Welcome to our Governors’ section

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

The Governing Body has three main roles:

  • To set the strategic direction of the school
  • To act as a critical friend to the school
  • To hold the school to account

We do this by meeting twice a term as a full governing body; during the first meeting each of our committees reports on how they have held the school to account.  At the second meeting we receive and examine a detailed report from the Headteacher.

In addition to these meetings, governors visit the school to see it in action and offer their own professional or personal experience for the greater good of the school.

The day to day management of the school is delegated to the Headteacher and his or her staff.

Governors are unable to intervene in any individual school matter unless the Headteacher has been unable to satisfactorily resolve the matter of concern. Individual governors have no special authority; it is the governing body as a group which exercises its responsibilities.

At the September 2021 Governing Body meeting, Anita Marshall was elected Chair of Governors.

 

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Governing Body Membership September 2023

Name

Term of Office Ends

Governor Subject Area Responsibility

Anita Marshall

31/08/2024

Co-Chair of Governors – RSE, Data Protection

Hilary Turner

31/08/2023

Co-Chair of Governors – SEND, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Fr Cristiano Braz

31/08/2025

Catholic Life

Philip Stark

31/08/2025

Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Resources and Compliance Committee – English, Safeguarding

Jemimah Jamiru

03/09/2027

Chair of Standards and Outcomes Committee - Music

Sharon McHugh

31/08/2025

PSHE

Edyta Marciniuk

15/07/2025

History, Geography, PE

Bittoy George

16/10/2026

Computing

Sandra Stokes

03/09/2027

MFL, Racial Equality

Danita Rowlands

19/07/2023

Maths

Claire O’Neill

31/08/2025

Religious Education

Gerard McMahon

22/03/2024

Health & Safety

Julian Rakowski

Headteacher

Science, Design & Technology, Art

Governing Body Meetings:

Tuesday 26th September 2023 7.10pm, Tuesday 12th December 2023 7.10pm, Tuesday 23rd January 2024 7.10pm, Tuesday 19th March 2024 7.10pm, Tuesday 14th May 2024 7.10pm, Tuesday 9th July 2024 7.40pm

 

Resources and Compliance Committee

Meeting dates:

Thursday 12th October 2023 7.10pm

Thursday 1st February 2024 7.10pm

Thursday 20th June 2024 7.10pm

Members:

Philip Stark – Chair

Anita Marshall

Hilary Turner

Gerard McMahon

Sharon McHugh

Sandra Stokes

Julian Rakowski

Standards and Outcomes Committee

Meeting dates:

Tuesday 17th October 2023 7.10pm

Tuesday 12th March 2024

Tuesday 9th July 2014 7.10pm 

Members:

Jemimah Jamiru - Chair

Anita Marshall

Hilary Turner

Father Cristiano Braz

Danita Rowlands

Edyta Marciniuk

Claire O'Neill

George Bittoy

Julian Rakowski

Governor meeting attendance table 2023-2024: 

Name

Full GB

26.9.2023

R&C

12.10.2023

S&O

17.10.2023

Full GB

12.12.2023

Full GB

23.1.2024

R&C

1.02.2024

Admissions

TBA

S&O

12.3.2024

Full GB

19.3.2024

Full GB

14.5.2024

R&C

20.6.2024

S&O

9.7.2024

Full GB

9.7.2024

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Governing Body: Minutes of Meetings

Standards and Outcomes Committee

This committee monitors children's academic, social and spiritual development and sets the strategic direction of the curriculum of the school.  

Members:

Jemimah Jamiru - Chair

Julian Rakowski

Father Cristiano Braz

Danita Rowlands

Anita Marshall

Hilary Turner

Edyta Marciniuk

Claire O'Neill

Bittoy George

Resources and Compliance Committee

This committee monitors the staffing, finance and premises of the school with a view to maximising the use of these resources for the benefit of education of the children.

Membership:

Philip Stark - Chair

Julian Rakowski

Anita Marshall

Hilary Turner

Gerard McMahon

Sharon McHugh

Sandra Stokes

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