St. Joseph’s RC Primary School Governing Body
Our Governing Body is made up of the following members:
Paul Robb ( Chair of Governors) Matthew Sheader
Ian Welford Marie Watson
Jennifer Nicholson Elizabeth German
Gerard Eddy Marion Buchanan Kristy Allan
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 Headteacher 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 pupils are well cared for and receive a good quality of teaching , through discussions with children and through observation of pupils in the classroom for learning, behaviour, communication patterns with each other and with the teachers.
Individual governors have dedicated roles and help to oversee specific aspects of the school. Mari Watson is the governor linked with our provision for Special Educational Needs, Dr Robb is the linked governor for Health and Safety and Mrs Buchanan is the linked Safeguarding Governor.
Governors also oversee the financial running of the school, including how the sports budget and pupil premium money are spent to ensure pupil progress.
Currently the members of the Governing Body have no business or pecuniary interests and there are no relationships between governors and members of the school staff
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: firstname.lastname@example.org