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Governors Information

What does a school governor do?

The purpose of School governors is to help provide the best possible education for pupils at our school. The Governing Board is responsible for the strategic management of the school and will make decisions about a wide range of issues.

 

The core responsibilities involved are:

  • Ensuring accountability
  • Acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head Teacher
  • Monitoring and evaluating the school’s progress
  • Budgetary allocation and control
  • Planning for the long term future of the school
  • Setting the school’s aims and values
  • Appointing senior members of staff including the Head Teacher

 

Our Governing Board is split into small committees, Finance and General Purposes Committee; Curriculum, Standards and Send Committee; Admissions Committee.

 

These committees will meet separately from the Governing Board to discuss relevant issues in more detail. Discussion is then fed back at a full Governing Board meeting.

Becoming a School Governor

The majority of governors in a Catholic school such as Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School are Foundation Governors, appointed in the name of the Archbishop of Westminster.

 

Foundation Governors have a legal duty to preserve and develop the Catholic character of the school and to ensure that the school is conducted in accordance with its Trust Deed.

 

Becoming a Parent Governor

Parents of pupils attending the school may elect one or more of their number to serve as a school governor.

 

Elected parent governors, like elected teacher governors, are full members of the governing body.

 

More information on becoming a school governor can be found here.

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PUBLICATION OF GOVERNORS' DETAILS & REGISTER OF INTERESTS
Governor's Name Committee the Governors serve on Positions of responsibility

Relevant

Business

Interests

Other

educational

establishments

governed

Relationships

with school staff

inc. spouses,

partners & relatives

Foundation (7)          

Mrs Annette Broderick

01/02/18-30/08/20

Standards, Curriculum & SEND

Finance& General Purposes

Admissions Committee (Chair)

GB Chair

Head Teacher's appraisal

Science & RE Link

None None None

Rev. Antonio Ritaccio

Ex-Officio

Standards, Curriculum & SEND

Finance& General Purposes

Head Teacher's appraisal

Pastoral Link

None None None
VACANT          

Ms Delores McClean-Boyd

01/09/18 - 31/08/22

Standards, Curriculum & SEND

(Chair)

Literacy Link

Safeguarding Link

None None None

Mrs Christine Whiteside

01/09/19 - 31/08/2023

Standards, Curriculum & SEND

Admissions Committee

GB Vice-Chair

Head Teacher's appraisal

Inclusion (SEND) Link

None None None
VACANT          
VACANT     None None None
Local Authority (1)          

Mr Naqib Rahmani

13/05/19-12/05/23

Finance & General Purposes

Maths Link None None None
PARENT (2)          
Ms Leona Beckford Standards, Curriculum & SEND

Health & Safety Link

Parent/Community Link

Personal Development Link

None None None
Hyaesook Yang

Standards, Curriculum & SEND

Finance& General Purposes

International Primary Curriculum Link

Parent/Community Link

None None None
HEADTEACHER          

Ms Mary Bickerstaff

Ex-officio

Standards, Curriculum & SEND

Finance& General Purposes

Admissions

  None None None
STAFF (1)          

Ms Niki Ellement

05/09/17-04/09/21

Standards, Curriculum & SEND

Finance& General Purposes

  None None None
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS          
Ms Marion Fogarty

Finance & General Purposes

Admissions

  None None None
           

GOVERNOR RESIGNATIONS DURING THE 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

Louriel St Louis resigned on 31 March 2019

Arthur Sanchez resigned on 10 June 2019

Hilda Mensah term of office expired on 30 August 2019

 

 

Attendance record 2018-2019 academic year

Governing Board

Name Category of Governor

Present

17/09/18

Present

14/01/19

Present

13/05/19

Annette Broderick (AB) Chair Foundation Yes Yes Yes
Christine Whiteside (CW) Vice Chair Foundation Apologies Yes Yes
Naqib Rahmani (NR) Local Authority N/A N/A Yes
Mary Bickerstaff (MB) Ex-Officio Yes Yes Yes
Niki Ellement (NE) Staff Yes Yes Apologies
Delores McClean-Boyd (DMB) Foundation Yes Yes Yes
Antonio Ritaccio (AR) Foundation Yes Apologies Apologies
Arthur Sanchez Foundation Parent Yes Yes No
Turki Aljrees (TA) Foundation N/A N/A No
Hilda Mensah (HM) Foundation No Yes No
Leona Beckford (LB) Parent Yes Apologies Apologies
VACANT Parent Yes (LSL) Apologies (LSL) N/A
ALSO PRESENT
Simon Topping (ST) Clerk Yes Yes Yes
Marion Fogarty (MF) Staff (SBM) Yes Yes Yes

 

Finance & General Purposes Committee

Name Category of Governor

Present

03/12/18

Present

04/03/19

Mary Bickerstaff (MB) Staff Ex-Officio Yes Yes
Annette Broderick (AB) Foundation Yes Yes
Antonio Ritaccio (AR) Foundation Apologies Yes
Niki Ellement (NE) Staff Apologies Yes
Arthur Sanchez (AS) Foundation Parent Apologies Apologies
Leona Beckford (LB) Parent Yes Yes
Turki Aljrees (TA) Foundation N/A Yes
Naqib Rahmani (NR) Local Authority N/A N/A
ALSO PRESENT
Simon Topping (ST) Clerk Yes Yes
Marion Fogarty (MF) Staff (SBM) Yes Yes

 

CURRICULUM, STANDARDS AND SEND COMMITTEE

Name Category of Governor

Present

12/11/18

Present

01/04/19

Present

15/07/19

Mary Bickerstaff (MB) Staff Ex-Officio Yes Yes Yes
Niki Ellement (NE) Staff (Teacher) Yes Yes Yes
Delores McLean-Boyd (DMB) Chair Foundation N/A Yes Yes
Annette Broderick (AB) Foundation Yes Yes Apologies
Christine Whiteside (CW) Foundation Yes Yes Yes
Hilda Mensah (HM) Foundation Yes No No
Antonio Ritaccio (AR) Foundation Yes Yes Yes
Turki Aljrees (TA) Parent N/A N/A Yes
Also Present
Simon Topping (ST) Clerk  Yes Yes Yes
Anna Cislo (AC) Staff N/A Yes Yes

 

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