ST AMBROSE CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL – GOVERNING BODY
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.
Our Foundation Governors are those appointed by the Archdiocese of Liverpool.
The Headteacher is a Governor by virtue of office.
The Staff Governors are employed by the school and are elected by the staff.
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 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
|1st Sept 2011||–||–|
|Mrs Carmen Walker-Ravena||Staff Governor
|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|
Mr John Penketh was appointed Link Safeguarding Governor on 22nd March, 2017
Mrs Jean Rudkin was appointed Link Maths 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
|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|