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 Tony McCourt

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR, CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Term of Office - all 4 years unless stated: Appointed 15/01/2015. Committees: Resources. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: Governance role at St Bede’s RC Secondary School, Peterlee. Voting Rights: Yes.

Ms Beverley-Anne Simpson-Turnbull

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR, VICE-CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Term of Office - all 4 years unless stated: Appointed 17/10/2018 - Vice-chair of Governors. Committees: Resources. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

Mrs Jayne-Anne Brennan

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Term of Office - all 4 years unless stated: Appointed 01/09/2015. Committees: School Improvement. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

Mrs Glenda Hall

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Term of Office - all 4 years unless stated: Appointed 10/05/2016. Committees: Resources. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

VACANCY

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

VACANCY

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

VACANCY

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

PARENT GOVERNOR

Mrs Kathryn Mellett

PARENT GOVERNOR

Term of Office - all 4 years unless stated: Appointed 25/09/2015. Committees: School Improvement. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

Mrs Lucia Saiger

PARENT GOVERNOR

Term of Office - all 4 years unless stated: Appointed 03/11/2016. Committees: Resources. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

LOCAL AUTHORITY REPRESENTATIVE

Mr Richard Vardy

LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR

Term of Office - all 4 years unless stated: Appointed 11/04/2016. Committees: School Improvement. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

STAFF GOVERNOR

Mr Gerry Kelly

STAFF HEADTEACHER

Term of Office - all 4 years unless stated: Appointed 1/09/2010. Committees: Resources, School Improvement. Business & Pecuniary Interests: None. Governance Roles in Other Educational Institutions: None. Voting Rights: Yes.

Mrs Jane Mather

STAFF GOVERNOR

Term of Office - all 4 years unless stated: Appointed 19/09/2016. Committees: School Improvement. 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.

 

Committees were restructured in July 2018.  The resources committee is now responsible for finance, premises, personnel and policy reviews (excluding statutory policies).

 

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

 

*There are currently vacancies for 3 foundation governors.

All governors are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Attendance at Governors’ Meetings 2017-18

NameAttendance at Meetings 2017-18
Whole Governing Body Termly Meetings (out of 3)Committee Meetings
Mr Gerry Kelly27 out of 7
Mrs Jane Mather31 out of 1
Mrs Jayne-Anne Brennan26 out of 6
Mr Michael Hendy

(stepped down 09-03-2018)

12 out of 2
Mr Tony McCourt22 out of 3
Mrs Beverley-Anne Simpson-Turnbull23 out of 6
Mr Neil Smith

(stepped down 09-03-2018)

11 out of 1
Mrs Glenda Hall13 out of 6
Mr Richard Vardy22 out of 2
Mrs Lucia Saiger31 out of 1
Mrs Kathryn Mellett32 out of 4

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, with Resources and School Improvement 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 Patricks RC Primary School
Smith Street
Ryhope
SUNDERLAND
SR2 0RQ

 

Tel: 0191 523 5050
Fax: 0191 553 6256

 

Email the Administration Team:
Click here to send us an Email

CONTACT US