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St Thomas ofCanterbury

Structure, Remit & Attendance

 
Mr Shane Collery QC,
Chair of Governors
 

The Governors have many roles to fulfil, all of which are aimed at supporting the Headteacher and staff in providing the best possible opportunities for learning for our children. The Governors are legally responsible for many aspects of the school including overall budget management and expenditure, staff selection and appointment, safeguarding, health and safety, admission arrangements and policies and procedures. The governor responsible for safeguarding including child protection is  Mrs Jennifer Hesketh. In order to fulfil these responsibilities, the Governors work closely with the staff, especially the Headteacher, who provides expert advice and guidance.  We also receive help and advice from the LA and the Diocese.

The full Governing Body, to satisfy legal requirements, has to meet at least once a term, but in addition there are extra meetings when necessary, standing Committees and ad-hoc working parties. The Governing Body’s committees are grouped into two, Committee "B" covering Finance, Personnel and Premises; Committee "A" covering Curriculum, Discipline and Ethos and Standards.

Individual Governors are linked to core subjects and/or School Improvement priorities and use this as a focus for Governor visits. The whole Governing Body is kept informed by the Headteacher of activities within the school.

Governors are happy to talk to parents and welcome input from parents.

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors please email: shane.collery@stcanterbury.herts.sch.uk

COMMITTEE A: Members, Responsibilities and Attendance Records 

Chair of Committee A: Dr Mary Lennon

Committee A has responsibility for: Teaching and Learning; Behaviour and Admissions

Please refer to our Key as follows:  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

Academic Year 2020 / 2021

Name: 09/09/20 30/11/20 00/00/21 00/00/21 00/00/21 00/00/21
BOOTH, Mr Andrew  Responsibility as member of SLT; DSL; SENCO                                                                      STAFF GOV P          
CLARK, Mrs Wendy  Responsibility as member of SLT; RE Coordinator; Sports Co-ordinator; PVI                                                  CO-OPTED GOV P          
COLLERY, Mr Shane, QC (Ex-Officio)  Responsibility as Chair of the Board of Governors; Chair of Panels for Admission Appeals and Complaints Appeals; Link Governor for AS; LMG                                                                    LA GOV P          
HATLEY, Mrs Maria Academy Meeting Attendee                                                               PARENT GOV P          
JACKSON, Dr Breda  Responsibility as Link Governor for RE; AS; LMG                                                                 FOUNDATION GOV P          
KEATING, Mrs Michelle (Ex-Officio)  Responsibility for Teaching and Learning; English; Assessment; RE                                              HEAD TEACHER P          
KING, Mr Vincent  Responsibility for LMG; PE/Games; Link Governor for IT                           FOUNDATION PARENT  GOV  P          
LENNON, Dr Mary  Responsibility as Chair of Committee A; Vice Chair of Governors; Link Governor for AS; TL; PVI; PE                                                                     FOUNDATION GOV P        

 

 

 

Academic Year 2019 / 2020

Name: 14/10/19 02/12/19 03/02/20 23/03/20 04/05/20 29/06/20
BOOTH, Mr Andrew  Responsibility as member of SLT; DSL; SENCO                                                                      STAFF GOV P P P P P P
CLARK, Mrs Wendy  Responsibility as member of SLT; RE Coordinator; Sports Co-ordinator; PVI                                                  CO-OPTED GOV P A A A P A
COLLERY, Mr Shane, QC (Ex-Officio)  Responsibility as Chair of the Board of Governors; Chair of Panels for Admission Appeals and Complaints Appeals; Link Governor for AS; LMG                                                                    LA GOV P A A P P P
HATLEY, Mrs Maria Academy Meeting Attendee                                                               PARENT GOV       P P MH
JACKSON, Dr Breda  Responsibility as Link Governor for RE; AS; LMG                                                               FOUNDATION GOV P P P P P P
KEATING, Mrs Michelle (Ex-Officio)  Responsibility to the Governing Body for Teaching and Learning                              HEAD TEACHER P P P P P P
KING, Mr Vincent  Responsibility for LMG; PE/Games; Link Governor for IT                           FOUNDATION PARENT GOV  P A A A P P
LENNON, Dr Mary  Responsibility as Chair of Committee A; Vice Chair of Governors; Link Governor for AS; TL; PVI; PE                                                                   FOUNDATION GOV P A P P P

 

