Responsibility and term of office in brackets
|Foundation Governor – Chair of Governors||Local Authority Governor – Vice Chair|
|Mr Mike Jackson (year 2, September 2021 *)||Dr Christine Moretto (year 6, Sept 2021*)|
|Staff Governors||Foundation Governors|
|Miss McCluskey (Headteacher)||Mrs Rita Sequeira (year 3, Sep 2021)|
|Mrs Kathryn Thomas (Deputy Headteacher) by invitation||Dr Sarah Horsley (year 1, June 2021)|
|Mr Anthony Foy (Teacher, Oct 2020)||Mr Robin Thoms (year 4, Sept 2021)|
|Parent Governors||Father Michael Turner (Reception)|
|Mr David Butler (year 5, Oct 2020)||Mr Stephen Eastmond (year 5, Sept 2020)|
|Mrs Johanna McDermott (Reception, Nov 2018)||Mr Tim Nicholson (Jan 2022)|
|Clerk to Governors|
|Mrs Lynda Hughes|
*subject to approval/renewal of term by Diocese/LA
Declaration of Interests
No Governor has any financial or other interests to declare.
Sub Committees and Working Parties:
|Finance and Property (termly)||Manages and tracks all spend in accordance with our budget allocation.
Ensures that the school premises are maintained, that they are safe, and they provide a good learning environment.
|Stephen Eastmond, Miss McCluskey, David Butler, Christine Moretto, Robin Thoms, Mike Jackson, Tim Nicholson|
|Teaching and Learning,
|Monitors the development of the school curriculum
Monitors pupil progress and achievement.
Monitors Child Protection arrangements, behaviour, and the health and wellbeing of pupils
|Johanna McDermott, Miss McCluskey, Mike Jackson, Sarah Horsley, Christine Moretto, Mr Anthony Foy, Kathryn Thomas (clerk)|
|Personnel and Pay Review (annually)||Ensures that all of our HR policies are current and advises on any personnel matters
Ensures that staff performance reviews are carried out.
Reviews the performance of the Head Teacher
|Christine Moretto, Mike Jackson, Robin Thoms, Miss McCluskey|
|Admissions (annually)||Reviews our admissions policy, as well as ranking all applications in accordance with our policy.||Christine Moretto, Miss McCluskey, Johanna McDermott|
|Appeals (as required)||To hear any appeals made by staff in relation to pay To support other schools for Admissions and Exclusions challenges.||Johanna McDermott, Robin Thoms, Christine Moretto|
|Child Protection Governor||Johanna McDermott|
|Development Governor||Sarah Horsley|
|Equality Governor, Pupil Premium||Christine Moretto|
|Early Years Foundation Stage Governor||Johanna McDermott|
|Literacy Governor||Sarah Horsley|
|Numeracy Governor||David Butler|
|RE Governor||Robin Thoms|
|Outdoor Learning Governor||Mike Jackson|
|Health and Safety Governor||Tim Nicholson|
|Sports Premium Governor||Rita Sequeira|
Governor Attendance 2016/17:
There were 6 Full Governing Body Meetings
There were 6 meetings of the Teaching and Learning, Wellbeing and Behaviour Committee
There were 4 meetings of the Finance Committee
There were 3 meetings of the Community and Communications Committee
There was 1 meeting of the Admissions Committee
There was 1 meeting of the Personnel Committee
|Mr Mike Jackson||Full Governing Body 6, Committees 11|
|Mr Dennis O’Connor||Full governing Body 6, Committees 7(left FGB Aug 2017)|
|Mr Robin Thoms||Full Governing Body 6, Committees 5|
|Mrs Lucy Heminsley||Full governing Body 4, Committees 0 (left FGB Apr 2017)|
|Dr Sarah Horsley||Full Governing Body 5, Committees 9|
|Dr Christine Moretto||Full Governing Body 5, Committees 9|
|Mrs Elspeth Sharp||Full Governing Body 3, Committees 5 (left FGB Feb 2017)|
|Fr Michael Turner||Full Governing Body 5, Committees 0|
|Mrs Johanna McDermott||Full Governing Body 6, Committees 8|
|Mr David Butler||Full Governing Body 4, Committees 0 (joined FGB Oct 2016)|
|Miss Amanda McCluskey||Full Governing Body 6, committees 11|
|Mrs Hilary Nicholson||Full Governing Body 1, Committees 1 (left FGB Oct 2016)|
|Mrs Kathryn Thomas (guest)||Full Governing Body 6, Committees 6|
|Mr Anthony Foy||Full Governing Body 6, Committees 6|
The role of the school governor and governing bodies
Being a school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to support your children’s school, your community and your parish. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies. The role is a partnership.
Governors have three main roles:
- To provide strategic direction for the school
- To act as a critical friend to the headteacher
- To ensure accountability
Term of office and meetings
The term of office for a school governor is four years. Most schools have a full governing body meeting once a term (for approximately 2 hours), at St Peters we have a full governing body meeting every half term. You also join a committee which usually meets at least once a term. The committee you join can work to your strengths and skills, ie finance or curriculum or personnel. Most governors find they usually attend meetings or visit a school three or four times each term, minimum. We also shadow a class and try to visit the teacher and class termly.
Induction and Training
New governors attend a one or two day induction course. This is essential to helping us understand our role so you can begin to make a positive difference to our governing body. The workshops are run across Bucks and tutors do their best to make them simple, straightforward and fun. Training offered to governors in Bucks is high quality , varied and interesting. The cost of training is part of the school budget and ongoing school development.
Should I be a governor?
Being a governor is challenging and rewarding. You feel as if you have a real impact on the education of our children. Most of the time it is enjoyable, but when it is required governors need to be critical yet supportive to the staff of the school and to the parents-always remembering the reason we do the volunteer role-our children and their education.