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St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Ensuring Success. Providing Opportunity. Fostering Stewardship.

School Open Morning Tuesday 12th November from 9.30am to 11.00am. All are welcome to attend

Governors

The governing body is made up of fourteen volunteers who are either elected or appointed to represent the views of the community. Governors meet regularly to help the school fulfil its Mission. We do this by getting to know the school, reviewing policies, regulating admissions, planning building work, reading reports and statistics to make sure the school is meeting the needs of all children and monitoring the finance to ensure we have the best value for money possible.

 

The governors are accountable to parents and we do this by meeting annually with parents at a formal meeting, but are always pleased to listen to parents’ views and concerns throughout the year.

 

Name of Governor Category of Governor Appointed Date Expiry Date Responsibility Office Business or Pecuniary Interest Governor role in another school
MR PAUL BAKER

Foundation

(Appointed by the Bishop)

06/11/17 05/11/2021

Nursery Committee

 

Personnel Committee

 

Buildings & Finance Committee

 

Linked Phase: Foundation Stage

Vice Chair

 

Chair of Buildings & Finance Committee

 

Chair of

Nursery Committee

None Chair of Governors at Portsdown Primary
MRS NATALIE BENTON

Co-opted

(Appointed by FGB)

29/11/2016 28/11/2020

Buildings & Finance Committee

 

Pupil Premium

 

Linked Phase:

Year 1 & 2

  None None
MRS CATHERINE DAVIS

Foundation

(Appointed by the Bishop)

01/09/2017 31/08/2021

Curriculum, Admissions & Pastoral Committee

 

Staff Appeals Panel

 

Pupil Appeals Panel

 

Special Needs Governor

 

RE   Governor

 

Personnel Committee

 

Linked Phase: Year 3 & 4 

Chair of Governors

 

Chair of Curriculum, Admissions & Pastoral Committee

 

 

 

None None
FATHER GERARD FLYNN

Foundation

(Appointed by the Bishop)

16/02/2016 15/02/2020

Curriculum, Admissions & Pastoral Committee

 

Pastoral

 

Personnel Committee

  None None
MRS REBECCA HILL Staff 24/01/17 23/01/2021 Curriculum, Admissions & Pastoral Committee   None None
MR JAMES LEMMON HCC Local Authority 29/04/2019 28/04/2023

Buildings & Finance Committee

 

Health & Safety

 

Linked Phase: Year 5 & 6

  None None
MR EDDIE MCCANN
 

Parent

(Appointed by Parents/FGB)

08/01/2018 07/01/2022

Buildings & Finance Committee

 

Website

 

Linked Phase:

Year 1 & 2

  Mrs McCann works in the school office None
MRS STELLA PRATT

Foundation

(Appointed by the Bishop)

28/03/2019 27/03/2022

Curriculum, Admissions & Pastoral Committee

 

Safeguarding Governor

 

Consultative Forum Governor

 

Personnel Committee

 

Pupil Appeals Panel

 

None None
MR JEFF SENDALL Staff(HT) 02/03/2017 01/03/2021

Curriculum, Admissions & Pastoral Committee

 

Buildings & Finance Committee

 

Personnel Committee

 

Nursery Committee

Head Teacher None None
MRS SARAH SHAW Foundation (Appointed by the Bishop) 06/11/2017 05/11/2021

Curriculum, Admissions & Pastoral Committee

 

Nursery Committee

 

Training governor

 

School sport funding

 

Linked Phase: Year 3 & 4

  None None
MR ELIOT CLUTTEN 

Parent

(Appointed by Parents/FGB)

29/04/2019 28/03/2023

Curriculum, Admissions & Pastoral Committee

 

Nursery Committee

 

GDPR governor

 

Linked Phase: Year 5 & 6

  None None
Mr Frederick Leigh Foundation 30/09/2019 29/09/2023     None None
Mrs Sarah Carpenter Co-opted 07/10/2019 06/10/2023 Curriculum, Admissions & Pastoral Committee

Deputy

Head Teacher

None None
Mrs Andrea Wingfield Clerk to Governors       Clark None None

 

