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St Richard’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Flapper Fold Lane, Atherton, M46 0HA

01942 882980 Fax: 01942 894830

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The Governing Body

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, every state school has a governing body, consisting of specified numbers of various categories of governors depending on the type and size of school. St Richard’s Roman Catholic Primary School is a voluntary aided school in the Trusteeship of the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The composition of the school governing body is summarised in the following table:

Governing Body Composition:-

Type of Governor No
Foundation 5
Head Teacher 1
Local Authority 0
Parent 1
Staff 0
Associate Members 0

 

The total number of governors on the school governing body is 12 (the above table showing 7 + 5 vacancies) and the term of office for every governor is 4 years from the date of appointment. Governors are volunteers who have an important part to play in working with the school, providing strategic leadership and accountability to ensure that the school delivers a good quality education. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy head teacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in the school, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body. The head teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body. Working together with the head teacher, the key functions of the governing body are to:

set the aims and objectives for the school

• set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives

• set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives

• monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives

• hold the head teacher to account for a school’s performance

• make sure the school’s budget is properly managed

• be a source of challenge and support to the head teacher (a critical friend)

 

The Governors

 

 

Name of Governor Type of Governor Term Date of Appointment Date of Resignation Appointing Body
Mrs C Price (Chair) Foundation 07/03/14 – 06/03/18 01/09/2000 Archdiocese of Liverpool
Miss A Nolan (Vice Chair) Foundation 22/10/16 - 23/10/20 17/03/2008 Archdiocese of Liverpool
Mrs M Balcombe Foundation 20/10/14 – 19/10/18 20/10/2010 Archdiocese of Liverpool
Mr J Hankinson Foundation 070/3/14 – 06/03/18 24/02/2005 Archdiocese of Liverpool
Fr P Seddon Foundation 02/06/12 – 01/06/16 Archdiocese of Liverpool
Vacant Foundation      
Vacant Foundation      
Mrs D Nulty Headteacher 01/01/09 - ongoing 01/01/09 Archdiocese of Liverpool
Vacant Staff

 

 

 

Mr G Hudson Parent

 

 

 

Governing Body

Vacant Parent  
Vacant Local Authority Nominated by the Council and appointed by the Governing Body

Specific Responsibilities

 

Responsibility Name
Safeguarding/Child Protection Governor Mrs C Price
SEND Governor Miss A Nolan
Children Looked After Governor Mrs C Price
Health and Safety Governor Mr J Hankinson
Pupil Premium Governor Mr G Hudson
Finance Governor Mr G Hudson
Early Years Governor
Literacy (SPAG) Governor Mrs C Price
RE Governor Mrs M Balcombe
Gifted and Talented (More Able) Governor Mrs M Balcombe

 

 

Committee Structure

Resources Committee

Standards Committee

Pay Committee

Remit:

To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding, Finance, Personnel and Health and Safety

Remit:

To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding, Standards in school and the curriculum

Remit:

To make decisions about performance related pay for teachers and the headteacher

Membership

Membership

Membership

Mr J. Hankinson (Chair)

Mrs M Balcombe (Chair)

Mrs C. Price (Chair)

Mrs C. Price

Mrs C. Price

Mr J. Hankinson

Mr G. Hudson

Miss A. Nolan

Mrs M. Balcombe

Mrs D. Nulty

Mrs D. Nulty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quorum: 3

Quorum: 3

Quorum: 3

Performance Management of Head

Admissions Committee

 

Remit:

To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding the Performance Management of the Head

Remit:

To deal with all matters delegated by the Governing Body regarding school admissions

 

Membership

Membership

 

Mrs C. Price

Mrs C. Price

 

Mrs M. Balcombe

Fr P. Seddon

 

Fr P. Seddon

Mr J. Hankinson

 

 

Mrs M. Balcombe

 

 

Mrs D. Nulty

 

Quorum: 3

Quorum: 3

 

 

Ad-Hoc Committees

  • Staff Disciplinary
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Complaints
  • Appeals

Three governors with no prior knowledge will be called alphabetically to form the committee.

Terms of reference for all committees are available on request from school.

All governors have voting rights

Register of Interests

Name

Personal, Pecuniary or Prejudicial Interest

Mrs C. Price (Chair)

Nil

Miss A. Nolan (Vice Chair)

Nil

Mrs M. Balcombe

Nil

Mr J. Hankinson

Parent

Fr P. Seddon

Nil

Mrs D. Nulty

Employee

Mr G. Hudson

Parent

Previous Academic Year(s)

Information on the Governing Body in the Academic Year 2018-2019 can be found in this document