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 2018-2019

The Governing body has been reformed for the 2018-19 academic year.

 Executive Headteacher:  Mr M White

  Chair:  Mrs Sheryl Wrigley
  Vice Chair: Mrs Helen Raley-Williams
  Clerk to the Governors: TBC

Name Category Date Appointed Appointed By Term of Office
Father Edward Cain Foundation Governor July 2018 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mr John Penketh Local Authority Governor 12th Nov 2014 Local Authority 4 years
Mrs Sheryl Wrigley Foundation Governor July 2018 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mrs Julie Rourke Foundation Governor July 2018 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mr Stephen Drury Foundation Governor July 2018 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mr Martin Kealey Foundation Governor July 2018 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mrs Helen Raley-Williams Foundation Governor July 2018 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mrs Jo Carter Foundation Governor July 2018 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mrs Carmen Walker-Ravena Staff Governor
(SEN)
1st Sept 2015 Staff Election 4 years
Mr Matthew White Executive Headteacher May 2018 Virtue of office
Mr Garfield Hamilton Parent Governor 5th May 2017 Parent Election 4 years

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 Sheryl Wrigley- Headteacher at St Aloysius Catholic Primary School, Huyton

Attendance

Please find below a record of Governor attendance at meetings within the last year since the new body was formed:

Father Edward Cain 2/2
Mr John Penketh 1/2
Mrs Sheryl Wrigley 2/2
Mrs Julie Rourke 0/1
Mr Stephen Drury 2/2
Mr Martin Kealey 1/1
Mrs Helen Raley-Williams 1/1
Mrs Jo Carter 2/2
Mrs Carmen Walker-Ravena 2/2
Mr Matthew White 2/2
Mr Garfield Hamilton 2/2