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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section

 

St Gildas is a Voluntary Aided Catholic Primary School and its Governing Body consists of both appointed and elected governors, namely:

  • 7 Foundation Governors (Appointed by the Bishop of Clifton in consultation with the Parish priest)
  • 2 Parent Governors (Elected by parents/carers)
  • 1 Teacher Governor (Elected by teaching staff)
  • 1 Local Authority (LA) Governor (Appointed by the Local Authority)
  • The Head Teacher

 

Currently, our Governors are:

 

Name

Type

​Appointed by

Start of term of office

End of term of office

Attendance at FGBM Attendance at Sub-Committee

Mrs G Galvani

Parent

H&S Governor,

Finance and Personnel team

​Parents/Carers

18/10/2015

17/10/2019

02/10/17

27/11/17

12/03/18

25/06/18

17/09/18

11/03/19

13/11/17

05/02/18

12/11/18

04/02/19

 

Mrs K Weir

Parent

Finance and Personnel team

​Parents/Carers

29/11/2016

28/11/2020

02/10/17

27/11/17

12/03/18

25/06/18

17/09/18

11/03/19

13/11/17

05/02/18

21/05/18

12/11/18

04/02/19

Miss A-M Travers

Staff

Curriculum + Monitoring

Governor

 

​Teaching staff

01/09/2018

 

31/08/2022

 

17/09/18

26/11/18

11/03/19

12/11/18

04/02/19

Mrs A Barrow

Foundation 

Chair of Welfare Committee

Maths Governor

​Bishop of ​Clifton 01/02/2017 31/01/2021

02/10/17

27/11/17

12/03/18

25/06/18

17/09/18

26/11/18

11/03/19

13/11/17

05/02/18

21/05/18

12/11/18

04/02/19

Mrs B Cooke

Foundation

Co - chair of FGBM

Safeguarding Governor

Gifted + Talented Governor

​Bishop of ​Clifton 01/09/2015 31/08/2019

02/10/17

27/11/17

12/03/18

25/06/18

11/03/19

12/11/18

04/02/19

Mrs K Miner

Foundation

Co - chair of FGBM

Vice Chair Education + Welfare Committee

SEND Governor

Bishop of Clifton 30/11/2017 29/11/2021

27/11/17

12/03/18

17/09/18

26/11/18

11/03/19

13/11/17

05/02/18

21/05/18

12/11/18

04/02/19

Mrs K Reynolds

Foundation

+ Chair of Business Committee

Finance and Personnel team

Bishop of ​Clifton

03/04/18

03/04/2022

17/09/18

11/03/19

12/11/18

04/02/19

Mrs L Worrall

Foundation

​Bishop of ​Clifton

03/01/2019

03/01/2023

 

 

Vacant

Foundation

Bishop of Clifton

 

 

 

 

​Vacant

​Foundation

​Bishop of Clifton

   

​Vacant

​Local Authority - 

​Somerset LA

 

   

​Mrs A Frost

​Headteacher

Education + Welfare link

Finance and Personnel team

​N/A

​01/09/2017

​N/A

02/10/17

27/11/17

12/03/18

25/06/18

17/09/18

26/11/18

11/03/19

13/11/18

05/02/18

21/05/18

12/11/18

04/02/19

Mrs E Hall-Say Clerk (non-voting) N/A 04/02/19 N/A 11/03/19  
             
Mr S Joseph

Foundation

Equality Governor

​Bishop of ​Clifton 01/09/2016 31/08/2020

27/11/17

25/06/18

17/09/18

13/11/17

05/02/18

12/11/18

04/02/19

​Mrs T Horsey

​Clerk (non-voting)

​N/A

​01/09/2017

​N/A

26/11/18

13/11/17

05/02/18

21/05/18

12/11/18

04/02/19

Mr C Young Foundation - Chairperson Bishop of Clifton 01/09/2013 31/12/18    
Mrs Pat Ryan Foundation Bishop of Clifton 07/2018 08/2018    
Mrs Juliet Cahill Staff Teaching Staff   31st August 2018

02/10/17

27/11/17

12/03/18

25/06/18

13/11/17

05/02/18

21/05/18

 

The Governing Body is currently seeking to recruit Foundation Governors.

 

The Governing Body is the school's accountable body. It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The Governing Body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.

 

Governors serve a four year term in a voluntary role and provide values, attitudes and knowledge of the world, as well as any particular expertise, for the greater good of the school and its pupils. The management of the school is the responsibility of the Head Teacher.

 

The roles of the Governing Body are:

 

Strategic - To set a broad strategy for the school's development. 

Executive - To carry out the Governing Body's statutory duties.

 

Challenging and Supportive - To be a 'critical friend' to the school by challenging and supporting the senior management team and by taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of the work of staff and children.

 

Sustaining - To maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of the Governing Body.

 

The full Governing Body meets at least four times in the school year:

  • twice in the Autumn term
  • once each in the Spring and Summer terms

It is supported by two committees which meet at least once a term :

  • the Business Committee - Mrs K Reynolds, Chair
  • the Education and Welfare Committee - Mrs A Barrow, Chair

Its duties include:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objectives
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the Head Teacher

 

Governors also hold specific responsibilities, reporting to the Governing Body where necessary. 

Governors need to register any business interests they may have during each meeting.
Please see below for some useful guidance on Governance in schools.
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