School governors are members of a school's Governing Board. In our school they have responsibility for maintaining the Catholic Ethos and raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and acting as a 'critical friend.' Our school governors give their time freely to the children and community of St Joseph's Catholic Primary school. They can be contacted via the school office or by using the contact form below.
Role of the Local Governing Body: the governing body of a school that is part of a Multi-Academy Trust, such as St Josephs, is different from that of a single community school. The St Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Trust is the accountable body and ultimate decision-making body, and it is the Trustees who decide how governance works what responsibilities are delegated to the local tier. So, in effect, the LGB of St Joseph’s acts as a committee to the main Trust Board to provide challenge and support to our school. In line with the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation, we are responsible for supporting school improvement and engaging with school leaders and the community to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential, regardless of background or level of ability.
What we do: the remit can be quite wide, but in a nutshell, we are responsible for:
How we do this:
|Fr Seamus O'Boyle
|Chair of Governors & Foundation Governor
|Foundation & Safeguarding Governor
|Foundation Governor & Vice Chair
Foundation Governor Vacancy
|Clerk to the Governors
|Left in the last 12 months
Anthony Holborn (Foundation Governor)- resigned September 2023
Fr Terry Phips (Foundation Governor) - resigned September 2023
Norah Flatley (Foundation Governor)- resigned September 2023
Governors do not involve themselves in the day-to-day running or management of the school. The day-to-day running and management of the school are matters for the Headteacher and his senior team. Parents with specific ideas or concerns about any school-related matter should share these with the relevant member of staff (for example the class teacher, assistant headteachers or Headteacher). In unusual circumstances, matters for the attention of the Governing Board may be referred to the Clerk to the Governors, using the school's address. Please use the form below to contact the Governors via the school office. Please note the school uses a formal process for dealing with complaints. This policy can be found on the Policy Page.