MEET OUR SCHOOL GOVERNORS

St. Patrick's R.C. School Ryhope

FOUNDATION GOVERNORS

Our Governing Body is committed in its support and challenge of our school.  The Governing Body is made up of the following members:

MR. M. HENDY

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Appointed 09/03/2014 - Chair of Governors. Committees: Personnel Appeals, Finance, Premises, Curriculum, Admissions. Link Governor Areas: History, SEN. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: Trustee & Honorary Treasurer at Marine Activities Centre. Voting Rights: Yes.

MS B SIMPSON-TURNBULL

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Appointed 06/05/2014 - Vice-chair of Governors. Committees: Personnel, Finance, Curriculum, Admissions. Link Governor Areas: Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment, English, Early Years. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

MR. N. SMITH

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Appointed 09/03/2014. Committees: Personnel Appeals, Premises (Chair), Curriculum, Admissions. Link Governor Areas: Science, Design & Technology. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

MRS. J. A. BRENNAN

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Appointed 01/09/2015. Committees: Personnel, Finance, Curriculum, Admissions. Link Governor Areas: Looked After Children, Computing, PE. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

MR. A. MCCOURT

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Appointed 15/01/2015. Committees: Personnel, Pupil Discipline, Curriculum, Admissions. Link Governor Areas: Religious Education, Modern Foreign Languages. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: Governance role at St Bede’s RC Secondary School, Peterlee. Voting Rights: Yes.

MRS. G. HALL

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Appointed 10/05/2016. Committees: Personnel, Pupil Discipline, Finance, Curriculum. Link Governor Areas: Art. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

VACANCY

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

PARENT GOVERNOR

MRS K MELLETT

PARENT GOVERNOR

Appointed 25/09/2015. Committees: Pupil Discipline, Finance, Curriculum, Admissions. Link Governor Areas: Maths, Music. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

MRS M. SAIGER

PARENT GOVERNOR

Appointed 03/11/2016. Committees: Curriculum. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

LOCAL AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVE

MR. R. VARDY

LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR

Appointed 11/04/2016. Committees: Personnel Appeals, Premises, Curriculum. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

STAFF GOVERNOR

MR. G. KELLY

STAFF HEADTEACHER

Appointed 1/09/2010. Committees: Personnel, Finance, Premises, Curriculum, Admissions. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

MRS. J. MATHER

STAFF GOVERNOR

Appointed 19/09/2016. Committees: Curriculum. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

St Patrick’s RC VA Primary Governing Body has reconstituted under the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012. All governors serve a four-year term of office.

 

The total number of governors at St. Patrick’s RC VA Primary School is 12 and the governing body is made up as follows:

 

Staff – 2

Foundation – 7

Parent – 2

Local Authority – 1

 

All governors are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Attendance at Governors’ Meetings 2016-17

NameAttendance at Meetings 2016-17
Whole Governing Body Termly Meetings (out of 3)Committee Meetings
Mr Gerry Kelly39 out of 9
Mrs Jane Mather32 out of 2
Mrs Jayne-Anne Brennan38 out of 8
Mr Hendy37 out of 7
Mr A McCourt24 out of 4
Mrs Beverley-Anne Simpson-Turnbull27 out of 8
Mr Neil Smith33 out of 3
Mrs G Hall23 out of 4
Mr R Vardy33 out of 3
Mrs L Saiger01 out of 2
Mrs K Mellett33 out of 6

What do governors do?

  • We appoint staff to the school and are involved in their development and performance management.

  • We are responsible for the general conduct and curriculum of the school.

  • We consider cases of pupils permanently excluded from the school.

  • We approve the school’s annual budget plan.

  • We provide information for parents, the local authority and for Ofsted inspections.

  • We determine what goes on in the building after school hours.

  • We ensure that the school’s health and safety policy is in place and followed at all times.

 

How do we do it?

 

We meet as a full governing body at least once a term.  At the meetings we discuss a range of school-related issues with a view to securing school improvement.  We also discuss information provided by the local authority and agree and implement school policies.

 

Our Governors have a wide range of interests, skills and expertise and they contribute individually to those committees where they feel they have most to offer.  We have a number of committees, Personnel, Premises, Curriculum and Finance being the main ones.  Governors meet as and when required.  We visit the school as often as possible.  We attend functions, training sessions and take opportunities to meet children, parents and staff.

 

Our governors have links to curriculum subject areas and they liaise with subject leaders (staff) to develop their knowledge and understanding of these areas in school.

School Address

St Patrick's RC Primary School
Smith Street
Ryhope
SUNDERLAND
SR2 0RQ


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