By law, every school must have a Governing Body. The size and type of school determine the number of Governors on the board. There are a number of duties and powers set by the Education Acts which the Governors adhere to.
- Taking general responsibility for the conduct of the school.
- Promoting high standards of educational achievement.
- Setting Targets for Key Stages 1 and 2.
- Setting staffing levels.
- Budget Management.
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How have the Governors made a difference?
As a Governing Body, we have a collective responsibility to work with the school to ensure it delivers a high quality education for our pupils. Working with the head teacher, we commit to the objectives of the School Improvement Plan to make sure the pupils are able to achieve to the best of their ability within a secure and happy environment.
An effective school will always challenge itself to ensure it maintains high standards and continues to drive excellent results. How have we, as governors of St Thomas of Canterbury School, made a difference?
In recent years, the Governing Body has developed its feedback process, giving parents and pupils a voice. We have instigated an annual Parent Questionnaire, Pupil Questionnaire and Year 6 Leavers’ Interview. Findings from this feedback have resulted in:
- Improvements in communication to all stakeholders via our new school website and newsletter
- Successfully secured grants to carry out essential building works to maintain a safe environment for pupils and staff
- Improved links with the Parish and raising the school profile within the local community
NOTE: COG = Chair of Governors; VCoG = Vice Chair of Governors; PE = Physical Education; RE = Religious Education; AS = Achievement and Standards; TL = Teaching and Learning; LMG = Leadership, Management and Governance; PVI = Pupil Voice and Intervention; SLT = Senior Leadership Team. Committee A: Teaching and Learning, Behaviour and Admissions; Committee B: Premises, Finance and Personnel
|NAME||CATEGORY||APPOINTED BY||TERM OF OFFICE||COMMITTEE||RESPONSIBILITY||BUSINESS INTERESTS AND RELATIONSHIPS||OTHER ROLES|
|Mrs. Michelle Keating||Head Teacher||Governing Body||Permanent||All ex-officio||To the Governing Body for Teaching and Learning||None||None|
|Mr. Vincent King||Foundation (Parent)||Diocese||22/04/16 to
31/08/19 (Re-appointment form with Diocese)
|A||DPO; LMG, PE/Games Link Governor for IT||None||None|
|Mr. Shane Collery||LA (Parent)||Governing Body||13/11/19 to 18/11/23||All ex-officio||Chair of Governors, Chair of Panels for: Admission Appeals, Complaints Appeals, Link Governor for AS, LMG||None||None|
|Mrs. Maria Hatley||Parent Governor||Governing Body||08/10/19 to 07/10/23||A||Link Governor for Finance and CPD||None||None|
|Mrs. Jenny Hesketh||Foundation (Parent)||Diocese||01/09/18 to 31/08/22||B||Chair of Committee B, Literacy, Link Governor for: Safeguarding, AS, PVI||None||None|
|Dr. Mary Lennon||Foundation||Diocese||01/09/18 to 01/10/22||A||Vice Chair and Chair of Committee A, PE/Games, Mental Health; Link Governor for AS, TL, PVI||None||None|
|Dr. Breda Jackson||Foundation||Diocese||01/09/18 to 31/08/22||All||
Link Governor for: RE, AS, LMG.
|Mr. Anthony Walker||Foundation||Diocese||01/09/18 to 31/08/22||B||Safeguarding, Finance, Link Governor for: RE, LMG, PVI.||None||None|
|Mr Jeremiah Walsh||Foundation||Diocese||01/03/20 to 31/08/23||B||Link Governor for CPD||None||None|
|Mrs Luzaan Sparks||Parent||Governing Body||01/09/17 to 31/08/21||A||Link Governor for SEN, Science||None||None|
|Mr. Andy Booth||Staff||Elected||20/02/19 to 19/02/23||All||SLT||None||None|
|Mrs. Wendy Clark||SLT Advisor||Head Teacher||20/02/19 to 19/02/23||A||RE Co-ordinator, Sports, SLT, PVI||None||None|
|Mrs. Jodee White||Clerk||Herts for Learning||Permanent||–||–||–||–|
|3 Foundation Vacancies||Foundation|