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The Governing Body of St. Patrick’s Primary School is made up of ordinary people who volunteer because they have an interest in education and a commitment to ensuring that the children who are pupils of the school achieve to the best of their ability.

 

We work in partnership with the Head Teacher and her staff to raise standards of achievement for all pupils of the school, set budgets and oversee the curriculum.  We do this by fostering positive relationships based on communication, understanding and support.

 

We work hard to maintain the catholic ethos of the school and to make the school mission statement an integral part of our work.

 

Our Governing Body is made up of the Head Teacher who is automatically appointed, Foundation Governors, who are appointed by the diocese, Parent Governors who have a child or children in the school and are elected by other parents, staff governors who work in the school, Local authority governors who are appointed by the local authority and associate governors who are appointed by the governing body but do not have a vote.

 

We are all enthusiastic and passionate about the work we do as we continue to strengthen our membership.

Parent Governor Vacancy

Governor Roles              
               
Chair - Ann-Marie Lawson              
Vice Chair - Jean McCarthy              
Inclusion (SEN, Pupil Premium and Looked After Children) – Rachel Small          
Safeguarding (including e-safety) – Marian McCormick            
Admissions – Jean McCarthy and Kirsty Warren              
RE – Jean McCarthy              
EYFS – Natalie Shocklidge              
Sports Premium – Kirsty Warren              
Safer recruitment - Kirsty Warren              
               
               
School Improvement Plan Monitoring Links:              
RE: Jean McCarthy and Rev Tony Whitfield              
Maths: Marian McCormick and Catherine McLellan              
Writing: Rachel Small and Natalie Shocklidge              
Leadership, management and governance: Ann-Marie Lawson and Jean McCarthy        
               
               
Committee Membership              
               
Resources Committee:   Curriculum Committee:   Pay Committee:
Ann-Marie Lawson   Jean McCarthy     Rachel Small
Jean McCarthy   Fr Tony Whitfield     Ann-Marie Lawson
Kirsty Warren (Chair)   Rachel Small (Chair)     Jean McCarthy
Marian McCormick   Natalie Shocklidge        
Catherine McLellan   Kady MacLellan        
Headteacher   Headteacher        
Governor     Type Start Date End Date    
               
Blair Louise Mrs Headteacher 01/01/2012      
Fernandes Linda Mrs Foundation (parent)        
Kennedy Sean Mr Foundation (parent)        
Lawson Ann-Marie Mrs Foundation 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Previously 01/09/2013 - 31/08/2017
MacLellan Catherine Mrs Foundation 01/10/2016 30/09/2020    
McCarthy Jean Mrs Foundation 01/09/2017 31/08/2021 Previously 01/09/2009 - 31/08/2013 and 01/09/2013 - 31/08/2017
McCormick Marian Ms Foundation 16/06/2014 15/06/2018    
MacLellan Kady   Parent 13/10/2017 12/10/2021    
Shocklidge Natalie Mrs Staff 07/09/2016 06/09/2020    
Small Rachel Mrs Parent 13/10/2017 12/10/2021    
Warren Kirsty Mrs LA 18/12/2013 17/12/2017 Previously 18/12/2009 - 17/12/2013
Whitfield Tony Fr Foundation 05/06/2015 04/06/2019    
               
Resignations during the year:            
O’Beirne Sophie Miss Foundation 05/06/2015 07/09/2016    
Taylor Charmain Mrs Parent 24/09/2013 23/09/2017    
               
Instrument of Government:              
Type Number            
               
Headteacher 1            
Parent 2            
LA 1            
Staff 1            
Foundation 7 of whom at least 2 shall, at the time of their appointment, be eligible for election or appointment as parent governors
               
Total 12            
               
               
Updated 29 November 2017            
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
St Patrick's Governor Attendance 2017-18: Full Governing Body Meetings
                     
Governor   20/09/2017 13/11/2017 26/02/2018 09/05/2018 17/07/2018 Total %    
                     
Blair Louise 5 of 5 100%    
Fernandes Linda N/A N/A 3 of 3 100%    
Lawson Ann-Marie Apol Apol 3 of 5 60%    
MacLellan Catherine Apol 4 of 5 80%    
MacLellan Kady N/A Apol 3 of 4 75%    
McCarthy Jean 5 of 5 100%    
McCormick Marian Apol Apol Apol 2 of 5 40%    
Shocklidge Natalie 5 of 5 100%    
Small Rachel N/A Apol 3 of 4 75%    
Taylor Charmain Absent N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 of 1 0%    
Warren Kirsty Apol Apol Apol 2 of 5 40%    
Whitfield Tony Apol 4 of 5 80%    
                     
                     
St Patrick's Governor Attendance 2017-18: Total attendance including Full Governing Body and Committee meetings
                     
Governor     Total %            
Blair Louise   13 of 13 100%            
Fernandes Linda   3 of 3 100%            
Lawson Ann-Marie 4 of 9 44%            
MacLellan Catherine 4 of 9 44%            
MacLellan Kady   4 of 7 57%            
McCarthy Jean   9 of 9 100%            
McCormick Marian   4 of 9 44%            
Shocklidge Natalie   9 of 9 100%            
Small Rachel   7 of 8 88%            
Taylor Charmain   0 of 1 0%            
Warren Kirsty   6 of 9 67%            
Whitfield Tony   7 of 9 78%            
St Patrick's Governor Attendance 2017-18: Resources Committee Meetings  
                 
Governor   30/10/2017 19/02/2018 30/04/2018 02/07/2018 Total %  
                 
Blair Louise 4 of 4 100%  
Lawson Ann-Marie Apols Absent Absent 1 of 4 25%  
MacLellan Catherine Apols Apols Apols Apols 0 of 4 0%  
*McCarthy Jean Apols Apols Apols Apols 0 of 4 0%  
McCormick Marian Apols Apols 2 of 4 50%  
Warren Kirsty 4 of 4 100%  
                 
* Jean McCarthy is Vice Chair of Governors and is a committee member who is only expected to attend when other governors are unavailable
                 
                 
                 
St Patrick's Governor Attendance 2017-18: Curriculum Committee Meetings  
                 
Governor   28/09/2017 25/01/2018 03/05/2018 04/07/2018 Total %  
                 
Blair Louise 4 of 4 100%  
McCarthy Jean 4 of 4 100%  
MacLellan Kady N/A Absent Apols 1 of 3 33%  
Shocklidge Natalie 4 of 4 100%  
Small Rachel 4 of 4 100%  
Whitfield Tony Apols 3 of 4 75%  
                 
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