Governor Information and Responsibilities

Our Governing Body

 

Sir John Jones - Acting Chair of Governors

Mrs Jill Pilling

Mrs Rachael Lucas - Headteacher

Miss Ainsley Leonard - Staff (Teacher)

Mrs Sarah Williams - Staff (Support)

Mrs Amanda Calcutt - Parent

Hon. Ald. John Byrne          

Mr David Bagley      

Mr Jason Hyde         

Ms Susan Lomas      

Mr Justin David Hague       

Cllr Adele Warren   

 

Carole Brooks - Clerk to Governors

 

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Governing Board Business and Personal Interests

 

Governor Committee's and Responsibilities Information

The main responsibilities to be managed by the Local Governing Board are set out in The Bishop Fraser Trust's (TBFT) scheme of delegation and the Trust's Local Governing Boards' Terms of Reference (LGB TOR). The quorum for LGB meetings set out in TBFT's LGB TOR is half plus one (rounded up to a whole number) of the total number of Trustees holding office at the date of the meeting and hence 4 governors. The board has delegated the majority of its statutory functions to the Performance Committee, the Finance & Resources Committee and the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Committee. 

 

Full Board

Our governors focus on three core strategic functions:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • and overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent.

The main responsibilities to be managed by the governing board are:

  • Governance
  • Budget
  • Appraisal and Performance Management
  • Curriculum
  • Target setting
  • Discipline/exclusions
  • Premises and Insurances
  • Health and Safety
  • School organisation
  • Information for parents
  • Partnerships with other academies/schools
  • Governors with specific responsibilities

Whilst the Local Governing Board as a whole remains responsible for the governance function for Bolton St Catherine's Academy as indicated in The Bishop Fraser Trust Board's scheme of delegation, it has delegated specific functions and responsibilities to the Performance Committee, the Finance & Resources Committee and the Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Committee.

The committee structure and terms of reference set out those responsibilities wholly delegated to these three committees.

 

 

Finance & Resources Committee

Remit:

The Finance & Resources Committee's remit   includes all matters to do with finance, staffing, health and safety and premises and audit.

Purpose:  

To assist in the decision making process of the Local Governing Board by enabling more detailed consideration to be given to the best means of fulfilling the Local Governing Board's  responsibility to ensure sound management of the Academy's finances, resources and health and safety including proper planning, monitoring and probity.

To make appropriate recommendations and advise the Local Governing Board on such matters on a regular basis. Major issues and decisions will be referred to the Local Governing Board for ratification.

 

Performance Committee

Remit:

The Performance Committee's remit includes matters to do with pupils, their education and well-being and Performance.

Purpose:

To assist in the decision making of the Local Governing Board  by enabling more detailed consideration to be given to the best means of fulfilling the Local Governing Board's responsibility for: sustainable improvement in pupils' well-being and performance; parent and community involvement, including proper planning,

monitoring and evaluation.

To make recommendations and advise the Local Governing Board on such matters on a regular basis. Major issues and decisions will be referred to the Local Governing Board for ratification.

 

Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Committee

Remit:

The Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Committee's remit includes matters to do with pupils, their education and the curriculum.

Purpose:

To assist in the decision making of the Local Governing Board by enabling more detailed consideration to be given to the best means of fulfilling the Local Governing Board's responsibility for: sustainable improvement in the curriculum, including proper planning, monitoring and evaluation.

To make recommendations and advise the Local Governing Board on such matters on a regular basis. Major issues and decisions will be referred to the Local Governing Board for ratification.

  

Additional Panels & Groups

  • Staff Hearings Panel
  • Staff Appeals Panel
  • Curriculum Complaints, Send Complaints and General Complaints Panel
  • Headteacher's Performance Review & Remuneration Group
  • Pupil Disciplinary Panel
  • Admissions Panel

 

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Governor Committee's and Responsibilities Information