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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

 

Governing Body’s 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.

 

Our Role

 

At Our Lady Immaculate RC Primary School, the Governing Body comprises of 14 governors, including parents, teachers and volunteers from the local community. We will follow the example and teachings of Christ and everything we do will be inspired by Gospel values. We work together to provide independent oversight of the leadership and operation of the school, with the aim of shaping the school’s future direction, improving the quality of education provided and ensuring that the school provides a safe, caring, and stimulating learning environment where every child can realise his or her full potential.

 

Our main responsibilities are:

  • Setting the school's vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Act as a “critical friend” in challenging and supporting the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating: the implementation and effectiveness of the policy framework; progress towards targets; the implementation and effectiveness of the school improvement strategy; the budget and the staffing structure; and conducting quality self-evaluation; and
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of its staff.

 

Our Structure

 

The Full Governing Body meetings are attended by all Governors and considers any strategic issues that affect more than one area of School Life, receives reports from the Headteacher and its key Committees, and approve matters reserved for it.

 

Most of the work of the Governing Body is undertaken through its three key Committees and through targeted Governor visits. The three Committees are:

 

  • Children, Families and Community
  • Resources & Finance
  • Curriculum & Achievement

 

The Committees

 

Children, Families and Community Committee

Our aim is to oversee the school's contribution to pupil well-being, including the extent to which pupils feel safe, are involved in the catholic life of the school, adopt healthy lifestyles and contribute to the school and wider community. We will promote cohesion and gain a better understanding of the view of pupils, parents, the parish and others in the local community.

 

Resources & Finance Committee

The Resources & Finance Committee’s aim is to provide support and guidance for the Headteacher on all matters relating to the financial running of the school, maintenance, security and enhancement of the school premises and health and safety matters. We will ensure a strategic approach to budget planning that reflects the schools' educational objectives as well as its vision and values.

 

Curriculum & Achievement Committee

Our aim is to support the Head and teachers in delivering inspirational teaching that ensures that each child fulfils their true potential. We will do this by: careful consideration of the curriculum and by upholding school initiatives that support the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum; ensuring that the quality of learning and teaching is monitored and evaluated effectively and that staff are provided with outstanding development opportunities, the impact of which is monitored and evaluated; ensuring expectations of achievement and progress remain high for all pupils, especially those who are disadvantaged; monitoring progress and attainment against the school development plan and against the school’s vision, and ensuring that effective self-evaluation processes are in place.

 

The structure and link roles of the Governing Body can be seen below.

 

The Governing Body

 

Foundation Governors appointed by the Church

Miss Anna Dwyer   April 2018 - April 2022        Chair

FGB attendance 2018-19    2/2

Committee(s) meeting attendance 2018-19   

Resources 2/2                                     
 

Mrs Adele Parker   April 2018 - April 2022

FGB attendance 2018-19    2/2

Committee(s) meeting attendance 2018-19                                        
CFC    0/1

 

Mr John McCorkell   Dec 2018 - Dec 2022

FGB attendance 2018-19    2/2

Committee(s) meeting attendance 2018-19

CFC    0/1

                                   

Mr Paul Enright   Jan 2019 - Jan 2023

FGB attendance 2018-19    1/2

Committee(s) meeting attendance 2018-19                                        
Resources 1/2

 

Parent Governors elected by Parents

Mr Darren Fernandes Jan 2019 - Jan 2023

FGB attendance 2018-19    1/2

Committee(s) meeting attendance 2018-19

C & A 0/1

 

Mrs Gayle Carter Jan 2019 - Jan 2023

FGB attendance 2018-19    1/2

Committee(s) meeting attendance 2018-19

CFC 0/1

 

LA Governor appointed by the LA

Mr Richard Sykes    Jan 2019 – Jan 2023      Vice Chair
FGB attendance 2018-19    2/2
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2018-19                                        
Resources     2/2

 

Co-opted Governor appointed by the GB
Mr Simon Foskett    Jan 2019 - Jan 2023

FGB attendance 2018-19    1/2
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2018-19

C & A 0/1

                

Staff Governor appointed by staff
Mrs Stephanie Halton    April 2017 - April 2021
FGB attendance 2018-19    2/3

C & A 1/1
                      

 

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

Mr Colin McLoughlin     Jan 2016 – Dec 2018        (Term resigned)
Full Governing Body meeting (FGB) attendance 2018-19    1/1
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2018-19
Curriculum and Achievement (C&A)    0/1
Children, Families and Community (CFC)    0/0

Mrs Maria Hodgson    Jan 2016 – Dec 2018    Vice Chair             (Term resigned)
FGB attendance 2018-19    1/1
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2018-19
Resources    0/0
CFC    0/0

Mrs Louise Power    Mar 2016 – Jul 2018      (Term resigned)
FGB attendance 2017-18    3/3
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2017-18                                         
C&A (Chair)    3/3
CFC                2/3

Mr Ed Beard    Jan 2016 – Aug 2018    (Term resigned)
FGB attendance 2017-18    3/3
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2017-18
Resources     4/4
C&A    0/3

Fr Edward Perera    Dec 2014 – Sept 2018    (Re-located parishes)                  
FGB attendance 2017-18    2/3
Committee(s) meeting attendance 2017-18                                         
CFC    0/3

 


 

Declarations of Pecuniary and Personal Interests for 2018-2019

 

 

Governors:

 

 

 

Anna Dwyer

 

 

NONE DECLARED

 

Richard Sykes

 

 

NONE DECLARED

 

Adele Parker

 

 

NONE DECLARED

 

Simon Foskett

 

 

NONE DECLARED

 

Gayle Carter

 

 

NONE DECLARED

 

Stephanie Halton

 

 

NONE DECLARED

 

Paul Enright

 

 

NONE DECLARED

 

Darren Fernandes

 

 

NONE DECLARED

 

Frances Robertson

 

 

NONE DECLARED

 

John McCorkell

 

 

NONE DECLARED

 

 

 

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

 

Governors' Fund

 

Governors Fund

 

The Governors’ Fund plays an important role in helping to meet the financial needs of our school.

Our school receives money from the Government via Kingston Education Authority to cover staff salaries, educational materials and other essentials. However, this money from the Government does not cover all our costs. As a denominational school wishing to promote the Catholic faith, Our Lady Immaculate needs to find 10% of some cost of repairs, alterations to the premises and building insurance premiums.

Over the years the Governors’ Fund has contributed to:

  • The installation of the MUGA
  • New school kitchens
  • Refurbishment of computers in the IT suite
  • Diocese and local authority insurance costs
  • Toilet block upgrades
  • Various redecoration projects
  • New heating for the school hall

We welcome all voluntary contributions you are able to make to the fund as we could not provide the facilities for our children without your support.

An annual donation of £45 from each family (not per child) is suggested and the cost can be spread out throughout the year. £15 per term is recommended. We realise that not all families are in the same financial situation, some can afford more and some not so much, so anything you can afford would be appreciated.

We also claim gift aid on all the donations that we can – through this scheme the government gives us an additional 25p for every £1 donated. So please, if you are able, complete the gift aid declaration form when you make your initial donation (either online use the online form on Parentmail or collect a paper copy from the school office)

All payments should be made via +Pay, through your Parentmail account. If you need any help with this, please ask the office staff for assistance. However, if this preferred method is not possible you can send an envelope with your contribution – making your cheque payable to “Our Lady Immaculate School”.

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