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What is a Governing Body?

The Governing Body is a group of unpaid volunteers who support the Executive Head Teacher and Heads of School in running the School.  We meet regularly to discuss children’s progress and results, acting as “critical friends” to the Executive Head Teacher, in order to improve the School’s performance.  This means that we challenge the Executive Head Teacher by asking important questions, in order to help pupils achieve their full potential.  We help the Executive Head Teacher manage the School’s budget, by ensuring that money is spent on improving outcomes for our pupils.​

Governor Job Description and Person Specification

The Governors.

 

St. Alban's are currently working together with St. Thomas' Primary School in a Federation.

As a result of this, a new governing body was established, in January 2013.

This governing body now oversees both of the schools.

 

Chair of Governors Rev. Nicholas Watson (Ex-Officio)

Vice Chair Mr. M. Morris

(Co-opted)

 

Parent Governors Mrs. A. Alexander, Mrs. G. Murphy

 

Staff Governor Mrs. V. Abbiss

 

LA Governor Cllr. M. Bateman

 

Co-opted Mrs. H. Morris, Mrs. B. Brazier, Mrs. A. Barry,

Mr. M. Morris, Mrs. A. Manns, Cllr. R. Potter, Mr. S. Peake,

Mrs. D. Peake, Miss L. Johnston

 

 

Foundation Governors Mrs. M. Shelley, Mrs. S. Peake, Rev Sam Leach

Meet the Governors

Please note: Due to the reconstitution of the Governing Body in September 2015, all Governors' terms of office (with the exception of Rev. Nick Watson, Ex Officio, and Mrs H. Morris, Executive Head Teacher) end on 31 August 2019. 

 

Reverend Nicholas Watson

  • Ex-Officio Governor/Wednesfield Team Rector
  • Chair of Board
  • Member of Leadership/Management Committee
  • Member of Teaching/Learning and Achievement Committee
  • Experienced Governor, served on a number of Governing Bodies

 

Mrs. Helen Morris

  • Executive Headteacher
  • Member of Leadership and Management Committee
  • Experienced Headteacher in post since September 1999

 

Mr. Martin Morris

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Vice Chair of Board
  • Chair of Leadership and Management Committee
  • Member of Teaching/Learning and Achievement Committee
  • Experienced Governor serving on more than one Board of Governors

 

Mrs. Allison Manns

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Member of Leadership and Management Committee
  • Experienced Governor former Chair of St. Alban's Governing Body

 

Mrs. Sharon Peake

  • Foundation Governor
  • Member of Ethos, Behaviour and SMSC Committee
  • Experienced Governor

 

Mrs. Margaret Shelley

  • Foundation Governor
  • Member of Teaching/Learning and Achievement Committee
  • Member of Leadership and Management Committee
  • Experienced Governor

 

Mrs. Anne Barry

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Member of Leadership and Management Committee
  • Member of Teaching/Learning and Achievement Committee
  • Experienced Governor former Chair of St. Thomas' Governing Body

 

Mrs. Beverly Brazier

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Member of Teaching/Learning and Achievement Committee
  • Experienced Governor

 

Councillor Rita Potter

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Member of Ethos, Behaviour and SMSC Committee
  • Experienced Governor serving on more than one Board of Governors

 

Councillor Mary Bateman

  • LA Governor
  • Experienced Governor

 

Reverend Sam Leach

  • Foundation Governor
  • member of Ethos, Behaviour and SMSC Committee

 

Mrs. Victoria Abbiss

  • Staff Governor
  • Member of Ethos, Behaviour and SMSC Commitee
  • Experienced Governor

 

Miss Laura Johnston

  • Co-opted Governor/Staff member
  • Member of Teaching/Learning and Achievement Committee
  • Experienced Governor

 

Mrs. Debbie Peake

  • Co-opted Governor/Staff member
  • Committee membership to be allocated
  • Experienced Governor

 

Mr. Stuart Peake

  • Co-opted Governor
  • Committee membership to be allocated
  • Experienced Governor

 

Mrs. Alison Alexander

  • Parent Governor
  • Committee membership to be allocated
  • New to role as Governor

 

Mrs. Gemma Murphy

  • Parent Governor
  • Committee membership to be allocated
  • New to role as Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Governing Body Committee Structure