Full Governing Body Meetings Attendance
  School Year 2018/2019 School Year 2019/2020
  8/10/18 7/01/19 29/04/19 15/07/19 Poss Mtgs Actual Mtgs Total % 7/10/19 13/01/20 11/05/20 13/07/20
Mrs Catherine Davis 4 4 100% x      
Mr Paul Baker x 4 3 75%      
Mrs Stella Pratt x 4 3 75% x      
Fr Gerard Flynn x x 4 2 50% x      
Mrs Sarah Shaw 4 4 100%      
Mr Frederick Leigh N\A N\A N\A N\A N\A N\A N\A N\A      
Mrs Natalie Benton 4 4 100%      
Mr James Lemmon N\A N\A x 2 1 50% x      
Ms Rebecca Hill Maternity 3 3 100%      
Mr Eliot Clutten N\A N\A 2 2 100%      
Mr Eddie McCann 4 4 100%      
Mr Jeff Sendall 4 4 100%      

Mrs Sarah Carpenter

N\A N\A N\A N\A N\A N\A N\A      

 

Committee Details
Committee Members Committee agenda items

Buildings & Finance Committee

Paul Baker (Chair) 

Natalie Benton 

Eddie McCann 

James Lemmon

Jeff Sendall 

Autumn term (Sept – Dec):

review / monitoring spending against current budget plan

propose budget revisions to before 30th Nov

Consider benchmarking data

Health & Safety updates – including emergency / disaster recovery plans

Agree performance related pay progression for teaching staff, including Performance Management Report

HT Pay progression

Spring term (Jan – Easter):

Budget planning for next financial year - to meet School Improvement Plan (SIP)

Monitoring benchmarking data

Review implications of school census for funding

Review in any outstanding invoices not yet paid

Agree performance related pay progression for support staff Health & Safety updates

Summer term (Easter – July):

Review / monitor spending against budget plan

Consider budgetary implications of staffing structures for new academic year

Review out-turn from previous financial year and ensure any significant variances are understood

Health & Safety updates
Curriculum, Admissions & Pastoral Committee

Catherine Davis(Chair) 

Stella Pratt 

Jeff Sendall 

Sarah Shaw 

Rebecca Hill 

Fr Gerard Flynn 

Eliot Clutten

Sarah Carpenter

Autumn term (Sept – Dec):

Curriculum / School Improvement

Monitor progress against school improvement targets

Review and discuss outcomes of SATs / GCSEs against targets

Discuss ‘Analyse School Performance’ (ASP) data and Fischer Family Trust data

Receive report on internal assessment and performance data

Consider issues arising from Sidney data (primary only)

Receive report on summer reading / Yr 7 tests (secondary only)

Spring term (Jan – Easter):

Curriculum / School Improvement

Discuss and evaluate progress against school improvement priorities

Review SEN provision

Discuss ‘Analyse School Performance’ (ASP) data and Fischer Family Trust data (if not available during the previous term)

Review outcomes for all vulnerable groups

Summer term (Easter – July):

Curriculum / School Improvement

Review outcomes in reaching school improvement, pupil progress and attainment targets

Consider headline SAT’s/end of Key Stage results

Analyse and discuss attendance data

Analyse and discuss exclusions data

Personnel Committee

Catherine Davis 

Paul Baker 

Stella Pratt 

Fr Gerard Flynn 

Jeff Sendall

Autumn term (Sept – Dec):

Performance Management

Review last year’s objectives with HT (legal requirement for External Advisor to be present) and report outcome to Pay Committee

Agree objectives for the current year with HT (legal requirement for External Advisor to be present)

Spring term (Jan – Easter):

Personnel / Performance Management

Discuss staff structure & management plan for the following year

Review staff development plan for current year and evaluate impact

Receive staff development plan for new year

Review Performance Management progress against HT objectives

Summer term (Easter – July):

Personnel / Performance Management

Review and approve staffing structure for new academic year

Review Performance Management progress against HT objectives

Nursery Committee

Paul Baker (Chair) 

Sarah Shaw 

Jeff Sendall 

Eliot Clutten

Review / monitoring spending against current budget plan

EYFS funding changes / grants

Resources – equipment, cabin, etc

Staffing

Health & Safety

 

Contact the Chair of Governors

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors, please use the form below which will be delivered directly to their e-mail account. Alternatively, you can address a letter to The Chair of Governors and deliver it to the school and it will be passed on.

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