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 Amanda Patmore
  Vice Chair: Mrs Julie Rourke
  Clerk to the Governors: Terry Brown

Name Category Date Appointed Appointed By Term of Office
Father Edward Cain Foundation Governor July 2018 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mrs Amanda Patmore Local Authority Governor/

Chair of Governors

22 November 2018 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/

Vice Chair of Governors

July 2018 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Mrs Clare Lewis Foundation Governor 22 May 2019 Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Vacancy Foundation Governor Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Vacancy Foundation Governor Archdiocese of Liverpool 4 years
Vacancy Staff Governor Staff Election 4 years
Mr Matthew White Executive Headteacher May 2018 Virtue of office
Mrs Debbie Crawford Parent Governor 22 May 2019 Parent Election 4 years
Mrs Katie Hibbert Parent Governor 22 May 2019 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 Sheryl Wrigley- Headteacher at St Aloysius Catholic Primary School, Huyton
Mr Matthew White- Headteacher at Much Woolton Catholic Primary School, Vice Chair of Food For Thought Ltd

Attendance

Please find below a record of Governor attendance at meetings within the last academic year:

Father Edward Cain 1/1
Mrs Amanda Patmore 1/1
Mrs Sheryl Wrigley 1/1
Mrs Julie Rourke 1/1
Mr Stephen Drury 1/1
Clare Lewis 0/1 Apologies received
Matthew White 1/1
Debbie Crawford 1/1
Katie Hibbert 0/1 Apologies received
Staff Governor vacancy
Foundation Governor vacancy
Foundation Governor vacancy

 Minutes of meetings

Minutes of approved Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings can be seen here. Please note that minutes of committees are not published as this information is included in the full report.

Full Governing Body minutes July 2019

Full Governing Body minutes May 2019

Full Governing Body minutes January 2019

Full Governing Body minutes November 2018

Full Governing body minutes September 2018

Full Governing Body minutes June 2018

Link Governors

Our governors support, challenge and monitor the functions of the school through link governors. Each governor is assigned a role within the school and reports any findings to the governing body. These were finalised in July 2019, with the first round of reports due in December 2019.

1. Religious Education – Julie Rourke

2. Safeguarding – Katie Hibbert

3. SEN – Amanda Patmore

4. Pupil Premium/Wellbeing – Claire Lewis

5. Data/Assessment – Stephen Drury

6. Budget/Finance – Sheryl Wrigley

7. Mathematics – Debbie Crawford

8. Community/Pastoral – Fr. Ed Cain