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; Admissions; Appeals; Complaints; Confidential; HT Performance Management; Pupil Discipline; Staff Capability; Staff Discipline; Staff Appeals  

Chair of Governors, Attendance and Punctuality

Chair of Finance

None  3/3/2017 - 7/4/25  

Dr. Gary Ryan

 

Parent

Year 6

School Effectiveness; Buildings, Premises and H&S; Appeals; Complaints; Confidential; HT Performance Management; Pupil Discipline; Staff Capability; Staff Discipline; Staff Appeals  

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of H&S,B&P

Equality Duty

None 12/11/2019 - 7/11/23

 Rev Fr Martin Collins

Foundation 

Year 3

Admissions

Parish Priest

 

None

 

 

04/12/2018 - 03/12/2022

Vacancy  Local Authority          
Mr. Luis De Sousa

Foundation

Nursery

School Effectiveness; Appeals; Complaints; Confidential; Pupil Discipline; Staff Capability; Staff Discipline; Staff Appeals    None 10/05/2018 - 09/05/2025
Miss Rosa Tipton

Foundation

Year 5

School Effectiveness; Finance; Admissions; Appeals; Complaints; Confidential; HT Performance Management; Pupil Discipline; Staff Capability; Staff Discipline; Staff Appeals  

Attendance & Punctuality  None 04/03/2017 - 7/4/25
Mr. Mathieu Valois

Parent

Year 1

 Buildings, Premises and H&S; Appeals; Complaints; Confidential; Pupil Discipline; Staff Capability; Staff Discipline; Staff Appeals    None 9/11/2016 - 9/11/24
Vacancy  Foundation Governor         
Vacancy  Foundation Governor         
           

 

Mrs Kay Potts

 

 

Staff

 

 Buildings, Premises and H&S; Admissions, 

 

 

Safeguarding; young carers  LAC

 

 

None

 


29/10/2019 - 28/10/2023

Mr Tom Snape Foundation Governor Buildings, Premises and H&S; Appeals; Complaints; Confidential; Pupil Discipline; Staff Capability; Staff Discipline; Staff Appeals    None 17/12/21 - 16/12/25
Mr. Stuart Hewson Headteacher  

Governor

 Headteacher

None

Headteacher from 

25/03/2022

Mr. Peter Cavanagh Senior Leader School Effectiveness, Buildings, Premises and H&S;  Associate Member  None

10/3/22 - 9/3/24

RED  - Voting Rights at Committee meetings

GREEN  - No Voting Rights

Italics and Bold - Resigned or Retired

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