School Governors

On the 21st July 2014 the school achieved 'Governormark' accreditation.

Role of School Governor

What do School Governors do?

Governors work as a team to:
•promote high standards of educational attainment at their school
•set targets for pupil achievement
•take general responsibility for the conduct of the school
•manage the school's budget , including deciding how many staff will work there
•make sure that the National Curriculum is delivered via a broad and balanced provision
•report on pupils' achievement in National Curriculum assessments and examination results
•act as a 'critical friend' to the school
•be prepared to undertake training and develop their role
•participate in the appointment of senior staff (including appointing the Head Teacher) and regulate staff conduct and discipline ; and
•draw up an action plan after an inspection by the Office of Standards in Education (OfSTED)

Why do Schools Need Governors?

Every school has a Governing Body to represent the local community - "the stakeholders" in the running of our schools. School Governors bring external support perspectives from ordinary life and the staff, and the Local Authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school. They have important responsibilites like managing the school budget, overseeing the curriculum and appointing staff.

Our School Governing Body

School Governing Body

Chairperson: Mr B Bielby

Vice Chair: Mr T Robinson

Headteacher: Mrs P Wade

Foundation Governors: Mr Kerr
Mrs P Marsh
Deacon K Taylor
Mrs Reid
Mrs Neal

Elected Parent
Governors Mr Michael Burke
Mrs McDonald

LA Governor - Vacancy

Elected Staff Governor Mrs Mowatt

Clerk to the Governors Mrs A Shepherd

Please contact Mrs Shepherd, Clerk for further enquiries regarding contact or vacancies of the Governing Body.

The next Full Governing Body Meeting provisional date is January 2018.

Governors complete a declaration of interest at each sub-committee and Full Governing Body meeting.  There are no business or financial interests noted or governance roles in other schools.

Governors'  Term of Office Academic Year 2016/17:

Governor

Category of Governor

Committee

Term of Office

Register of Business Interest

Attendance to relevant committees 2016/17

Mrs Patsy Wade

Headteacher

All committees

n/a

Nil

Attended all meetings

Mr Brian Bielby

Chair

All committees

01.09.14 - 31.08.18

Nil

Attended all meetings

Mr Tom Robinson

Vice Chair

Finance/Health and Safety/Staffing

01.09.14 - 31.08.18

Nil

Attended all meetings

Mrs Sharon Ewing

Parent

Curriculum

15.02.13-14.02.17

Nil

Attended 6 out of 9 meetings

Mr Michael Burke

Parent

Finance/Staffing

15.02.17 - 14.02.21

Nil

Attended all meetings

Mrs Pat Marsh

Foundation

Finance/Staffing/Curriculum

01.09.14 - 31.08.18

Nil

Attended 6 out of 9 meetings

Mr Ian Kerr

Foundation

Finance/Staffing

01.09.14 - 31.08.18

Nil

Attended all meetings

Mrs Teresa Reid

Foundation

Finance/Staffing/Curriculum

01.09.14 - 31.08.18

Nil

Attended all meetings

Deacon Taylor

Foundation

Finance/Staffing

01.09.14 - 31.08.18

Nil

Attended all meetings

Mrs Jo Mowatt

Staff

Curriculum/Finance/Staffing

01.09.13-31.08.17

Nil

Attended all meetings

Mrs D Neal

Foundation

Curriculum

01.09.14-31.08.18

Nil

Attended all meetings

 

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Contact the School

St Austin's RC Primary School

Heath Street
St Helens
Merseyside
WA9 5NJ

Main Contact: Contact Mrs P Wade, Headteacher

Tel: 01744 678000
Fax: 01744 678005
staustinrc@sthelens.org.uk

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