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Welcome to the Governors section of the School Website.

As of January 2018 St Mary's became a member of our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Multi-Academy Trust. The structure and committees of our Governing Body reflect the structure of the Trust Board.  The school has two committees of the Trust Board which both meet termly - Resources and Teaching, Learning & Standards.

Contact us via the school by e-mail: admin@st-marys-ipswich.suffolk.sch.uk or in writing in an envelope addressed to a named Governor.

 

There are different types of Governors.  Foundation Governors are appointed by the Bishop and are always in the majority in a Voluntary Aided school.  Parent Governors are elected.  Staff Governors represent the interests of the people employed by the school. 

 

Report of Governors Strategy Day

 

The School Governing Body held their first Governors' Strategy Day on 25th September and I am pleased to report that this was a positive day for both the Governors and the school leadership team.  Below gives an overview of the reason strategy days are held and the benefits outcomes from our first one.

 

Governor Strategy Days are now held termly and are designed to provide a number of benefits, including; Giving Governors the training needed to fulfil their roles appropriately, an opportunity to better understand school life, a chance to focus on specific school issues and to provide feedback to the leadership team.  The focus of the September Strategy Day was 'behaviour'.

 

The September strategy day was a positive experience and School Governors were able to observe the children being taught in class and also at lunch time. (Where we joined the children in eating the school meal - pasta with veg, which was nutritious and tasty).

 

Overall we were delighted to see an impressive level of behaviour across all year groups.  It was clear that all teachers had control of their class and this meant that during our visit every child was engaged in learning.  There were a number of behavioural management techniques evident which were age appropriate and based upon positive reinforcement rather than punishment.  We observed little low level disruptive behaviour but when this did occur it was quickly dealt with. Focus groups with pupils from all year groups were undertaken to gain an understanding of the effects of behaviour on others and this was a helpful insight into a number of issues.  Pupils expressed a good understanding of how to report behaviour that they felt was disruptive and felt sure that teachers would deal with it.

 

We were impressed with the general level of behaviour and to the extent with which training undertaken by teachers during recent PD days was reflected in teaching across the school.  A full report on behaviour was provided to Mrs Berry at the end of the day.

 

Kevin Reilly

CoG

The Governing Body

 

Name of Governor

Type

Date Appointed

End of term of Office

Eamonn Bridger

Foundation

1/9/15

1/9/19

Josephine Measham / Jo Berry

Head of School

1/9/13

1/9/21

     

 -

Donata Serrano Foundation 1/10/17 30/09/21
Leeba Swift Foundation 1/09/17 31/08/21
Milena Kaczmarczyk Parent 16/10/17 15/10/21
Teresa Rowland Foundation 1/5/18 1/5/22
Kevin Reilly Foundation 1/10/18 15/10/21
Ugo Nwamo Parent 1/11/18 31/10/22
Chris Griggs Foundation 01/01/2019 31/12/2022
 

        Chair - Kevin Reilly

        Vice Chair - Chris Griggs

        Clerk - Louise Pettit - School Business Manager

 

         Governors who have previously served in the past 12 months:

                  Name                                Date end of term of office

                 John Clinton                      31.12.18

                 Julie Blacker                      30.9.18

                 Father John Warrington     3.9.18             

                 Jenny McGhee-Wallace    20.6.18

                 Gary Page                         27.3.18

                 Clare Gleave                     27.3.18          

                 Sue Pegg                          14.10.17

                 Raza Ahmed                     14.10.17

                 Rosemary Mason              14.10.17

                 Maria Johnson                   May 2017   

                 Teresa Rowland                 July 2019

       

Associate Members:

                                                                

               No voting rights are currently held by the associate members.

       

 

 

Pecuniary Interests

 

A pecuniary interest is where a Governor or member of staff has a financial interest in a third party business that the school uses or may use int he future which could confltct with the policies, procedures or ethos of the school.

Pecuniary interests are declared annually in the Autumn Term, and at any point during the year if changes occur.

 

Autumn 2016 Declared Interests

Jill Sandvig - husband employed as a midday supervisor within our school setting - ongoing interest.

Jill Sandvig - Governor at St Alban's High School, Ipswich

 

Governors Attendance at Meetings

Governors have excellent attendance at all meetings. We have never cancelled a meeting because it was not “quorate” (the number of governors needed to ensure that legal decisions can be made).

