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.
The governing body ensures clarity of vision, ethos and the strategic direction of the school. It sets the school’s strategic framework and ensures all statutory duties are met.
Key questions for the governing body are:
- Where are we now?
- Where do we want to be?
- How are we going to get there?
The structure of the Governing Body is as follows:
(a) seven foundation governors;
(b) two parent governors;
(c) the head teacher;
(d) one staff governor;
(e) one local authority governor
The governors have also co-opted an associate governor with financial expertise. This governor does not have voting rights but has a wealth of financial expertise in supporting the Governing Body’s decisions particularly regarding financial management. Instrument of Governance can be accessed via this link. Holy Family Cronton Instrument of Government
The Governing Body have established a number of committees with delegated responsibilities in order to support and carry out the statutory duties of the Governing Body. These are:
Finance & Personnel Committee
Admissions & Pupil Discipline Committee
Appeals – Staff
Governors at Holy Family meet regularly in order to fulfil their duties and the cycle of meetings can be found using this link. GOVERNOR CYCLE 2017-18
|Name||Governor Category||Period||Committee/Link||Pecuniary Interests|
|Mrs Ria Raymond||Foundation – Chair of Governors
Chair of Pupil Appeals
|2016 – 2020||Finance & Personnel, Pupil Appeals, Pay Committee||None|
|Mr Jim Wilson||Foundation – Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of Staff Appeal Committee
Chair of Finance & Personnel Committee
|2014 – 2018||Finance & Personnel, Pupil Appeals, Pay Committee, Admissions & Pupil Discipline, Staff Appeals, Curriculum Committee, Attendance Committee||Chair of Governors at Sts Peter & Paul Catholic College
Grandchildren attend Holy Family
|Mrs Siobhan Saunders||Foundation – Chair of Curriculum Committee||2012 – 2020||Finance & Personnel, Staff Appeals, Curriculum, Appeal Committee||None|
|Mrs Rachael Vickery||Foundation – Chair of Attendance Committee
|2016 – 2020||Finance & Personnel, Staff Appeals, Curriculum, Appeal Committee, Attendance Committee, Appeal Committee||None|
|Mrs Stephanie Quigley||Staff||2015 – 2019||Curriculum,||None|
|Mr Chris Bivon||Parent||2015 – 2019||Pupil Appeals, Attendance Committee||Child attends Holy family|
|Mr Chris Green||Parent||2015 – 2019||Admissions & Pupil Discipline, Curriculum,||Child attends Holy family|
|Mr Peter Qualye||Associate||Finance & Personnel, Pay Committee, Appeal Committee||None|
|Mr David Patrick||Foundation||2015 – 2019||Pupil Appeals, Appeal Committee, Curriculum||None|
|Mrs Janette Cook-Hannah||Headteacher||N/A||Daughter employed at the school and son owns Primary Progress Tracking System
Chair of Governors of another Catholic Primary School
|Mrs Cathy Glanvill||Clerk||N/A||Daughter employed at the school|
Below you will also find information from Liverpool Archdiocese regarding Governance of a Catholic School that includes the roles and responsibilities of the governing body.