St Mary's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School

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Central Avenue, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 5NP

01325 300339

newtonaycliffestmarys@durhamlearning.net

Guided by faith, nurtured through love, inspired to achieve.
As witnesses to Jesus and enriched by the Holy Spirit, St Mary's Catholic Primary School is a respectful, caring and embracing family. We celebrate and share our Catholic faith together, recognising the uniqueness and potential of all. The values and learning that are nurtured in our school enable achievement in education and beyond.

Governors

The Governing Body

The Governing Body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • setting targets for pupil achievement
  • managing the school's finances
  • making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
  • appointing staff
  • reviewing staff performance and pay.

The Remit of the Governing Body

The governing body has considerable discretion as to how to discharge its responsibilities but is required to constitute itself in line with the regulations and to appoint a chair and vice chair. The governing body may delegate certain of its responsibilities to certain governors or committees of governors, although in general, it is not compelled to do so.

The Structure of Our Governing Body

Our governing body meets at least 3 times each year as a full governing body.  Our current Chair of Governors is Ms Katie Bain Collins (Foundation Governor).  

It also has two active sub-committees.  

The Pupil Outcomes Sub-Committee meets at least 3 times each year and supports and monitors the school's improvement agenda.  This includes looking closely at pupil performance data and the performance of all staff.  This committee is currently chaired by a (Foundation Governor).

The Staffing, Finance and Premises  Sub-Committee focusses its work on health and safety, finance, buildings and personnel/staffing issues.  It also meets at least 3 times each year.  This committee is currently chaired by Mr Paul Olivier(Foundation Governor).

 

 

Governor Vacancies 2017 -2018

 

At present we do not have any vacancies on the Governing Body: 

 

 

Governors

 

 

Category Name Term of Office Committees
Foundation                   Fr. Antony Cornforth 10/2017 - 10/2021

 

Ms Katie Bain-Collins  (CHAIR) 09/2015 - 09/2019

 Pupil Outcomes

Staffing, Finance & Premises

  Ms Julie MacKenley 09/2015 - 09/2019

Pupil Outcomes(C)

  Mr Paul Olivier 06/2016 - 06/2020

Staffing, Finance & Premises(C)

  Ms Alison Aisbett (Vice) 10/2017 - 10/2021

Staffing, Finance & Premises 

 

Mrs Jackie Wilson

09/2017- 09/2021

 

LA

Mrs Roslyn Hutchinson

06/2017 - 06/2021

Staffing, Finance & Premises

Staff Miss Amanda Miles 09/2016 - 09/2020

 Pupil Outcomes

Parent Mrs Suzanne Farrell 09/2017-009/2021

Pupil Outcomes 

  Mr Mark Rose 06/2017 - 06/2021

 Pupil Outcomes

Head Teacher Mrs Annette Sowden 09/2013-

 Pupil Outcomes

Staffing, Finance & Premises

 

 

 Register of Business/ Pecuniary Interest

 

 Name of Governor Category and Position of Responsibility  Appointed by & Term of Office   Nature of Business Interest / other Educational Establishments  Relationship to Staff Date of Interest registered  Date Interest Ceased Date of Signature  Notes  
 Annette Sowden Head Teacher  01.09.13 

 LA Governor

St Francis Xavier School Richmond

Head teacher   01.09.17    01.09.13  
 Amanda Miles Staff 

 Staff

09/16 - 09/20

  Colleague        
Father Anthony Cornforth  Foundation

Diocese

09/17 - 09/21

 St John's Catholic Academy - Governor

St Joseph's RC Primary School Newton Aycliffe - Governor

         
 Katie Bain Collins

  Foundation

Chair of Governors

 Diocese

09/15 - 09/19

 St Joseph's RC Primary School Newton Aycliffe - Governor

 

       
 Alison Aisbett

  Foundation

Vice Chair of Governors

 Diocese

09/17 - 09/21

 

         
 Jackie Wilson   Foundation  Diocese

09/17 - 09/21

         
 Julie MacKenley   Foundation  Diocese

09/15 - 09/19

   Sister to Staff Member        
 Paul Olivier   Foundation  Diocese

06/16- 06/20

Owns company Olivier Furniture          
Mrs Rosalyn Hutchinson   LA

06/17- 06/21

 Works at Shotton Hall SCITT          
Mr Mark Rose Parent

Parents

06/17 - 06/21

       
Mrs Suzanne Farrell Parent

Parents

09/17- 09/21

Teaching Assistant

Horndale Infant School

       

 Attendance at meetings and Committees during the academic year 2016 - 2017

 

 

 

Attendance at Governing Body Committees and Meetings

2016-2017

 

Full

 

(3)

Special

 

(4)

Staffing & Finance

(2)

Pupil Outcomes

(2)

Pay Review

 

(1)

K Bain -Collins

3

4

2

1

1

A Dunne

3

4

2

 

1

Fr Whalen

3

3

2

1

 

P Norman

1

3

 

0

 

C McMenamin

1

1

1

1

 

P Olivier

3

3

2

 

1

J Mackenley

2

4

 

1

1

A Cayless

2

4

1

 

 

A Miles

3

3

 

1

 

M Rose

1/1

 

 

 

 

R Hutchinson

1/1

 

 

 

 

D Hargreaves

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

 

A Sowden

3

3/3

2

2

1

 

Previous Governors

The school is required by law to state on its website, details of any governors who have served over the past 12 months - even if they have now ceased their appointment.

The following individuals fall into this category.


Mr Peter Norman

Foundation Governor

  • Member of the Teaching & Leaning Sub-Committee & the Behaviour, Health & Safety Sub-Committee
  • September 1st 2015 to September 1st 2017

Mrs Alison Dunne

Foundation Governor

  • Member of the Staffing & Finance Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • September 1st 2015 to September 1st 2017

Mr  Adam Cayless

Parent Governor

  • Member of the Staffing & Finance Committee
  • September 1st 2015 to September 1st 2017

Mr Ciaran McMenamin

Foundation Governor

  • Member of the Staffing & Finance Committee, also Behaviour, Health & Safety Sub-Committee
  • September 1st 2015 to September 1st 2017

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