Summer 2019

 

Governor

 

 

WGB

Learning

and Achievement

& Leadership

2.07.19

Health &

Safety

 

11.06.19

 

Finance &

Premises

 

11.06.19

 

Eamonn Bridger

Aps

-

Y

 

Jo Measham

Y

Y

Y

Jill Sandvig

Y

-

-

Jo Berry

Y

Y

Y

Donata Serrano

Y

-

-

Leeba Swift

Aps

-

-

Milena Kaczmarczyk

Y

-

-

Kevin Reilly

Y

-

-

Teresa Rowland

Y

-

Y

Ugo Nwamo

Y

-

-

Chris Griggs

Y

-

-

Louise Pettit (SBM) Clerk

Y

Y

Y

Mark Sampson (Caretaker)

-

Y

-

 

In attendance:

 

Spring 2019

 

Governor

 

 

WGB

Learning

and Achievement

22.01.19

WGB

Leadership

 

 

26.3.19

Health &

Safety

 

2.4.19

Finance &

Premises

 

 

26.3.19

 

Steering

 

 

26.3.19

cancelled

 

Admissions

 

 

 

26.2.19

Eamonn Bridger

y

y

-

y

 

aps

Jo Measham

y

y

y

y

 

y

Jill Sandvig

y

y

-

-

 

-

Jo Berry

y

y

y

y

 

-

Donata Serrano

y

y

-

-

 

y

Leeba Swift

y

y

-

-

 

-

Milena Kaczmarczyk

y

aps

-

-

 

y

Kevin Reilly

y

y

-

-

 

y

Teresa Rowland

y

y

-

y

 

-

Ugo Nwamo

y

y

-

-

 

-

Chris Griggs

y

y

-

-

 

-

Louise Pettit (SBM) Clerk

In att

In att

In att

In att

 

In att

Mark Sampson (Caretaker)

-

-

y

-

 

-

 

In attendance:

WGB Learning and Achievement 22.1.19 - Jenny McGhee-Wallace, teacher

WGB Leadership 26.3.19 - Teresa Selvey CEO

Autumn 2018

 

Governor

 

 

WGB Ed Perf

18.9.18

WGB

Leadership

 

11.12.18

Health &

Safety

6.11.18

Finance &

Premises

13.11.18

Steering

11.12.18

Meeting cancelled

Admissions

N/A

Eamonn Bridger

y

aps

-

y

 

 

Jo Measham

y

y

y

y

 

 

Jill Sandvig

y

y

-

-

 

 

Jo Berry

y

-

y

-

 

 

Donata Serrano

y

aps

-

-

 

 

Leeba Swift

y

y

-

-

 

 

Milena Kaczmarczyk

y

y

-

-

 

 

Kevin Reilly

Did not attend

aps

-

 

 

 

Teresa Rowland

Did not attend

y

-

y

 

 

Ugo Nwamo

-

aps

-

-

 

 

John Clinton (Ass Mem)

y

In att

-

-

 

 

Louise Pettit (SBM) Clerk

y

In att

y

y

 

 

Mark Sampson (Caretaker)

-

-

y

-

 

 

 

In attendance:

 

WGB Leadership 11.12.18: John Clinton and Louise Pettit

 

Summer 2016

Governors

Premises

April '16

Finance

May '16

Admissions

May '16

WGB - L&A

May '16

WGB - LEadership

June '16

Steering

July '16

Fr John Warrington - - - y y -
Raza Ahmed - - y y a -
Julie Blacker - - y y y -
Eamonn Bridger - - y y y -
John Clinton - y y y y y
Maria Johnson - y - y y -
Rosemary Mason - y - y a -
Jenny McGhee Wallace - - y y a -

Jo Measham

- y - y y y
Gary Page - y - y y y
Sue Pegg - - y y a -
Jill Sandvig y y y y y y
Teresa Rowland y y y y y -

 

Spring 2016

Governor

Premises

Jan '16

Finance

Jan '16

WGB - L&A

Jan '16

Admissions

Feb '16

Steering

March '16

Finance

March '16

WGB

March '16

Fr John Warrington - - a - - - y
Raza Ahmed - - a y - - y
Julie Blacker - - y y - - y
Eamonn Bridger - - y a - - y
John Clinton - y y y y y

y

Maria Johnson - y y - - y y
Rosemary Mason - y a - - y a
Jenny McGhee Wallace - - a y - - a
Jo Measham - y y - y y y
Gary Page - y y - y y y
Sue Pegg - - y y - - y
Jill Sandvig y y y y y y y
Teresa Rowland y y y y - y y

 

Autumn 2015

Governor

WGB

Oct 2015

Finance

Oct '15

H&S

Oct '15

Personnel

Oct '15

Admissions

Oct '15

Curriculum

Nov '15

WGB

Dec 2015

Fr John Warrington y - - y   y y
Raza Ahmed y - - y y a y
Julie Blacker y - - - y y y

Eamonn Bridger

y - - - - - a
John Clinton y y y y y y y
Maria Johnson (joined Dec '16) - - - - - - y
Rosemary Mason y y - y - y y
Jenny McGhee Wallace y - a - - y y
Jo Measham a y y - - y y
Gary Page y y - y y y y
Sue Pegg (joined Dec '16) - - - - - - y
Jill Sandvig y y y y y y y
Teresa Rowland y y y y y y y

 

 

y = attended meeting;  a = apologies sent and approved;   - = not due to attend

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