St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Our Academy Council (Governors)

 

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about our academy councillors and the work that they do.

 

The main role of the academy council is one of monitoring and evaluation to support the headteacher and staff of the school.  We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. The council assists our Academy Trust Board with the running of St. Joseph's.

 

We have a legal responsibility to:

  • Monitor the Catholic life of the school
  • To monitor the Religious Education provided by the school
  • Ensure that the National Curriculum is followed
  • To oversee the school’s budget
  • Monitor the condition of the school buildings and grounds
  • To ensure that Special Educational needs are met

 

The academy council operates under a circle model whereby the full council meets together once a half term.  There are also other committees that meet twice per term and feedback information to the full academy council; committees cover specific tasks e.g. school improvement, finance and general purpose, headteacher’s performance management etc.

 

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different bodies that have an interest in the school. These are Foundation governors, Parent governors, Staff governors and LEA governors.  All councillors have equal status, however they were appointed.

 

St Joseph’s councillors are committed to their goal of achieving an excellent learning environment, within a Catholic setting, for all pupils during their time at our school. They are focused not only on educational achievement but on the school’s other values, which are vitally important.

 

Academy councillors and the Clerk mostly carry out their duties during evening meetings and may attend training sessions and seminars to help them do their job effectively.

 

If you are interested in becoming an academy councillor please contact the school office.  Tel: 01535 605880

 

From 1st September 2017 the Academy Council consists of 5 foundation governors, 1 parent governors, 1 headteacher, 1 staff governor

 

Mrs S Dematteis

Foundation Governor

SEN, Child Protection and Children Looked After

PE

Year 1 Link governor

Chair

Finance Committee

School Improvement

Mrs D Morrisroe

Foundation Governor

SEN, Child Protection and Children Looked After

IT

Year 5 Link governor

 Vice chair

School Improvement

Mrs G Burgess

Science

Year 2 Link governor

Co-opted governor

 

 Finance Committee
Mrs Clare Whitehead

Foundation Governor

Maths

EYFS Link governor

 Finance Committee
Fr Dennis Cassidy

Foundation Governor

RE

Year 3 Link governor

 Parish Priest at St Joseph's

 

   
Mrs S Wood-Ripley

Foundation governor

 School Improvement
Mrs C Nicholson

Parent Governor

Nurture Room Link governor

 School Improvement
     
Mr J Devlin Headteacher Governor  
Mrs A Sampson

Staff Governor

Health and Safety

 Year 6 teacher
Mrs J Hallam Clerk to the Governors (can be contacted at the school office)

 

Click here to see register of interests for our governors and also details of anyone who have served in the last 12 months.