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Governing Body

The Governance Statement

In accordance with the Government's requirements for all governing bodies, the three core strategic functions of the St Veronica's R.C. Primary School Governing Body are:

 

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction and ensure all statutory duties are met;
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account of the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff; 
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring its money is well spent.

 

 

Governance Structure

The Governing Body of St Veronica's R.C. Primary School is currently made up of:

 

  • 1 Staff Governor 

  • 1 Headteacher Governor 

  • 2 Elected Parent Governors 

  • 1 Local Authority Governor 

  • 7 Foundation Governors (Two vacancies)

 

 

Roles

Each governor has a specific role within the work of the school.  The Governing Body works as a team and acts with integrity, objectivity and honesty, in the best interests of the children in our school. 

 

The Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team run the school on a day to day basis, but the governors provide support, assistance and challenge, acting as a "critical friend" to ensure that the school continues to maintain and improve high standards in everything it does.

 

As a Catholic school, the governors have an overriding responsibility to remain focused on the mission of the school to provide the best possible Catholic education for every pupil.

 

 

    The Governing Body has two working committees:

    1. Resources Committee
      1. Functions
        • To monitor the finances of the school, oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure any money is spent effectively
        • Oversee the maintenance and development of school premises
        • Ensure that there are robust health and safety procedures and practices.
      2. Roles
        • Mrs Claire Holt is the Chair
      3. Frequency
        • This committee meets three times per year and has ongoing correspondence and actions throughout the year
    2. Standards and Effectiveness Committee
      1. Functions
        • Monitor and review teaching and learning, school data and statistics in order to identify strengths or any areas for improvement
        • Ensure that high quality and skilled staff challenge children to achieve their full potential
      2. Roles
        • Miss Fiona McIntyre is the Chair
      3. Frequency
        • This committee meets three times per year and has ongoing correspondence and actions throughout the year

     

     

    The Full Governing Body:

    1. Functions
      • Fulfil 'The Governance Statement' above by reviewing and acting upon output and recommendations from the working committees and any other information and reports brought forward
    2. Roles
      • Mr Peter Hough is the Chair
      • Mrs Claire Holt is the Vice Chair
    3. Frequency
      • The Full Governing Body meets three times per year and has ongoing correspondence and actions throughout the year

     

     

    Vacancies

    If we have any Governor openings, you'll find them listed in our Governance Structure section.  If you're interested in joining us as a Governor and believe you can contribute to our wonderful community, reach out to us for a casual chat with our headteacher, Mrs White.  She'll be more than happy to guide you through the process.

     

     

    Governing Body Members

    NameTypeAttributeAppointment DateAppointment Ends
    Mr Daniel YoungLocal Authority 17/Nov/202216/Nov/2026
    Mr Peter J HoughFoundationChair14/Nov/202313/Nov/2027
    Mrs Claire A HoltFoundationVice Chair18/Jan/202317/Jan/2027
    Ms Fiona TremlettParent 15/Oct/202314/Oct/2027
    Mr Andrew MorleyFoundation 08/Jun/202207/Jun/2026
    Miss Fiona McIntyreFoundation 18/Mar/202217/Mar/2026
    Mrs Rachel BougheyFoundation 04/Jul/202203/Jul/2026
    VacancyFoundation   
    Reverend Father John BroadleyFoundation Ex-Officio 05/May/202104/May/2025
    Mrs Nicola WhiteHead Teacher 01/Nov/201931/Oct/2023
    Mrs Julie CawtherleyStaff 27/Nov/202326/Nov/2027
    Mr Ben MitchellParent 21/Mar/202420/Mar/2028
    Mrs Meg CallandClerk   

     

     

    Recent Resignations (Last 12 Months)

    NameTypeAttributeAppointment DateAppointment Ended
    Mrs Helen NolanFoundation 26/May/202212/Jun/2023
    Mr Paul McManusParent 23/Nov/202304/Mar/2024
    Mrs Maria RushtonStaff 04/Nov/201903/Nov/2023

