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Background/Foreground

Annual Governance Statement

St. Vincent’s Catholic Primary School

Annual Governance Statement

Autumn 2020

the board of governors

 

Governor

Type of Governor

Current term of office expires

Mrs Anita Harrop

Headteacher

Statutory

Mr Stuart Nicholls

Staff Governor

06/10/2024

Mrs Alice Kilburn

Parent Governor

01/09/2023

Mr Carl Thorgaard

Parent Governor

01/09/2022

Mrs Patricia Young

LA Governor

06/11/2022

Canon Jonathan Brandon

Foundation Governor

31/08/2023

Mr Raymond Machell QC

Foundation Governor

31/08/2022

Mrs Sarah Butler

Foundation Governor (Vice Chair)

31/08/2022

Mr Adrian Godding

Foundation Governor

31/08/2022

Mrs Joanne Donnachie

Foundation Governor (Chair)

31/08/2022

Ms Louise Dickinson

Foundation Governor

31/08/2022

Mrs Cathy Belford

Associate Member

 

 

10/11/2020

Canon John Rafferty

Foundation Governor

Resigned 01/09/2019

Mrs Sorcha McNamara

Parent Governor

Resigned 01/09/2019

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

CLERK  TO  GOVERNORS

Julie Lawson, Trust GS, Green wood Street, Altrincham, Cheshire 0161 3487188 or contact Carla Castro, School Business Manager at the School.

COMMITTEES

Remits for the Committees are available on request from the School or on Governor Hub

 

Finance Committee

Curriculum Committee

Pay review Committee

Louise Dickinson (Chair/Clerk)

Sarah Butler (Chair/clerk)

Jo Donnachie (Chair/Clerk)

Jo Donnachie (Vice Chair)

Alice Kilburn (Vice Chair)

Anita Harrop (in attendance)

Anita Harrop

Anita Harrop

Louise Dickinson

Sarah Butler

Stuart Nicholls

Adrian Godding (school only)

Carla Castro (in attendance)

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

Cathy Belford (Nursery & TSC)

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

Ciara Sutton (in attendance)

 

 

Sharon Tiernan (in attendance)

 

 

 

 

 

Buildings and Health & Safety Committee

 

Admissions Committee

 

Human Resources Committee

Carl Thorgaard (Chair/Clerk)

Raymond Machell (Chair/Clerk)

Adrian Godding (Chair /Clerk)

Patricia Young

Sarah Butler

Anita Harrop

Jo Donnachie

Anita Harrop

Canon Jonathan Brandon

Anita Harrop

Jo Donnachie

Jo Donnachie

Carla Castro (In attendance)

Carla Castro (in attendance)

 

Lawrence Brindley (in attendance)

 

 

 

Nursery/SSC Human Resources Committee

 

Head’s Performance Review

 

 

Covid -19 Committee

 

Cathy Belford (Chair/Clerk)

Jo Donnachie (Chair)

Jo Donnachie (Chair/Clerk)

Jo Donnachie

Adrian Godding

Louise Dickinson

Anita Harrop

Adviser-Julie Downing (ECM)

Anita Harrop

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

 

Cathy Belford

 

 

Sarah Butler

 

 

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

 

Appeals Committee (any governors available from the following)

Jo Donnachie

Adrian Godding

Alice Kilburn

Canon Jonathan Brandon

Louise Dickinson

Carl Thorgaard

Sarah Butler

Patricia Young

Raymond Machell QC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINKED GOVERNORS

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

 

Governor

Area of Responsibility

School Link

Visit Frequency

Reporting 

Committee

Canon Jonathan Brandon

Religious Education

A McCann/ D Mc Duff

Once/term

Curriculum

Adrian Godding

Phonic Provision

A Burke

Once/year

Curriculum

Sarah Butler

Recovery Plan, parental engagement and Combined ARE across all years.

S Tiernan/C Sutton/ N Farrell

Once/ term

Curriculum

Anita Harrop

Nursery/ Sunshine Club

I Beckett

N/A

Board

Ray Machell

Contracts

C Castro

N/A

Board

Jo Donnachie

Child Protection & Safeguarding

A Harrop

Once /term

HR & Board

Alice Kilburn

Pupil Premium/ SEND/ Looked After Children

S Tiernan/ N Farrell

Once/ term

Curriculum & Board

Alice Kilburn

Dyslexia Award

E Leather

Once/year

Curriculum

Carl Thorgaard

Health & Safety

C Castro

Once/ year

H&S / Board

Sarah Butler

Year 4 Times table assessment

N Sheldon

Once/ year

Curriculum

Carl Thorgaard

Security & Parking

Carla Castro

Once/ year

Buildings/ H&S

Sarah Butler

Online Safety

Online Safety Team

Once/year

Curriculum/ Board

Cathy Belford

Geography

E Leather & H Bullock

Once/year

Curriculum

Carl Thorgaard

Science

J Kerigan

Once/term

Curriculum

Patricia Young

Music & Art

O Wormall & E Slater

Once/year

Curriculum

Jo Donnachie

Remote Learning

C Sutton

Once/year

Board

Jo Donnachie

Subject Leadership

C Sutton

Once/year

Curriculum

Jo Donnachie

Foundation subject assessment

S Tiernan

Once/year

Curriculum

Louise Dickinson

Covid Fund Grant

A Harrop

Once/year

Finance/Board

Adrian Godding

Governor Training

N/A

N/A

Board/HR

Adrian Godding

Wellbeing and Workload

S Tiernan/ E Slater

Once/year

Termly

Board/

HR

Louise Dickinson

GDPR & Cyber Security

C Castro

Once/year

Finance

Alice Kilburn

Parent Partnership

D Hobday

Once/ term

Curriculum

 

