Our Governors

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ST AMBROSE CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL – GOVERNING BODY

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Role of the Governing Body
The Governing Body provides strategic direction and acts as a “critical friend”, supporting and also challenging the school to continuously improve. It monitors and evaluates pupil progress, has overall responsibility for the school budget and contributes to school development plans. As St Ambrose Catholic Primary School is a voluntary aided school with a religious character, the governing body is the employer and has a legal responsibility to ensure that the school is conducted according to Christian values and the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Role of the Headteacher
The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation and day-to-day management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the Governing Body.

Foundation Governors
Our Foundation Governors are those appointed by the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

Headteacher
The Headteacher is a Governor by virtue of office. 

Staff Governors
The Staff Governors are employed by the school and are elected by the staff.

Parent Governors
Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. Any parent, or carer, of a registered pupil at the school at the time of election is eligible to stand for election as a parent governor. Parent governors may continue to hold office until the end of their term of office even if their child leaves the school.

Local Authority Governor
Local Authority governors are nominated by the Local Educational Authority but appointed by the Governing Body.

Foundation Governors
Foundation Governors appointed by the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

                                                    Governing Body 2017/2018

                                                    Headteacher: Mrs T O’Neill
                                                              Chair: Fr E Cain
                                                    Vice Chair: Mr J Penketh
                                       Clerk to the Governors: Mrs U Anderson

Name Category Date Appointed Appointed By Term of Office
Father Edward Cain Chair/Foundation Governor 1st Sept 2016 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mr John Penketh Local Authority Governor 12th Nov 2014 Local Authority 4 years
 Mrs Norma Roe Foundation Governor (SEN) 5th Feb 2014 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mrs Ursula Holt Foundation Governor 5th Feb 2014 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mrs Jacquie Kirwan Foundation Governor 1st Sept 2016 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mrs Jean Rudkin Foundation Governor 1st Sept 2016 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mrs Helen Raley-Williams Foundation Governor 16th Nov 2016 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mrs Tracy O’Neill Headteacher
Governor
1st Sept 2011
Mrs Carmen Walker-Ravena Staff Governor
(SEN)
1st Sept 2015 Staff Election 4 years
Mrs Donna O’Grady Parent Governor 1st Sept 2015 Parent Election  4 years
Mr Garfield Hamilton Parent Governor 5th May 2017 Parent Election 4 years

Mrs Ursula Holt was appointed Link English Governor on 19th October, 2017
Mr John Penketh was appointed Link Safeguarding Governor on 22nd March, 2017
Mrs Jean Rudkin was appointed Link Maths Governor on 2nd March, 2016
Mrs Norma Roe was appointed Link SEN Governor on 2nd March, 2016

REGISTER OF INTERESTS/SCHOOL CONNECTION
Father Edward Cain – Governor at St Christopher Primary School, Governor at the Academy of St Nicolas
Mrs H Raley-Williams – Headteacher at Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School, Garston
Mrs J Kirwan – Teacher at The Academy of St Nicholas

                        Governing Body Committees 2017/2018

Resources Standards
Mr John Penketh (Chair) Mrs Jacquie Kirwan (Chair)
Fr Edward Cain Fr Edward Cain
Mrs Ursula Holt Mrs Norma Roe
Mrs Jean Rudkin Mrs Carmen Walker-Ravena
Mrs Donna O’Grady Mr Garfield Hamilton
Mrs Helen Raley-Williams Mrs Helen Raley-Williams