Governing Body

Cardinal Wiseman Governing Body 2016-17

The structure and remit of the Governing Body

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

  1. religious education is to be in accordance with the teachings, doctrines, discipline, general and particular norms of the Catholic Church:
  2. religious worship is to be in accordance with the rites, practices, discipline and liturgical norms of the Catholic Church; and
  3. At all times the school is to serve as a witness to the Catholic Faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The school operates under the provisions of the Trust Deed of the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

The governing body shall consist of:-

  1. 8 Foundation governors
  2. 2 Parent governors
  3. 1 LA governor
  4. 1 Staff governor
  5. 1 co-opted governor
  6. 1 head Teacher governor (unless the Head Teacher resigns the office of governor)

The total number of co-opted governors who are also eligible to be elected as staff governors under Schedule 2 of the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012, when counted with the staff governor and the head teacher, must not exceed one third of the total membership of the governing body.

Total number of governors 14

Foundation governors are appointed by the Archbishop of Birmingham (or any other person exercising Ordinary jurisdiction on his behalf) through the Director of Education of the Diocesan Education Service.

The Archbishop of Birmingham or any other person exercising Ordinary jurisdiction   on his behalf (through the Director of Education of the Diocesan Education Service), may remove foundation governors at any time during their period of office.

The primary purpose of the Governing Body is, in the role of ‘critical friend’ to the school, to support the Headteacher in determining strategy and direction of the school, the proper implementation of statutory requirements and the monitoring and evaluation of the school development plan, including through active participation in the School Improvement Programme (SIP).

To facilitate this the Governing Body will:

  1. determine and implement the necessary and appropriate committee structure
  2. approve the format of Committees
  3. appoint a Chair for each.

There are three committees, Pastoral life, Educational Life, Finance & Personnel & Premises

The Pastoral Life committee has the following delegated responsibilities – to ensure the school is fulfilling its responsibilities to uphold the values of the Catholic faith in all aspects of school life; to ensure the school is fulfilling its responsibilities regarding Child Protection and current requirements on safeguarding: To ensure policies are in place to improve behaviour ensuring all pupils feel safe in the school community: To ensure that the school has good mechanisms in place to support good attendance. To ensure that the school promotes equal opportunity and tackles discrimination.

The Educational Life Committee has the following delegated responsibilities – to take a strategic role in ensuring that the school provides high quality Teaching & Learning which leads to the highest possible level of progress for all pupils.  To ensure that strategies are in place to raise achievement for all pupils.

The Finance & Personnel & Premises Committee has the following delegated responsibilities – to prepare and for approval the Annual Budget.  It will establish formal procedures and timetables for planning the budget and will require the Headteacher to produce estimates of expenditure and income sufficiently in advance of each financial year, even if the details of the school’s funding have not been finalised, so it can determine priorities in accordance with the School Development Plan. It will ensure the school has an effective and high quality of staff. It will advise the Governing Body on priorities, including Health and Safety for the maintenance and development of the school buildings.

The chair of governors is Mr Patrick McDermott

The clerk to the governors is Mrs Ann Holtom

 

 

Name Chair Status Appointed by Date of appointment Office Expires

(Term of appointment)

Pecuniary Interests Links to school staff Other governorships held
1. Mrs Mary Gutteridge Foundation 23/10/2015 Archbishop of Birmingham 22/10/2019 None None Christ the King
2. Mrs Maria Breslin Foundation 16/03/2016 Archbishop of Birmingham 15/03/2020 None None Christ the King
3. Mr Patrick McDermott Chair Foundation 09/01/2014 Archbishop of Birmingham 08/01/2018 None None None
4. Father Edward Clare Pastoral Life Foundation 29/10/2013 Archbishop of Birmingham 28/10/2017 None None None
5. Mrs Catherine Dalzell Foundation 11/07/2014 Archbishop of Birmingham 10/07/2018 None None Maryvale
6. Mr Michael Daly Finance, Personnel & Premises Foundation 07/01/2014 Archbishop of Birmingham 06/01/2018 None None St Edmund Campion
7. Vacancy Archbishop of Birmingham
8. Vacancy Archbishop of Birmingham
9. Mr Paul Chawner Elected Parent 18/11/2013 Foundation Governors 17/11/2017 Hadley’s Carpets None None
10. Mr Olusegun Dosumu Elected Parent 24/04/2015 Foundation Governors 23/04/2019 None None Christ the King
11. Dr Penny Manford Educational Life Local Authority 18/11/2013 Foundation Governors 17/11/2017 None None None
12. Staff Governor Foundation Governors
13. Mr Bob Curry Co-opted 31/12/2014 Foundation Governors 30/12/2018 None None None
14. Mrs Christina Stewardson Headteacher 1/09/2012 Foundation Governors N/A None None Christ the King

Maryvale

Governors who have stepped down in the period 2015-16
Mr Adam Hardy Foundation 1/11/2014 Archbishop of Birmingham 31/12/15 None None Christ the King
Mr Dan Vince Staff Governor 31/10/2014 Foundation Governors 31/08/2016 None None None

 

Full Governing Body Meetings

 

FGB

Meeting

Dates

Patrick

McDermott

Chair

Christina

Stewardson

Penelope

Manford

Catherine

Dalzell

Fr Edward

Clare

Paul Chawner Michael

Daly

Vice Chair

Daniel

Vince

Bob

Curry

Olusegun

Dosumu

Clare

Gutteridge

Adam

Hardy

21/09/2015 P P P A P A A P P P P A
25/01/2016 P P P P A A P P P P A A
11/04/2016 P P P P A A P A P P A A
11/07/2016 P A P A P A P A P P A A

 

 

Committee Meetings

Finance, Premises & Personnel

 

Dates Michael

Daly

Chair

Christina

Stewardson

Olusegun

Dosumu

Vice Chair

Patrick

McDermott

Paul

Chawner

16/11/2015 P P P P A
07/03/2016 P P P P P
23/05/2016 P P P P P

 

 

 

 

Educational Life

 

Dates Penelope

Manford

Chair

Christina

Stewardson

Patrick

McDermott

Vice Chair

Olusegun

Dosumu

Paul

Chawner

Catherine

Dalzell

Adam

Hardy

16/11/2015 P P P P A A A
07/03/2016 P P P P P A A
23/05/2016 P P P A P A A

 

 

Pastoral Life

 

Dates Fr Edward

Clare

Chair

Patrick

McDermott

Christina

Stewardson

Daniel

Vince

Bob

Curry

Vice Chair

Catherine

Dalzell

 
16/11/2015 P P P P P A  
07/03/2016 P P P A P A  
23/05/2016 P P P P P A  

 

P – Present

A – Absent