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Our Lady of Lourdes

Catholic Primary School

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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 onPositions of responsibility

Relevant

Business

Interests

Other

educational

establishments

governed

Relationships

with school staff

inc. spouses,

partners & relatives

Foundation (7)     

Mrs Annette Broderick

01/09/20-31/08/24

Standards, Curriculum & SEND

Finance& General Purposes

Admissions Committee (Chair)

GB Chair

Head Teacher's appraisal

Safeguarding Link

NoneNoneNone

Fr Tony Thomas

Ex-Officio

Standards, Curriculum & SEND

Finance& General Purposes

Vice Chair

Head Teacher's appraisal

RE/Pastoral/Parents & Community Link

NoneNoneNone

Miss Myranda Devonish

 

Standards, Curriculum & SEND Committee NoneNoneNone

VACANT

     
VACANT     
VACANT     
VACANT     
Local Authority (1)/     

Mr Naqib Rahmani

13/05/19-12/05/23

Finance & General Purposes

(Chair)

Head Teacher's appraisal

Inclusion / SEND / Maths Link

NoneNoneNone
PARENT (2)     

Mrs Janelle Clarke

Standards, Curriculum & SEND 

Finance& General Purposes

Health & Safety Link

Parent/Community Link

NoneNoneNone

 

VACANT

Standards, Curriculum & SEND

Finance& General Purposes

Art Link

Parent/Community Link

NoneNoneNone
HEADTEACHER     

Ms Marie Halpin (Interim)

Ex-officio

Standards, Curriculum & SEND

Finance& General Purposes

Admissions

 NoneNoneNone
STAFF (1)     

Mr Tristan McCarthy

Standards, Curriculum & SEND

Finance& General Purposes

 NoneNoneNone
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS    
Ms Marion Fogarty

Finance & General Purposes

Admissions

 NoneNoneNone
      

GOVERNOR RESIGNATIONS DURING THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

Turki Aljrees resigned on 30/09/2019

Ms Delores McClean-Boy resigned on 11/12/2020

Ms Christine Whiteside resigned on 11/12/2020

 

Attendance record 2019-2020 academic year

Governing Board

Name Category of Governor

Present

16/09/19

Present

27/01/20

Present

06/07/20

Annette Broderick (AB) Chair Foundation Yes Yes Yes
Christine Whiteside (CW) Vice Chair Foundation Yes Yes Yes
Naqib Rahmani (NR) Local Authority Yes No Yes
Mary Bickerstaff (MB) Ex-Officio Yes Yes Yes

Niki Ellement (NE)

Vikki Kent (VK) representing NE

during her maternity leave

Staff Yes Yes Yes
Delores McClean-Boyd (DMB) Foundation Apologies Yes Yes
Antonio Ritaccio (AR) Foundation Yes Apologies Apologies
Vacant Foundation Parent N/A N/A N/A
Vacant Foundation Parent Apologies/TA N/A N/A
Vacant Foundation N/A N/A N/A
Leona Beckford (LB) Parent Yes No Apologies
Hyawsook Yang (HY) Parent Yes Apologies Apologies
ALSO PRESENT
Simon Topping (ST) Clerk Yes Yes Yes
Marion Fogarty (MF) Associate Member (SBM) Yes Yes Yes

 

Finance & General Purposes Committee

Name Category of Governor

Present

11/11/19

Present

27/04/20

Present

Summer

Mary Bickerstaff (MB) Staff Ex-Officio Yes Yes N/A Covid
Annette Broderick (AB) Foundation Yes Yes N/A Covid
Antonio Ritaccio (AR) Foundation NO Yes N/A Covid
Naqib Rahmani (NR) Local Authority Apologies Yes N/A Covid
Hyaesook Yang (HY) Parent Yes Yes N/A Covid
Christine Whiteside (CW) Foundation Yes Apologies N/A Covid
ALSO PRESENT  
Simon Topping (ST) Clerk Yes Yes N/A Covid
Marion Fogarty (MF) Staff (SBM) Yes Yes N/A Covid

 

CURRICULUM, STANDARDS AND SEND COMMITTEE

Name Category of Governor

Present

04/12/19

Present

02/03/20

Present

13/07/20

Mary Bickerstaff (MB) Staff Ex-Officio Yes N/A Covid N/A Covid
Niki Ellement (NE) Staff (Teacher) Yes N/A Covid N/A Covid
Delores McLean-Boyd (DMB) Chair Foundation Apologies N/A Covid N/A Covid
Annette Broderick (AB) Foundation Yes N/A Covid N/A Covid
Christine Whiteside (CW) Foundation Yes N/A Covid N/A Covid
Antonio Ritaccio (AR) Foundation Apologies N/A Covid N/A Covid
Hyaesook Yang (HY) Parent Yes N/A Covid N/A Covid
Also Present
Simon Topping (ST) Clerk  Yes N/A Covid N/A Covid
Richard Jarman (RJ) Observer N/A N/A Covid N/A Covid

 

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