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Governor structure, committees and responsibilities 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

 

Our governors are strongly encouraged to visit us in school as much as possible, to both support and to ensure we are moving in the right direction. 

Our governors have been given opportunities to get more 'hands on' and visit school regularly to speak to children, look at books and gauge standards. 

 

We are very lucky at Holy Spirit to have an active and committed board of Governors who work very hard on behalf of the school. The Governing Body meets each term. There are a number of Committees which focus on areas of school life, for example: Staffing and  Finance, Standards and Data and Pay and performance Management. The committees also meet at least each term and in many cases each half term. The Governors are responsible for ensuring all children get a very good education at Holy Spirit. The term of office for Governors runs for 4 years. Governor elections for Parents take place when a vacancy arises. All governors have voting rights on committees with the exception of any Associate governors. 

 

Holy Spirit Governors’ List – 2018/2019

Head Teacher: Mr Matthew Byrne

Chairperson: Mrs Val Leatherbarrow 

Vice Chairperson: Mrs Karen McCarthy 

Clerk to Governors and Committees: Mrs Jennifer Claro

 

Name

Category

Date Appointed/re-election

Term of office

Roles

Appointed by

Matthew Byrne

Headteacher

01/04/2014

N/A

Head teacher

 Governors

Father John Harris

Foundation

01/09/2018

(re-elected)

4 years

Chairperson

RE/Pastoral/Spiritual governor   

Archdiocese

 

Winnie McDonald

Foundation

01/09/2016

4 years

Safeguarding Governor team 

Archdiocese

Karen McCarthy

Associate governor 

(Foundation designate)

01/04/2017

4 years 

Safeguarding Governor team

Val Leatherbarrow

Associate governor 

(Foundation designate) 

01/04/2017

4 years

Transition – high school links and finance (Pupil Premium & Sports Premium) 

Appointed by governors 

Katy Race Bray

Associate governor 

01/04/2017

4 years 

Early years Sefton link governor 

Appointed by governors 

Sue Bradshaw

Local Authority

16/11/2010

8

years

 British values/democracy- school council 

LA

Rachel Saunders

Associate

governor 

01/09/2015

4 years

Teaching and learning – Maths

Agreed by governors

Loraine Richardson

Staff

01/09/2015 (re-elected) 

4 years

 Teaching and learning – English

Elected by staff

Lois Mellor

Parent

01/01/2016

4 years

charity links 

Elected by parents

Marie Corrigan

Parent

01/01/2016

4 years

parental links

Elected by parents

           

 

Committees 

Admissions

(if required)

Standards and Data committee

Finance/Staffing

Safety – Pupil wellbeing

 

Pay and Performance Management

Matt Byrne

Matt Byrne

Matt Byrne

Matt Byrne

 

Matt Byrne

 

Father Harris

(chair)

 

Father Harris

 

 

Father Harris

(Chair)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Saunders

 Rachel Saunders

(Chair)

 Rachel Saunders

 

 

Rachel Saunders 

 

Loraine Richardson

 

 

 

 

 

Val

Leatherbarrow

Val

Leatherbarrow

(Chair)

 

 

 

 

Sue

Bradshaw

 

 

 

 

 

Karen McCarthy

 

Karen McCarthy

 

Karen McCarthy

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Katy Race Bray        
     

Winnie McDonald

  Winnie McDonald
           

 

Resignations from the end of 2017/2018: Mr Mark Morgan (previously Vice chair of Governors) 

 

Register of Interests

Name of Governor

Declared Interest

N/A

None declared 

 

Relationships


M. Byrne - Mr P. Radford (Father in law)  

                      -

 

Record of Attendance 2017/18

Name

Scheduled Meetings

Meeting Attended

Apologies Accepted

Absent

Matt Byrne

15

15

0

0

Mark Morgan

15

12

3

0

Father Harris

15

12

0

Loraine Richardson

10

10

0

0

Rachel Saunders

12

10

2

0

Sue Bradshaw

5

4

1

0

Winnie McDonald

8

8

0

0

Karen McCarthy

10

8

2

0

Lois Mellor

2

2

2

Marie Corrigan

4

2

0

Val Leatherbarrow

10

8

1

1

Katy Race Bray 10 7

 

Record of Attendance 2016/17

Name

Scheduled Meetings

Meeting Attended

Apologies Accepted

Absent

Matt Byrne

15

15

0

0

Mark Morgan

15

14

1

0

Father Harris

15

14

1

0

Loraine Richardson

10

10

0

0

Rachel Saunders

12

9

3

0

Sue Bradshaw

5

4

1

0

Winnie McDonald

8

8

0

0

Karen McCarthy

8

8

0

0

Lois Mellor

4

2

0

Marie Corrigan

4

2

0

Val Leatherbarrow

6

5

1

0

Katy Race Bray  6 4 2 0
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