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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Primary School

Governing Body Structure and Committee Membership at September 16

 

Foundation          Parent Governors   Headteacher Governor      Staff Governor

Frank Stanley        Julia Spencer              Patrina Begley                       Jim Baker

Suzanne Graham  Steve Watkins           

George Dight                                                                                        

Father Alex

Gerry Budd

Ken MacEwan

 

Chair of Governors:  Frank Stanley - Our Lady of Hartley, Stack Lane, Hartley, DA3 8BL

Vice-Chair of Governors : Suzanne Graham

Named Governor for Behaviour, Personal Development and Welfare (including safeguarding): Suzanne Graham

Named Governor for Young Carers: Julie Spencer

Named Governor for Teaching, Learning and Assessment (including EYFS and Young Carers): Julie Spencer

Responsibility for Leadership and Management:  Frank Stanley

Responsibility for Outcomes (Attainment and progress): Ken MacEwan

Responsibility for RE- Gerry Budd

 

Membership of School Improvement and Standards Committee:

Ken MacEwan- Chair of SIS Committee - Foundation Governor

Frank Stanley- Foundation Governor

Father Alex Saba- Foundation Governor

Patrina Begley- Headteacher

Jim Baker- Staff Governor

Julie Spencer-Parent Governor

 

Membership of Personnel Committee:

Gerry Budd – Chair – Foundation Governor

Frank Stanley-Foundation Governor

Suzanne Graham- Foundation Governor

Patrina Begley- Headteacher

 

Membership of Finance and Premises Committee:

George Dight- Chair of Finance–Foundation Governor

Steve Watkins- Chair of Premises-Parent Governor

Patrina Begley- Headteacher

Jim Baker- Staff Governor

Julia Gemmell- Business Manager

 

Membership of Admissions Committee:

Frank Stanley- Foundation Governor

Suzanne Graham- Foundation Governor

Patrina Begley- Headteacher

Jim Baker – Staff Governor

 

Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Primary School* Local Governing Body (LGB) Terms of Reference, Constitution and Membership 2016/17

 

Mission statement: For Catholic schools across Kent to deliver outstanding spiritual, moral and learning outcomes for children and young people by collaborating as a Catholic community of academies, working together and with others, and based on excellent leadership and teaching, with Gospel values at its heart.

 

Terms of Reference

 

Ensuring the clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

  1. Develop and enact the educational and religious character and mission of the school, ensuring that this is consistent with the mission of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership (“the Trust”) and the teachings of the Catholic church
  2. Ensure that the academy promotes Gospel values, ‘British Values’ and adheres to equality legislation
  3. Ensure that the school has a medium to long term strategy for school improvement and governance and that there is a robust plan in place for achieving that strategy
  4. Ensure that all actions taken by the Local Governing Body are consistent with the Trust’s policies and procedures

 

Overseeing the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

  1. Approve the curriculum proposed by the Executive Headteacher (EHT), Headteacher (HT) or Head of School (HoS)
  2. Monitor the quality of teaching and learning and the progress and attainment of all pupils, with particular attention to those with special educational needs, a disability or in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, and ask the EHT/HT/HoS challenging questions
  3. Participate in the recruitment of a new EHT/HT/HoS, so that a recommendation to appoint can be made to the KCSP Head of HR that carries the support of KCSP’s Director of School Improvement and the Education Commission
  4. Inform the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on occasions where the dismissal or suspension of the EHT/HT/HoS/Deputy may be required
  5. Inform the CEO of the Trust and the Education Commission of the appointment, suspension or dismissal of Head of RE and Chaplain
  6. Ensure that the school is compliant with the Memorandum on the Appointment of staff in Catholic schools as issued by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference
  7. Lead the EHT/HT/HoS appraisal process, including setting targets, drafting the report and monitoring performance with advice from and the agreement of the Director of School Improvement or his/her representative
  8. Support the EH/HT/HoS/Deputy in the development and review (from time to time) of an appropriate structure for the school and for the appointment of school staff to ensure that the school is fully staffed in accordance with that structure

 

 

Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

  1. Recommend the school budget and three-year plan for submission to the Board of Directors
  2. Monitor the financial performance against the school annual budget
  3. Appoint a Governor(s) to monitor finance
  4. Act on audit reports and your EHT/HT/HoS response
  5. Enter into contracts up to the limits of delegation and within an agreed budget and capital plan

 

General governance responsibilities

  1. Elect a Chair and Vice-Chair from among the Foundation Governors
  2. Recruit a co-opted local governor who has been identified as having a specific skill set that the LGB would benefit from
  3. Publish up to date details of the structure and remit of the LGB, full names and appointment dates and relevant business and pecuniary interests, and attendance records at LGB meetings over the last academic year on the school website
  4. Ensure that the Department for Education’s Edubase website is up to date
  5. Ensure the allocation of specific responsibilities for special educational needs, child protection, pupil premium, RE and financial matters to monitor and report to the LGB at least once a year
  6. Appoint a Clerk to the Local Governing Bodies
  7. Review and approve the policies of the school (in line with any Trust policy or Directive from the Archbishop) and publish on the school website where necessary
  8. Note the Trust policies, publish on the school website and monitor their implementation
  9. Monitor the single central record
  10. Ensure systems are in place in line with the Trust’s strategy at the school for effective communication with pupil, parents or carers, staff, parish, Diocese and the wider community
  11. Establish a Local Governing Body Pay and Progression Committee to review and approve the decisions made regarding staff pay and progression by the HT/EHT/HoS
  12. Contribute to the development of the School prospectus

 

Admissions

  1. Approve and publish a school Admissions policy
  2. Undertake consultation, publish admissions and determine arrangements as required in accordance with the School Admissions and Appeals Codes, this includes the Diocese guidance for Admissions to Catholic Schools
  3. Make recommendations to the Trust regarding school expansion who will seek consent from Education Commission.
  4. Make arrangements for determining and hearing admissions appeals
  5. Ensure effective arrangements are in place for pupil recruitment

 

Health, safety, risks and estates

  1. Review the risk register of the school and report any issues of concern to the Director of Finance and HR
  2. Implement the Trust Health and Safety policy
  3. Support the Director of Finance and HR in developing a long-term estate management strategy that has due regard to all advice from the Education Commission and current legislation.

 

Constitution and membership

 

The Primary Local Governing Body is normally constituted with twelve members: seven Foundation Governors, two Parent Governors, one Co-opted Governor, one staff Governor and the ex-officio Headteacher Governor. If a Local Governing Body currently has more than twelve members the constitution can be temporarily increased to include all current Governors, as long as the requirement that Foundation Governors exceed the number of other members by two is fulfilled.

 

Membership:

Name

Type of Governor

Term of Office

Frank Stanley

Foundation Governor

 01.09.14 to 31.08.2018  

Fr. Alex Saba

Foundation Governor

 01.11.14 to 31.10.2018

George Dight

Foundation Governor

 01.09.14 to 31.08.2018

Suzanne Graham

Foundation Governor

 01.09.14 to 31.08.2018

Gerry Budd

Foundation Governor

 01.09.14 to 31.08.2018

Anthony MacEwan      

Foundation Governor

 02.02.15 to 01.02.2019

Julie Spencer

Parent Governor

 25.05.16 to 24.05.2020

Steve Watkins

Parent Governor

 25.05.16 to 24.05.2020

James Baker

Staff Governor

 14.10.13 to 13.10.2017

Patrina Begley

Ex-Officio Headteacher Governor    

n/a

 

Chairing

The Local Governing Body will appoint the Chair and Vice-Chair at the first meeting in term 1, from among the number of Governors appointed by the Archbishop (Foundation Governors).

 

Term of office

Governor term of office is four years, and may be re-appointed at the end of this period subject to remaining eligible to be a particular type of member. Foundation Governors are appointed by the Archbishop of Southwark.

 

Frequency of Meetings

The Committee will meet at least four times a year. Additional meetings will be called as and when necessary. At least seven days’ notice will be given when calling a meeting. Quorum is a third of all current members.

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