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Our Governors

KCSP Governance Model

 

Foundation governors are selected by the appointing body to which the school is attached. They are appointed to preserve and develop the religious character of the school and to secure compliance with the trust deed.

 

Staff governors are elected by the school staff. Both teaching and support staff paid to work at the school are eligible to be staff governors. The Academy Principal is automatically a member of the governing body.

 

Parent governors are elected by parents of pupils on the school roll at the time of election. They must be parents of pupils on the school roll themselves to stand for election.

Chair of Academy Committee: Mrs C Giles

Vice Chair of Academy Committee: Mr M Hicks

 

At St. Mary’s we are fortunate to have a very dedicated and committed governance committee who work hard, in partnership with the home, school and parish, to provide the best possible education for all the pupils in our care. The Governance Committee is a ‘critical friend’ of the school. It provides Strategic Leadership in school improvement. It does this by being appropriately involved in the school improvement cycle as follows:

 

  1. Developing and sharing the values and vision
  2. Setting out the aims and objectives of the school
  3. Setting out the policies and procedures by which the aims and objectives will be achieved
  4. Establishing the criteria by which the aims and achievements will be seen to be achieved
  5. Taking the views of stakeholders into account
  6. Evaluating evidence on how well the school is doing
  7. Finding out how well the school is doing in comparison with similar schools
  8. Agreeing targets for improvement
  9. Planning to achieve improvement
  10. Ensuring that deployment of staffing and resources match the school’s priorities.


Key Issues

 

The governance committee will consider and keep under review: the progress and attainment of all groups of pupils, evidence of narrowing gaps between under achieving groups and other pupils, improvements in the quality of teaching, the school’s improvement since the last inspection, and the school’s self-evaluation of how well it is doing currently. Governance committee members are not expected to be involved in the day to day running of the school.

 

 Who can be a governance committee member?

 

  • Almost everyone over 18 can become a member. Governance committee members are volunteers from all walks of life – everyone has experience and skills to offer
  • An effective governance committee has people from different backgrounds and with a mix of skills. No formal qualifications are needed to be a member
  • Governance committee members are not education experts – they are there to offer a fresh perspective

 

What makes a good governance committee member?

 

  • The ability to work in a team
  • An interest in education and a commitment to the school
  • Patience, energy and enthusiasm
  • A willingness to listen, learn and to spend time in school
  • A willingness to undertake training

 

 

St Mary’s Academy Committee Members

 

Governor Name

Category

Appointing Body and Term of Office

Details of Responsibility

Register of Business Interests

Mrs Christine Giles

Co-opted Governor

GB/board

27/2/18 – 26/2/22

Chair

Safeguarding and wellbeing

Form Complete – nothing to declare

Matthew Hicks

Co-opted Governor

5/10/21 – 4/10/25

Vice Chair

Pupil Premium and SEN

Curriculum

Form Complete – nothing to declare

Michele Blunt

Academy Principal

 

 

Form Complete – nothing to declare

Susanna Avery

Staff Governor

Elected by school staff

19/3/19 – 18/3/23

Curriculum

Form Complete - Employee of Kindergarten Kids

Ashley McMahan

Foundation Governor

Foundation/Trust

27/3/18 – 26/3/22

Premises

Form Complete – nothing to declare

Vanessa Montgomery

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

28/6/21 – 27/6/25

Curriculum

Form Complete – 2 children attending the school

Chris Richmond

Foundation Governor

Foundation/trust

29/7/21 – 28/7/25

Curriculum

 

Lauren Riby

 

 

Fr Philip Glanfield

Clerk

 

 

Foundation

 

 

 

31/11/21 - 31/11/25

 

 

 

Form Complete – nothing to declare

 

 

 

 

 

Copies of Governing Body minutes are available from the School Office.

 

Please see details below for information regarding business interests and attendance at GB meetings.

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