Our Governing Body consists of eight governors and one associate member. There are vacancies for one Foundation Governor and one Parent Governor at the present time.
The core functions of our governing body, as set out in The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013, are:
The statutory purpose of the Governing Body is to promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.
The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff, whereas the governors are responsible for the general direction of the school and providing a strategic overview.
The Governing Body acts as a critical friend to the school and ensures accountability, whilst considering the interests of children, parents and staff. It makes decisions about curriculum, finance, staffing and premises matters, to help raise standards of achievement and to make sure that the school provides a good quality education for all of our pupils.
Foundation Governors are appointed by the Bishop and form the majority of the governing body of a Catholic school. They have a legal duty to preserve and develop the Catholic character of the school and to ensure that the school is conducted in accordance with its trust deed.
The Governing Body operates a committee structure. The Full Governing Body meets four times a year and the Ethos and Values, Finance, Staffing and Pay. Health, Safety and Premises, Teaching , Learning and Standards committees meet at least three times a year .