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Governors

 Mr J Browne - Chair of Governors (Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Leeds - term of office 9.1.21 - 8.1.25) 

Committees: Discipline, Resources (Chair),Teaching and Learning (Chair), Catholic Life, PE and sports funding, Equalities and Complaints

Declared business interests: None

       TBC - Vice Chair of Governors (Foundation Governor  - term of office - ) 

        Committees: 

        Declared business interests: 

Fr Ghebrezghi -  (Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Leeds - term of office 01.09.20 -31.08.23) 

Committees: Resources, Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life.

Declared business interests: None

 

 Mr J Manulid- (Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Leeds - 27.1.21 - 26.1.25) 

Committees: Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life, RE, Attendance and H&S

Declared business interests: None

       Mr M Reid- (Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Leeds - 20.9.21 - 19.9.25

       Committees: Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life, Resources, Literacy, IT, Pupil Premium, Complaints

      Declared business interests: None

      Mrs F Caguit- (Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Leeds - 20.9.21 - 19.9.25) 

      Committees: Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life, Resources, EYFS

      Declared business interests: None

    Miss A Carter- (Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Leeds - 20.9.21 - 19.9.25)

      Committees: Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life, Resources, Equalities and Pupil Premium

      Declared business interests: None

 Mrs T Lowrence  - (Staff representative appointed by the staff - term of office 19.12.19 - 18.12.22) 

Committees: Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life, Safeguarding

Declared business interests: None

Mr J Butcher - (Parent Governor - appointed by the parents - term of office 30.3.21 - 29.3.25

Committees: Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life, Resources, Maths and SEND

Declared business interests: None

Miss M Hazlett - (Parent Governor - appointed by the parents - - term of office 30.3.21 - 29.3.25

Committees: Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life, Resources and Child Protection and Safeguarding 

Declared business interests: None

Mrs S O'Brien - Headteacher

Committees: Complaints, Resources,  Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life, CP and Safeguarding

 

Governor’s statement

 

The Academy Council ensures that the school fulfils all statutory and canonical responsibilities. They work tirelessly to ensure that the Catholic identity of the school is given the highest priority and profile.

 

The Academy Council is made up of a number of foundation governors appointed by the diocese, two parent governors elected by parents, teaching or non teaching governor and the Headteacher.

The governors meet at least once a term. Each of the governors is a member of one or more of the following sub committees: Teaching and Learning; Catholic Life and Resources. Each Governor has voting rights on the committee on which they sit and at Full Academy Council meetings.

Through a system of committees and delegated responsibilities the Governors are able to effectively gather information about the work of the school, to know its strengths and areas for development. They question and challenge this work, holding the school to account and helping to shape its future by setting targets and priorities for the future.

 

Meetings are scheduled at the start of the school year. Minutes are taken at all meetings through the clerking service and issued to all members. As a result of this excellent communication meetings are well attended and Governors are well informed.

 

The Parish Priest is an active member of the Governing Body and is involved in a number of committees. The presence of the Parish Priest supports our work together in Catholic education as his contribution is valued. The appointed RE governor meets with the subject leader on a regular basis to discuss and review teaching and learning, the curriculum and the celebrations calendar.

 

The Chair and Head meet regularly to discuss key aspects of the SIP and self-evaluation. These meetings are very productive they ensure that formal channels of communication are maintained and provide opportunity for frank discussions about the school.

 

Governors are actively involved in the life of the school.  They have a clear picture about how we plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate and their capacity and confidence to challenge as well as support is helping to drive school forward.

 

Key areas for development in 2021-22

 

  • To establish effective use of the new RE assessment system as directed by the Diocese.
  • To develop our curriculum offer in EYFS.
  • To establish and embed an effective system for catch up learning following lock down.
  • To establish a systematic approach to early reading and phonics.

 

Governors Meeting Structure and Attendance