Governing Body Information :
The Governing Body plays a vital role in the life of the school. It is responsible for setting the overall strategy, vision and ethos of the school, formulating and reviewing school policies and overseeing the educational and financial performance of the school. Our aim is to provide the best possible education, in the best possible environment for the children who attend St.Francis’ Catholic Primary School with children’s best interests central to decision making.
The Governing Body has a maximum of 16 Governors who are very conscientious and diligent and who take their responsibilities very seriously. They are not paid and they do not receive any expenses. They all freely and voluntarily give their time and effort to the school. Nine of the Governors are appointed by the Diocese of Lancaster (Foundation). They come from a variety of backgrounds and they bring many different skills and experiences to the school.
Overview of Committees The main Committees of the Governing Body were as follows:
Business, Finance (Including Buildings, Health and Safety)
Chair: Suzanne Hall
Remit: Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. Ensuring that staffing is appropriate to the needs and resources of the school.
Standards, Effectiveness and Curriculum
Chair: Chris Moran
Remit: Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
|Register of Interests|
|Miss Sarah Deakin||Headteacher||N/A||All||Member of staff|
|Mr Michael Blair||Foundation||19/08/2016||B&F
|Chair of Governors
|Mr John Cosgrove||Parent||31/03/2018||B&F|
|Mr Robert Coupe||Foundation||19/08/2016||B&F|
|Mr Andrew Dickinson||Foundation||19/08/2016||B&F|
|Mr Duncan Fishwick||Foundation||19/08/2016||B&F|
|Mr James Gilmour||Staff||15/09/17||SEC||Member of Staff|
|Mr Phil Griffiths||Co-opted||01/12/2019||B&F|
|Mr Reno Grixti||Foundation||19/08/2016||B&F|
|Mrs Suzanne Hall||Local Authority||25/03/2018||B&F
|Chair of B&F|
|Mrs Alison Holden||Co-opted||24/11/2019||B&F
|Mrs Ann Huddleston||Foundation||19/08/2016||
|Mrs Joan Marshall||Foundation||25/09/2018||SEC|
|Mr Chris Moran||Foundation||31/10/2018||SEC|| Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of SEC
|Fr P Smith||Foundation||05/10/2018||B&F
|Ms R Reynolds||Co-opted||Resigned
|SEC||Former Member of Staff at St.Francis’|
All terms of office have been agreed to be 4 years.
Miss Deakin holds office for the duration of her tenure at the School.
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