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INTRODUCTION TO THE GOVERNING BODY

The full 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 11 January 2019;

 

Constitution and committees of the governing body as at 11 January 2019;

 

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 11 January 2019;

 

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

Pat Burbidge

Foundation Governor

1 Sep 16

4 Years

31 Aug 20

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Retired

 

Lugwardine Education Centre – Director/ Trustee

Governing Body (Chair);

Governors for St Joseph’s Sub-Committee;

Resources Committee;

Steering Group (Chair)

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

Chris Cherry

Foundation Governor

28 Sep 18

1 Yr 11 Mths

31 Aug 20

Archdiocese of Cardiff

 

Governing Body

Governors for St Joseph’s Sub-committee

Standards and Curriculum Committee

TBC

Foundation Governor

 

 

 

Archdiocese of Cardiff

 

Governing Body

Standards and Curriculum Committee

Pete 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

 

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

Hayley Francis

Staff

1 Sep 16

Ex Officio

Ex Officio

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Nil

Governing Body;

Governors for St Joseph’s Sub-Committee;

Steering Group

Honor Houghton

Co-opted/friend of St Joseph’s

 

 

 

St Joseph’s RC Primary School

Nil

Governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee

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

                   

 

 

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;

 

Angela Leslie

Staff Governor

1 Sep 16

4 Years

31 Aug 20

Staff Election

Nil

Governing Body;

Standards and Curriculum Committee;

 

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 (Chair);

Safeguarding Committee;

Steering Group

Kate Seekings

Parent Governor

1 Sep 16

4 Years

31 Aug 20

Parent Election

 

Governing Body;

Standards and Curriculum Committee

Paul Shannon

Associate Governor (Non voting)

 

 

Ex Officio

St Mary’s RC High School

Nil

Governing Body;

Standards and Curriculum;

Committee

Steering Group

MS - TBC

Foundation Governor

 

 

 

Archdiocese of Cardiff

 

Governing Body;

Safeguarding Committee

Wendy Thomas

Co-opted

 

 

 

St Joseph’s RC Primary School

 

Governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee

Stuart Wetson

Staff Governor

1 Apr 18

 

Ex Officio

St Mary’s RC High School

 

Governing Body;

Standards and Curriculum Committee;

Steering Group

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: as per Sealed Instrument of Government dated 1 March 2017.  Total 16 governors

 

10 Foundation Governors

2 Parent Governors

1 LA Governor

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

 

Foundation: 10 governors:                         Parent: 2 governors:                                                Staff: 3 governors:

 

1.         Pat Burbidge                                    1.         Kevin Braybrook                                           1.            Hayley Francis (ex officio)

2.         Fr Matthew Carney                          2.         Kate Seekings                                              2.            Angela Leslie

3.         Chris Cherry                                                                                                                                     3.            Stuart Wetson (ex officio)

4.         Mary Cook                                                     LA: 1 governor

5.         Pete Fawcett                                                                                                                         Associate (non-voting): 3 governors: 

6.         Lynn Johnson                                              1.         Vacant

7.         Liam Kearns                                                                                                                                     1.            Brendan Finlow (Bursar and Clerk)

8.         Brenda Poynton                                           Co-opted (non voting): 2 governors                      2.            Mike Kennedy (Assistant Headteacher)

9.         Marion Smith TBC                                                                                                                           3.            Paul Shannon (Deputy Headteacher)

10.       Lindsay Wise                                    1.         Honor Houghton

                                                                                    2.         Wendy Thomas

CONSTITUTION AND COMMITTEES OF THE GOVERNING BODY AS AT 11 JANUARY 2019

 

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                                                 Staff: 3 governors

4.         Vacant

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

 

Pat Burbidge – Chair

Lindsay Wise – Vice Chair - link governor Music and Business Studies

Kevin Braybrook – link governor English

Fr Matthew Carney

Chris Cherry – link governor Computer Science

Pete Fawcett – link governor Spirituality

Brendan Finlow – Clerk to the governing body

Hayley Francis – Headteacher – St Joseph’s

Lynn Johnson – link governor Pupil premium and disadvantage and school attendance

Liam Kearns

Angela Leslie

Brenda Poynton – link governor Health and Safety

Kate Seekings – link governor MFL

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

Marion Smith TBC – link governor RE (when appointed)

Stuart Wetson – Headteacher – St Mary’s

 

Governors for St Joseph’s Sub-Committee

 

Lindsay Wise – Chair

Pat Burbidge

Chris Cherry – Link governor RE

Hayley Francis

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

Liam Kearns – Link governor - English

Alison Murray – Associate governor – non-voting

Brenda Poynton

Wendy Thomas – Associate Member – non-voting.  Parent.  Link governor Maths

 

Resources Committee

 

Brenda Poynton - Chair

Pat Burbidge

Pete Fawcett

Brendan Finlow – Associate member – non-voting

Lynn Johnson

Lindsay Wise

 

Safeguarding Committee

 

Pete Fawcett – Chair

Fr Matthew Carney

Liam Kearns

Angela Leslie

Brenda Poynton

Marion Smith TBC

 

Standards and Curriculum Committee

 

Lynn Johnson – Chair

Kevin Braybrook

Chris Cherry

Angela Leslie

Kate Seekings

Paul Shannon - Associate member – non-voting

Stuart Wetson

 

Steering Group

 

Chair of Governing Body - Pat Burbidge - Chair

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

Headteacher – St Mary’s – Stuart Wetson

Chair of Resources Committee – Brenda Poynton

Chair of Safeguarding Committee – Pete Fawcett

Chair of Standards and Curriculum Committee – 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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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 – Director/ Trustee

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.