Governor Information and Responsibilities

Our Governing Board 

Governor full name

Date of appointment

Date to cease office/ ceased office

Appointing/ elective governor

Sir John Jones (Chair)

September 2017

September 2021

Co-opted

Mr Jason Hyde (Vice Chair)

October 2018

October 2022

Co-opted

Mrs Rachael Lucas

September 2017

September 2021

Headteacher

Miss Ainsley Leonard

March 2020

March 2024

Teaching staff

Mrs Sarah Williams

October 2017

October 2021

Support staff

Mrs Amanda Calcutt

February 2017

February 2021

Parent

Mrs Joanna Warburton

November 2020

November 2024

Parent

Mrs Tarin Zuk

November 2020

November 2024

Parent

Canon Jill Pilling

March 2018

March 2022

Co-opted

Hon. Ald. John Byrne

June 2019

June 2023

Co-opted

Mr David Bagley

October 2018

October 2022

Co-opted

Mrs Susan Lomas

October 2018

October 2022

Co-opted

Mr Justin Hague   

October 2018

October 2022

Co-opted

Cllr Adele Warren

October 2019

October 2023

Local Authority

 

Business and Personal Interests information:

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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 50% plus one (rounded up to a whole number) of the total number of Trustees holding office at the date of the meeting. The board has delegated the majority of its statutory functions to the Performance Committee, the Finance & Resources Committee, the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Committee and the Primary 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

Members: Mr Jason Hyde (Chair), Mrs Rachael Lucas, Mrs Sarah Williams

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

Members: Ms Susan Lomas (Chair), Miss Ainsley Leonard, Mrs Rachael Lucas, Cllr Adele Warren

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

Members: Sir John Jones (Chair), Canon Jill Pilling, Mrs Rachael Lucas, Mr David Bagley

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.

  

Primary Committee

Members: Hon. Ald. John Byrne (Chair), Mr Justin Hague, Mrs Amanda Calcutt

Remit:

The Primary 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 primary curriculum, including proper planning, monitoring and evaluation; 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.

 

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

 

In School Links

 

Focus

Governor

Child Protection & Safeguarding Governor

Canon Jill Pilling

Looked After Children Governor

Sir John Jones

Safer Recruitment Governor                                                

Vacancy

Special Educational Needs and Disability Governor   

Sir John Jones

Equal Opportunities Governor                                             

Vacancy

Health & Safety Governor                                                    

Mrs Sarah Williams

Literacy & Numeracy Governor                                          

Mr Jason Hyde

Training Governor

Mrs Sarah Williams

CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance) Governor  

Mr David Bagley

Headteacher Performance Review & Remuneration Group

John Jones         

Jill Pilling      

Jason Hyde

 

 

Focus

Staff member

Governor

English

Nicola Williams

Sir John Jones

Community, Sport, Vocational

Sara Rushton

Hon. Ald. John Byrne

Maths

Rachael Murphy

Mrs Sue Lomas

Humanities

Rachael Robinson

Vacancy

ICT, Business Technology

Mehzabeen Choudhury 

Mr Justin Hague

Creative Arts and Languages

Natalie Crowther

Vacancy

Science

David Wride

Canon Jill Pilling

Sixth Form

Sara Rushton

Mrs Susan Lomas

Primary

Gareth Watson

Mrs Amanda Calcutt

Personal development behaviour, welfare & faith

Jason Whittaker

Mr Dave Bagley


Sir John Jones

Chair of Governors


 


Mr Jason Hyde

Vice Chair of Governors


 


Mrs Rachael Lucas

Headteacher


 


Miss Ainsley Leonard

Teaching Staff Governor


 


Mrs Sarah Williams

Support Staff Governor


 


Mrs Amanda Calcutt

Parent Governor


 


Canon Jill Pilling

Co-opted Governor


 


Hon. Ald John Byrne

Co-opted Governor


 


Mr David Bagley

Co-opted Governor


 


Mrs Susan Lomas

Co-opted Governor


 


Mr Justin Hague

Co-opted Governor


 


Cllr Adele Warren

Local Authority Governor