About Our Governors

Register of Governors' Interests

BUSINESS INTERESTS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018

NAME

POSITION

DATE OF APPOINTMENT/

RE APPOINTMENT TO FGB

DATE LEFT FBG

NATURE OF BUSINESS INTEREST/OTHER

DIRECTORSHIPS HELD

DATE FORM COMPLETED

Gina COLLIER

Staff Governor covering for Janet Mathew.

02/10/2017

 

None.

02/10/2017.

Theresa DORRINGTON

Parent Elected Governor.

01/09/2015.

 

Daughter a T.A. at the school.

12/09/2017.

Dawn EXLEY

Co-opted Governor.

02/01/2014.

 

None.

12/09/2017.

David GEE

Co-opted Governor.

08/11/2016.

 

None.

12/09/2017.

Janet MATHEW

Staff Elected

Governor.

23/09/2014.

 

None.

12/09/2017.

Helen McCORMACK

Head Teacher.

September 2014.

 

Manager of Staff.

12/09/2017.

Daniel SOAN

Chair of Governors

10/03/2015.

 

None.

11/09/2017.

Hugh WILLIAMS

Co-opted Governor.

10/03/2015.

 

Member of St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Schools Academy Trust.

12/09/2017.

  • Note from the Clerk, copy of this list placed on GovernorHub, 19th September 2017, with  the signed forms emailed to the school for placing on the school's governors' file.
  • Updated version of this list placed on GovernorHub 3rd October 2017 showing Gina Collier, with her signed form and copy of this list emailed to Mrs. McCormack for placing on the school's governors' file.

BUSINESS INTERESTS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017

 

NAME

 POSITION

 DATE APPOINTED / RE APPOINTED TO FGB

DATE LEFT

LAB

NATURE OF BUSINESS INTEREST/OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS HELD

DATE
FORM
COMPLETED

Theresa DORRINGTON

Parent Elected

Governor

01/09/2011 ?

 

Mother of Sheridan Dorrington

02/11/2016

Dawn EXLEY

Co-opted

Governor

02/01/2014

 

Director of Gravitas HR Solutions.

Trustee of Rugby & Northampton Athletic Foundation.

20/10/2016

Janet MATHEW

Staff Elected

Governor

23/09/2014

     

Helen McCORMACK

Head teacher

September 2014

     

Hugh WILLIAMS

Co-opted Governor

10/03/2015

 

Associate Academic - University Northampton.

Foundation Rep (AKA Gov) St. Thomas of Canterbury Academic Trust.

Independent Schools' Appeals Panel.

30/10/2016

Daniel SOAN

Co-opted Governor

10/03/2015

 

Employee of Northamptonshire County Council.

28/10/2016

Our main role is to support the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.

Our legal duties include:-

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are Community governors, the Local Authority (“LA”), Parents, and Staff. All governors have equal status, however they are appointed.

The full Governing Body meets at least once every other term. We have set up committees to look at particular issues (such as personnel and finance, safeguarding including health and safety and teaching and learning) who also meet every other term. All governors are informed about what happens at these committee meetings. Our Governing Body meetings are usually held after school. We attend training sessions and seminars to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also go into school to meet with the Headteacher, other members of staff and pupils to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.

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