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.
Our Governing Body
The Governing body was reformed in the 2018-19 academic year.
Executive Headteacher: Mr M White
Chair: Mrs Julie Rourke
Vice Chair: Mr Stephen Drury
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
Vice Chair of Governors
|July 2018||Archdiocese of Liverpool||4 years|
|Mr Stephen Drury||Foundation Governor||July 2018||Archdiocese of Liverpool||4 years|
|Mrs Clare Lewis||Foundation Governor||22 May 2019||Archdiocese of Liverpool||4 years|
|Miss Kate Woods||Foundation Governor||2 November 2020||Archdiocese of Liverpool||4 years|
|Vacancy||Foundation Governor||–||Archdiocese of Liverpool||4 years|
|Mrs Debbie Cusack||Staff Governor||5 December 2019||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
Please find below a record of Governor attendance at meetings within the last academic year 2020-21:
|Father Edward Cain||1/2||Apologies accepted|
|Mrs Sheryl Wrigley||0/2||Apologies received and accepted|
|Mrs Julie Rourke||2/2|
|Mr Stephen Drury||2/2|
|Clare Lewis||1/2||Apologies received- unable to attend|
|Debbie Crawford||1/2||Apology received – illness|
|Katie Hibbert||0/2||Apologies received- unable to attend|
|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.
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 and English– 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
9. Allegations against the Headteacher- Julie Rourke