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St Joseph's School Governing body

At St Joseph’s, the Governing Body is made up of Foundation Governors (who are appointed by the Diocese), Staff Governors, Parent Governors and Local Authority Governors.

Governors are entrusted with ensuring the school is well run and promotes pupil achievement. The Governing Body's key duties include: setting the strategic direction, policies and objectives; approving the school budget and reviewing progress against it; acting as critical friend (by supporting and challenging the headteacher). In addition the Foundation Governors on the Governing Body have a legal duty to preserve and develop the Catholic character of the school and to ensure that the school is conducted in accordance with its trust deed. An important aspect of this is supporting and upholding the Catholic ethos of the school.

As well as sitting on the main governing body, Governors also form sub-committees and working groups that meet once or twice a term and have responsibility for the following specific areas of school management:

We also have a Complaints and Grievance Committee which forms as and when required and this is made up of a selection of Governors which can include John Apicella, Stephen Wasko and Elizabeth O'Keeffe.

Committees are bound by the rules and objectives set out their Standing Orders which are approved by the full governing body each year.

Members of our Governing Body 2019-20

Meeting Dates

Full Governing Body

Catholic Ethos & Admissions

Finance & Premises

Staffing, Performance Management & Safeguarding

Standards & Curriculum

 

17th September 2019

 

 

12th November 2019

 

15th October 2019

 

9th October 2019

 

3rd December 2019

 

5th November 2019

 

 

14th January 2020

 

10th December 2019

 

20th November 2019

 

31st March 2019

 

10th December 2019

 

 

25th February 2020

 

11th February 2020

 

5th February 2019

 

7th July 2019

 

25th February 2020

 

 

19th May 2020

 

17th March 2020

 

10th June 2019

 

 

31st March 2020

 

 

 

21st April 2020

 

 

 

28th April 2020

 

 

 

23rd June 2020

 

 

 

14th July 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Targets

Governor targets are a critical element within the School Development Plan and enable Governors to focus on the priorities for the coming year.  Below are the key governor priorities for the current academic year:

  • Recruit a permanent Head Teacher from September 2020
  • Support the interim school leaders and new staff
  • Manage the school’s finances and avoid setting a deficit budget
  • Fill all remaining governor vacancies
  • Conduct a Governing Body review
  • Continue governor development 
  • Build links with the new parish priest at St Francis’.

The School Development Plan also contains outcomes/success criteria to enable measurement of success at the end of the current school year.

Summary of Register of Business Interests 2019-20

Previous Governors

Previous Governors 2018 – 19

Jolanta Paszko-Bertek (Foundation Governor) 15.03.17 – 10.09.18 (resigned).

Paul Dykes (Foundation Governor) 17.03.15 – 16.03.19 (end of term).

John Byrne (Associate Member) 18.07.18 – 17.03.19 (resigned).

Jenny Hill (Staff Governor) 19.01.18 – 03.04.19 (resigned as teacher).

Michael Robinson (Associate Member) 06.11.18 – 05.04.19 (when elected as Staff Governor).

Anthony Battrum (Parent Governor) 20.05.15 – 09.05.19 (resigned once appointed Foundation Governor).

Toby Tyler (Foundation Governor) 23.06.15 – 22.06.19 (end of term).

Lucy Shannon (Parent Governor) 03.11.16 – 30.06.19 (resigned). 

Lucy Hobbs (Associate Member) 18.07.18 – 17.07.19 (term not renewed).

Ellen Clinch (Associate Member) 18.07.18 – 17.07.19) (term not renewed).

Our Clerk to Governors

 

 

Rachael House Gemmell

 

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If you would like to contact the Governors please write to:
Rachael House Gemmell
Clerk to the Governors
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Newport Road
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2AW
 
Email: clerk@stjosephs.w-berks.sch.uk
 
 

Our Committees

Catholic Ethos & Admissions Committee

Finance & Premises Committee

Staffing, Performance Management & Safeguarding Committee

Standards & Curriculum Committee

 

John Apicella (Chair)

 

 

Anthony Battrum (Chair)

 

Elizabeth O’Keeffe

(Chair)

 

Stephen Wasko (Chair)

 

Kelly Bosher

 

 

Kelly Bosher

 

Kelly Bosher

 

Kelly Bosher

 

Michael Robinson

 

 

Sinead Hall

 

Sinead Hall

 

Sinead Hall

 

Catherine Jones

 

 

John Apicella

 

Stephen Wasko

 

Michael Robinson

Ellen Clinch

 

Aaroun Dsouza

 

 

Nicole Fulker

 

 

Faye Glover (School Business Manager)

 

 

 

Jenny Hill

Documents

Our Governors