 

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 meeting

Academic Year 2016/2017

93% attendance at Board of Governors’ meetings

89% attendance at committee meeting

Academic Year 2017/2018

91% attendance at Board of Governors’ meetings

96% attendance at committee meetings

Academic Year 2018/2019

87% attendance at Board of Governors’ meetings

93% attendance at committee meetings

 

Academic Year 2019/2020

Governor

Attendance at Committee Meetings

Attendance at Board Meetings

(including Community Facilities’ AGM)

Anita Harrop

100% (35/35)

4/4

Jo Donnachie

100% (33/33)

4/4

Alice Kilburn

                  100% (3/3)

4/4

Canon Jonathan Brandon

100% (4/4)

3/3

Carl Thorgaard

100% (3/3)

4/4

Stuart Nicholls

100% (3/3)

4/4

Sarah Butler

100% (24/24)

4/4

Monica Henry

100% (2/2)

0/1

Raymond Machell

N/A

4/4

Louise Dickinson

96% (22/23)

4/4

Patricia Young

100% (3/3)

4/4

Cathy Belford

92% (12/13)

4/4

Adrian Godding

80% (4/5)

3/4

 

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CHAIR’S  STATEMENT / STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD

Please see annual letter from the Chair of Governors on the school website. http://stvincents.trafford.sch.uk/page/governors-letters/6185

 

 

CALENDAR OF TRAINING    2019/20

Board of Governors’ Training and Workshops 2019/20

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection training

Online training on the Key all governors

Prevent Training

Online training on the Key all governors

Introduction to Governor Hub

12th November 2019 all governors

Cultural Capital and Enrichments

25th February 2020 all governors

Online Learning during Covid -19

23rd June 2020 all governors

Annual update for Nursery and Sunshine Club

20th May 2020 all governors

Diocesan Briefings

Autumn 2019, Spring 2020 (JD, AG, SB)

Diocesan Annual Governors’ Conference

16th November 2019 (JD, AG, AK)

Recovery, school development plan and wellbeing training on staff inset day

2nd September 2020 (AK, JD, SB)

Trust GS Chairs’ networking meetings

18th June 2020, 15th October 2020 (JD)

OFSTED- New Education Framework

6th November 2019 (JD)

Diocesan New Governor Induction Training

27th November 2019 (AK)

Governors Briefing on SEND

30th November 2019 (AK)

Safer Recruitment Training

Online on The Key (AG), Trust GS (JD)

Blended Governance

September 20 (AH)

 

CALENDAR OF TRAINING    2020/21

Safeguarding and Child Protection Training for Governors

Online on The Key

Prevent Training for Governors

Online on The Key

PASS (Pupil Assessment to Self and School)

10th November 2020

Training on the five levers of Recovery

2nd March 2021

Impact of Recovery Plan and 5 levers

15th June 2021

Diocesan Briefings

October 2020, February 2021, May 2021

Diocesan Annual Governors’ Conference

TBC

CES Governor Training

Online

Trust GS training

See Governor Hub

CALENDAR OF MEETINGS

 

Term

Board Meeting

Link Governor Report

Autumn

10th November 2020

SEND,

Safeguarding (Covid)

Spring

2nd March 2021

Wellbeing and Workload, Remote Learning, Recovery/parental engagement/ ARE

Summer

15th June 2021

Covid Fund

Community Facilities’ AGM

18th May 2021

Nursery &Sunshine Club

 

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

TKR Consulting -

Company Director

None None 11/2020
Mrs Sarah Butler Vice-Chairperson, Foundation Governor None None None 11/2020
Ms Louise Dickinson Foundation Governor None None None 11/2020
Mr Adrian Godding Foundation Governor None None None 11/2020
Mrs Anita Harrop Headteacher (Statutory Right) None None None 11/2020
Mr Ray Machell Q.C. Foundation Governor Byrom Street Chambers - Head of Barrister's Chambers None None 11/2020
Mrs Alice Kilburn Parent Representative

St Vincent's Church - 

Parish Secretary

None None 11/2020
Mr Stuart Nicholls Staff Representative None None None 11/2020
Canon Jonathan Brandon Foundation Governor St Vincent's Church - Parish Priest None None 11/2019
Mr Carl Thorgaard Parent Representative Graham, Holland Associates (Architecture) None None 11/2019
Cllr. Mrs P.B. Young LA Governor Trafford Council - Councillor None None 11/2019
Mrs Cathy Belford Associate Governor None None None 11/2019

CES Code of Conduct

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
We love St Vincent’s, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey