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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section. At St Joseph's we are blessed with a large and extremely committed Governing body, for which we are all very grateful. We meet regularly in smaller committees and as a whole governing body throughout the term. Our governors are our "critical friends" helping to ensure that we are developing the school effectively and providing value for money. If you'd like to talk to any of the governors about their role in school please fill in the contact form below or grab them for a chat on the playground.

 

Structure and Remit of the Governing Body

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is a voluntary aided school. The Governing Body has the overall responsibility, under the Education Act 2002, for the conduct of the school, for promoting high standards of educational achievement, and for ensuring clarity of vision, Catholic ethos and strategic direction. The Headteacher is accountable to the Governing Body for the internal organisation, management and control, and the educational performance of the school and its pupils, as well as for the promotion of our Catholic and Gospel values and how successfully we place Christ at the Centre of all we do. The Governing Body has responsibility for the appointment of staff and has delegated this to the Headteacher for all staff below the Deputy Headteacher. 

 

Governors are responsible for overseeing the financial management of the school, making sure its money is well spent, and ensuring that St Joseph's Catholic Primary School has an effective and appropriate system of financial and management controls. The Governing Body has delegated the day to day responsibility to the Headteacher for ensuring that the systems conform with good financial management practices and with the appropriate financial regulations.

 

The names and term of office of the members of the Governing Body are shown in the Governor Interests and Information document below.

 

Our Mission Statement

 

The Governing body of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School created this mission prayer in collaboration with our school and parish. It defines our moral purpose and guiding principles for our learning community. We say this prayer every morning to remind us what we hope our school will be and our place in it.

 

We pray our school will be a place of great discovery, creativity and adventure. May it be a place where we love to learn and we learn to love. A place where everyone is respected and all are deeply valued. We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

Picture 1 Spencer Payne, Chair of the Governing Body
Picture 2 Salvatore Monastero, Vice-Chair of Governing Body
Picture 3 Robert Lee, Chair: Resources Committee
Picture 4 Mrs Wallace, Headteacher
Picture 5 Ann Coombes, Safeguarding Lead Governor
Picture 6 Veronica Jessamine
Picture 7 Mrs Twycross, Co-Opted Governor
Picture 8 Mr Weston, Vulnerable Pupils Lead Governor
Picture 9 Paul Hayden
Picture 10 Anne Buttrum
Picture 11 Craig Maloney
Picture 12 Daniel Duffy
Picture 13 Father Andrew Franklin
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Contact Spencer: Chair of the Governing Body

Governor's Attendance at Meetings 2017-2018

Governor's Attendance at Meetings 2017-2018 1
Governor's Attendance at Meetings 2017-2018 2

Governor Interests and Information

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Full Governing Body Meetings Minutes 2016 - 17

Governor Profiles

 

Mrs Twycross

Co-Opted 

I became a governor as I was interested in the 'behind the scenes' work at school. I wanted to have an insight as to how decisions were reached. Being a governor has given me a deeper understanding into the running of a school. 

​I am an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who has the best interests of the children and school at heart. I enjoy contributing to the future of St Joseph's.

Ann Coombes

Foundation

I was very honoured to accept Fr. Brian's invitation to join the school's foundation governors team in December 2014.
Having a professional background in a healthcare service, I felt this experience would be of value to the role.  In addition with both my children attending St Josephs school I wanted to offer something back.

Spencer Payne

LA Governor

 

With two children at the school, I was keen to see if I could make a contribution and help the school continue to thrive. With my wife being a teacher and my own experience working closely with the local education authority, I hoped I may have some knowledge to bring to the role.

I have worked with and for the local education service for a number of years. My current role includes, among other things, responsibility for coordinating and analysing school attainment information. I've had experience in developing policies and managing projects in previous roles and, combined with my current work in education, hopefully have a useful blend of experience to bring to the role of governor.

Salvatore Monastero

Foundation

I have very dear memories of St Joseph’s.  The school  had a very strong, positive influence on how I grew up.  So when the opportunity to become a Governor arose, I accepted as I wanted to actively support the school; children, staff and parents. 

 

I have bags of enthusiasm and commitment with a genuine interest in education and how a school works.  I enjoy the new challenges that we face together as a team.

 

Paul Hayden

Foundation

My working career involved 38 years at Trinity Catholic School in Leamington.

Following retirement I wanted to use my experience to assist my grandchildren’s generation enjoy the benefits of an enjoyable formation experience that explores and values the life that Christ can bring to a community.

I have a lot of experience in Secondary Education but look forward to involving myself in the St. Joseph’s School community, supporting everyone’s efforts to encourage and develop the students in our care.  

Robert Lee

Foundation

Given that I had two boys at St Joseph’s with a third due to join in September 2016, I was pleased to accept Father Brian’s offer to become a Governor in 2013.

I also felt that as a solicitor directly involved with running a local firm, Wright Hassall that I would be able to offer guidance where legal and business issues arose.             `

My three years as a Governor have been thoroughly rewarding, I have learnt much and look forward to continuing to enthusiastically support St Joseph’s in the years to come.

 

 

What is the role of a Governor?

 

The Governors of a Catholic school work as a team, in close co-operation with the Headteacher and all staff. All Governors and staff contribute to the Catholic character of the school and the Catholic nature of the education provided, as set out in its mission statement.

If you are interested in becoming a Governor the application form is available for download below. Being a Governor is a rewarding "job" and it requires commitment, time and a sense of humour. There are not currently any vacancies on our Governing Body. 

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