Governors

Introduction

The Governors at Sacred Heart, all volunteers, are responsible for overseeing the smooth and effective running of the school.  The needs of the children are always a priority in decision-making. Governors appoint staff and decide how best to use the school budget and administer the School Building Fund. They all receive on-going training which helps them to make informed decisions.

There are half-termly full Governing Body meetings, and regular committee meetings.  Parents are welcome to raise issues for consideration at these meetings.

At Sacred Heart the Governing Body consists of:

  • Seven Foundation Governors
  • Two Parent Governors
  • One Local Authority Governor
  • One Staff Governor plus the Headteacher
  • One Associate Governor

Governors are appointed for a term of four years.  Parent Governors are elected by parents with children at the school while Foundation Governors are Catholic governors appointed by the Diocese. The LA Governor is a volunteer from the local community appointed by the Local Authority.

Each Governor is a member of at least two committees, which are:

  • Strategy
  • Admissions
  • Teaching, Learning and Community (TLC)
  • Finance, Premises and Personnel

Who are the governors?

Sam Hartley

Foundation Governor
Chair of Governors

Committees: Strategy, Admissions, TLC
Other roles: HT appraisal
Term of Office: 12/06/14 – 12/06/18
2014/15 attendance at governing body meetings: 8/9
2014/15 attendance at committee meetings: 6/9

Declared business interests: Head of Governance and Licensing at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority until 1/12/15; Secretary to the Boundary Commission for England from 1/12/15 onwards

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Fiona Teague

Elected Parent Governor
Vice-Chair of Governors

Committees: Strategy, Finance, Pay & Personnel
Other roles: HT appraisal
Term of Office: 04/10/16 – 03/10/20

2014/15 attendance at governing body meetings: 9/9
2014/15 attendance at committee meetings: 14/15

Declared business interests: None

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Bernadette Smith

Headteacher

Committees: Member of all Committees

2014/15 attendance at governing body meetings: 8/9

2014/15 attendance at committee meetings: 14/15

Declared business interests: None

Catherine Gleeson

Foundation Governor

Committees: Finance, Pay & Personnel (Chair), Admissions
Other roles: Health & Safety Governor
Term of Office: 01/09/14 – 01/09/18
2014/15 attendance at governing body meetings: 8/9
2014/15 attendance at committee meetings: 7/10

Declared business interests: None

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Kim Dell’Anno

Elected Staff Governor

Committees: TLC
Other roles:
Term of Office: 01/10/14 – 01/10/18
2014/15 attendance at governing body meetings: 7/9
2014/15 attendance at committee meetings: 5/5

Declared business interests: None

Lucy Peacock

Elected Parent Governor

Committees: TLC (Vice-Chair)
Other roles: School Travel Plan
Term of Office: 19/06/15 – 19/06/19
2014/15 attendance at governing body meetings: 8/9
2014/15 attendance at committee meetings: 3/5

Declared business interests: Director of OSP Design & Build Ltd

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Michael Smith

Local Authority Nominated

Committees: Finance (Chair), Pay & Personnel, Admissions
Other roles:
Term of Office: 06/01/14 – 06/01/18
2014/15 attendance at governing body meetings: 8/9
2014/15 attendance at committee meetings: 10/10

Declared business interests: None

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Julie Fox

Foundation Governor

Committees: Strategy (Chair), Finance, Pay & Personnel
Other roles:  School Building Fund administrator
Term of Office: 04/02/14 – 04/02/18
2014/15 attendance at governing body meetings: 8/9
2014/15 attendance at committee meetings: 8/9

Declared business interests: Director of Parkmoor Consulting

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Andrew Weeks

Foundation Governor

Committees: Strategy, TLC, Admissions (Chair)
Other roles:
Term of Office: 23/09/14 – 23/09/18
2014/15 attendance at governing body meetings: 7/9
2014/15 attendance at committee meetings: 5/6

Declared interests: DoW & DoS Representative on LBRuT Scrutiny Committee

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Chris Morillon

Foundation Governor

Committees: TLC (Chair)
Other roles: Safeguarding Governor
Term of Office: 23/04/15 – 23/04/19

Declared interests: None

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Lyn Derrington

Foundation Governor

Committees: TLC
Other roles: Behaviour & Attendance; Vulnerable Pupils
Term of Office: 27/11/15 – 27/11/19
2014/15 Attendance: N/A

Declared interests: Trustee, Peaslake Free School

 

Governors who retired in 2015/16

Fabiola Williams

Foundation Governor

Committees: Finance, Pay & Personnel, Admissions
Other roles:
Term of Office: 23/04/15 – end of 15/16 academic year
Reason for retirement: Personal circumstances
2014/15 attendance at governing body meetings: 1/1
2014/15 attendance at committee meetings: 0/1

Declared business interests: None

 

If you are interested in becoming a school governor in the future, please contact the Headteacher or Chair of Governors via the School Office.