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St. Joseph’s RC Primary School Governing Body

 

Our Governing Body is made up of the following members:

 

Fr Kentigern (Chair of Governors)                      Fr Bill (Vice- Chair of Governors)

Amanda Howard                                                 Paul Robb

Vacancy                                                              Marie Watson

Cathy Walker-Allan                                             Elizabeth German

Joan Lovejoy                                                      Ged Eddy

David Harrison                                                    Marion Buchanan

 

A major role of governors is to follow pupils’ progress and development, both academically physically and emotionally.  Governors follow year group results at the end of Autumn, Spring and Summer terms and they challenge the Executive Head Teacher and Head of School on the educational performance of the pupils and the management of staff if it is needed.  The governors also ask questions about and support the planning of the School Development Plan to ensure there is clarity of vision and strategic direction to the way the school works.
 
Governors also help ensure pupil progress through scrutiny of working walls, resources used for teaching and (anonymously) of work books, through discussions with children and through observation of pupils in the classroom for learning, behaviour, communication patterns with each other and with the teachers.

Mrs Walker - Allan is the governor for Special Educational Needs, Dr Robb is the governor for Health and Safety, Mrs Walker - Allan is the governor for Child Protection.  Father Bill is governor for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural themes as well as the Personal, Social, Health and Emotional side of the curriculum. 

Governors also oversee the financial running of the school, including how the sports budget and pupil premium money are spent to ensure pupil progress.

The governors are there to help if parents have any queries.  To contact a governor, just ask Mrs Stewart at school reception, who will happily arrange it. Alternatively you can email them at:  thegovernors@st-josephs-pickering.n-yorks.sch.uk

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