Governors

Rationale

Within our school community of learners, believers and friends, the governors promote the very highest standards of educational achievement for all students. All school governors are members of a ‘corporate body’ with delegated powers and functions to be exercised in a lawful way.

School governors are volunteers and are drawn from different parts of the community; parents, staff, LA, community and other groups.

The Governing Body drives strategic development and raising standards of achievement for all, with Governors challenging and supporting the school in a proportionate, fair manner on behalf of all children and families.

Guidelines

  1. The constitution of the Governing Body must be in line with the School Governance (Constitution) Regulations 2012
  2. The Governing Body consists of: Foundation governors, parent governors (at least two), one authority governor, one staff governor, one Headteacher, co-opted governors.
  3. The Governing Body at Mount St Joseph delegates certain responsibilities to various committees: Strategic, Ethos, Performance Management based on a scheme of delegation. (A copy of the scheme of delegation is attached below)
  4. Each of these committees has a separate Chair.
  5. Each committee presents a report on its work to the termly Governing Board meeting.
  6. There are at least three Full Governing Body meetings per academic year.
  7. A Chair and Vice Chair of Governors are appointed at the autumn term meeting.
  8. Records of meetings are maintained.

For 2017-18 the Chair is Mr Bernard Waldron MBE and the Vice Chair is Mrs Joanne Sharples.

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