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Welcome to Our Governors’ Page

 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

What do we do?

 

The main role of the governors is one of monitoring and evaluation to support the Headteacher and staff of the school. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.

 

The governing body operates under a circle model whereby the full governing body meets together once a term. There are also other committees that meet twice per term and feedback information to the full governing body; committees cover specific tasks e.g. school improvement, finance and general purpose, Headteacher’s performance management etc.

 

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different bodies that have an interest in the school. These are Foundation governors, Parent governors, Staff governors and LA governors. All governors have equal status, however they were appointed.

 

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors please do so via the Clerk to the Governors at the school address.  

 

We have a legal responsibility to:

  • Monitor the Catholic life of the school.   
  • To monitor the Religious Education provided by the school.
  • Ensure that the National Curriculum is followed.
  • To oversee the school’s budget.
  • Monitor the condition of the school buildings and grounds.
  • To ensure that Special Educational needs are met.   

 

St Joseph’s governors are committed to their goal of achieving an excellent learning environment, within a Catholic setting, for all pupils during their time at our school.  They are focused not only on educational achievement but on the school’s other values, which are vitally important.  Governors mostly carry out their duties during evening meetings and may attend training sessions and seminars to help them do their job effectively.

 

Meet Our Governors

 

Mrs Nicki Robinson

Chair of Governors

I am a Mum to two boys, both of whom attended St. Joseph’s.  I attend St. Joseph’s Church and many of you may know me from the parish Toddler Group which I have run for over 20 years.

 

I am a foundation governor, elected as Chair of Governors in April 2017. This is a role I feel privileged to hold and enjoy immensely.

 

I am committed to working alongside all staff, governors and parents to provide the best education our children can receive during their time at St. Joseph’s.

 

Responsibilities:

Chair of Governors

Chair of  Business & Continuity Committee

 

Mrs Clare McKenna

Vice Chair of Governors

Foundation Governor

I began as a parent governor at St. Joseph’s having been elected in 2016 and am now a Foundation governor.  I have two children, both of whom attended St. Joseph’s.  When my children attended See-Saw I was the Chair of the Committee and became an active member of the PTA when they started primary school.  Since returning to work full time I have had to reduce my commitments but still help at school events when I can.

 

I believe it is important for young people to grow up with a sense of community and value that all staff, students and parents do to create a strong community within our school.

 

Responsibilities:

Vice-Chair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum Committee

 

 

Claire Marrin

Headteacher

Responsibilities:

Sits on Curriculum Committee

Sits on Business & Continuity Committee

Dr Catherine Huston

Foundation Governor

I am a foundation governor as a member of St. Joseph’s parish but also a parent of three children in the school.  This is my fourth year as a governor and took the role to support the school in providing the best for our children both educationally and pastorally. 

 

I am a GP so am named governor for safeguarding and sit on the curriculum sub-committee.  I attend the running club with my children on a Wednesday and I’m also to be found in the playground picking up and dropping off whatever the weather!

 

Responsibilities:

Safeguarding Named Governor

Sits on Curriculum Committee

 

Mrs Breda Dutton

Foundation Governor

I am a foundation governor and am an active member of the Upton Parish.  I am a retired local Government Officer.

 

Responsibilities:

Sits on Business & Continuity Committee

 

 

Mrs Julie LeFeuvre

Foundation Governor

 

Responsibilities:

Sits on Curriculum Committee

Pupil Premium and Sports Premium Funding

Mr Ross McLean

Parent Governor

 

Responsibilities:

Sits on Business & Continuity Committee

Mrs Pam Fewtrell

Staff Governor

Responsibilities:

Sits on Curriculum Committee

 

Mrs Clare Sharp

 

Responsibilities:

Sits on Business & Continuity Committee

Governor Name and Type and/or Special Responsibility

Date of Appointment and Appointing Body

Date Term of Office ended or due to end

Pecuniary or Business Interest Declared

Governance on any other Educational Establishments

Relationships with school staff

Mrs Nicki Robinson (Chair of Governors)

31.08.2012 Foundation Governor

31.08.2024

None Declared

None

None

Mrs Catherine Huston (Safeguarding)

03.03.2016 Foundation Governor

03.03.2024

Yes, Treasurer See-Saw

None

None

Mrs Clare McKenna 

09.03.2016 Foundation Governor

09.03.2024

Yes Assistant Vice-Principal Birkenhead High School Academy

Governor Birkenhead High School Academy

None

Mrs Claire Marrin Headteacher

Ex Officio

 

None Declared

None

None

Mrs Clare Sharp

20.04.20202

Co-opted Governor

20.04.2024 None Declared None None

Mrs Breda Dutton SEN Governor

01.09.2016 Foundation Governor

31.08.2024

Yes  Non-Exec Director Onward Housing

Chair of Governors Claremount School

None

Mrs Pam Fewtrell

01.02.2018 Staff Governor

01.02.2022

None Declared

None

None

Mr Ross McLean

15.11.2019

 Parent Governor

15.11.2023

None Declared

None

None

Mrs Julie LeFeuvre

22.08.2019

Foundation Governor

22.08.2023 Deputy Head at St Joseph's, Birkenhead None None

Committee Membership

 

Business and Continuity

 

Committee Focus – Buildings, Budget, Health and Safety, Premises Development, Wraparound Provision, Staff Pay and Appraisal.

 

Nicki Robinson

Ross McLean

Clare Sharp   

Foundation Governor / Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

Co-opted Governor

Claire Marrin

Headteacher

Clare McKenna

Foundation Governor

Breda Dutton

Foundation Governor

 

Also in Attendance:

  • School Bursar
  • Clerk to Governors

 

Curriculum Committee

 

Committee Focus - Achievement and Standards, Curriculum, SEND, RE, Pupil Premium, Sports Premium Funding, Teaching and Learning, Monitoring Outcomes, Self-Evaluation Summary.

 

Clare McKenna (Chair of Committee)

Foundation Governor/Vice Chair of Governors

Catherine Huston

Foundation Governor

Pam Fewtrell

Staff Governor

Julie LeFeuvre

Foundation Governor

Claire Marrin

Headteacher

 

 

 

Also in Attendance:

  • Deputy Head teacher and SENCO – Maria Anderson
  • Clerk to Governors

 

Governors with Special Responsibilities

 

  • SEND – Breda Dutton
  • Pupil Premium and Sports Premium Funding – Julie LeFeuvre
  • Safeguarding – Dr Catherine Huston
  • Health and Safety - Nicki Robinson
  • Website Compliance - Ross McLean
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