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COMMITTEE B: Members, Responsibilities and Attendance Records

Chair of Committee B: Mrs Jennifer Hesketh

Committee B has responsibility for: Premises; Finance and Personnel

Please refer to our Key as follows:  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

Academic Year 2020/2021

Name: 21/09/20 16/11/20 18/01/21 08/03/21 10/05/21 12/07/21
BOOTH, Mr Andrew  Responsibility as member of SLT; DSL; SENCO                                                  STAFF GOV            
COLLERY, Mr Shane, QC (Ex Officio)  Responsibility as Chair of the Board of Governors; Chair of Panels for Admission Appeals and Complaints Appeals; Link Governor for AS; LMG                                                    LA GOV            
KEATING, Mrs Michelle (Ex-Officio) Responsibility to the Governing Body for Teaching and Learning                                   HEAD TEACHER            
HESKETH, Mrs Jennifer Responsibility as Chair of Committee B; Literacy; Link Governor for Safeguarding; AS; PVI                                  FOUNDATION GOV            
JACKSON, Dr Breda Responsibility as Link Governor for RE; AS; LMG                          FOUNDATION GOV            
WALKER, Mr Anthony Responsibility for Safeguarding; Finance; Link Governor for RE; LMG; PVI                                                              OUNDATION GOV            
WALSH, Mr Jeremiah Responsibility for Safeguarding; Finance; Link Governor for RE; LMG; PVI                                                                     FOUNDATION GOV            
SPARKS, Mrs Luzaan (Now Resigned) Responsibility as Link Governor for SEN; Science                                                            PARENT GOV            

Academic Year 2019/2020

Name: 23/09/19 18/11/19 20/01/20 09/03/20 11/05/20 06/07/20
BOOTH, Mr Andrew  Responsibility as member of SLT; DSL; SENCO                                                     STAFF GOV P P P P P  
COLLERY, Mr Shane, QC (Ex Officio)  Responsibility as Chair of the Board of Governors; Chair of Panels for Admission Appeals and Complaints Appeals; Link Governor for AS; LMG                                                                                 LA GOV P P P P P  
KEATING, Mrs Michelle (Ex-Officio) Responsibility to the Governing Body for Teaching and Learning                                       HEAD TEACHER P P P P P  
HESKETH, Mrs Jennifer Responsibility as Chair of Committee B; Literacy; Link Governor for Safeguarding; AS; PVI                                     FOUNDATION GOV P P P P A  
JACKSON, Dr Breda Responsibility as Link Governor for RE; AS; LMG                             FOUNDATION GOV P P P P P  
WALKER, Mr Anthony Responsibility for Safeguarding; Finance; Link Governor for RE; LMG; PVI                                                                          FOUNDATION GOV P P P P P  
WALSH, Mr Jeremiah Responsibility for Safeguarding; Finance; Link Governor for RE; LMG; PVI                                                                                         FOUNDATION GOV - - - - P  
SPARKS, Mrs Luzaan (Now Resigned) Responsibility as Link Governor for SEN; Science                                                                 PARENT GOV P (Resigned)          

FULL GOVERNING BODY: Members and Attendance Records

Academic Year 2020 / 2021

Name: 10/11/20 02/03/21 18/05/21 08/06/21
BOOTH, Mr Andrew        
CLARK, Mrs Wendy        
COLLERY, Mr Shane (QC)        
HATLEY, Mrs Maria        
HESKETH, Mrs Jennifer        
JACKSON, Dr Breda        
KEATING, Mrs Michelle        
KING, Mr Vincent        
LENNON, Dr Mary        
WALKER, Mr Anthony        
WALSH, Mr Jeremiah        
SPARKS, LUZAAN (Res 23/09/19)        

Academic Year 2019 / 2020

Name: 12/11/19 03/03/20 19/05/20 09/06/20
BOOTH, Mr Andrew P P P P
CLARK, Mrs Wendy A P P A
COLLERY, Mr Shane (QC) P P P P
HATLEY, Mrs Maria P P P P
HESKETH, Mrs Jennifer P P P P
JACKSON, Dr Breda P P P P
KEATING, Mrs Michelle P P P P
KING, Mr Vincent P A P P
LENNON, Dr Mary P A P P
WALKER, Mr Anthony P P P P
WALSH, Mr Jeremiah P P P P
SPARKS, LUZAAN (Res 23/09/19)        

 

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