Governing Body 2018-19

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:

religious education is to be in accordance with the teachings, doctrines, discipline, general and particular norms of the Catholic Church:
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.
The school operates under the provisions of the Trust Deed of the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

The governing body shall consist of:-

8 Foundation governors
2 Parent governors
1 LA governor
1 Staff governor
1 co-opted governor
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:

determine and implement the necessary and appropriate committee structure
approve the format of Committees
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 Acting Chair of Governors is Mike Daly

The clerk to the governors is Mrs Claire Jukes

Current governors

Educational Life Committee Attendance Register 2017-18

Finance & Premises Committee Attendance Register 2017-18

Governing Body Attendance Register 2017-18 – FGB Meetings

Pastoral Life Committee Attendance Register 2017-