Annual Governance Statement

The Board of Governors

Governor

Type of Governor

Current term of office expires

Mrs Anita Harrop

Headteacher

Statutory Right

Mr Stuart Nicholls

Staff Governor

08/11/2020

Mrs Sorcha McNamara

Parent Governor

01/09/2022

Mr Carl Thorgaard

Parent Governor

01/09/2022

Mrs Patricia Young

LA Governor

06/11/2022

Mrs Sarah Butler

Foundation Governor (Vice chair)

31/08/2022

Ms Louise Dickinson

Foundation Governor

31/08/2022

Mrs Jo Donnachie

Foundation Governor (Chair)

31/08/2022

Mr Adrian Godding

Foundation Governor

31/08/2022

Mr Raymond Machell QC

Foundation Governor

31/08/2022

Canon John Rafferty

Foundation Governor

31/08/2022

Mr George Tsiantar

Foundation Governor

31/08/2022

Mrs Cathy Belford

Associate Governor

06/11/2019

Mrs Monica Henry

Associate Governor

06/11/2019

Mrs Dinah Davis

Foundation Governor

Resigned 31/08/2018

Mrs Christina Burns

Foundation Governor 

Resigned 31/08/2018

Mr Oliver Gilmartin

Parent Governor

Resigned 31/08/2018

Mr Ciaran Farrell

Associate Governor Resigned June 2017

Mrs Eithne Lister

Associate Governor Resigned 30/10/2016

Mr Aidan McCann

Staff Governor Resigned 08/11/2016

Clerk to Governors

Trafford Governor Services, 2nd Floor Waterside House, Sale M33 7ZF.  Contact: Fiona Gilmore, Governor Services Manager 0161 912 3218 or contact Carla Castro, School Business Manager at the School.

Committees

Finance Committee

Curriculum Committee

Pay Review Committee

Louise Dickinson (Chair/ Clerk)

Sarah Butler (Chair/ Clerk)

Jo Donnachie (Chair/ Clerk)

Jo Donnachie (Vice Chair)

Sorcha McNamara (Vice Chair)

Louise Dickinson

Anita Harrop

Anita Harrop

Adrian Godding (School only)

Sarah Butler

Canon John Rafferty

Cathy Belford (Nursery & TSC only)

Carla Castro (in attendance)

Stuart Nicholls

Anita Harrop (in attendance)

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

Sharon Tiernan (in attendance)

 
 

Simon Blain (in attendance)

 

 

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

Buildings and Health & Safety Committee

Admissions Committee

School Human Resources Committee

George Tsiantar (Chair/ Clerk)

Raymond Machell (Chair/Clerk)

Adrian Godding (Chair/ Clerk)

Carl Thorgaard

Jo Donnachie

Jo Donnachie

Patricia Young

Sarah Butler

Anita Harrop

Jo Donnachie

Anita Harrop

Canon John Rafferty

Anita Harrop

Carla Castro (in attendance) 

Monica Henry

Carla Castro (in attendance)

 

 

Lawrence Brindley (in attendance)

 

 

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

 

 

Nursery/TSC Human Resources Committee Head's Preformance Review

Appeals Committee (Any Governor available from the following)

Cathy Belford (Chair/ Clerk)

Jo Donnachie (Chair)

Ms Louise Dickinson

Jo Donnachie

Adrian Godding

Mrs Jo Donnachie

Anita Harrop

Adviser - Clive Davis (Focus)

Mr Adrian Godding

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

 

Mr Raymond Machell QC

   

Canon John Rafferty

 

 

Mr George Tsiantar

   

Mrs Sorcha McNamara

   

Mr Carl Thorgaard

   

Mrs Patricia Young

Remits for the Committees are available on request from the School and are included in our Governors’ Hub.

Linked Governors

Governor

Area of Responsibility

School Link Reporting Committee

Canon John Rafferty

Religious Education

A McCann/ D McDuff Curriculum

Adrian Godding

Phonic Provision 

A Burke/ D McDuff/ S Slater Board

Sarah Butler

Mental Arithmetic/ Spelling Scheme   Curriculum & Board

Anita Harrop

Nursery/ Sunshine Club

I Beckett Board

Ray Machell

Contracts

C Castro Board

Jo Donnachie

Child Protection & Safeguarding

A Harrop HR & Board
Sorcha McNamara

Pupil Premium/ SEND/ Looked After Children

S Tiernan/ N Farrell Curriculum & Board

George Tsiantar

Health & Safety

C Castro H&S/ Board
Sarah Butler

Combined ARE across all years

S Blain/ S Tiernan Curriculum & Board

Carl Thorgaard

Parking & Security

C Castro Buildings/ H&S

Sarah Butler

Online Safety S Blain Curriculum

Cathy Belford

Wellbeing Strategy N Sheldon Board

Jo Donnachie

EYFS O Wormall Board

 

Remits for Linked Governors are available on request from the School or on the Governors' Hub.

