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Meet the Governors

Introduction:

 

Introduction:

The governing body of Our Lady of Lourdes RCPS is accountable for the school’s overall performance – though the school is run on a day to day basis by the Head teacher. The Governors work closely with the Head teacher to set the overall direction and aims of the school and to monitor our progress. The Governing Body acts as a ‘critical friend’ to the school offering a balance of support and challenge. Their responsibilities include appointing the Head teacher and other teaching staff; overseeing the school’s finances; making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based and setting targets for pupil achievement.

The Governing Body legal duties include:-

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives

  • approving the school budget

  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives

  • appointing, challenging and supporting the Head teacher

    There are several categories of governor appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are Foundation governors, the Local Authority (“LA”), Parents, and Staff. All governors have equal status.

    The Governing Body:

    Chair of Governors: Mrs Margaret Dilger (Foundation Governor) 

    Head teacher: Mrs Joanne Davies

    Foundation Governors: Father Paul Cannon, Mrs Margaret Dilger, Mr Aidan Healy,

    Mrs Stephanie Sweeney, Mr Martin Hayes, Mr Dominic Hyndman

    Parent Governors: Mrs Emma Liddle, Mrs Kay Howard

    Staff Governor: Mrs Tania Hindle

    LA Governor: Mrs Caroline Carlon

    Governor Pen-Portraits:

    Mr Jonathan Walsh

    Mrs Margaret Dilger

    Father Paul Cannon

    Mr Aidan Healy

    Mrs Stephanie Sweeney

    Mr Martin Hayes

    Mr Dominic Hyndman

    Mrs Caroline Carlon

    Mrs Tania Hindle

    Mrs Kay Howard

    Mrs Emma Liddle

    Governor Committees:

    The function and remit of the committees are:

    Curriculum Committee: A committee operating under the delegation of the Full Governing Body to ensure that the school meets the requirements of the National curriculum, to receive reports on implementation of standards in all respects and reports to the Full Governing Body.

    Finance Committee: A committee operating under the delegation of the Full Governing Body to view progress on premises, school finance, safeguarding matters and personnel matters and report back to the Full Governing Body.

    Pastoral Committee:

    Admissions: A committee operating under the delegation of the Full Governing Body to discharge the functions conferred on it by relevant Education Acts and Regulations; to determine and review the admissions policy for the school; to rank all applications in accordance with the current determined admissions policy and to ensure the school continues to serve the needs of the whole community and compliance with the School Admissions Code.

    Pay: A committee operating under the delegation of the Full Governing Body that deals with all staff pay matters (with the exception of the headteacher) and implements pay policy with consideration to staff performance.

    Pay Appeals: A committee operating under the delegation of the Full Governing Body to consider any appeals against decisions of the Pay Committee.

    Pupil Discipline: The Governing Body can delegate some or all of its functions in respect of exclusions to a committee consisting of at least three governors and such a committee may be called the Pupil Discipline Committee where one has been established.

     

    Staff Discipline/DismissalTo consider disciplinary matters and dismissals where these functions have not been delegated to the Headteacher under the Staffing Regulations 2009 or, in the case of discipline, where the Headteacher has had detailed prior involvement.

    Staff Discipline/Dismissal Appeals: To consider any appeals against decisions by the Headteacher/Staff Disciplinary/Dismissal Committee.

     

     

Full Name

Date of Appointment

Term of office

Role

Anticipated or Actual

Resignation Date

Appointed by:

Business or Pecuniary interests

Attendance Record during 2015 – 2016

Associate or Full Membership

Voting Rights

Mr Jonathan Walsh

Sept 2016

4 Yrs

Vice Chair

Foundation Governor

Aug 2020

Diocese

None

66.7%

Full

Yes

Mrs Margaret Dilger

Sept 2016

4 Yrs

Chair

Foundation Governor

Aug 2020

Diocese

None

83.3%

Full

Yes

Father Paul Cannon

Sept 2016

4 Yrs

Foundation Governor

Aug 2020

Diocese

None

66.7%

 

Full

Yes

Mrs Joanne Davies

March 2015

 

Headteacher

 

Diocese

None

100%

Full

Yes

Mr Dominic Hyndman

Aug 2016

4 Yrs

Foundation Governor

Aug 2020

Diocese

None

 

N/A

Full

Yes

Mrs Stephanie Sweeney

Aug 2016

4 Yrs

Foundation Governor

Aug 2020

Diocese

None

N/A

Full

Yes

Mrs Emma Liddle

Oct 2013

4 Yrs

Parent Governor

Oct 2017

Parents

None

 

83.3%

Full

Yes

Mrs Kay Howard

Oct 2013

4 Yrs

Parent Governor

Oct 2017

Parents

None

 

66.7%

Full

Yes

Mrs Caroline Carlon

Sept 2015

4 Yrs

LA Governor

Sept 2019

LA

None

100%

Full

Yes

Mr Aidan Healy

Sept 2016

4 Yrs

Foundation Governor

Aug 2020

Diocese

None

 

100%

Full

Yes

Mrs Tania Hindle

May 2015

4 Yrs

Staff Governor

May 2019

Staff

None

 

100%

Full

Yes

Mr Martin Hayes

Sept 2015

4 Yrs

Foundation Governor

Aug 2019

Diocese

None

 

50%

Full

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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