Sacred Heart School

Sacred Heart School

A Catholic Voluntary Academy

Headteacher: Mrs C. Kelly

Governors

Here you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do.

Governors are responsible for:

  • 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
  • the appointment of all staff

In Sacred Heart we also have an important role in upholding the ethos as a Catholic school.

Who we are

The governing body in Sacred Heart is made up of:

The Headteacher

  • Mrs Kate Kelly – The headteacher was appointed by the Diocese of Hallam and has been in post since September 2014. Mrs Kelly is a member of all committees. Pecuniary interest: None Attendance: Mrs Kelly attended every meeting in the school year 2016-17.

Other Staff Governors

  • To be appointed

Foundation Governors

  • Louis Farrington – Louis joined us in September 2017 and will be invited to all committee meetings throughout the coming academic year. Pecuniary interest:  None

 

  • Lee Oliver Ford – Lee joined as a Parent Governor in December 2013 and became a Foundation Governor in July 2015. He became Chair of Governors in September 2015. As Chair, Lee sits on all of the committees and is one of the headteacher’s Performance Managers. He is also the Safeguarding Governor. Pecuniary interest: None Attendance: Lee attended every full governing body meeting and 8 out of 9 committee meetings in the school year 2016-17.

 

  • Peter Anthony Holland – Peter has been a governor since February 2015. He is Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of the Finance and Premises Committee. Pete is also on the Catholic Nature Committee. Pecuniary interest: None. Attendance: Pete attended every full governing body meeting and all committee meetings in the school year 2016-17.

 

  • Mary Ann Kinsella – Mary has been a governor since 2003. She is Chair of the Catholic Nature Committee and the R.E. Governor. Mary is also on the Education Committee. Pecuniary interest: Related to two members of staff. Attendance: Mary attended every full governing body meeting and all committee meetings in the school year 2016-17.

 

  • Winnie Lutakome – Winnie has been a governor since January 2017.  She is a member of the Education Committee and the Catholic Nature Committee.  Winnie is one of the headteacher’s Performance Managers.Attendance:  Winnie attended every meeting since her term of office started in the school year 2016-17.
    Pecuniary interest:  None.

 

  • Peter Bernard Sargeant – Peter has been a governor since December 2010. He is Chair of the Education Committee and is the e-Safety Governor. He is also on the Finance and Premises Committee. Pecuniary interest: None. Attendance: Peter attended every full governing body meeting and 6 committee meetings in the school year 2016-17.

 

  • Fr Patrick Shaun Smith – Fr Shaun has been a governor since 1996. He is a member of the Finance and Premises Committee and the Catholic Nature Committee. Fr Shaun is one of the headteacher’s Performance Managers. Pecuniary interest: None. Attendance: Fr Shaun attended every full governing body meeting and all committee meetings in the school year 2016-17.

Elected Parent Governors

  • Fiona Claydon – Fiona has been a governor since November 2014. She sits on the Education Committee and the Finance and Premises Committee. Pecuniary interest: None. Attendance: Due to exceptional circumstances, Fiona was only able to attend 2 meetings in the year 2016-17.

 

  • Marta Emmett – Marta has been a governor since October 2015. She is on the Finance and Premises Committee and the Education Committee. Pecuniary interest: None. Attendance: Marta attended every full governing body meeting and 7 committee meetings in the school year 2016-17.

Recently stepped down

  • Matthew James Borg – Matt joined as a Local Authority Governor in 2012. He became a Foundation Governor in December 2013. He stepped down from our board in July 2017. Pecuniary interest: None Attendance: Matt attended every full governing body meeting and 5 committee meetings in the school year 2016-17.
  • Pauline Mary McConnon – Pauline joined as a Foundation Governor in July 2006. She stepped down from our board in July 2017. Pecuniary interest: None. Attendance: Pauline attended every full governing body meeting and 4 out of 6 committee meetings in the school year 2016-17.
  • Mrs Helen Roche – Mrs Roche joined as a Staff Governor in March 2009. She stepped down from our board in April 2017. Pecuniary interest: None Attendance: Mrs Roche attended 2 out of 3 full governing body meetings and 4 out of 6 committee meetings in the school year 2016-17.

What we do

We have a full governing body meeting at least once a term to look at the issues which affect the school as a whole. We have three committees:

  • Education covers many of the school policies and focuses on teaching and learning in the school.

 

  • Finance and Premises covers the school budget and how it is spent as well has considering all aspects of the buildings and any related health and safety issues.

 

  • Catholic Nature focuses on how we maintain the Catholic ethos of the school.

 

Each committee meets at least once a term. There is also a Pay committee which meets annually.

Policies and agreed minutes of meetings are available on request via the school office.

As governors we receive training to help us keep up to date with developments in the education system, and to help us to do our job effectively. We visit the school regularly to meet with the headteacher, other staff and pupils, to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets. We also liaise with the Diocese of Hallam.

Being a governor demands a definite time commitment but is very rewarding. Governors give their time freely, they are volunteers.  At Sacred Heart School, we benefit greatly from having governors with a wide variety of skills and backgrounds but our governors all have one thing in common: we care deeply about Sacred Heart School!

Our Chair of Governors is Mr Lee Ford.

Our Vice-Chair of Governors is Mr Peter Holland.

All governors can be contacted via the school office.

Last Update: 05.10.17.            Company Number: 8719689

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