Papers only (PO)  Governor Type – (A) = Authority, (P) = Parent, (S) = Staff, (C) = Co-opted

Committee Name

Termly Meetings

Quorum

Membership

Notes

Performance Management Committee

Annually

 

2

Mrs. S Peake (F), Mrs. M. Shelley (F), Mrs. A. Barry (C)

TOR

21.10.16

Pay Committee

 

Annually

 

2

Mrs. S Peake (F), Mrs. M. Shelley (F), Mrs. A. Barry (C)

TOR

21.10.16

Leadership and Management Committee

(incl. Health and Safety)

Half termly

3

Rev. N Watson(Ex Officio), Mrs. H. Morris (EHT), Mrs. A. Manns (C), Mr. M. Morris (C), Mrs. A. Barry (C), Mrs. M. Shelley (F)

TOR

21.10.16

 

SMSC/Behaviour Committee

Termly

3

Mrs. S. Peake (F), Mrs. V. Abbiss (S), Rev S. Leach (F), Cllr R. Potter (C), 

TOR

21.10.16

Teaching, Learning and Achievement

Termly

3

Mr. M. Morris (P), Mrs. A. Barry (C), Rev N. Watson (Ex Officio), Miss L. Johnston (C), Mrs. B. Brazier (C), Mrs. M. Shelley (F), 

TOR

21.10.16

 

Pupil Discipline

Committee

 

As required

3

Any three non-staff Governors without a declaration of interest

TOR

21.10.16

Staff Discipline Committee

As required

3

Any three non-staff Governors without a declaration of interest who were not involved in the deliberations of the original committee/s

TOR

21.10.16

Appeals Committee

As required

3

Any three non-staff Governors without a declaration of interest who were not involved in the deliberations of the original committee/s

TOR

21.10.16

Governing Body

 

Our Governing Body currently consists of the following members:

Governor

Term of Office Start Date

Term of Office End Date

Type

Appointed by

Register of Interests

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutes

Material Interests Arising from Relationships

Rev N Watson

1.1.2013

 

Ex Officio

Diocese

None

None

None

Mrs. H. Morris

1.9.1999

 

Executive Head Teacher

Governing Body

None

None

None

Mrs. S. Peake

1.1.2013

31.12.2019

Foundation

Diocese

None

None

None

Mrs. M. Shelley

1.1.2013

31.12.2019

Foundation

Diocese

None

None

None

Rev S. Leach

1.1.2013

31.12.2019

Foundation

Diocese

None

None

None

Mrs. A. Manns

23.6.2015

22.6.2019

Co-opted

Governing Body

None

None

None

Mrs. D. Peake

23.6.2015

22.6.2019

Co-opted

Governing Body

None

None

None

Miss L. Johnston

23.6.2015

22.6.2019

Co-opted

Governing Body

None

None

None

Mrs. V. Abbiss

1.1.2013

21.12.2019

Staff

School Staff

None

None

None

Mr. M. Morris

23.6.2015

22.6.2019

Co-opted

Governing Body

None

Coppice Performing Arts School

None

Mrs. A. Barry

23.6.2015

22.6.2019

Co-opted

Governing Body

None

St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary school

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. B. Brazier

23.6.2015

22.6.2019

Co-opted

Governing Body

None

None

None

Councillor R. Potter

23.3.2015

22.3.2019

Co-opted

Governing Body

None

Coppice Performing Arts School

None

Councillor M. Bateman

9.1.2013

8.1.2019

LA

LA

None

None

None

Mr. S. Peake

23.6.2015

22.6.2019

Co-opted

Governing Body

None

None

None

Mrs. A. Alexander

25.5.2016

24.5.2020

Parent

Parents

None

None

None

Mrs. G. Murphy

25.5.2016

24.5.2020

Parent

Parents

None

None

None

Governor Attendance 2014/15 and 2015/16

 

 

 

4.11.14

25.2.15

23.6.15

21.10.15

2.3.16

22.6.16

 

 

 

 

FGB

FGB

FGB

FGB

FGB

FGB

 

Rev

N.

Watson

 

Mr.

M.

Morris

Ap

 

Mrs.

A.

Manns

Ap

 

Mrs.

A.

Barry

X

X

Ap

 

Mr.

O.

Barry

X

Ap

X

Ap

X

X

 

Mrs.

H.

Morris

Ap

 

Mrs.

