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Our Governing Body - Please note this page is currently being updated

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 Appicella, Toby Tyler, Stephen Wasko, Paul Dykes  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

Foundation Governors

Term of Office:

4 Years 01.09.17 – 31.08.21

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None (Sept 2019).

 

Meeting Attendance 2018 – 19:  57% (13 out of 23 meetings).

 

Sinead Hall, Chair of Governors

Foundation Governor (Appointed by Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth)

Member of Finance & Premises Committee; Staffing, Performance Management & Safeguarding Committee; Standards & Curriculum Committee.  Lead Governor for Inclusion & Equality.

 

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Term of Office:

4 Years 23.06.19 – 22.06.22

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None (Sept 2019).

 

Meeting Attendance 2018 – 19: 100% (19 out of 19 meetings).

 

John Apicella

Foundation Governor (Appointed by Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth)

Chair of Catholic Ethos & Admissions Committee, Member of Finance & Premises Committee.  Lead Governor for Health & Safety.

 

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Term of Office:

4 Years 01.05.19 – 30.04.12

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None (Sept 2019).

 

Meeting Attendance 2018 – 19: 100% (15 out of 15 meetings).

 

Anthony Battrum

Foundation Governor (Appointed by Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth)

Chair of Finance & Premises Committee.  Lead Governor for Development.

 

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Term of Office:

4 Years 16.09.19 – 15.09.23

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None (Sept 2019).

 

Meeting Attendance 2018 – 19: N/A.

 

Catherine Jones

Foundation Governor (Appointed by Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth)

Member of Catholic Ethos & Admissions Committee.

 

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Term of Office:

4 Years 16.02.16 – 15.09.23

Business/Pecuniary Interests:

 

Meeting Attendance 2018 – 19: 42% (5 out of 12 meeetings).

 

Elizabeth O’Keeffe

Foundation Governor (Appointed by Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth)

Chair of Staffing, Performance Management and Safeguarding Committee.  Lead Governor for Safeguarding.

 

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Term of Office:

4 Years

 

Business/Pecuniary Interests:

 

Meeting Attendance 2018 – 19: N/A

VACANCY

Foundation Governor (Appointed by Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth)

 

Term of Office:

4 Years

 

Business/Pecuniary Interests:

 

Meeting Attendance 2018 – 19: N/A

VACANCY

Foundation Governor (Appointed by Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth)

 

Staff Governors

Term of Office:

Ex-Officio

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None (Sept 2019).

 

Meeting Attendance 2018 – 19: 96% (22 out of 23 meetings).

 

Kelly Bosher

Acting Head Teacher

Member of All Committees.

 

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Term of Office:

4 Years 05.04.19 – 04.04.23

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None (Sept 2019).

 

Meeting Attendance 2018 – 19: 73% (8 out of 11 meetings).

 

Michael Robinson

Staff Governor (Elected by Staff)

Member of Catholic Ethos & Admissions Committee; Staffing, Performance Management & Safeguarding Committee; Standards & Curriculum Committee.

 

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Local Authority Governor

Term of Office:

4 Years 15.12.15 – 14.12.19

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None (Sept 2019).

Meeting Attendance 2018 – 19:  94% (15 out of 16 meetings).

 

Stephen Wasko, Vice Chair of Governors

Local Authority Governor (Nominated by Local Authority, Appointed by Governing Body)

Chair of Standards & Curriculum Committee; Member of Staffing, Performance Management & Safeguarding Committee.  Deputy Lead Governor for Safeguarding.

 

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Parent Governors

Term of Office:

4 Years 24.05.19 – 23.05.19

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None (July 2019).

 

Meeting Attendance 2018 – 19: 100% (1 out of 1 meetings).

 

Aaron Dsouza

Parent Governor (Elected by Parents)

Member of Finance & Premises Committee. 

 

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Associate Members

Term of Office:

1 Year 02.04.19 – 01.04.20

Business/Pecuniary Interests: None (Sept 2019).

 

Meeting Attendance 2018 – 19:  92% (11 out of 12 meetings).

 

Jenny Hill

Associate Member (Appointed by Governing Body)

Member of Standards & Curriculum Committee.

 

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Clerk to Governors

Business/Pecuniary Interests:  None (Sept 2019).

 

Rachael House Gemmell

 

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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

 

17th 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:

  • Evangelism
  • Support the school to deliver the SDP
  • Supporting Headteacher and intergrating new Deputy Head
  • Embedding new committee structures
  • Attend suitable training
  • Ongoing implementation of Governor Visits
  • Performance Management of Governing Body
  • Effective communication with stakeholders
  • Fill Governor Vacancies and complete the re-organisation of Governing body

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

Documents

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

 

 

Aaroun Dsouza

 

 

 

 

 

Faye Glover (School Business Manager)

 

Michael Robinson

 

Jenny Hill