Our Governors

Dr Christine Moretto
Chair of Governors (Acting)
Miss A McCluskey
Headteacher
Mr Patrick Browne
Parent Governor
Miss Hayley Hockey
Staff Governor
Mr Robin Thoms
Foundation Governor
Mr David Butler
Parent Governor
Mr Stephen Eastmond
Foundation Governor
Mrs Rita Sequeira
Foundation Governor
Mrs Kamella Hudson
Foundation Governor

REPORTS

Governors Annual Report 2017-18 

RESPONSIBILITY (Term of office in brackets)

Local Authority Governor – Chair of Governors (Acting) Vice Chair
Dr Christine Moretto (Year 1,  Sept 2021*)
Staff Governors Foundation Governors
Miss McCluskey (Headteacher) Mrs Rita Sequeira  (Year 4, Sep 2021)
Mrs Kathryn Thomas (Deputy Headteacher) by invitation Mrs Kamella Hudson
Miss Hayley Hockley (Sept 2022) Mr Robin Thoms (Year 5, Sept 2021)
Parent Governors
Mr David Butler (Year 6, Oct 2020) Mr Stephen Eastmond (Year 6, Sept 2020)
Clerk to Governors Associate Governors
Mrs Lynda Hughes Mrs Johanna McDermott (Early Years)
Father Michael Turner *

*subject to approval/renewal of term by Diocese/LA

 

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

No Governor has any financial or other interests to declare.

 

SUB COMMITTEES and WORKING PARTIES

Sub Committee  Responsibilities Members 
Finance and Property (termly) Manages and tracks all spend in accordance with our budget allocation.
Ensures that the school premises are maintained, that they are safe, and they provide a good learning environment.
Stephen Eastmond, Miss McCluskey, David Butler, Christine Moretto, Robin Thoms, Tim Nicholson, Patrick Browne

Teaching and Learning

(half termly)

Monitors the development of the school curriculum
Monitors pupil progress and achievement.
Monitors Child Protection arrangements, behaviour, and the health and wellbeing of pupils

Sarah Horsley, Miss McCluskey, Christine Moretto, Robin Thoms, Hayley Hockley, Kathryn Thomas (clerk)
Personnel and
Pay Review (annually)
Ensures that all of our HR policies are current and advises on any personnel matters
Ensures that staff performance reviews are carried out.
Reviews the performance of the Head Teacher
Christine Moretto, Robin Thoms, Miss McCluskey
Admissions (annually) Reviews our admissions policy, as well as ranking all applications in accordance with our policy. Christine Moretto, Miss McCluskey, Johanna McDermott
Appeals
(as required)
To hear any appeals made by staff in relation to pay To support other schools for Admissions and Exclusions challenges. Johanna McDermott, Robin Thoms, Christine Moretto

 

 

Child Protection Governor Robin Thoms
Development Governor Sarah Horsley
Equality Governor, Pupil Premium Patrick Browne
Early Years Foundation Stage Governor Johanna McDermott
Literacy Governor Sarah Horsley
Numeracy Governor Rita Sequeira
RE Governor Robin Thoms
Outdoor Learning Governor Mike Jackson
Health and Safety Governor Tim Nicholson
Sports Premium Governor Rita Sequeira

 

GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE 2017/18:

There were 6 Full Governing Body Meetings
There were 6 meetings of the Teaching and Learning, Wellbeing and Behaviour Committee
There were 4 meetings of the Finance Committee
There were 2 meetings of the Admissions Committee
There was 1 meeting of the Personnel Committee

 

Mr Mike Jackson Full Governing Body 6, Committees 11
Mr Tim Nicholson Full Governing Body 6, Committees 5
Mr Robin Thoms Full Governing Body 6, Committees 5
Dr Sarah Horsley Full Governing Body 6, Committees 9
Dr Christine Moretto Full Governing Body 6, Committees 10
Fr Michael Turner Full Governing Body 5, Committees 0
Mrs Johanna McDermott Full Governing Body 6, Committees 9
Mr David Butler Full Governing Body 3, Committees 2
Miss Amanda McCluskey Full Governing Body 6, committees 11
Mrs Rita Sequeira Full Governing Body 5, committees 0
Mrs Kathryn Thomas (guest) Full Governing Body 6, Committees  6
Mr Anthony Foy Full Governing Body 6, Committees  6 (left FGB Aug 2018)

 

SCHOOL GOVERNOR and GOVERNING BODIES ROLE

Being a school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to support your children’s school, your community and your parish.  School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies. The role is a partnership.

GOVERNORS MAIN ROLE

Our Governors have three main roles which are:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a critical friend to the headteacher
  • To ensure accountability

TERM OF OFFICE and MEETINGS

The term of office for a school governor is four years. Most schools have a full governing body meeting once a term (for approximately 2 hours), at St Peters we have a full governing body meeting every half term.  You also join a committee which usually meets at least once a term.  The committee you join can work to your strengths and skills, ie finance or curriculum or personnel.   Most governors find they usually attend meetings or visit a school three or four times each term, minimum.  We also shadow a class and try to visit the teacher and class termly.

INDUCTION and TRAINING

New governors attend a one or two day induction course.  This is essential to helping us understand our role so you can begin to make a positive difference to our governing body. The workshops are run across Bucks and tutors do their best to make them simple, straightforward and fun.  Training offered to governors in Bucks is high quality , varied and interesting.  The cost of training is part of the school budget and ongoing school development.

BECOMING A GOVERNOR

Should I become a governor?

Being a governor is challenging and rewarding.  You feel as if you have a real impact on the education of our children.  Most of the time it is enjoyable, but when it is required governors need to be critical yet supportive to the staff of the school and to the parents-always remembering the reason we do the volunteer role-our children and their education.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a governor you may find the following links useful

Be-a-Governor
Code of Practice (reference only)

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