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The Governors of St John Fisher School are proud to welcome you to our school website. We work with the Head and the wider community to raise standards and also to ensure the well-being of every pupil/person in our school. We are a committed, friendly group of people; some of us are parents of present and past pupils of St John Fisher School, all are very keen to achieve the highest standards within the school.

 

School Governors have a wide range of responsibilities. We help to raise the standards of pupil achievement by setting annual targets, and plan the school’s future direction. Governors have responsibility for monitoring the school’s budget. Governors are also accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community.

 

As a Roman Catholic school, the Governors also have a duty to preserve and develop the catholic nature of the school.

 

The full governing body meets five times a year. Certain key tasks provide the focus for our discussions and as a minimum each meeting focuses on a core topic as follows:

       Analysis of results

       Setting targets for the year

       Approving the School Development Plan

       Approving the Annual Budget

       Reviewing the school policies

 

The main governing body is supported by committees which meet once or twice a term as indicated by the Governing Body Schedule of Business:

1.   Resources committee – concerned with finance and premises.

2.   Teaching and Learning committee – concerned with the school curriculum and with standards of performance.

3. Pay and Personnel committee - concerned with HR and staffing.

 

Some committees meet less frequently or only as a need arises. These include Admissions, pupil Discipline, Staff Grievance and Appeals committees.

 

All the Governors try to attend school functions and also make formal and informal visits during the school day. Each year, we hold an information evening for parents and conduct questionnaires to help us with our planning.

We can be contacted via the school office or at governors@sjfisher.herts.sch.uk

Governing body attendance, voting and membership details

 

Full name.

Mary Harber

Date of appointment.

10.10.2013

Term of office.

4 years

Date stepped down (where applicable).

 

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Diocese

Governance role in any other school/college.

None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

None

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

100%

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

 

 

Full name.

Mr John David Maguire

Date of appointment.

First appointed as an Associate Governor in Sept 2013. Appointed LEA Governor in Sept 2015

Term of office.

3 years as LEA Governor

Date stepped down (where applicable).

Still a Governor

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Mary Harber Chair of Governors and Charles Sweeny 

Governance role in any other school/college.

None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

None

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

Every meeting of Teaching & Learning

Every Full Board

Every Pay & Personnel Committee meeting

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

 

 

Full name.

Mrs Ofure Awonuga

Date of appointment.

October 2015

Term of office.

4 years

Date stepped down (where applicable).

 

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Governing Body

Governance role in any other school/college.

Not applicable

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Not applicable

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

All bar ONE (90%)

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

 

 

Full name.

Valerie Lynn

Date of appointment.

October 2015

Term of office.

Four years

Date stepped down (where applicable).

N/A

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Parent Governor appointed by the school & board of Governors

Governance role in any other school/college.

None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

None

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

100%

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

N/A

 

Full name.

Maria Adair

Date of appointment.

May 2012

Term of office.

Renewed 2016

Date stepped down (where applicable).

N/A

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Diocese/Foundation Governor

Governance role in any other school/college.

No

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

None

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

Attended all meetings.

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

 

 

Full name.

Rocquel Nevers-Wright

Date of appointment.

October 2015

Term of office.

4 Years

Date stepped down (where applicable).

N/A

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Parents

Governance role in any other school/college.

N/A

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

N/A

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

100% for Full board meetings

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

No voting rights applicable

 

Full name.

Ellie McConachie

Date of appointment.

September 2011

Term of office.

4 years

Date stepped down (where applicable).

 

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Appointed as a parent governor

Governance role in any other school/college.

None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

None

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

Apologises made at one meeting. Attendance at all others.

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

 

 

Full name.

Jonathan Andre Gratte

Date of appointment.

2011

Term of office.

4 years

Date stepped down (where applicable).

Appointed Associate Governor 2015

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Appointed as a parent governor now an Associate Governor

Governance role in any other school/college.

None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Wife Lisa HLTA at the School 

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

Attended all Resources Committee and all FGB 

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

Non Voting Associate Governor

 

Full name.

Aileen Hartnett

Date of appointment.

March 2016

Term of office.

 

Date stepped down (where applicable).

 

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Foundation

Governance role in any other school/college.

N/A

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

Husband Chair of Governors St. Helens Brixton.

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

March 2016 to January 2017 - attended 4 FGB meetings and apologies for 7/12/16.

Pay and Personnel Committee 14/11/16?

H&S 19/10/16

 

 

 

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

 

 

Full name.

Fr. TJ Plower

Date of appointment.

October 2015

Term of office.

4 years

Date stepped down (where applicable).

N/A

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Diocese

Governance role in any other school/college.

Ss Alban & Stephen Infant School,

Vanda Crescent

St Albans

AL1 5EX

Ss Alban & Stephen Junior School,

Cavendish Road

St. Abans

AL1 5EG

 

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

None

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

Apologies for 2 FGB meetings

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

N/A

 

Full name.

Sr. Anita O’Leary

Date of appointment.

Jan 2016

Term of office.

4 years

Date stepped down (where applicable).

N/A

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Diocese

Governance role in any other school/college.

None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

None

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

FGB – 100%

Apologies for 1 T & L Committee meeting

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

N/A

 

 

Full name.

Christine Dawson

Date of appointment.

 2016

Term of office.

4 years

Date stepped down (where applicable).

N/A

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Foundation

Governance role in any other school/college.

None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

None

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

FGB – 100%

 

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

N/A

Full name.

Laura Flitton

Date of appointment.

September 2014

Term of office.

4 years

Date stepped down (where applicable).

 

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Staff governor

Governance role in any other school/college.

No

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

None

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

The Headteacher attends all committee and full board meetings. Apologies given 1x committee in this time.

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

 

 

Full name.

Gemma O’Neill

Date of appointment.

September 2014

Term of office.

4 years

Date stepped down (where applicable).

 

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Staff governor

Governance role in any other school/college.

None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

None

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

Attends all committee and full board meetings. Apologies given 2x committee and 1x FGB

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

 

 

Full name.

Karen Vontzalidis

Date of appointment.

May 2015

Term of office.

4 years

Date stepped down (where applicable).

 

Appointed by (in accordance with the Instrument of Government).

Associate governor

Governance role in any other school/college.

None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

None

Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings, over the last academic year.

Attends all Teaching and Learning committee and Full Board meetings.

For associate members –voting rights (if any) on committees to which they have been appointed

None

Committee Terms of Reference (reviewed and updated each Autumn term)


St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, Hazelmere Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 9RW