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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

St Mary's Catholic
Primary School

Our Governors

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

Appointed by

Start of Term of Office

End of Term of Office

Extra Area of responsibility

Angela Bull (Chair)

Foundation

The Diocese

 

01/11/2022

 

31/05/2027

Safeguarding & SEND

Statutory Safeguarding

Prevent

Policy oversight

Staff workload & well being

Governance arrangements

Health & Safety

Admissions and Trust engagement

Behaviours & Attitudes

Analysis of and response to pupils behaviour overtime.

Learning behaviours

Paul Phillips (Vice Chair)

Foundation

The Diocese

 

01/11/2019

 

31/10/2027

Personal Development

PSHE

RSE
Pupil Premium & Equality of Opportunity

Behaviours & Attitudes

Analysis of and response to pupils behaviour overtime.

Learning behaviours

Fr Jude Belnas

Foundation

The Diocese

01/12/2022

30/11/2026

Quality of education

Catholic Life

Subject Lead Support

Behaviours & Attitudes

Analysis of and response to pupils behaviour overtime.

Learning behaviours

Jill Sandvig

Foundation

The Diocese

01/01/2022

 

31/12/2025

Quality of Education

Curriculum overview

English

Behaviours & Attitudes

Analysis of and response to pupils behaviour overtime.

Learning behaviours

Dr Eugene Ogbodo

Foundation

The Diocese

01/03/2022

28/02/2026

Quality of education

Science

Matilda Rampley Foundation The Diocese 01/12/2023 30/11/2027

Catholic Life

Behaviours & Attitudes

Analysis of and response to pupils behaviour overtime.

Learning behaviours

Collette Duhamel-Newton

Staff

Staff Nominated

01/09/2019

31/08/2026

 

Maureen Haaker

Parent

Parent Nominated

 

01/12/2023

01/12/2026

SEND

Behaviours & Attitudes

Analysis of and response to pupils behaviour overime.

Learning behaviours

Mark Coventry

Parent

Parent Nominated

 

01/12/2023

01/12/2026

EYFS

Maths

Behaviours & Attitudes

Analysis of and response to pupils behaviour overtime.

Learning behaviours

Josephine Measham

Headteacher

 
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Joanne Berry

Headteacher

 
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  • Chair - Angela Bull   
  • Clerk - Lindsey Ling - Office Manager from February 2023
  • Clerk - Rebecca Todd - Admin November 2023

 

         Governors who have previously served in the past 12 months:

         Name                                Date end of term of office

         Kevin Reilly                          31.12.2023

         Chris Griggs                        02.03.2023

               

         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 it in the future which could conflict 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.

Pecuniary interests declared for Autumn 2023 - Summer 2024

Steve Pettit - is the school carpenter/builder and is husband of the Trust Finance Assistant

Patricia Crabb - St Mary's Preschool Business Manager

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).

Autumn 2023

Governor

 

 

Teaching, Learning and Standards

 

6 pm Via Google

3.10.2023

Resources

 

 

5.30 pm in School

28.11.2023

Jo Berry

Y

Y

Maureen Haaker

-- Y

Mark Coventry

-- Y

Collette Duhamel-Newton

Y

Jo  Measham

Y

Y

Angela Bull

Y (Chair)

Y

Paul Phillips

Y

Y

Father Jude Belnas

- Aps (not sent)

Aps (not sent)

Kevin Reilly (Chair)

YAps

Y

Jill Sandvig

Aps Aps

Eugene Ogbodo

Aps (not sent) Aps (not sent)

Elizabeth Buttigieg

Aps

Aps

Clare Clarke

Y

- - 

Louise Pettit (FINANCE) 

--

Y

Lindsey Ling (OM) Clerk

Y (Clerk)

Aps

Rebecca Todd -- Y (Clerk)

Attendance Meetings 2023-2024

Attendance Meetings 2022-2023

Attendance Meetings 2019-2020

Summer 2020

  • Due to Covid 19 no minutes available

Spring 2020

Autumn 2019