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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)

 

Staff Governor Mrs. V. Abbiss

 

LA Governor Cllr. M. Bateman

 

Co-opted Mrs. H. Morris,  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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

6.11.17

Pay Committee

 

Annually

 

2

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

TOR

6.11.17

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

6.11.17

 

SMSC/Behaviour Committee

Termly

3

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

TOR

6.11.17

Teaching, Learning and Achievement

Termly

3

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

TOR

6.11.17

 

Pupil Discipline

Committee

 

As required

3

Any three non-staff Governors without a declaration of interest

TOR

6.11.17

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

6.11.17

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

6.11.17

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Attendance 2017/18

 

 

 

28.2.17

17.5.17

14.6.17

26.6.17

3.7.17

6.11.17

7.2.18

 

 

 

FGB

FGB

FGB

FGB

FGB

FGB

FGB

Rev

N.

Watson

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Mr.

M.

Morris

Apol

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Mrs.

A.

Manns

Yes

Yes

Apol

Yes

Yes

 

 

Mrs.

A.

Barry

Apol

Apol

Yes

Yes

Apol

 

 

Mrs 

Alexander

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Left

Left

Mrs.

H.

Morris

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Mrs.

M.

Shelley

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Mrs 

Dunkley

NA

In A

In A

In A

In A

 

 

Mr 

Edmunds

In A

In A

In A

   In A

 

In A

 

 

Mrs

Brazier

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Left

Left

Councillor

R.

Potter

Yes

Apol

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Councillor

M.

Bateman

Yes

Apol

Yes

Apol

Yes

 

 

Mr.

S.

Peake

Yes

Apol

Yes

Apol

Yes 

 

 

Mrs.

D.

Peake

Yes

Yes

Apol

Yes

Yes

 

 

Mrs.

S.D.

Peake

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Rev

S.

Leach

Yes

Apol

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Mrs.

V.

Abbiss

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Miss

L.

Johnston

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pay Committee

 

31.10.16

30.10.17

 

 

 

 

Mrs SD Peake (C)

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

Mrs.M.Shelley

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

Mrs A Barry

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership and Management Committee 2017/18

 

6.10.17

17.11.17

6.1.18

 

 

 

Rev N. Watson

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

 

Mrs. A. Manns

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Mr. M. Morris

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Mrs. M. Shelley

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Mrs. H. Morris

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Mrs. A. Barry

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Leadership and Management Committee 2017.

 

13.1.17

24.3.17

 28.4.17

5.5.17

23.6.17

 7.7.17

Rev N. Watson

   Yes

  Yes

 Apol

 Yes

  Apol

Mrs. A. Manns

  Apol

  Yes

 Apol

 Yes

  Yes

Mr. M. Morris

   Yes

  Yes

  Yes

 Yes

  Yes

Mrs. M. Shelley

   Yes

  Yes

  Yes

 Apol

  Yes

Mrs. H. Morris

   Yes

  Yes

  Yes

 Yes

  Yes

Mrs. A. Barry

X

   Yes

  Apol

  Yes

 Yes

  Yes

Mr A Edmunds*

NA

   NA

  NA

  NA

 In attendance

 In attendance

Mrs T Dunkley*

NA

    NA

  NA

  NA

  NA

In attendance

*Denotes attendance of Associate Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Denotes attendance of Associate Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Denotes attendance of Associate Member

Teaching, Learning and Achievement Committee 2017/18

 

14.2.17

 22.9.17

 16.3.18

 

 

 

Rev. N. Watson

Yes

 Yes

 

 

 

 

Mr. M. Morris

Yes

 Yes

 

 

 

 

Mrs. A. Barry

Yes

 Yes

 

 

 

 

Mrs V Abbiss

NA

 NA

 

 

 

 

Mrs. M. Shelley

Yes

 Yes

 

 

 

 

Miss L. Johnston

Yes

 Yes

 

 

 

 

Mrs. T. Dunkley HOS

NA

 NA

 

 

 

 

Mr. A Edmunds

HOS

NA

 NA

 

 

 

 

KEY:     

N/A – Not Applicable e.g. does not sit on this committee at the given date or left if no longer a governor

Ap – Apologies received

Yes - Attended

No – Did not attend (no apologies received)

NQ -- Meeting not quorate