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 have the following vacancies on the Governing Body:

 

2 Foundation Governors

1 Parent Governor.

 

If  you are interesting in being a Governing please see the attached letter and Nomination Form

 

Parent Governor Letter

Parent Governor Nomination Form

 

Please find below a list of the St Mary's R.C. Primary School Governors

 

 

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

 

Mr Ciaran Mc Menamin 09/2015 - 09/2019

Pupil Outcomes

Staffing, Finance & Premises

  Mr Paul Olivier 06/2016 - 06/2020

Staffing, Finance & Premises(C)

  VACANCY

 

  VACANCY

 

LA

Mrs Roslyn

Hutchinson

06/2017 - 06/2021

Staffing, Finance & Premises

Staff Miss Amanda Miles 09/2016 - 09/2020

 Pupil Outcomes

Parent VACANCY

 

  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    Head teacher       01.09.13  
 Amanda Miles Staff 

 Staff

09/16 - 09/20

         
Father Michael Whalen  Foundation

Diocese

09/15 - 09/19

 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 Dunne

  Foundation

Vice Chair of Governors

 Diocese

09/15 - 09/19

 works for DfE

Academies

         
 Peter Norman   Foundation  Diocese

09/15 - 09/19

 St Thomas RC Primary School Belmont - Deputy Head Teacher        
 Julie MacKenley   Foundation  Diocese

09/15 - 09/19

 St John's Catholic Academy - Teacher  Sister to Staff Member        
 Paul Olivier   Foundation  Diocese

06/16- 06/20

Owns company          
Ciaran McMenamin Foundation

Diocese

09/15 - 09/19

Works for 3M Husband to staff  member        
  LA

Vacancy

           
Adam Cayliss Parent

Parents

09/15 - 09/19

Owns AC Door Systems        
Parent

Vacancy

       

 

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 Malcolm Iveson

LA Governor

  • Member of the Teaching & Leaning Sub-Committee & the Behaviour, Health & Safety Sub-Committee
  • September 1st 2015 to September1st 2016
  • Attendance Record: No meetings attended

 

Mrs Karen Everson

Parent Governor

  • Member of the Pupil Outcomes Committee
  • September 1st 2015 to December 2016