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Welcome from the Chair of Governors

 

My name is Owen Henshall and I’m the Chair of Governors at St Hugh’s Catholic Primary School.

 

Both of my boys (Sam in Year 6 and Will who left in July 16) have benefitted enormously from the outstanding (*Ofsted May 2013) schooling that St Hugh’s delivers. 

 

I have served on the Governing Body for nearly five years and this coming year (17/18) will be my fourth as Chair. I have also been an active volunteer and committee member for the Parent Teacher Association throughout my 9 years as a Parent at St Hugh's.

 

As “one of the largest volunteering groups in the UK with over 300,000 members” (source: National Governors Association), School Governors give their time and resources for free and are ‘critical friends’ of the school. They are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the school to ensure that it is giving our children the best possible learning environment.  We also recognise our responsibilities as employers and seek to improve the working environment where possible and support all our staff.

 

Our Governing Body has a wide and varied skill set that is employed across a number of sub-committees. I am extremely grateful to all our individual Governors for all their hard work and commitment. Without their support,  the school could not function as outstandingly as it does.

 

If you have any issues, questions or feedback then please read our policies laid down here. >> School Policies

 

We would always ask that you raise issues firstly with your child’s teacher or head of year group and then with the Headteacher if your concerns or issues have not been addressed.

 

You can also contact me directly through the School Office if you are unable to resolve your issues.

 

Owen Henshall

Chair of Governors

2017/18

 

Governing Body 2017/18

Hugh Faupel

Governor Category : FOUNDATION                                               

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2020                                               

Committee Roles : Curriculum, Staffing, Performance

Specialist Governor: Looked After Children                                                

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   11/11 meetings  :  100%  
  •  2017/18   :   1/1 meetings  :  100%  (to 21st Sept 2017)

 

Owen Henshall

Chair of Governors

Governor Category : PARENT

Current Term of Office : 1st Mar 2017 – 28th Feb 2021

Committee Roles : Performance & Pay, Admissions Appeals

Declaration of Interests : Charity Trustee (St Hugh’s Catholic Primary School PTA)

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   6/6 meetings  :  100%
  • 2017/18   :   1/1 meetings  :  100%   (to 21st Sept 2017)

 

Rob Ignatowicz

Governor Category : LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY APPOINTED

Current Term of Office : 27th Jun 2017 – 26st Jun 2021

Committee Roles : Curriculum

Specialist Governor : Numeracy & Literacy

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   6/7 meetings  :  86%
  • 2017/18   :   1/1 meetings  :  100%   (to 21st Sept 2017)

 

Tom Kenny

Governor Category : FOUNDATION

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2020

Committee Roles : Curriculum

Specialist Governor for Religious Education,Safeguarding & Safer Recruitment

Declaration of Interest : Spouse of Mrs Kate Kenny (Teaching Assistant)

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   7/10 meetings  :  70%
  • 2017/18   :   1/1 meetings  :  100%   (to 21st Sept 2017)

  

Peter Macfarlane

Governor Category : FOUNDATION

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2020

Committee Roles : Curriculum

Declaration of Interest : Spouse of Mrs Amanda Macfarlane (Teaching Assistant)

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   7/10 meetings  :  70%
  • 2017/18   :   1/1 meetings  :  100%   (to 21st Sept 2017)

 

Steve Maule

Governor Category : PARENT

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2015 – 31st Aug 2019

Committee Roles : Premises and Finance

Specialist Governor: Sport and PE

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   8/10 meetings  :  80%
  • 2017/18   :   0/1 meetings     :  0%   (to 21st Sept 2017)

 

Dymphna McGowan

Governor Category : FOUNDATION

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2020

Committee Roles : Premises and Finance

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   6/7 meetings  :  86%
  • 2017/18   :   1/1 meetings  :  100%   (to 21st Sept 2017)

 

John McHugh

Governor Category : FOUNDATION

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2020

Committee Roles : Admissions, Performance Management

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   8/8 meetings  :  100%
  • 2017/18   :   1/1 meetings  :  100%   (to 21st Sept 2017)

 

Aengus McMorrow

Headteacher

Governor Category : HEAD

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 1998 - current

Committee Roles : Premises & Finance, Curriculum, Staffing, Admissions

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   22/22 meetings :  100%
  • 2017/18   :   1/1 meetings    :   100%   (to 21st Sept 2017)

 

Jim McNally

Governor Category : FOUNDATION

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2020

Committee Roles : Premises & Finance, Curriculum

Specialist Governor: Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   7/9 meetings  :  78%
  • 2017/18   :   1/1 meetings  :  100%   (to 21st Sept 2017)

 

Father Pat Munroe

Parish Priest (St Hugh & St John, Timperley)

Governor Category : FOUNDATION (EX-OFFICIO)

