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Governors

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

 

Name Governor Type Term From Term To Business Interests Committees and Links Attendance 2018/2020
Mr Chris Baker Foundation Governor  27 Sept 2017 26 Sept 2021 Parent

Chair

Teaching & Learning

Maths, Science

9/9 meetings
Mr Keith Brown Foundation Governor 20 May 2018 19 May 2022 Teacher at St Columba's College

Admissions

Pay & Personnel

Safeguarding

Music

7/9 meetings
Mr John Conlon Clerk     Employed by Herts for Learning n/a n/a
Mr Thomas Coyne Parent Governor 01 Sept 2019 31 Aug 2023 Parent

Resources

Pay & Personnel

Pupil Premium

Wellbeing

5/5 meetings
Mrs Mary Dunn Staff Governor 01 Sept 2019  31 Aug 2023 Teacher Teaching & Learning 5/5 meetings
Mr Patrick Mahoney Parent Governor 01 Sept 2019 31 Aug 2023 Parent

Admissions

Teaching & Learning

English/Literacy

Science

Wellbeing

5/5 meetings
Mrs Rosemary Miles Staff (support) Governor 03 Dec 2019 02 Dec 2023 School Business Manager

Resources

Admissions

5/5 meetings
Fr Michael O'Boy Foundation Governor 03 Dec 2019 02 Dec 2023 Parish Priest RE 4/5 meetings
Ms Patricia O'Donnell       Headteacher

Admissions

Resources

Teaching & Learning

Pay & Personnel

8/9 meetings
Mrs Karen Vontzalidis Associate Member 13 Jul 2019 13 Jul 2023 Deputy Headteacher Teaching & Learning 9/9 meetings
Mr Mark Woodyatt Local Authority Governor 27 Sept 2017 26 Sept 2021 None

Vice Chair

DPO

Pay & Personnel

Resources

Sport

Wellbeing

Governors' Fund

8/9 meetings
Retired            
Mrs Rachael Botley Associate Member 16 Sept 2019 28 Feb 2020      
Mrs Aileen Hartnett Foundation Governor 20 Jan 2016 19 Jan 2020      
Mrs Rocquel Nevers-Wright Associate Member 01 Sept 2019 29 Sept 2020      
Sister Anita O'Leary Foundation Governor 31 Aug 2019 31 Jan 2020      

 

 

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