     

     

    Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

    NameTypeDetails
    None Recorded  

     

     

    Committee Membership

    CommitteeNameType
    Admissions CommitteeVacancy 
    Admissions CommitteeMrs Nicola White 
    Appraisal CommitteeMrs Claire A Holt 
    Appraisal CommitteeMr Peter J Hough 
    Appraisal CommitteeMiss Fiona McIntyre 
    Complaint Review Committeeany 3 untainted governors 
    Nominated GovernorsMiss Fiona McIntyreSafeguarding
    Nominated GovernorsVacancyPSHE
    Nominated GovernorsVacancyRE
    Nominated GovernorsMiss Fiona McIntyreLink
    Nominated GovernorsMr Peter HoughSafer Recruitment
    Nominated GovernorsMrs Claire A HoltScience
    Nominated GovernorsMrs Claire A HoltLASGB
    Nominated GovernorsMrs Rachel BougheyLiteracy
    Nominated GovernorsMrs Rachel BougheySEND
    Nominated GovernorsMr Daniel YoungEducational Visits
    Pay CommitteeVacancy 
    Pay CommitteeMr Daniel Young 
    Pupil Discipline CommitteeAny 3 untainted governors 
    Resources CommitteeMrs Julie Cawtherley 
    Resources CommitteeMrs Claire A Holt 
    Resources CommitteeMr Peter J Hough 
    Resources CommitteeMrs Nicola White 
    Resources CommitteeMr Daniel Young 
    Staff Appeals Committee3 untainted non staff governors 
    Staff Dismissal CommitteeMrs Claire A Holt 
    Staff Dismissal CommitteeMr Peter J Hough 
    Staff Dismissal CommitteeMr Andrew Morley 
    Standards and Effectiveness CommitteeMrs Rachel Boughey 
    Standards and Effectiveness CommitteeMrs Julie Cawtherley 
    Standards and Effectiveness CommitteeMr Andrew Morley 
    Standards and Effectiveness CommitteeMiss Fiona McIntyre 
    Standards and Effectiveness CommitteeMrs Nicola White 

     

     

    Current and Historic Documents relating to this section

    Below are several documents that we would like to share with you.

     

    Governing Body Attendance Register

    DateMeetingInvitedAttended
    17/06/2024 18:30Summer 2024 Governing BodyFuture Meeting 
    13/05/2024 18:15Summer 2024 Resources CommitteeFuture Meeting 
    13/05/2024 17:30Summer 2024 Standards & EffectivenessFuture Meeting 
    04/03/2024 18:30Spring 2024 Governing BodyMr P Hough (Chair)
    Mrs R Boughey
    Mrs J Cawtherley
    Mrs C Holt
    Miss F McIntyre
    Mrs F Tremlett
    Mr D Young
    Mrs N White (Headteacher)

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    22/01/2024 18:15Spring 2024 Resources

    Mrs C Holt (Chair)

    Mr D Young

    Mrs N White (Headteacher)

    Mrs J Cawtherley

    Mrs M Calland (Clerk)

    Mr P Hough

    Mrs F Tremlett (Observer)

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    22/01/2024 17:30Spring 2024 Standards & Effectiveness

    Mrs F McIntyre (Chair)

    Mr P McManus

    Mrs R Boughey

    Mrs N White (Headteacher)

    Mrs J Cawtherley

    Mrs M Calland (Clerk)

    Mr A Morley

    Mr P Hough (Observer)

    Mrs C Holt (Observer)

    Mrs F Tremlett (Observer)

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    27/11/2023 18:30Autumn 2023 Governing Body

    Mr P Hough (Chair)
    Mrs C Holt
    Mrs F McIntyre

    Mr D Young

    Mr A Morley

    Mrs M Rushton

    Mrs N White (Headteacher)

    Mrs J Cawtherley (Observer)

