A vacancy for Foundation Governor on the governing body has arisen and expressions of interests are being sought from practising committed Catholics for the ministry.
The term of office is for four years from the date of appointment.
The governors of a Catholic school work as a team, in close co-operation with the headteacher and all the staff. Foundation governors share the responsibilities of all governors:
– Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction.
– Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
– Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
In addition to this, foundation governors are appointed specifically to ensure:
– that the religious character of the school is preserved
– that the school is conducted in accordance with its trust deed
– that the religious education curriculum is in accordance with the Bishop’s policy for this Diocese
Anyone interested in the mission of foundation governor should not be put off by a lack of experience. Appropriate training is available during the period of service.
APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE
The role of the Governing Body
The DfE lists the three core functions of a governing body as:
Ensuring clarity of vision ethos and strategic direction
Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
Voluntary Aided Status
As governors of a voluntary aided school, the governors have additional responsibilities:
Employer of staff
Raising the 10% shortfall in the capital expenditure budget allocated by the Local Authority
The Governing Body of St Philip’s is a vital component in the successful running of our school. This committee of dedicated volunteers is involved in decisions about all aspects of the school’s operation and management, such as the buildings and budgets, staff welfare and setting school standards and policies.
Governor vacancies are published within the school community whenever they arise.
Minutes for all Governor meetings are available upon request.
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Governor, please contact: Clerk to the Governors, via the office: 01903 882115.
- Our Chair of Governors is Denise Jenkins
- Our Vice Chair of Governors is John Bell
- Our Clerk to Governors is Lesley-anne Scorgie.
In addition to Full Governing Body Membership, every governor is a member of one of the two Committees; Teaching and Learning and Resources.
Teaching and Learning Membership
Fiona Gardiner – Chair
Nikki Burgess – Vice Chair
Lucy Horne, Sydney Bridges, Cora Gillies, Clare Fecher and Claire Fairlie.
The Teaching and Learning committee takes particular responsibility for the following areas:
Assessment, Curriculum, Pupil Welfare; Attendance and Behaviour, Special Needs, Gifted and Talented
Faye Childerhouse – Chair
Kathryn Flanagan – Vice Chair
David Rowland, Denise Jenkins, Pauline Allen, John Bell, Carole de Silva and Lucy Horne.
The Resources Committee takes particular responsibility for the following areas:
Finance, Staffing, Premises, Health and Safety, Marketing , the Website General Resources including I.T.
Click on the names below to expand and find out a little bit more about each of our Governors
GOVERNING BODY OF St Philip’s Catholic Primary School Our Governing Body consists of 12 members and operates with two committees
Click here for the Annual Governance Statement for the Governing Body
Click here for the St Philip’s ‘Instrument of Government’
Click here to find out more about becoming a Foundation Governor.