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St Mary's R.C. Primary School

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Hemming Drive, Manchester, Lancashire M30 0FJ

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01617 894532

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stmaryseccles.rcprimaryschool@salford.gov.uk

Our Governors

Constitution of the Governing Body : 2018-19

STRUCTURE AND REMIT OF THE GOVERNING BODY

The Governing Body has the overall responsibility, under the Education Act 2002, for the conduct of the school, for promoting high standards of educational achievement, and for ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. The Headteacher is accountable to the Governing Body for the internal organisation, management and control, and the educational performance of the school and its students. The governing body has responsibility for the appointment of all staff but has delegated this to the Headteacher for all staff below Deputy Headteacher.

Governors are responsible for overseeing the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent, and ensuring that St Mary’s has an effective and appropriate system of financial and management controls. The Governing Body has delegated the day to day responsibility to the Headteacher for implementing effective management systems, including financial monitoring and control systems, and for ensuring that the systems conform with good financial management practices.

The names and terms of office of the members of the governing body are shown on the membership list.

 

COMMITTEE STRUCTURE

The Governors approve all policies and review the performance of the school at all levels through the following Committees:

  • School Effectiveness
  • Finance
  • Health & Safety Buildings and Premises
  • The Headteacher and Senior Staff Performance Management and Pay Review committee.
  • Admission (Overseen by LA)
  • Other Committees are formed as required for considering staffing and pupil issues.
  • The Governing Body has the power to appoint Associate Members to Committees.

 

SCHOOL STAFF:

The Headteacher is automatically a Governor. The staff of the school elect a Staff Governor.

 PARENT GOVERNORS:

Parent Governors are elected by a ballot of all parents/carers.

LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR:

The Local Authority appoints a representative.

 FOUNDATION GOVERNORS:

Foundation Governors are the majority (it follows from the voluntary-aided status of the school) and are appointed by the Salford Diocese.

All Governors are elected for a period of four years, but often stand for more than one term of office. 

 

4 Foundation Governors

3 Foundation Governors who are parents of children attending St. Mary’s R.C.P. School

1 Head teacher Governor

1 Staff Governor

2 Parent Governors

1 Local Authority Governor

 

         Governor          

 Title & Class

      Main         Committee/s     

  Additional Responsibilities       

Pecuniary business interests

Term of Office

Mr. Gerard Dale

Foundation

Year 4

School Effectiveness; Finance

Chair of Governors, Attendance and Punctuality

Chair of Finance

English

None 

3/3/2017 - 2/3/2021  

Dr. Gary Ryan

Parent

Year 6

School Effectiveness:

H&S,B&P

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of H&S,B&P

Equality Duty

None

05/10/2015 - 4/10/2019   

Rev. Fr. Robert Livesey

Foundation

Year 3

School Effectiveness 

Parish Priest;

Chair of School Effectiveness 

Staffing; R.E.

 None

1/9/2013 - 31/8/2017

Mrs. Bernadette Wareham

Foundation

Year 2 

 

 

 None

 1/9/2017 - 31/8/2021

Mr. Luis De Sousa

Foundation

Nursery

School Effectiveness

 

 

 

Miss Rosa Tipton

Foundation

Year 5

School Effectiveness

Finance

Attendance & Punctuality 

 None

 4/3/2013 - 3/3/2017

Mr. Mathieu Valois

Parent

Year 1

H&S ,B&P

     

   

 None

 9/11/2016 - 8/11/2020

Mrs Mairi Palmer 

Local Authority Year 6 

Finance 

Mathematics

Pupil Premium 

Mental Health

none 

 

Mr. Sage Sebastian

Foundation

Reception

None 1/9/2017 - 31/8/2021

Mrs. Julie Forshaw

Headteacher

School Effectiveness; H&S, B&P; Finance

 

John Forshaw – husband –  

1:1 tuition 

  25/5/2015 

Mrs. Catherine Corbett

Staff

 H&S, B&P

Safeguarding; young carers

SEN / LAC

 None

  5/11/2014 - 4/11/2018

Mrs Kay Potts

Co-Opted Associate Member

(Tearcher)

H&S, B&P

Co-opted with voting rights at committees 

 None

Co-Opted Associate member from

1/9/2015

Mr. Stuart Hewson

Deputy Headteacher

 

Observer at all committee meetings and full governors meetings

None

Observer from

1/9/2015

Mr. Peter Cavanagh

Senior Leader

 

Observer at full G.B. meetings

None

Observer from

1/9/2015

 RED  - Voting Rights at Committee meetings

 GREEN  - No Voting Rights