Instrument of Government:  Voluntary Aided School

 

1. The name of the school is St Mary’s Catholic Primary Blackbrook.

2.The School was founded by and is part of the Catholic Church. The School is to be conducted as a Catholic School in accordance with Canon Law and the teachings of the Catholic Church, and in accordance with the Trust Deed of the Archdiocese of Liverpool and in particular:

(a)religious education is to be in accordance with the teachings, doctrines, discipline and general and particular norms of the Catholic Church;

(b)religious worship is to be in accordance with the rites, practices, discipline and liturgical norms of the Catholic Church; and at all times the school is to serve as a witness to the Catholic faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ.

3.The School is a voluntary aided school in the trusteeship of the Archdiocese of Liverpool and is an exempt charity for the advancement of the Catholic religion in the diocese in such ways being charitable as the Archbishop shall from time to time direct. 

4.The name of the governing body is “The Governing Body of St Mary’s Catholic Primary Blackbrook”.

5.The governing body shall consist of:

(a)seven foundation governors;

(b)two parent governors;

(c)the head teacher;

(d)one staff governor;

(e)one local authority governor

6.Total number of governors is twelve. 

7.Foundation governors shall be appointed and may be removed by the Archbishop of Liverpool (or any other person exercising Ordinary jurisdiction in his name including, where the See is vacant or impeded, the person or persons on whom the governance of the See has devolved).

 

Sub Committees & Terms of Reference

 

NOMINATED GOVERNORS

 

Special Needs                              Miss A Stafford

Link Governor                              Miss A Stafford

Literacy Governor                        Mr T Simms

Numeracy Governor                    Miss A. Stafford

Governors Forum                         Miss A Stafford

Target Setting                              Mr. P. Alcock

 

                                                     Mr T. Simms

 

Equalities                                       Mr P. Kelly

Safeguarding                                Mr T Simms

Health & Wellbeing                      Mrs E Frodsham

Curriculum   / Aspect Responsibilities

Subject

Name

 

 

Art

Peter   Alcock

Music

Peter   Alcock

Design   & Technology

Susan   Barr

Early   Years

Angela   Siney

Humanities   (History / Geography)

Mrs   G France

ICT

Mr A   Shepherd

Literacy

Trevor   Simms

Modern   Foreign languages

Mr A   Shepherd

Numeracy

Alison   Stafford

PE

Mrs   E Frodsham

PHSE

Councillor   Paul McQuade

Science

Angela Siney

RE

Trevor   Simms

 

CURRICULUM & QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE

(Including Sex Education)

 

Membership

 

Mr.   T. Simms (Associate Member)
Mrs.   J. Ashton
Father   T. Dooley
Mr.   P. Kelly
Mrs   A. Siney
Miss   A Stafford
Mr P   Alcock

 

Chairperson

Mrs   A Siney

Quorum

Any   three Governors

Meetings

Once   per term

 

 

Terms of Reference

To provide guidance and assistance to the Head Teachers and the Governing Body in all matters relating to the curriculum.

To monitor and review the content of the school's sex education programme and report back to the Governing Body with regard to its implementation.

To work with the Head Teachers on the production of school prospectuses in line with the statutory obligation on the schools.

To review the communication of curriculum information to parents and to make recommendations to the full Governing Body on how such information can be used as part of a coherent strategy to market the school.

To review the content of the school's RE policy and to report back to the Governors with regard to its implementation.

To deal with any questions re curriculum from parents.

Committee may investigate and report on any issue it considers relevant to the business of the committee.

In carrying out the above it must be noted that the committee can not discharge the duty to see that the school's curriculum, including RE satisfies the statutory requirements.  Hence point 6 may only be used to gather and review information for the full Governing Body.

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

Membership

Mr P   Alcock
Father   T. Dooley
Mrs.   J. Ashton
Mr.   A. Shepherd
Mr.   P. Kelly
Mrs   S Barr
Mr   Dalecki (Associate Member)

Chairperson

Mr.   P Kelly

Quorum

Any   three Governors

 

Terms of Reference

To meet at least once per term.

To provide guidance and assistance to the Head Teachers and the Governing Body in all matters relating to budgeting and finance.

To comply with the financial regulations agreed by the Governing Body.

To consider requests/recommendations for expenditure submitted by other committee members of the Governing Body, Head Teachers and convey the decision to the appropriate body responsible for taking action.

To recommend to the Governing Body the allocation of money to budget headings at the start of the financial year.

To monitor expenditure so that the schools remain inside the agreed budget limits.

