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INTRODUCTION TO THE GOVERNING BODY

The governing body meets at least once per term under the chairmanship of Mr Pat Burbidge.

The governing body is supported by the following committees, each of which meets termly.

  • The governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee;
  • The resources committee;
  • The safeguarding committee;
  • The standards and curriculum committee; and
  • The steering group.

Further information is available by contacting Mr Brendan Finlow, Bursar and Clerk to the Governing Body, either by phoning St Mary’s on 01432 850416 or by email to bfinlow@st-maryshigh.hereford.sch.uk

The following documents are appended below:

The Governing Body as at 1 September 2018;

Constitution and committees of the governing body as at 1 September 2018;

St Mary’s and St Joseph’s RC Federation – Governing Body Committee Meetings – September 2018 – July 2019;

Summary of register of business interests for school governors as at 1 September 2018;

Governors attendance record – September 2017 to July 2018.

 

Governor

Role

Date Appointed

Term of Office

Term of Office Ended

Appointed By

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest

Committees

Mr Pat Burbidge

 

 

Foundation Governor

1 Sep 16

4 Years

31 Aug 20

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Retired

Governing Body (Chair);

Governors for St Joseph’s Sub-Committee;

Resources Committee;

Steering Group (Chair);

Mr Kevin Braybrook

 

 

Parent Governor

1 Sep 16

4 Years

31 Aug 20

Parent Election

Bowens B&B

ICS3 Ltd

Braybrook Investments

Lake Breeze Sarasota LLC

Governing Body;

Standards and Curriculum Committee;

Fr Matthew Carney

 

 

Foundation Governor

16 May 16

4 Years

15 May 20

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Nil

Governing Body;

Safeguarding Committee;

 

CC - To be confirmed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archdiocese of Cardiff

 

Governing Body;

Governors for St Joseph’s Sub-Committee;

Standards and Curriculum Committee

 

MC - To be confirmed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archdiocese of Cardiff

 

Governing Body;

Standards and Curriculum Committee

 

Governor

Role

Date Appointed

Term of Office

Term of Office Ended

Appointed By

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest

Committees

Mr Peter Fawcett

 

 

Foundation Governor

1 Sep 16

4 Years

31 Aug 20

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Fawcett Solutions Ltd

Governing Body;

Resources Committee;

Safeguarding Committee (Chair);

Steering Group;

Mr Brendan Finlow

 

bfinlow@st-maryshigh.hereford.sch.uk

 

Clerk to Governing Body;

Associate Governor (non voting)

 

 

Ex officio

St Mary’s RC High School

Nil

Resources Committee

Mrs Hayley Francis

 

head@st-josephs.hereford.sch.uk

 

Staff Governor

 

 

Ex officio

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Nil

Governing Body;

Governors for St Joseph’s Sub-Committee;

Resources Committee;

Steering Group;

Mrs Honor Houghton

 

 

Co-opted/ friend of St Joseph’s

 

 

 

St Joseph’s RC Primary School

Nil

Governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee

                   

 

Governor

Role

Date Appointed

Term of Office

Term of Office Ended

Appointed By

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest

Committees

Mrs Lynn Johnson

 

Foundation Governor

1 Sep 16

4 Years

31 Aug 20

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Kumon Hereford

Governing Body;

Resources Committee;

Standards and Curriculum Committee (Chair);

Steering Group;

Mr Liam Kearns

 

 

Foundation Governor

1 Nov 16

4 Years

31 Aug 20

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Three Counties Equine Hospital

Governing Body;

Governors for St Joseph’s Sub Committee;

Safeguarding Committee;

Mrs Angela Leslie

 

aleslie@st-maryshigh.hereford.sch.uk

 

Staff Governor

1 Sep 16

4 Years

31 Aug 20

Staff Election

Nil

Governing Body;

Safeguarding Committee;

Standards and Curriculum Committee;

Mrs Alison Murray

Associate Governor (non-voting)

 

 

 

St Joseph’s RC Primary School

 

Governors for St Joseph’s Sub-Committee

                   

 

Governor

Role

Date Appointed

Term of Office

Term of Office Ended

Appointed By

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest

Committees

Mrs Brenda Poynton

 

Foundation Governor

1 Sep 16

4 Years

31 Aug 20

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Brenda Mulligan Interior Design

Governing Body;

Governors for St Joseph’s Sub-Committee;

Resources Committee;

Safeguarding Committee;

Steering Group

Ms Kate Seekings

 

Parent Governor

1 Sep 16

4 Years

31 Aug 20

Parent Election

 

Governing Body;

Standards and Curriculum Committee

Mr Paul Shannon

 

pshannon@st-maryshigh.hereford.sch.uk

 

Associate Governor (non voting)

 

 

