Governors Information

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).

 

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.

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 requirements 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.

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.

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 T Flanagan
Mrs S Barr
Mr P Alcock

Sub Committees & Terms of Reference

Special Needs
Miss A Stafford


Link Governor
Miss A Stafford


Governors Forum
Miss A Stafford


Target Setting
Mr. P. Alcock


Pupil Premium
Mrs A. Siney


Equalities
Mr P. Kelly


Safeguarding
Mr T Simms


Health & Wellbeing
Mrs E Frodsham


R.E.
Mr T. 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

Finance Commitee

Membership

Mr P   Alcock
Father   T. Dooley
Mrs.   J. Ashton
Mr.   A. Shepherd
Mr.   P. Kelly
Mrs   S Barr


Chairperson

Mr.   P Kelly


Quorum

Any three Governors

 

Human Resources Commitee

Membership

Father  T Dooley
Mr.    P. J. Alcock
Councillor  Paul McQuade
Mrs.   J. Ashton
Mrs   S Barr
Mr   A   Shepherd
Mr   T Flanagan


Chairperson

Father T. 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.

 

Salaries Committee

Membership

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.

 

BUILDINGS/HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE

Membership

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


Chair Person

Mr P.  Alcock


Quorum

Any three Governors


Meetings

The Committee shall meet at least once per term.


Terms of Reference

  • The Health and Safety Committee is to review the Safety Policy yearly and arrange for termly inspections.
  • It was proposed and agreed that during future health and safety inspections a member of the Governing Body should be present if possible.
  • To promote co-operation between all employees of the school and to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for staff and pupils.
  • To review the school health and safety policy.
  • To consider and make recommendations arising from new health and safety documentation issued by the LEA, DfEE, HSE, etc.
  • To monitor accident report and fire drills.
  • To report progress on areas of concern identified under previous headings.
  • To examine safety inspection reports and to make recommendations where remedial action is required.

 

School Governors

Mrs J AshtonCategory: HeadteacherAppointed by: Ex-officio
Term of Office: 01/01/09- to date
Voting Rights: Yes
Mrs S BarrCategory: StaffAppointed by: Local Authority
Term of Office: 17/06/17-16/06/21
Voting Rights: Yes
Mr T FlanaganCategory: ParentAppointed by: Elected
Term of Office: 01/04/18-30/03/22
Voting Rights: Yes
Miss A StaffordCategory: ParentAppointed by: Elected
Term of Office: 11/10/17-10/10/21
Voting Rights: Yes
Cllr P McQuadeCategory: Local AuthorityAppointed by: Local Authority
Term of Office: 01/07/18-30/06/22
Voting Rights: Yes
VacancyCategory: FoundationAppointed by: Archdiocese of Liverpool
Term of Office: 
Voting Rights: Yes
Mrs A C SineyCategory: FoundationAppointed by: Archdiocese of Liverpool
Term of Office: 31/08/16-30/08/20
Voting Rights: Yes
Mrs E FrodshamCategory: FoundationAppointed by: Archdiocese of Liverpool
Term of Office: 23/11/16-22/11/20
Voting Rights: Yes
Rev T DooleyCategory: FoundationAppointed by: Archdiocese of Liverpool
Term of Office: 31/08/16-30/08/20
Voting Rights: Yes
Mr T P KellyCategory: FoundationArchdiocese of Liverpool
Responsibility: Vice ChairTerm of Office: 01/09/17-31/08/21
Voting Rights: Yes
Mr A ShepherdCategory: FoundationArchdiocese of Liverpool
Term of Office: 25/11/16-24/11/20
Voting Rights: Yes
Mr P J AlcockCategory: FoundationArchdiocese of Liverpool
Responsibility: ChairTerm of Office: 01/09/16-31/08/20
Voting Rights: Yes