To make recommendations to the Governors on the priorities for spending such funds as become available during the year.

To approve virements and ordering of work, goods and services in  accordance with the limits agreed by the Governing Body and as documented in the School’s Financial Regulations.

To consider proposed contracts which would commit the schools to payments beyond the current financial year and make recommendations to the full Governing Body.

To prepare and review financial policy statements, including consideration of long term planning and resourcing.

To consider the financial implications of any staffing change and report to the full Governing Body.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Membership

Father   T Dooley
Mr. P. J. Alcock
Councillor  Paul McQuade
Mrs.   J. Ashton
Mrs   S Barr
Mr A   Shepherd
Mr A   Dalecki (Associate Member)

Chairperson

Father   Dooley

Quorum

Any   three Governors

 

Terms of Reference

The function is to appoint staff   and to ensure that all appointments are fulfilling the requirements of ACAS, equal   opportunities and the legal implications pertaining with reference to the personnel guidelines   issued by the Archdiocese.

To undertake the Governing body   responsibilities in relation to the induction of Newly Qualified Teachers.

 

REMUNERATION/PAY REVIEW COMMITTEES

 

Membership

Salaries Committee

Mr.   T Simms (Associate Member)
Mr P   Alcock
Father   T. Dooley
Mr P   Kelly

Quorum

Three   Governors


Terms of Reference

 

As laid out in the LA's Whole School Pay Policy.

It   was agreed that the annual staffing review would be included with the Remuneration Committee for future meetings.

 

GRIEVANCE COMMITTEES

 

Membership

First Committee

Miss   A Stafford
Mr.   P.J. Alcock
Mrs   E Frodsham
Mrs   A Siney

Appeals Committee

Father   T. Dooley (Chairperson)

Councillor   Paul McQuade

Mr.   P. Kelly

 

The   Governing Body wished the staff governor of the appropriate school and the   Head Teacher to be present at the First Committee meeting.

Quorum

Three   Governors

 

Terms of Reference

As  laid out in the LA's Grievance Procedure.

 

DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEES

 

Membership

First Committee

Mr.   P.J. Alcock
Mr.   T. Simms (Associate Member)
Mrs.   A. Siney
Mr E   Frodsham
Mrs   A Stafford

Appeals Committee

Father   T. Dooley, plus all other Governors not involved in the particular case.

In  the case of Appeals Committee the teacher governors are to be   interchangeable.

 

Chairperson

First Committee

Vacancy

Appeals Committee

Father   Dooley

Quorum

Three   Governors

 

Terms of Reference

As laid out in the Disciplinary Procedures and Disciplinary Rules provided by   the LA.

 

PUPIL DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE - (statutory)

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

The Governing Body agreed at the meeting held on 3rd November 2005 that a pool of Governors from which three or five Governors will serve as this Committee as and when required.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

To consider and deal with any pupil exclusion paying particular attention to the DfE document entitled “Exclusion from maintained Schools, Academies and Pupil Referral Units in England – A Guide for those with legal responsibilities in relation to exclusion” published 1st September, 2012.

To consider the appropriateness of any permanent exclusion*

To consider whether the Head Teacher has complied with the correct exclusion procedures and had regard to Government guidance before excluding any pupil*

To consider any representations made by parents or the pupil

To review the School Behaviour and Discipline Policy, and make recommendations on changes to the Governing Body or relevant committee*

*cannot be delegated to an individual

 

BUILDINGS/HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE

Membership

Mrs   J Ashton
Mr P   Alcock
Mrs   E Frodsham
Mrs   A Siney
Mr T   Simms (Associate Member)
Mrs   G France
Miss   A Stafford
Mrs   S Barr

Chair Person

Mr P   Alcock

Quorum

Any  three Governors

Meetings

The   Committee shall meet at least once per term.

Terms of Reference

 

1.

The   Health and Safety Committee is to review the Safety Policy yearly and arrange   for termly inspections.

2.

It   was proposed and agreed that during future health and safety inspections a   member of the Governing Body should be present if possible.

3.

To   promote co-operation between all employees of the school and to maintain a   safe and healthy workplace for staff and pupils.

4.

To   review the school health and safety policy.

5.

To   consider and make recommendations arising from new health and safety   documentation issued by the LEA, DfEE, HSE, etc.

6.

To   monitor accident report and fire drills.

7.

To   report progress on areas of concern identified under previous headings.

8.

To   examine safety inspection reports and to make recommendations where remedial   action is required.

