The Governors at St Patrick's are people who want to make a positive contribution to the education of the children who attend the school.
The Governing Body is made up of 12 individual voting members who are appointed or elected by various parties with responsibility for, or who have an interest in, the school:
7 Foundation Governors, appointed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham2 Parent Governors, elected by the parents of pupils at the school
Time commitment: Under usual circumstances, governors spend between 10 and 20 days a year on their governing responsibilities; However, there may be periods when the time commitment may increase, for example when recruiting a headteacher.
Under Section 50 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, if you are employed, then you are entitled to ‘reasonable time off’ to undertake public duties; this includes school governance. ‘Reasonable time off’ is not defined in law, and you will need to negotiate with your employer how much time you will be allowed.
Expenses: Governors may receive out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of fulfilling their role as governor. Payments can cover incidental expenses, such as
travel and childcare, but not loss of earnings.
To perform this role well, a governor is expected to:
• get to know the school by visiting the school occasionally during school hours, and
gain a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses;
• attend induction training and regular relevant training and development events;
• attend meetings (full governing body meetings and committee meetings) and read
all the papers before the meeting;
• act in the best interest of all the pupils of the school;
• behave in a professional manner, as set down in the governing body’s code of
conduct, including acting in strict confidence.
Associate Members: occasionally to fulfil a specific skill need on the FGB, an appropriate individual can be invited to join.
Please contact the school office for further information if you are interested in becoming a Governor at St Patrick's. We currently have two Foundation Governor vacancies (practising Catholics). Please contact the Chair of Governors for more information: email@example.com
Ethos Performance and Standards: oversees curriculum, school improvement (performance data), pupils parents and community.
Membership: Claire Walsh (Chair), Anne Scott, Jane Lewis, Rakesh Lal, Yvonne Clarke, (observer Rachel Heath)
Resources: oversees finance, personnel and pay, premises, health and safety.
Membership: Ann Allison (Chair), Victor Onwuegbuche, Olga Sawyer, Rachel Heath, Yvonne Clarke.
Declaration of interests Sept 2022
Mrs Olga Sawyer
(Previously served until 09.2016)
Mrs Anne Scott
Chair of Governors
Chair of Governors at Our Lady and St Teresa’s Catholic Primary
Mrs Honor Hynes
Attends all meetings
Mr John Jordan
Mr Joseph Olatunbosun
*EP&S Committee with voting rights,
Observer at Resources
Clerk at all meetings
Clerk to Governors at St Mary Immaculate School Warwick
Governors who have resigned within the last 12 months
Chair of Resources Committee
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Mr Tony Rodricks
Ms Jessica Timmis
*EP&S = Ethos Performance and Standards
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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