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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


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.

 

Governing Body of St. Mary's Catholic Primary School November 2015

 

Associate Governors (appointed by the Governing Body):

 

Margaret Bottomley, Kathryn Hampson

 

Chair of Governors:

 

Sharon Jones

 

Parent (elected by the parents):

 

Karen Thomas

 

Staff (elected by the staff):

 

Karen Tew

 

Foundation Governors (elected by the Diocese)

 

Andrew Cafferkey

Symone Thwaites

Brigid Gildert

Sharon Jones

Father Michael Murphy

John Large

Dominic Wilson

 

LEA Governor (elected by the Local Authority):

 

Vacancy

 

Headteacher Governor:

 

Ann Kowalska

 

Membership of Standing Committees:

 

Standards and Effectiveness Committee:

 

Chair: Sharon Jones

Members: Bridget Gildert - Foundation Governor, Andrew Cafferkey - Foundation Governor, Simone Thwaites - Foundation Governor, Ann Kowalska - Headteacher, Margaret Bottomley - Associate Governor

 

Resources and Finance Committee:

 

Chair: Sharon Jones

Members: Karen Thomas - Parent Governor,  Andrew Cafferkey - Foundation Governor, Ann Kowalska - Headteacher,  Karen Tew - Staff Governor

Margaret Bottomley

Category of Governor - Associate - Co-opted by the Governing Body

 

Term of Office: 4 years

 

Committees Served on: Standards and Effectiveness Committee

 

Positions of Responsibility Held:

 

Relevant business/financial interests: None

 

Other Education Establishments governed: None

 

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Does not have any voting rights on the governing body

 

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Kathryn Hampson

Category of Governor - Associate - Co-opted by the Governing Body

 

Term of Office:

 

Committees Served on: Pupil Support Committee

 

Positions of Responsibility Held: Attendance

 

Relevant business/financial interests: None

 

Other Education Establishments governed: None

 

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Does not have any voting rights on the governing body.

 

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Andrew Cafferkey

 

Category of Governor - Foundation - Appointed by the Diocese

 

Term of Office: 05/02/14 to 04/02/2018

 

Committees Served on: Standards and Effectiveness Committee, Resources and Finance Committee,

 

Positions of Responsibility Held: Child Protection Governor

 

Relevant business/financial interests: None

 

Other Education Establishments governed: Cardinal Allen Catholic High School

 

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Meetings attended in the last twelve months - 100%..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Karen Thomas

 

 

Category of Governor - Parent - Elected by the parents

 

Term of Office: 4 years

 

Committees Served on:

 

Positions of Responsibility Held:

 

Relevant business/financial interests: None

 

Other Education Establishments governed: None

 

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Meetings attended in the last twelve months - 83%

 

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Bridgid Gildert

 

Catergory of Governor - Foundation - appointed by the Diocese

 

Term of Office: 05/02/2014 to 04/02/2018

 

Committees Served on: Standards and Effectiveness Committee

 

Positions of Responsibility Held: Literacy Governor

 

Relevant business/financial interests: None

 

Other Education Establishments governed:

 

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Meetings attended in the last twelve months - 100%

 

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Sharon Jones

 

Category of Governor - Foundation - appointed by the Diocese

 

Term of Office: 05/02/2014 to 04/02/2018

 

Committees Served on: Standards and Effectiveness Committee, Resources and Finance Committee

 

Positions of Responsibility Held: Chair of Governors, Special Educational Needs Governor, RE Governor

 

Relevant business/financial interests: None

 

Other Education Establishments governed: Cardinal Allen Catholic High School

 

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Meetings attended in the last twelve months - 66%

 

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Ann Kowalska

 

Category of Governor - Headteacher

 

Term of Office: 01/11/2014 to 31/10/2018

 

Committees Served on: Standards and Effectiveness Committee, Resources and Finance Committee

 

Positions of Responsibility Held:

 

Relevant business/financial interests: None

 

Other Education Establishments governed: None

 

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Meetings attended in the last twelve months - 100%

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Father Michael Murphy

 

Category of Governor - Foundation - appointed by the Diocese

 

Term of Office: 01/07/2014 to 30/06/2018

 

Committees Served on:

 

Positions of Responsibility Held:

 

Relevant business/financial interests: None

 

Other Education Establishments governed:None

 

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Meetings attended in the last twelve months - 66%

 

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Symone Thwaites

 

Category of Governor - Foundation - appointed by the Diocese

 

Term of Office: 01/11/2014 to 31/10/2018

 

Committees Served on: Standards and Effectiveness Committee, Complaints Committee, Grievance Appeals Committee, Pay Appeals Committee, Staff Review/Attendance/Discipline/Dismissal Committee

 

Positions of Responsibility Held:

 

Relevant business/financial interests: None

 

Other Education Establishments governed:None

 

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Meetings attended in the last twelve months - 17%

 

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Karen Tew

 

 

Category of Governor - Staff - appointed by the staff

 

Term of Office: 4 years

 

Committees Served on: Resources and Finance Committee

 

Positions of Responsibility: Finance

 

Relevant business/financial interests: None

 

Other Education Establishments governed:None

 

Details of any relationships between the governor and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and relatives: None

 

Meetings attended in the last twelve months - 66%

 

 

 

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