Governance

 

The governing bodies of Voluntary Aided schools are a combination of appointed and elected members. The foundation governors are appointed by the school's Trustees, the Sisters of Mercy to preserve and develop the religious character of the school and to secure advancement of the Catholic religion and the advancement of education.

"Governors provide effective support for leaders. They have a clear vision for the school. They provide a well-defined direction for improvement and know the school well. Governors challenge leaders to develop further the quality of education for pupils and students". Ofsted 2022

Role of the governing body

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are in:

  • developing the strategic plan for the school;
  • determining aims, policies and priorities of the school;
  • setting statutory and non statutory targets;
  • monitoring and evaluating the work of the school;
  • the appointment of staff and ensuring the implementation of a range of personnel procedures;
  • the strategic management of the budget;
  • securing high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour;
  • ensuring that all children in the schools have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is suitable to age, aptitude and ability, which prepares them for adult life;
  • ensuring the health and safety of pupils and staff.
Role of the Headteacher

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation and day to day management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

Governing Board Membership 2022/23

Acting Headteacher: Mr E Varey

Chair: Mr C Manning

Vice Chair: Mrs N Smith

Clerk to Governors: Mrs M Pritchard

 

Name

Category

Date Appointed/

Re-appointed

Appointed by

Term of Office

Mr Christopher Manning

Roles: Chair of Governors and Chair of Curriculum Committee

Foundation Governor

1 Sep 2020

Trustees

4 years

Mrs Laura CharltonCo-opted Governor2 February 2022Governing Board4 years

Mrs Ann Marie Dimeck

Foundation Governor

1 Sep 2022

Trustees

4 years

Father Christopher FallonFoundation Governor10 May 2022Trustees4 Years

Mrs Caroline Grieco

Staff Governor

20 Sep 2021

Staff Election

4 years

Mrs Karen Heath

Parent Governor

6 October 2021

Parent Election

4 Years

Mr Barry Judge

Authority Governor

7 Dec 2021

Governing Board

4 Years

Miss Noreen McGinnity

Foundation Governor

1 Sep 2021

Trustees

4 years

Mr Edward Varey

Acting Headteacher

1​ September 2022

 

 

Ms Suzanne Mainwaring

Foundation Governor

1 Dec 2019

Trustees

4 years

Mrs Jo Pearson

Role: Chair of Admissions Committee

Foundation Governor

1 Sep 2021

Trustees

4 years

Mr Edward Ratcliffe

Co-opted Governor

1 Sep 2019

Governing Board

4 years

Mrs Judith Reese

Foundation Governor

1 Sep 2020

Trustees

4 years

Mr James Richardson

Foundation Governor

1 Sep 2021

Trustees

4 years

Mrs Noreen Smith

Role: Chair of Finance and H&S Committee

Foundation Governor

1 Sep 2021

Trustees

4 years

Mr Paul Symes

Foundation Governor

1 Oct 2021

Trustees

4 years

Mr Peter Williams

Foundation Governor

1 Sep 2022

Trustees

4 years

Vacancy

Parent Governor

 

Parent Election

4 years

Governors who have recently left the Governing Board

Name

Category

Date appt’d/re-appt’d

Appointed by

Date Left

Mr Anthony Devine

Authority Governor

4 Jun 2019

Governing Board

3 Aug 2021

Mr M Guyers

Co-opted Governor

1 Oct 2017

Governing Board

30 Sep 2021

Mrs J Brown

Parent Governor

17 June 2019

Parent Election

31 August 2022

Committees

Curriculum

Finance & H&S

Admissions

Staffing

Mr C Manning

Mrs N Smith

Mrs J Pearson

Mrs J Pearson

Mrs C Grieco

Mr J Richardson

Mrs J Brown

Mrs N Smith

Mr P Symes

Mr P Williams

Mr P Symes

Mr J Richardson

Mrs A M Dimeck

Mr E Ratcliffe

Mrs J Reese

Mr C Manning

Mr P Williams

Mr P Symes

Miss N McGinnity

Ms S Mainwaring

Miss N McGinnity

Mrs L Charlton

Mr B Judge

 

Mrs J Reese

 

 

Miss N McGinnity (sub-group)

Mrs K Heath

 

 

Mrs A M Dimeck (sub-group)

Mr B Judge

 

 

Mr P Williams (sub-group)

Vacancy

 

 

 

Structure and Responsibilities of the Governing Board and Committees

Schools Financial Benchmarking Information

Register of business interests/school connections/other Governing roles

Name

Declared Details

Mrs A M Dimeck

Governor at Holy Rosary Primary

Ms S Mainwaring

Legal Advice Napthens LLP

Mrs L Charlton

Mrs Lawler (AHT) is married to Mrs Charlton's husband's cousin

Record of Attendance 2021/22

Name

Scheduled Meetings

Meetings Attended

Apologies Accepted

Absent

Mr C Manning

8

8

 

 

Mrs J Brown

7

4

3

 

Mrs L Charlton

4

4

 

 

Mrs A M Dimeck

6

5

1

Mrs C Grieco

2

2

 

 

Rev Canon Fallon

6

6

 

 

Mrs Karen Heath

5

4

1

 

Mr B Judge

5

5

 

 

Mr J Mangan

12

12

 

 

Ms S Mainwaring

6

4

2

 

Miss N McGinnity

7

7

 

 

Mrs J Pearson

7

6

1

 

Mr E Ratcliffe

7

0

7

 

Mrs J Reese

7

6

1

Mr J Richardson

9

6

3

 

Mrs N Smith

9

9

 

 

Mr P Symes

10

4

6

 

Mr P Williams

9

7

2

 

Record of Attendance 2020/21

Name

Scheduled Meetings

Meetings Attended

Apologies Accepted

Absent

Mr C Manning

9

9

 

 

Mrs J Brown

9

5

2

2

Mr A Devine

10

5

5

 

Mrs A M Dimeck

7

6

1

 

Father Christopher Fallon00

Mrs C Grieco

7

7

 

 

Mr M Guyers

6

 

6

 

Mr B Judge

7

7

 

 

Mr J Mangan

14

14

 

 

Ms S Mainwaring

6

4

 

2

Miss N McGinnity

5

5

 

 

Mrs J Pearson

8

8

 

 

Mr E Ratcliffe

7

 

7

 

Mrs J Reese

9

8

1

 

Mr J Richardson

9

5

4

 

Mrs N Smith

9

8

1

 

Mr P Symes

12

12

 

 

Mr P Williams

10

8

2

 

 

*The Chair of Governors can be contacted through the Clerk to Governors- Mrs M Pritchard via the school contact details.