Attendance 

Academic Year 2014/2015

94% attendance at Board of Governors’ meetings

94% attendance at committee meetings

Academic Year 2015/2016

86% attendance at Board of Governors’ meetings

97.4% attendance at committee meetings

Academic Year 2016/2017

93% attendance at Board of Governors’ meetings

89% attendance at committee meetings

Academic Year 2017/2018

Governor Attendance at Committee Meetings Attendance at Board Meetings
Anita Harrop 100% (30/30) 4/4
Jo Donnachie 100% (24/24) 4/4
Christina Burns 75% (3/4) 4/4
Fr John Rafferty 90% (9/10) 4/4
Oliver Gilmartin 83% (5/6) 3/4
George Tsiantar 83% (5/6) 3/4
Dinah Davis 93% (13/14) 4/4
Stuart Nicholls 75% (3/4) 4/4
Sarah Butler 100% (5/5) 3/4
Ray Machell 100% (1/1) 4/4
Louise Dickinson 100% (10/10) 4/4
Patricia Young 67% (4/6) 3/4
Cathy Belford 100% (4/4) 4/4
Adrian Godding 86% (6/7) 3/4

 

Chair's Statement/ Statement from the Board

Please see annual letter from the Chair of Governors on the following link: July 2018

Calendar of Training 2017/2018

Board of Governors’ Training and Workshops 2017/2018

 

Safeguarding Training for Governors

7 November 2017

ASP (new Raise on Line)

23 November 2017

Diminishing the Difference

27 February 2018

Wellbeing for Pupils  & Staff

12 June 2018

Individual Governor Training 2017/2018

 

Governing Board Health Check- Jo Donnachie

6 October 2017

Chairs Network Meetings – Jo Donnachie

 

The Role of the Safeguarding Governor- Jo
Donnachie

29 January 2018

Holding School Leaders to Account- Jo Donnachie

15 March 2018
HR Briefing and Employment Law Update- Adrian
Godding
19 October 2017
Termly Diocesan Briefing- Jo Donnachie, Cathy
Belford, Sarah Butler, Dinah Davis
 

Annual Diocesan Conference – Jo Donnachie, Adrian Godding, Sarah Butler

11 November 2017

 

Calendar of Training 2018/2019

Safeguarding Training for Governors

6 November 2018
ASP (new Raise Online)

19 November 2018

Intent, Implementation & Impact of Curriculum

26 February 2019

Early Years

18 June 2019

Update of ‘Leading St. Vincent’s into the Future’

TBD

Diocesan Briefings

3 Oct. 2018, 6 February 2019, 22 May 2019

Diocesan Annual Governors’ Conference

10 November 2018

Diocesan New Governor Induction Training

27 Sept. 2018, 17 January 2019, 9 May 2019

Calendar of Meetings

Term

Board Meeting

Link Governor Report

Autumn

 6 November 2018

 

Spring

 26 February 2019

 PP/SEND & Phonics

Summer

 18 June 2019

 EYFS & Wellbeing

Community Facilities' AGM 

 21 May 2019  

Code of Conduct

Please see Code of Conduct at the end of this page.

Register of Interests

Governor Name Responsibility Business Interest Other establishment governed Relationships with Staff/Governors Date
Mrs Jo Donnachie Chairperson
Foundation Governor
None None None 11/2018
Mrs Sarah Butler Vice-Chairperson, Foundation Governor None None None 11/2018
Ms Louise Dickinson Foundation Governor None None None 11/2018
Mr Adrian Godding Associate Governor None None None 11/2018
Mrs Anita Harrop Headteacher (Statutory Right) None None None 11/2018
Mrs Monica Henry Associate Governor None None None 11/2018
Mr Ray Machell Q.C. Foundation Governor Byrom Street Chambers - Head of Barrister's Chambers None None 11/2018
Mrs Sorcha McNamara Parent Representative None None None 11/2018
Mr Stuart Nicholls Staff Representative None None None 11/2018
Canon John Rafferty Foundation Governor St Vincent's Church - Parish Priest Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College (Foundation Governor) None 11/2018
Mr Carl Thorgaard Parent Representative Graham, Holland Associates (Architecture) None None 11/2018
Mr George Tsiantar Foundation Governor Tsiantar Architects Ltd - Director None None 11/2018
Cllr. Mrs P.B. Young LA Governor Trafford Council - Councillor None None 11/2018
Mrs Cathy Belford Associate Governor None None None 11/2018

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040
admin@stvincents.trafford.sch.uk

Testimonials

We couldn’t be happier with St Vincent’s, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
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