   

  

HEAD TEACHER’S PERFORMANCE REVIEW PANEL

APPOINTED GOVERNORS                                                           

Mr. P.J. Alcock  
Mr T Simms  (Associate Member)                                                                                       
Reverend Fr Dooley                                                                                   

TERMS OF REFERENCE (Minutes 03/10/00)

To carry out the Head Teacher's annual performance review as laid down in current legislation and the School's Performance Management Policy.

To report the outcomes of Performance Review to the Committee with responsibility for taking decisions on pay.

 

COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE

Members                                                                                     

Complaints ‘First’

Mr A Shepherd                                                                                   
Mr T Simms  (Associate Member)                                                                                
Mr P Kelly                                                                 

Terms of Reference

To consider, investigate & respond to any complaint referred to the Committee in accordance with procedures adopted by the Governing Body.

 

PUPIL ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE

MEMBERS

Mr I Haskell
Mrs S Barr
Mr P Alcock

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        procedures

 

School Governors

Mrs J Ashton

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Category: Headteacher

Appointed by: Ex-officio
Term of Office: 01/01/09- to date
Voting Rights: Yes

Mrs S Barr
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Category: Staff

Appointed by: Local Authority
Term of Office: 17/06/13-16/06/17
Voting Rights: Yes

Mr I Haskell

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Category: Parent

Appointed by: Elected
Term of Office: 31/03/14-30/03/18
Voting Rights: Yes

Miss A Stafford

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Category: Parent

Appointed by: Elected
Term of Office: 11/10/13-10/10/17
Voting Rights: Yes

Cllr P McQuade

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Category: Local Authority

Appointed by: Local Authority
Term of Office: 01/07/14-30/06/18
Voting Rights: Yes

Mrs G France

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Category: Foundation

Appointed by: Archdiocese of Liverpool
Term of Office: 25/11/16-24/11/20
Voting Rights: Yes

Mrs A C Siney

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Category: Foundation

Appointed by: Archdiocese of Liverpool
Term of Office: 31/08/16-30/08/20
Voting Rights: Yes

Mrs E Frodsham

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Category: Foundation

Appointed by: Archdiocese of Liverpool
Term of Office: 23/11/16-22/11/20
Voting Rights: Yes

Rev T Dooley

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Category: Foundation

Appointed by: Archdiocese of Liverpool
Term of Office: 31/08/16-30/08/20
Voting Rights: Yes

Mr T P Kelly
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Category: Foundation
Responsibility: Vice Chair

Archdiocese of Liverpool
Term of Office: 01/09/13-31/08/17
Voting Rights: Yes

Mr A Shepherd

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Category: Foundation

Archdiocese of Liverpool
Term of Office: 25/11/16-24/11/20
Voting Rights: Yes

Mr P J Alcock

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Category: Foundation
Responsibility: Chair

Archdiocese of Liverpool
Term of Office: 30/08/16-30/08/20
Voting Rights: Yes

Mr T Simms

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Category: Associate

Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of Office: 14/12/16-13/12/20
Voting Rights: Yes (except Finance)

Mr A Dalecki
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Category: Associate

Appointed by: Governing Body
Term of Office: 17/10/13-16/10/17
Voting Rights: Yes (except Finance)

 

Register of Personal, Pecuniary or Business Interests 2017/18

 

Mrs J Ashton

Business Interest: 1. Agape Ministries (Father) Audio Visual 2009 2. Inspire Ministries (Husband) Woodwork 2009

Personal Interest: None

Governance Role in other Educational Institution 1. PACE – PRU St. Helens LA Community Governor

Mrs S Barr

Business Interest: None

Personal Interest: None

Governance Role in other Educational Institution: None

Mr I Haskell

Business Interest: 1. St Helens Council Music Service Tutor 2009

Personal Interest: None

Governance Role in other Educational Institution: None

Miss A Stafford

Business Interest: None

Personal Interest: None

Governance Role in other Educational Institution: None

Cllr P McQuade

Business Interest: None

Personal Interest: Karen Heyes (sister) Learning Assistant at St. Mary’s Blackbrook

Governance Role in other Educational Institution: None

Mrs G France

Business Interest: None

Personal Interest: None

Governance Role in other Educational Institution: None

Mrs A C Siney

Business Interest: None

Personal Interest: None

Governance Role in other Educational Institution: None

Mrs E Frodsham

Business Interest: None

Personal Interest: None

Governance Role in other Educational Institution: None

Rev T Dooley

Business Interest: None

Personal Interest: None

Governance Role in other Educational Institution: None

Mr T P Kelly

Business Interest: None

Personal Interest: None

Governance Role in other Educational Institution: None

Mr A Shepherd

Business Interest: None

Personal Interest: None

Governance Role in other Educational Institution: None

Mr P J Alcock

Business Interest: None

Personal Interest: 1. Merseyside Magistrates: Magistrate – Justice of the Peace 2. St Helens LA: Member of school appeals panel