Ex Officio

St Mary’s RC High School

Nil

Governing Body;

Standards and Curriculum Committee

Steering Group

 

MS - To be confirmed

 

 

 

 

 

Archdiocese of Cardiff

 

Governing Body;

Safeguarding Committee

Mrs Wendy Thomas

Co-opted

 

 

 

St Joseph’s RC Primary School

 

Governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee

Mr Stuart Wetson

 

swetson@st-maryshigh.hereford.sch.uk

Staff Governor

16 Apr 18

 

Ex Officio

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Nil

Governing Body

Steering Group

 

Governor

Role

Date Appointed

Term of Office

Term of Office Ended

Appointed By

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest

Committees

Mrs Lindsay Wise

 

Foundation Governor

1 Sep16

4 Years

31 Aug 20

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Nil

Governing Body (Vice Chair);

Governors for St Joseph’s Sub Committee (Chair);

Resources Committee;

Steering Group;

CONSTITUTION AND COMMITTEES OF THE GOVERNING BODY AS AT 1 SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Constitution: as per Sealed Instrument of Government dated 1 March 2017.

10 Foundation Governors

2 Parent Governors

1 LA Governor

3 Staff Governors – to include the headteacher for each school within the Federation

Total: 16 governors

Note: No more than 1/3 of overall number of governors (ie maximum of 5), including headteachers, to be employed by the federation.

 

Foundation: 10 governors:                                 LA: 1 governor:

 

1.         Pat Burbidge                                                1.         Vacant

2.         Fr Matthew Carney (ex officio)

3.         Chris Cherry TBC                                         Staff: 3 governors

4.         Mary Cook TBC

5.         Pete Fawcett                                                 1.         Hayley Francis (ex officio)

6.         Lynn Johnson                                              2.         Angela Leslie

7.         Liam Kearns                                                 3.         Stuart Wetson (ex officio)

8.         Brenda Poynton

9.         Marion Smith TBC

10.       Lindsay Wise

 

Parent: 2 governors                                             Co-opted (non-voting): 2 governors:

1.         Kevin Braybrook                                           1.         Honor Houghton

2.         Kate Seekings                                              2.         Wendy Thomas

 

Associate (non-voting): 3 governors:

1.         Brendan Finlow        2.         Alison Murray            3.         Paul Shannon

 

Full Governing Body

Mr Pat Burbidge – Chair – Link governor Careers

Mrs Lindsay Wise – Vice Chair - Link governor Music

Mr Kevin Braybrook – Link governor Business Studies

Fr Matthew Carney

Mr Chris Cherry TBC

Mrs Mary Cook TBC

Mr Pete Fawcett

Mr Brendan Finlow – Clerk

Mrs Hayley Francis – Headteacher – St Joseph’s

Mrs Lynn Johnson

Mr Liam Kearns

Mrs Angela Leslie

Mrs Brenda Poynton – Link governor Health and Safety

Ms Kate Seekings – Link Governor MFL

Mr Paul Shannon – Deputy Headteacher – St Mary’s – Associate member – non-voting

Mrs Marion Smith TBC

Mr Stuart Wetson – Headteacher – St Mary’s

 

Governors for St Joseph’s Sub-Committee

Mrs Lindsay Wise – Chair

Mr Pat Burbidge

Mr Chris Cherry TBC

Mrs Hayley Francis

Mrs Honor Houghton – Co-opted governor/friend of St Joseph’s – non-voting

Mr Liam Kearns

Mrs Alison Murray – Associate governor – non-voting

Mrs Brenda Poynton

Mrs Wendy Thomas – Associate Member – non-voting.  Parent.

 

Resources Committee

Mrs Brenda Poynton - Chair

Mr Pat Burbidge

Mr Pete Fawcett

Mr Brendan Finlow – Associate member – non-voting

Mrs Hayley Francis

Mrs Lynn Johnson

Mrs Lindsay Wise

 

Safeguarding Committee

Mr Pete Fawcett – Chair

Fr Matthew Carney

Mr Liam Kearns

Mrs Angela Leslie

Mrs Brenda Poynton

Mrs Marion Smith TBC

 

Standards and Curriculum Committee

Mrs Lynn Johnson – Chair

Mr Kevin Braybrook

Mr Chris Cherry

Mrs Mary Cook TBC

Mrs Angela Leslie

Mrs Kate Seekings

Mr Paul Shannon – St Mary’s only - Associate member – non-voting

 

Steering Group

Chair of Governing Body - Mr Pat Burbidge - Chair

Vice Chair of Governing Body/Chair of St Joseph’s Sub-committee - Mrs Lindsay Wise

