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Governors

Mr T Lyons - Chair of Governors (Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Leeds - term of office 01.09.17 – 1.9.21) 

Committees: Discipline, Staffing and Admissions (Chair),Teaching and Learning (Chair), Catholic Life, Safeguarding and Literacy

Declared business interests: None

       Mr J Browne - Vice Chair of Governors (Foundation Governor  - term of office - 1.12.19 - 30.11.22) 

        Committees: Staffing and Admissions, Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life, Safeguarding, Mathematics and PE

        Declared business interests: None

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

Committees: Staffing and Admissions, Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life, Safeguarding.

Declared business interests: None

Mrs R Toher - (Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Leeds - term of office 01.09.17 – 1.09.21) 

Committees: Discipline, Staffing and Admissions, Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life, Safeguarding, SEN/Inclusion, Child Protection, Looked After Children, FS.

Declared business interests: None

 

Mr J Manulid- (Foundation Governor appointed by the Diocese of Leeds - 1.12.19 - 30.11.22) 

Committees: Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life, Safeguarding, RE, Attendance and RSE

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, CP and SEN

Declared business interests: None

Mr B Abimbola - (Parent Governor - appointed by the parents - - term of office 1.1.18 - 1.1.21

Committees: Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life, Safeguarding

Declared business interests: None


Mrs S O'Brien - Headteacher

Committees: Discipline, Staffing and Admissions,  Teaching and Learning, Catholic Life, Safeguarding

 

Governor’s statement

 

The Governing Body 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 governing body is made up of a number of foundation governors appointed by the diocese, a parent governor 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, Safeguarding, Staffing and Admissions and Discipline. Each Governor has voting rights on the committee on which they sit and at Full Governing Body 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 2020-21

 

  • To establish effective use of the new RE assessment system as directed by the Diocese.
  • To further develop subject leadership and curriculum provision.
  • To embed effective systems for home learning.
  • To diminish the difference for key groups across school.
  • Improve attendance

 

Governors Meeting Structure and Attendance