    Fr J Broadley

    Mrs R Boughey

    Mr P McManus

    Ms F Tremlett

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    09/10/2023 18:15Autumn 2023 Resources

    Mrs C Holt (Chair)

    Mr D Young

    Mrs N White (Headteacher)

    Mrs J Cawtherley (Observer)

    Mrs M Calland (Clerk)

    Mr P Hough

    Fr J Broadley

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    No

    09/10/2023 17:30Autumn 2023 Standards & Effectiveness

    Mrs F McIntyre (Chair)

    Mr P McManus (Observer)

    Mrs R Boughey

    Mrs N White (Headteacher)

    Mrs J Cawtherley (Observer)

    Mrs M Calland (Clerk)

    Mr A Morley

    Mrs M Rushton

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No
    No

    19/06/2023 18:30Summer 2023 Governing Body

    Mr P Hough (Chair)
    Mrs C Holt
    Mrs F McIntyre

    Mr D Young

    Mr A Morley

    Mrs M Rushton

    Mrs N White (Headteacher)

    Mrs J Cawtherley (Observer)

    Fr J Broadley

    Mrs R Boughey

    Mr P McManus

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    15/05/2023 18:15Summer 2023 Resources

    Mrs C Holt (Chair)

    Mr P Hough

    Mrs F McIntyre

    Mr D Young

    Mrs N White (Headteacher)

    Mrs J Cawtherley (Observer)

    Mrs M Calland (Clerk)

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    15/05/2023 17:30Summer 2023 Standards & Effectiveness

    Mr P McManus (Chair)

    Mrs R Boughey

    Mrs M Rushton

    Mrs N White (Headteacher)

    Mrs J Cawtherley (Observer)

    Mrs M Calland (Clerk)

    Mr A Morley

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    06/03/2023 18:30Spring 2023 Governing Body

    Mr P Hough (Chair)

    Mrs R Boughey

    Mrs C Holt

    Mrs F McIntyre

    Mr A Morley

    Mr D Young

    Mrs N White (Headteacher)
    Mrs J Cawtherley (Observer)
    Mrs M Calland (Clerk)
    Mr P McManus

    Mrs H Nolan

    Mrs M Rushton

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    23/01/2023 18:15Spring 2023 Resources CommitteeMr P Hough (Vice-chair)
    Fr J Broadley
    Mrs F McIntyre
    Mr D Young
    Mrs N White (Headteacher)
    Mrs C Holt (Observer)
    Mrs J Cawtherley (Observer)
    Mrs M Calland (Clerk)

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    23/01/2023 17:30Spring 2023 Standards & EffectivenessMrs H Nolan (Vice-chair)
    Mrs R Boughey
    Mr P McManus
    Mr A Morley
    Mrs M Rushton
    Mrs N White (Headteacher)
    Mrs J Cawtherley (Observer)
    Mrs M Calland (Clerk)

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    21/11/2022 18:30Autumn 2022 Governing Body

    Mr P Hough (Chair)
    Mrs R Boughey
    Fr J Broadley
    Mrs F McIntyre

    Mr P McManus

    Mr A Morley

    Mrs H Nolan

    Mrs M Rushton

    Mrs N White (Headteacher)

    Mrs C Holt (Observer)

    Mrs J Cawtherley (Observer)

    Mrs M Calland (Clerk)

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    10/11/2022 18:15Autumn 2022 Resources Committee

    Mrs C Holt (Chair)
    Mrs F McIntyre
    Mr P Hough
    Mrs N White (Headteacher)
    Mrs J Cawtherley (Observer)
    Mrs M Calland (Clerk)

    Fr J Broadley

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    10/11/2022 17:30Autumn 2022 Standards & Effectiveness

    Mrs F McIntyre (Chair)

    Mrs H Nolan
    Mrs N White (Headteacher)
    Mrs J Cawtherley (Observer)
    Mrs M Calland (Observer)

    Mr P McManus

    Mrs M Rushton

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    No