Headteacher – St Mary’s – Mr Stuart Wetson

Headteacher – St Joseph’s – Mrs Hayley Francis

Deputy headteacher – St Mary’s – Mr Paul Shannon – Associate member – non-voting

Chair of Resources Committee – Mrs Brenda Poynton

Chair of Safeguarding Committee – Mr Pete Fawcett

Chair of Standards and Curriculum Committee – Mrs Lynn Johnson

 

ST MARY’S AND ST JOSEPH’S RC FEDERATION

GOVERNING BODY COMMITTEE MEETINGS

SEPTEMBER 2018 TO JULY 2019

 

DATE/

DAY

TIME

EVENT/COMMITTEE

VENUE

REMARKS

AUTUMN TERM 2018

4 Sep 18

Tue

 

Autumn term starts

 

 

12 Sep 18 Wed

6pm

Full governing body

 

St Joseph’s

Brief meeting to elect chairs etc

20 Sep 18 Thu

4.30pm

Governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee

St Joseph’s

 

3 Oct 18 Wed

6pm

Safeguarding committee

 

St Mary’s

 

11 Oct 18 Thu

6pm

Resources committee

 

St Mary’s

 

18 Oct 18 Thu

6pm

Standards and Curriculum committee

St Mary’s

 

29 Oct to 2 Nov 18

 

Half term holiday

 

 

13 Dec 18 Thu

6pm

Full governing body

 

St Mary’s

 

21 Dec 18 Fri

 

Autumn term ends

 

 

SPRING TERM 2019

9 Jan 19

Wed

 

Spring term starts

 

 

10 Jan 19

Thu

6pm

Steering Group

 

St Mary’s

 

17 Jan 19 Thu

4.30pm

Governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee

St Joseph’s

 

30 Jan 19 Wed

6pm

Safeguarding committee

 

St Mary’s

 

6 Feb 19 Wed

6pm

Resources committee

 

St Mary’s

 

14 Feb 19 Thu

6pm

Standards and Curriculum committee

St Mary’s

 

18 to 22 Feb 19

 

Half term holiday

 

 

11 Mar 19 Mon

6pm

Full governing body

 

St Mary’s

 

21 Mar 19 Thu

6pm

Steering Group

 

St Mary’s

 

12 Apr 19

Fri

 

Spring term ends

 

 

 

 

DATE

 

TIME

EVENT/COMMITTEE

VENUE

REMARKS

SUMMER TERM 2019

29 Apr 19

Mon

 

Summer term starts

 

 

2 May 19 Thu

4.30pm

Governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee

St Joseph’s

 

8 May 19 Wed

6pm

Safeguarding committee

 

St Joseph’s

 

16 May 19 Thu

6pm

Resources committee

 

St Mary’s

 

23 May 19 Thu

6pm

Standards and Curriculum committee

St Mary’s

 

27 - 31 May 19

 

Half term holiday

 

 

20 Jun 19 Thu

6pm

Full governing body

 

St Mary’s

 

27 Jun 19 Thu

6pm

Steering Group

 

St Mary’s

 

19 Jul 19

Fri

 

Summer term ends

 

 

 

 

Name of Governor

Date Appointed

Pecuniary Interests

Personal Interests

Other schools

 

Term of office

Current Employment

Businesses of which I am a partner/ proprietor

Company Director-ships

Charity Trustee-ships

Any other conflict

Immediate family/close connections working in the school

Involvement in a business the school might deal with

Other schools where I am a governor

Mr Pat Burbidge Chair

Foundation governor

1 Sep 16

 

4 years

Retired

Eurotech Stainless Ltd

Closed 31 Jan 17

Eurotech

Lugwardine Education Centre

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Mrs Lindsay Wise

Vice-chair

Foundation governor

1 Sep 16

 

4 years

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Mr Kevin Braybrook

Parent governor

 

1 Sep 16

 

4 years

Self employed

Bowens B&B

Partner

ICS3 Consulting;

Braybrook Investments;

Lake Breeze Sarasota LLC

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Fr Matthew Carney

Foundation governor

 

16 May 16

 

4 years

Parish Priest

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

CC – TBC

Foundation governor

 

 

 

4 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MC – TBC

Foundation governor

 

 

 

4 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Peter Fawcett

Foundation governor

 

1 Sep 16

 

4 years

Fawcett Solutions Ltd

Fawcett Solutions Ltd

Nil

St Mary’s PTFA

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Mr Brendan Finlow

Associate governor

Clerk to governing body

1 Dec 16

Bursar/Clerk to Governing Body

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Mrs Hayley Francis

Head – St Joseph’s

Staff governor

1 Sep 16

 

4 years

Headteacher – St Joseph’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Governor

Date Appointed

Pecuniary Interests

Personal Interests

Other schools

 

Term of office

Current Employment

Businesses of which I am a partner/ proprietor

Company Director-ships

Charity Trustee-ships

Any other conflict

Immediate family/close connections working in the school

Involvement in a business the school might deal with

Other schools where I am a governor

Mrs Honor Houghton

Co-opted governor

 

1 Jan 17

Retired

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Mrs Lynn Johnson

Foundation governor

 

1 Sep 16

 

4 years

Nil

Kumon Hereford

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Mr Liam Kearns

Foundation governor

 

1 Nov 16

 

4 years

Three Counties Equine Hospital

Three Counties Equine Hospital

Three Counties Equine Hospital

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Mrs Angela Leslie

Staff governor

1 Sep 16

 

4 years

Assistant Headteacher

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Tony Leslie – spouse – company has done work for the school.

