each class is progressing with that subject.

We also monitor the school’s overall attainment on a regular basis and work with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that the School Development Plan is on track.

 

Resources Committee

The Resources Committee monitors the school’s financial well-being and supports the Headteacher in her initiative to improve the school’s controls over expenditure. We meet at least once a term and more frequently during the spring term when the budget is being prepared. In addition, the Chair meets periodically throughout each term with the Business Manager (Bursar) and Headteacher to review the school’s finances.

The Resources Committee’s main responsibilities are: Finance, Staffing, Premises and Health & Safety.
 

Statutory committees meet when required relating to matters such as staff appeals, pupil discipline, complaints and admission.

 

The Governing Body

Foundation Governors appointed by the Church

Mr Ed Beard                                  Jan 2016 – Jan 2020         Chair
Full Governing Body meeting (FGB) attendance 2016-17               4/4
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2016-17
Resources    (Chair)                                                                  4/4
Curriculum and Achievement (C&A)                                            1/2

Mr Colin McLoughlin                      Jan 2016 – Jan 2020        Vice Chair
FGB attendance 2016-17                                                           3/4
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2016-17
C&A                                                                                        2/2
Children, Families and Community (CFC)                                     0/2

Mrs Maria Hodgson                        Jan 2016 – Jan 2020                    
FGB attendance 2016-17                                                           4/4
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2016-17
Resources                                                                                4/4
CFC (Chair)                                                                              2/2

Fr Edward Perera                             Dec 2014 – Dec 2018                   
FGB attendance 2016-17                                                           4/4
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2016-17                                          
CFC                                                                                        1/2

 

Parent Governors elected by Parents

Mrs Louise Power                             Mar 2016 – Mar 2020
FGB attendance 2016-17                                                           4/4
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2016-17                                          
C&A (Chair)                                                                              2/2
CFC                                                                                         2/2

Mr Richard Sykes                              Feb 2017 – Feb 2021
FGB attendance 2016-17                                                           2/2
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2016-17                                          
Resources                                                                                2/2

Staff Governor elected by Staff

Mrs Stephanie Halton                      April 2017 - April 2021

FGB attendance 2016-17                                                           1/1
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2016-17                                          
C&A                                                                                        1/1

 

Governors, no longer on the Governing Body, who have served in the past 12 months:

Mrs Karen Fox                                 Feb 2016 – Feb 2020                Term resigned     
FGB attendance 2016-17                                                           2/3
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2016-17                                          
C&A                                                                                        0/1
CFC (Vice Chair)                                                                       1/2

Mrs Lara Muniz-Fernandez                 Feb 2017 – Feb 2021               Term resigned
FGB attendance 2016-17                                                           0/1
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2016-17                                          
Resources                                                                                1/1
Mrs Michelle Szeremeta                 Oct 2016 - Oct 2020                 Term resigned
FGB attendance 2016-17                                                           0/1
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2016-17                                          
C&A (Vice Chair)                                                                       1/1
Ms Isobel George                            Sept 2013 – Aug 2017             Term resigned            
FGB attendance 2016-17                                                            1/1
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2016-17
Resources                                                                                 0/1

Mr Toby Mills                                   Mar 2016 – Mar 2020              Term resigned
FGB attendance 2016-17                                                            1/1
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2016-17                                          
Resources                                                                                      1/1

Mr Dermot O’Brien                          Sept 2012 – Aug 2016             Term ended    
FGB attendance 2015-16                                                            6/6
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2015-16                                           
Admissions                                                                               1/2
BH&S           (Chair)                                                                  6/6

Mrs Suzy Sanders                               Sept 2013 – Aug 2017        Term ended
FGB attendance 2015-16                                                            4/6
Committee(s) attendance 2015-16                                           
Curriculum                                                                                2/2


 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Personal Interests for 2016-2017

All governors have signed that they have no pecuniary or personal interests which could conflict with their role as a governor of Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School.

 

To contact the Governor Body, please email: governors@oli.rbksch.org

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