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Governors

The Governing Body 2019 - 2020

Membership and Roles

Name Category Appointed Term Expiry Date
Mr Bernard Tomkins Foundation/Chair 21 March 2020 20 March 2024
Mr Noel McEvilly Foundation/Vice 13 December 2017 12 December 2021
Mr Matthew Birch Foundation 08 January 2019 07 January 2023
Mrs Tammy Lawlor Foundation 08 July 2019 07 July 2023
Vacancy Foundation    
Vacancy Foundation    
Vacancy Foundation    
Miss Keara Brogan Staff 06 July 2020 05 July 2024
Mr Michael Bharwani Local Authority 09 December 2020 08 December 2024
Vacancy Parent   11 February 2020
Vacancy Parent    
Mr Patrick Shields Headteacher  24 June 2014  n/a
       
Mrs Pat Barber (NLG) Associate* 28 February 2017 27 February 2021
Mrs Janet Stribbling Associate* 28 February 2017 27 February 2021
Mr Neil Ferrigan Associate* 28 February 2017 27 February 2021
  * non-voting    
       
Ms Sarah Farncombe Clerk to Governors    
       
Resigned      
Mr Raj Beepat Staff 12 February 2016 31 August 2019
Mrs Marian Olakunori Parent 12 February2016 27 March 2019
Mrs Arlene Foster Parent 12 February2016 11 February 2020

 

Committee Membership

Achievement & Curriculum Committee

Membership shall consist of at least five governors, and the Headteacher or the Headteacher’s designated representative.

  • Mr N McEvilly (Chair)
  • Mr B Tomkins
  • Mr M Birch
  • Mr P Shields
  • Mrs T Lawlor

Inclusion Community Committee

Membership shall consist of at least five governors, and the Headteacher or the Headteacher’s designated representative.

  • Mr N McEvilly (Chair)
  • Mr B Tomkins
  • Mr M Bharwani
  • Vacancy
  • Mr P Shields

Resources Committee

Membership shall consist of at least five governors, and the Headteacher or the Headteacher’s designated representative.

  • Mr B Tomkins (Chair)
  • Mr M Bharwani
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy
  • Mr N McEvilly
  • Mr P Shields

Strategy Committee

Membership shall consist of at least five governors. This would usually be the Headteacher, Chair of Governors, the vice-chair, the chairs of each committee, and the safeguarding governor.

  • Mr B Tomkins (Chair)
  • All Governors

Pupil Outcomes

Governors meet half termly with middle leaders to review pupil data

  • All available Governors
   
Governors with Specialist Training/Responsibility
Safeguarding Mr B Tomkins (March 2017)
Safer Recruitment Mr B Tomkins & Mr M Birch (Jan 2019)
E Safety  
Health and Safety Mr N McEvilly
Looked After Children  
   
Panels
Headteacher and Clerk Performance Panel
  • Two must be Foundation Governors. Staff Governors will not sit on this panel.
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy
  • External Advisor for Headteacher performance
  •  
  • Appeals
  • Mr B Tomkins
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy
Hearings Panel
  • All Governors
  • Quorum 3 Governors
  • Associate Governors
  • .
  • Appeals
  • Quorum 3 Governors
  • Assocate Governors
Recruitment Panel
  • It is recommended that there are at least seven governors on this panel as there may be difficulty in finding a time when everyone is available. Any governor with a potential conflict of interest must not serve on individual panels.
  • Associate Governors (not pupils) can be part of a recruitment panel, however  the Board will decide whether they have voting rights. The majority of each panel will be governors.
  • The Headteacher cannot be involved in the process of recruiting a new Headteacher.
  • Quorum: There must ne a minimum of three governors. It is recommended that there is an odd number to avoid a tied vote. Decision making is by majority vote.
  • Panel members must attend both the shortlisting and interview stages.
  • At least on Governor on each panel must have completed Safer Recruitment training.                     
 
Pay Panel
  • Membership shall consist of at least three governors, not including staff governors. The Headteacher will attend in an advisory capacity and will withdraw when their salary is under discussion.  
 
   
   

 

The Foundation Governors with the relevant skills are appointed by the Archbishop of Southwark (or any other person exercising Ordinary jurisdiction on his behalf) through the director or Education of the Archdiocese of Southwark Education Commission.

Parent and Staff Governors are elected by parent and staff vote respectively.

The Local Authority Governor is appointed by the Local Authority.

If you wish to correspond with any of the governors please email governors@st-maryshigh.croydon.sch.uk with the relevant governor’s name in the subject box.

Information on governance according to DfE statutory guidance can be found here.

Information regarding Instrument of Goverance can be found here.

 

Terms of reference;

Achievement & Currculum Committee

Inclusion Community Committee - updated

Resources Committee - updated

 

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