Register of Personal, pecuniary or business interests

Mrs J AshtonBusiness Interest: 1. Agape Ministries (Father) Audio Visual 2009 2. Inspire Ministries (Husband) Woodwork 2009Governance Role in other Educational Institution St. Helens LA Community Governor
Personal Interest: None
Mrs S BarrBusiness Interest: NoneGovernance Role in other Educational Institution:ÊNone
Personal Interest: None
Miss A StaffordBusiness Interest: NoneGovernance Role in other Educational Institution:ÊNone
Personal Interest: None
Cllr P McQuadeBusiness Interest: NoneGovernance Role in other Educational Institution:ÊNone
Personal Interest: Karen Heyes (sister) Learning Assistant at St. MaryÕs Blackbrook
Mrs A C SineyBusiness Interest: NoneGovernance Role in other Educational Institution:ÊNone
Personal Interest: None
Mrs E FrodshamBusiness Interest: NoneGovernance Role in other Educational Institution:ÊNone
Personal Interest: None
Rev T DooleyBusiness Interest: NoneGovernance Role in other Educational Institution:ÊNone
Personal Interest: None
Mr T P KellyBusiness Interest: NoneGovernance Role in other Educational Institution:ÊNone
Personal Interest: None
Mr A ShepherdBusiness Interest: NoneGovernance Role in other Educational Institution:ÊNone
Personal Interest: None
Mr P J AlcockBusiness Interest: All Saints Academy Trust - DirectorGovernance Role in other Educational Institution:
Chair of GovernorsÊ- The Academy of St Francis of Assisi
Personal Interest: None
Mr T FlanaganBusiness Interest: NoneGovernance Role in other Educational Institution:ÊNone
Personal Interest: None

Attendance Register - Remuneration Committee

NameCategory17/12/2019
Mr TP KellyFoundationPresent
Mr PJ AlcockFoundationPresent

Attendance Register - Human Resources

NameCategory03/10/201923/01/2020
Mr T FlanaganParentPresentPresent
Mrs J AshtonHeadteacherPresentPresent
Mrs S BarrStaffPresentPresent
Cllr P McQuadeLocal AuthorityApologiesPresent
Rev T DooleyFoundationApologiesApologies
Mr A ShepherdFoundationApologiesPresent
Mr PJ AlcockFoundationPresentApologies

Attendance Register - Full governing body

NameCategory23/10/201913/02/202007/05/202009/07/2020
Extra Ordinary
Mrs J AshtonHeadteacherPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs S BarrStaffPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mr T FlanaganParentApologiesPresentPresentApologies
Miss A StaffordParentPresentPresentPresentPresent
Cllr P McQuadeLocal AuthorityPresentPresentPresentPresent
Mrs AC SineyFoundationApologiesApologiesPresentPresent
Mrs E FrodshamFoundationApologiesPresentPresentPresent
Rev T DooleyFoundationApologiesApologiesApolgiesPresent
Mr TP KellyFoundationApologiesPresentPresentPresent
Mr A ShepherdFoundationApologiesPresentPresentPresent
Mr PJ AlcockFoundationPresentPresentPresentPresent

Attendance Register - Finance

NameCategory03/10/201923/01/2020
Mrs J AshtonHeadteacherPresentPresent
Mrs S BarrStaffPresentPresent
Rev T DooleyFoundationApologiesApologies
Mr TP KellyFoundationPresentPresent
Mr A ShepherdFoundationApologiesPresent
Mr PJ AlcockFoundationPresentApologies

Attendance Register - Curriculum Committee

NameCategory18/09/201909/01/2020
Mr T FlanaganParentPresentPresent
Mrs J AshtonHeadteacherPresentPresent
Miss A StaffordParentPresentPresent
Mrs AC SineyFoundationPresentPresent
Rev T DooleyFoundationApologiesPresent
Mr TP KellyFoundationApologiesPresent
Mr PJ AlcockFoundationPresentPresent

Attendance Register - Buildings Committee

NameCategory18/09/201909/01/2020
Mrs J AshtonHeadteacherPresentPresent
Mrs S BarrStaffPresentPresent
Miss A StaffordParentPresentPresent
Mrs AC SineyFoundationPresentPresent
Mrs E FrodshamFoundationApologiesPresent
Rev T DooleyFoundationApologiesPresent
Mr PJ AlcockFoundationPresentPresent


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