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2017 – 31st Aug 2021

Committee Roles :  Staffing, Admissions

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2017/18   :   1/1 meetings   :  100%   (to 21st Sept 2017)

 

 

Emily O’Hare

Governor Category : FOUNDATION

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2020

Committee Roles : Curriculum, Staffing

Specialist Governor: Assessment,Recording and Reporting (ARR) Project Lead

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   10/10 meetings  :  100%  
  • 207/18    :    1/1   : 100%     (to 21st Dec 2017)

 

Clare Parr

Assistant Headteacher (KS1 Department Lead)

Governor Category : STAFF

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2020

Committee Roles : Premises & Finance

Declaration of Interests : Sister of Miss Nicola Hesketh (Teaching Staff EYH)

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   7/10 meetings  :  70%   
  • 2017/18   :   1/1 meetings  :  100%   (to 21st  Sept 2017) 

 

Sarah-Jayne Williams

Vice Chair

Governor Category : PARENT

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2015 – 31st Aug 2019

Committee Roles : Premises & Finance, Staffing, Admissions

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   11/13 meetings  :  85%
  • 2017/18   :   1/1 meetings     :  100%   (to 21st Dec 2017)

 

Other Attendees :

 

The Deputy Head has attended the following number of meetings:

  • 2015/16   :   3 meetings
  • 2016/17   :   3 meetings   (to 31st Dec 2016)
  • 2017/18   :   0 meetings   (to 21st Sept 2017) 

 

The SENCO has attended the following number of meetings:

  • 2015/16   :   1 meeting
  • 2016/17   :   1 meeting 
  • 2017/18   :   0 meeting   (to 21st Sept 2017)

 

Previous Governors :

 

Father Tony Myers (Foundation Governor - Ex-Officio)

Last Term of Office : 1st Sept 2013 - 30th Aug 2017

Meeting Attendance :

  • 2015/16  :  8/11  :  (73%)
  • 2016/17  :  11/12  :  (92%)

 

Bernard Cwiklinski (Foundation Governor)

Term of Office 1st Sep 2012 - 31st Aug 2016

Meeting attendance:

  • 2015/16   :   13/13 meetings  :  100%

 

Brenda Ackroyd (Foundation Governor)

Term of Office 1st Sep 2012 - 31st Aug 2016

Meeting attendance:

  • 2015/16   :   8/8 meetings  :  100%

 

David Gilby (Staff Governor)

Term of Office 11th Jul 2012 - 10th Jul 2016

Meeting attendance:

  • 2015/16   :   7/10 meetings  :  70%

 

Governors’ Aims, Roles and Responsibilities

 

On behalf of the Catholic community and the community of the school, the Governing Body of St Hugh's is responsible for the conduct of the school, for promoting high standards and ensuring the Catholic mission of the school.  The Governing Body sets the framework to ensure that children are attending a successful Catholic school, which bears witness to the faith in all aspects of its work, provides them with a good education and supports their well-being to become responsible, inspired, self-motivated, caring, cooperative and reflective learners.

 

The Governing Body:

 a) Sets the strategic direction of the school by:

 

  • setting the values, aims and objectives for the school including its Catholic ethos
  • agreeing the policy framework for achieving those aims and objectives
  • setting targets
  • agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes approving the budget and agreeing the staffing structure

 b) Challenges and supports the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating:

 

  • the implementation and effectiveness of the policy framework
  • progress towards targets
  • the effectiveness of the school in providing a high quality education rooted in life, person and teachings of Jesus Christ and Gospel values.
  • the implementation and effectiveness of the school improvement strategy
  • the budget and the staffing structure

 

  • Ensures accountability by:
  • signing off the school’s own self-evaluation report
  • responding to Ofsted and RE Inspection reports when necessary
  • holding the Head Teacher to account for the performance of the school
  • ensuring parents and pupils are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate
  • making available information to the community

 c) Appoints and performance manages the Head Teacher who will deliver the aims (through the day to day management of the school, implementation of the agreed policy framework and school improvement strategy, and delivery of the curriculum) and report appropriately to the Governing Body.

 

Governors Meetings and Sub-Committees

 

The Governors meet 4 times per year as a whole body.

However, most of the work of the Governors is undertaken at a sub-committee level.

Please find below our formal meeting timetable for 2017/18 School Year

September

21st FULL GOVERNING BODY

 

October

5th Premises & Finance

12th Curriculum

19th Staffing

 

November

16th FULL GOVERNING BODY

24th Admissions (Nursery)

 

December

tbc Performance & Pay

 

2018

 

February

1st Premises & Finance

8th Curriculum

23rd Admissions (Reception)

 

March

1st Staffing

15th FULL GOVERNING BODY

 

April

17th Premises & Finance

26th Curriculum

 

May

3rd Staffing

 

June

21st FULL GOVERNING BODY