Governors

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The Role of a School Governor

The role of the school governor is to contribute to the work of the Governing Body in raising standards of achievement for all pupils. This involves providing a strategic view for the school, acting as a critical friend and ensuring accountability.

The individual governor has a responsibility, working alongside other members of the Governing Body, to the staff and pupils of the school, the school’s wider community and where they are representatives, to their particular group (parents; staff; teachers; church; etc).

 Responsibilities include:

  • 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;
  • appointment of staff and ensuring the implementation of a range of personnel procedures;
  • 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.

 

Tasks include:

  • to get to know the school, its needs, strengths and areas for development;
  • to attend meetings (full Governing Body, committees and working groups);
  • to work as a member of a team;
  • to speak, act and vote in the best interests of the school;
  • to represent the perspectives of groups, where appropriate;
  • to respect all Governing Body decisions and to support them in public;
  • to act within the framework of the policies of the Governing Body and legal requirements;
  • to commit to training and development opportunities.

 

St John Vianney Catholic School Governing Body

 

Name

Type

Appointed by

Business & Pecuniary Interests

Relationship with Staff & Relatives

Governorships Elsewhere

Susan Goddard

Foundation & Chair

Diocese of Westminster

None

None

None

Glen D’Souza

Foundation

Diocese of Westminster

None

None

None

Fr. Joe Ryan

Foundation

Diocese of Westminster

None

None

None

Julie Jorro

Foundation

Diocese of Westminster

TBC - attending first meeting March 2017

None

TBC - attending first meeting March 2017

Mary Monaghan

Foundation

Diocese of Westminster

None

None

None

Vacancy (Position being processed)

Foundation

 Diocese of Westminster

 TBC

 TBC

 TBC

Vacancy

Foundation

 

 

 

 

Connor McIntyre

Local Authority

Haringey

TBC - attending first meeting March 2017

 None

TBC - attending first meeting March 2017

Eoin Hourigan

Parent

Parent Community

None

None

None

Natasha Marroni

Parent & Vice Chair

Parent Community

None

None

None

Stephen McNicholas

Headteacher

Diocese of Westminster

None

None

Yes

Susan Griffin

Staff Governor

Staff

None

None

None

Edward McBeath

Associate Member

Governing Body

None

 None

None

Nuala Kennedy

Deputy Headteacher, Associate Member

Governing Body

None

None

None

Jennifer Ude

Clerk to the Governors

Governing Body

None

None

None

 

Foundation Governors 

Foundation Governors are appointed in the name of the Archbishop and form the majority of the Governing Body. They have a legal duty to preserve and develop the Catholic character of the school. They must:

  • Be familiar with and supportive of the policies and procedures of the Diocese;
  • Represent those policies to the Governing Body;
  • Consider not only the interests of the individual school but the interests of other Catholic schools throughout the Diocese;
  • Respond to the needs of the Catholic community as a whole as represented by the Archbishop.

 

Local Authority Governors 

Local Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Authority in which the school is situated. All Local Authority Governors are expected to be committed to raising standards at the school to which they are appointed.

 

Elected Governors 

Parents and staff elect representatives to the Governing Body. Elected Governors although representatives for particular groups are not delegates for that group.

 

The Governing Body Committees

Committees are set up to deal with the statutory duties of the Governing Body. They formulate policies and are delegated to make decisions on behalf of the Governing Body within their terms of reference.

 The main committees are:

  • Resources Committee (covering Personnel, Finance, Premises and Health and Safety) 

Chair: Eoin Hourigan

Members: Fr. Joe Ryan, Connor McIntrye, Mary Monoghan, Stephen McNicholas, Nuala Kennedy, Edward McBeath

 

  • School Improvement Committee (covering Curriculum, Achievement and Admissions)

Chair: Glen D’Souza

Members: Susan Goddard, Natasha Marroni, Susan Griffin, Julie Jorro, Stephen McNicholas, Nuala Kennedy