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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 : 2019-20

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

None 

3/3/2017 - 2/3/2021  

Dr. Gary Ryan

Re-elected 

Parent

Year 6

School Effectiveness:

H&S,B&P

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of H&S,B&P

Equality Duty

None

12/11/2019 - 11/11/20

Rev. Fr. Robert Livesey 

Retired 31/10/18 

Rev Fr Martin Collins

Foundation

Year 3

Foundation 

Year 3

School Effectiveness 

 

Admissions

Parish Priest;

Chair of School Effectiveness 

Staffing; R.E.

Parish Priest

 

 

 None

 

None

 

01/09/2017 - 31/10/2018

 

04/12/2018 - 03/12/2022

 

Mrs. Bernadette Wareham

Foundation

Year 2 

 

 

 None

01/09/2017 - 31/8/2021

Mr. Luis De Sousa

Foundation

Nursery

School Effectiveness

 

None 

10/05/2018 - 09/05/2022

Miss Rosa Tipton

Foundation

Year 5

School Effectiveness

Finance

Attendance & Punctuality 

 None

 04/03/2017 - 03/03/2021

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 

 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2020

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 - Present 

Mrs. Catherine Corbett    

Resigned 27th October 2019

Mrs Kay Potts

Staff   

 

Staff

 

 H&S, B&P

 

 H&S, B&P,Admissions

 

Safeguarding; young carers SEN / LAC

 

Safeguarding; young carers SEND / LAC

None

 

None

05/11/2014 - 28/10/2019

29/10/2019 - 28/10/2023

 

Vacant

 

 

Co-Opted Associate Member

 

H&S, B&P

Co-opted with voting rights at committees 

 None

 

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

Italics and Bold - Resigned or Retired