M.

Shelley

 

Mrs.

M.

Bayliss-Parkes

Ap

Ap

Ap

 

Mrs.

S.

Wood

X

Ap

X

X

X

 

Mrs.

B.

Brazier

Ap

Ap

X

 

Councillor

R.

Potter

Ap

 

Councillor

M.

Bateman

Ap

X

Ap

 

Mr.

S.

Peake

Ap

Ap

Ap

 

Mrs.

D.

Peake

 

Mrs.

S.D.

Peake

 

Rev

S.

Leach

Ap

Ap

 

Mrs.

V.

Abbiss

Ap

 

Miss

L.

Johnston

 

Mrs.

A.

Alexander

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs.

G.

Murphy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership and Management Committee 2014/15

 

7.11.14

5.12.14

6.3.15

27.3.15

15.5.15

9.7.15

Rev N. Watson

Ap

Mrs. A. Manns

Ap

Mr. M. Morris

Mrs. M. Shelley

Ap

Mrs. H. Morris

Mrs. A. Barry

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ap

Leadership and Management Committee 2015/16

 

16.10.15

13.11.15

18.1.16

11.3.16

15.4.16

24.6.16

Rev N. Watson

Ap

Ap

Ap

Mrs. A. Manns

Ap

Ap

Mr. M. Morris

Mrs. M. Shelley

Mrs. H. Morris

Mrs. A. Barry

Ap

Ap

Ap

Leadership and Management Committee 2016/17

 

23.9.16

 

 

 

 

 

Rev N. Watson

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. A. Manns

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. M. Morris

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. M. Shelley

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. H. Morris

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. A. Barry

X

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. J. Jones*

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. J. Spicer*

X

 

 

 

 

 

*Denotes attendance of Associate Member

Ethos and SMSC Committee 2014/15 & 2015/16

 

20.3.15

25.6.15

8.10.15

11.11.15

4.12.15

 

Rev S. Leach

 

Cllr R. Potter

X

 

Mrs. M. Bayliss-Parkes

Ap

 

Mrs. S. Peake

Ap

Ap

 

Mrs. S. Wood

X

Ap

Ap

Ap

 

Mrs. J. Jones*

 

*Denotes attendance of Associate Member

Teaching Committee 2014/15 & 2015/16

 

10.3.15

13.5.15

17.6.15

11.11.15

12.1.16

26.1.16

19.4.16

Mrs. J. Crook

Ap

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mrs. M. Bayliss-Parkes

X

Ap

Ap

Mrs. M. Shelley

Ap

X

NQ

Mrs. B. Brazier

X

Ap

Miss L. Johnston

NQ

Mrs. J. Jones*

NQ

*Denotes attendance of Associate Member

Learning and Achievement Committee 2014/15 & 2015/16

 

11.3.15

23.4.15

10.6.15

25.11.15

16.03.16

 

Mr. M. Morris

Ap

NQ

 

Ms D. Thursfield

Ap

X

X

 

Mrs. A. Barry

X

X

 

Rev. N. Watson

Ap

X

 

Mr. C. Whyley*

N/A

N/A

 

Mr. J. Spicer*

N/A

N/A

N/A

NQ

 

Teaching, Learning and Achievement Committee 2015/16

 

17.5.16

14.7.16

 

 

 

 

Rev. N. Watson

 

 

 

 

Mr. M. Morris

Ap

 

 

 

 

Mrs. A. Barry

X

 

 

 

 

Mrs. B. Brazier

X

X

 

 

 

 

Mrs. M. Shelley

Ap

 

 

 

 

Miss L. Johnston

Ap

 

 

 

 

Mrs. J. Jones*

 

 

 

 

Mr. J. Spicer*

Ap

 

 

 

 

*Denotes attendance of Associate Member

Teaching, Learning and Achievement Committee 2016/17

 

29.9.16

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. N. Watson

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. M. Morris

Ap

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. A. Barry

X

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. B. Brazier

Ap

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. M. Shelley

 

 

 

 

 

Miss L. Johnston

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. J. Jones*

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. J. Spicer*

X

 

 

 

 

 

KEY:     

N/A – Not Applicable e.g. does not sit on this committee

Ap – Apologies received

√ - Attended

X – Did not attend (no apologies received)

NQ -- Meeting not quorate