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.
Vacancy: Foundation Governor
Foundation governors are appointed by the Bishop to serve as his representatives on the governing body of diocesan schools to ensure the Church’s mission is upheld.
Governors have oversight of the curriculum and the appointment of staff and are accountable for the performance of the school. They have a strategic role to play as well as acting as a critical friend to the headteacher.
Governing bodies need people with a mixture of skills and experience Training is provided to help governors fulfil this very important role.
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 Fiona Gardiner
- 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
Fiona Gardiner, Nikki Burgess, Lucy Horne, Cora Gillies, Catherine Bradley, 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
Pauline Allen – Vice Chair
Faye Childerhouse,Denise Jenkins, Canon David, Dan McNamara, Pauline Allen, 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.
Click here to see the Governors Code of Conduct
Click here to see the Register of Business Interests