Governance Role in other Educational Institution: 1. Liverpool Joint catholic & C of E Academies Trust Governor – Director 2. Academy of St. Francis of AssisiFoundation Governor 2005 to date 3. Carmel College Foundation Governor 1995-2016

Mr T Simms

Business Interest: 1. ‘With you always’ Archdiocese of Liverpool Sacrament preparation Parish Catechist 2001

Personal Interest: None

Governance Role in other Educational Institution: None

Mr A Dalecki

Business Interest: None

Personal Interest: None

Governance Role in other Educational Institution: PACE – PRU St. Helens LA Parent Governor

 

Attendance Register – Full Governing Body 2016/17

 

Name

Category

20/10/16

02/02/17

04/05/17
Extra Ordinary

15/06/17

Mrs J Ashton

Headteacher

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs S Barr

Staff

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mr I Haskell

Parent

Present

Present

Present

Present

Miss A Stafford

Parent

Apologies

Present

Present

Present

Cllr P McQuade

Local Authority

Present

Present

Apologies

Present

Mrs G France

Foundation

Present

Present

Apologies

Apologies

Mrs AC Siney

Foundation

Present

Present

Present

Present

Mrs E Frodsham

Foundation

Apologies

Present

Apologies

Present

Rev T Dooley

Foundation

Apologies

Present

Present

Apologies

Mr TP Kelly

Foundation

Present

Apologies

Present

Apologies

Mr A Shepherd

Foundation

Present

Apologies

Present

Present

Mr PJ Alcock

Foundation

Present

Apologies

Present

Present

Mr T Simms

Associate

Present

Present

NA

Present

Mr A Dalecki

Associate

Present

Present

Present

Present

 

Attendance Register – Remuneration Committee 2016/17

 

Name

Category

20/10/16

Mr TP Kelly

Foundation

Present

Mr PJ Alcock

Foundation

Present

Mr T Simms

Associate

Present

 

Attendance Register – Curriculum Committee 2016/17

 

Name

Category

29/09/16

12/01/17

11/05/17

Mrs J Ashton

Headteacher

Present

Present

Present

Miss A Stafford

Parent

Present

Present

Present

Mrs AC Siney

Foundation

Present

Present

Present

Rev T Dooley

Foundation

Apologies

Apologies

Present

Mr TP Kelly

Foundation

Present

Present

Present

Mr PJ Alcock

Foundation

Present

Present

Present

Mr T Simms

Associate

Present

Present

Present

 

Attendance Register – Buildings Committee 2016/17

 

Name

Category

29/09/16

12/01/17

11/05/17

Mrs J Ashton

Headteacher

Present

Present

Present

Mrs S Barr

Staff

Present

Present

Present

Miss A Stafford

Parent

Present

Present

Present

Mrs G France

Foundation

Apologies

Apologies

Present

Mrs AC Siney

Foundation

Present

Present

Present

Mrs E Frodsham

Foundation

Present

Present

Present

Rev T Dooley

Foundation

Apologies

Apologies

Present

Mr PJ Alcock

Foundation

Present

Present

Present

Mr T Simms

Associate

Present

Present

Present

 

Attendance Register – Human Resources 2016/17

 

Name

Category

13/10/16

19/01/17

18/05/17

Mrs J Ashton

Headteacher

Present

Present

Apologies

Mrs S Barr

Staff

Present

Present

Present

Cllr P McQuade

Local Authority

Apologies

Present

Present

Rev T Dooley

Foundation

Apologies

Present

Apologies

Mr A Shepherd

Foundation

Apologies

Present

Present

Mr PJ Alcock

Foundation

Present

Present

Present

Mr A Dalecki

Associate

Present

Apologies

Present

 

Attendance Register – Finance 2016/17

 

Name

Category

13/10/16

19/01/17

18/05/17

Mrs J Ashton

Headteacher

Present

Present

Apologies

Mrs S Barr

Staff

Present

Present

Present

Rev T Dooley

Foundation

Apologies

Present

Apologies

Mr TP Kelly

Foundation

Present

Present

Apologies

Mr A Shepherd

Foundation

Apologies

Present

Present

Mr PJ Alcock

Foundation

Present

Present

Present

Mr A Dalecki

Associate

Present

Apologies

Present

 
 
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