A & A Blinds – spouse is owner

 

Alison Murray

Associate governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Brenda Poynton

Foundation governor

 

1 Sep 16

 

4 years

Brenda Mulligan Interior Design

Brenda Mulligan Interior Design

Brenda Mulligan Interior Design

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Ms Kate Seekings

Parent governor

 

1 Sep 16

 

4 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Paul Shannon

Associate governor

 

 

Deputy Headteacher

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Mrs Wendy Thomas

Co-opted governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Governor

Date Appointed

Pecuniary Interests

Personal Interests

Other schools

 

Term of office

Current Employment

Businesses of which I am a partner/ proprietor

Company Director-ships

Charity Trustee-ships

Any other conflict

Immediate family/close connections working in the school

Involvement in a business the school might deal with

Other schools where I am a governor

MS – TBC

Foundation governor

 

 

 

4 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Stuart Wetson

Head – St Mary’s

Staff governor

1 Apr 18

 

Headteacher

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

 

GOVERNORS ATTENDANCE RECORD SEPTEMBER 2017- JULY 2018

Name of Governor

Full Governing Body

Governors for St Joseph’s Sub committee

Resources Committee

 

Dates of meetings

 

13 Sep 17

6 Dec 17 (1)

21 Mar 18

20 Jun 18

19 Sep 17

18 Jan 18

26 Apr 18

12 Oct 17

2 Nov 17 (2)

6 Feb 18

15 May 18

 

Pat Burbidge

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ap

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Lindsay Wise

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ap

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ap

 

Kevin Braybrook

 

Ap

Ap

Yes

Ap

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Christina Campbell

 

Yes

Ap

Ap

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Fr Matthew Carney

 

Yes

Yes

Ap

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Peter Fawcett

 

Yes

Ap

Yes

Ap

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

 

Brendan Finlow

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Hayley Francis

 

Yes

Ap

Ap

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

 

Honor Houghton

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Lynn Johnson

 

Yes

Yes

Ap

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Liam Kearns

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Mike Kennedy

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Clive Lambert

 

Ap

Ap

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Angela Leslie

 

Yes

Ap

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Brenda Poynton

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ap

Ap

Yes

Ap

Yes

Yes

 

Kate Seekings

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Paul Shannon

 

Yes

Ap

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Wendy Thomas

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Stuart Wetson

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ap

 

Name of Governor

 

Safeguarding Committee

Standards and Curriculum Committee

Strategy Committee

Dates of meetings

 

4 Oct 17

31 Jan 18

2 May 18

19 Oct 17 (3)

15 Nov 17 (4)

15 Feb 18 (3)

7 Mar 18 (4)

24 May 18 (3)

6 Jun 18 (4)

14 Dec 17

21 Mar 18

20 Jun 18

Pat Burbidge

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cxl

Yes

Yes

Lindsay Wise

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cxl

Cxl

Yes

Ap

Kevin Braybrook

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ap

Yes

Cxl

N/A

N/A

N/A

Christina Campbell

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

Ap

Yes

Ap

Yes

Cxl

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fr Matthew Carney

 

Ap

Ap

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Peter Fawcett

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cxl

Yes

Ap

Brendan Finlow

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cxl

Cxl

Yes

Yes

Hayley Francis

 

Yes

Ap

Ap

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Cxl

Cxl

Ap

Yes

Honor Houghton

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Lynn Johnson

 

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

Cxl

Ap

N/A

Liam Kearns

 

Yes

Yes

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mike Kennedy

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Clive Lambert

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cxl

N/A

N/A

Angela Leslie

 

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cxl

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Brenda Poynton

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cxl

Yes

Yes

Kate Seekings

 

Ap

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ap

Yes

Ap

Yes

Cxl

N/A

N/A

N/A

Paul Shannon

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Yes

N/A

Cxl

Yes

Yes

Wendy Thomas

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Stuart Wetson

 

N/A

N/A

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

                                       

(1) Safeguarding Refresher Training.   (2) Resources Pay Committee.   (3) St Mary’s.   (4) St Joseph’s.