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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.

A Welcome From the Chair

 

I have been a Foundation Governor since March 2014. My three sons have attended or are still at St Joseph’s (and really loved it) so I welcomed the opportunity to support the management and development of a school which provides a holistic and caring environment for all the pupils.  My early career was spent within NHS management and then central government; latterly spent auditing recruitment agencies. I am now self-employed and spend a lot of my time auditing education supply agencies for the trade body of the recruitment sector.  I have been Chair of Governors since 2015 and I am continually striving to support and challenge the school to deliver an outstanding education; which nurtures each child’s spiritual pilgrimage and their mental and physical well-being. A safe, happy place where children flourish, staff love to work and where parents feel connected with their child’s learning and school life.

 

  

Dear Parents and Carers

 

What do the Governors do?

 

The governing body is a dedicated group of volunteers, nearly all of whom are current parents, who are responsible for holding the school’s leaders to account for the achievement, behaviour and safety of every single one of our pupils. 

 

How do we do it?

 

We do this at the full governors meetings, which are held once a term; and through a number of committee meetings, which report back to the full governing body.  In addition to these meetings individual governors will visit the school to perform observational “learning walks” with members of the senior teaching staff.

 

Our mandate

 

In 2013, the Department for Education published its Governor Handbook, within which, governing bodies were strongly encouraged to “focus on three core strategic functions:

1.    setting vision, ethos and strategic direction

2.    holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

3.    overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent”.

 

Our Faith

 

As a Catholic school, we are also accountable to the Archdiocese of Birmingham. The foundation governors ensure that the school maintains and develops the ethos of the Catholic Faith.

 

Contact details

 

If you are interested in any aspect of governance would like to contact the governing body, or are interested in becoming a Governor, please do not hesitate to approach any one of us in the playground at drop off or pick up time; via the school office on 01905 773572 or by contacting the Clerk to Governors; Nicky Lamb on her email nal6@st-josephs-droitwich.worcs.sch.uk

 

On behalf of the governing body of St Joseph’s, thank you for your support.

 

Best wishes

Duncan Kennedy

Chair of Governors

According to our Instrument of Government, the Governing Body shall consist of:

 

  1. Eight Foundation Governors
  2. Two Parent Governors
  3. One LA Governor
  4. One Staff Governor
  5. One Headteacher
  6. One Co-Opted Governor

 

Total number of Governors = 14

 

Governor Committees 

2020-2021

Committee Name of Governor
Finance & Premises

Steve Atkins

Cath Bryan

Frank Walker

Doreen Grayer  (Chair)

Jason Danks

Daniel Sparkes  (Business Manager, by invitation)
Leadership and Management

Duncan Kennedy

Steve Atkins (Chair)

Tony Nott

Cath Bryan

Doreen Grayer

Achievement & Standards/

Teaching & Learning

Tony Nott  (Chair)

Clare Davison

Cath Bryan

Debbie Russell
Head’s Performance Management Committee

Duncan Kennedy

Steve Atkins

Doreen Grayer

 

Declaration of Interest of Governors at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Droitwich (Academic Year 2019/20)

NB: The attendance record figures relate to the last academic year

 

Full Name of Governor/ Associate Member (including any voting rights for A.M)

a) Date of   Appointment

b) Term of Office

c) Appointing body

Relevant business interests

 Other schools they govern

Any relationships with other governors and school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives.

a)Attendance record

b)Date stepped down

( where applicable)

Duncan Kennedy

 

Chair of Governors

Foundation Gov.

Leadership& Management

committee

 

a) 30.05.18

b) 4 years

c) DES

 

None

None

Married to member of staff

12/13

Steve Atkins

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Parent Gov.

Leadership& Management (Chair)

and Finance& Premises committees

 

a) 27.06.18

b) 4 years

c) Parents

 

None

None

None

17/17

Doreen Grayer

 

Foundation Gov.

Leadership& Management

and

Finance&

Premises (Chair)

committees

 

a) 30.05.18

b) 4 years

c) DES

None

None

None

16/17

Janette Moore

 

Associate Member

(no voting rights)

 

a)15.2.2017

b) Duration of Acting Deputy

None

None

None

13/13

Clare Davison

 

Foundation Gov.

Achievement & Standards/

Teaching& Learning committee

a) 27.10.18

b) 4 years

c) DES

None

None

None

5/7

Catherine Bryan

Head Teacher

a) 01.01.2016

b) Duration of headship

 

None

None

None

22/22

 

Anthony Nott

Foundation Gov.

Leadership& Management

and

Achievement & Standards/

Teaching& Learning

(Chair)

Committees

a) 03.12.19

b) 4 years

c) DES

None

None

None

9/13

Deborah Russell

Staff Gov.

Finance committee

a)17.11.17

b)4 years

c)School

None

None

None

14/14

 

Kathryn Hill

Foundation Gov.

 

Achievement & Standards/

Teaching& learning committees

 

a)15.09.2016

b) 4 years

c)DES

None

St Joseph’s Selly Oak

(Lumin Christi Academy)

None

5/8

Frank Walker

Foundation Gov.

Finance&

Premises committee

a)29.01.2020

b)4 years

c)DES

None

None

None

4/5

Jason Danks

Parent Governor

Finance and Premises committe

a)01.09.20

b)4 years

c)Parents

None

None

None

N/A

Financial Information

 

  • We have NO employees at our school with a gross annual salary of £100,000 or more  
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