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Governing Body

The Role of the Governors

 

Governors

Sacred Heart Catholic School has a Governing Body of ten people. We come from all walks of life and bring many different skills and experiences to the role. We are united in a desire to see the best for the school, of which we are all very proud. We passionately believe that our pupils must have the very best education and learning we can provide.

Meet our Governors

Meet our Governors 1 Mr David Timson- Chair of Governors
Meet our Governors 2 Mrs Sue Horsey- Vice Chair / Foundation Governor
Meet our Governors 3 Mrs Dulce Fernanadez-Birkett- Foundation Governor
Meet our Governors 4 Mr David Corbet- Parent Governor
Meet our Governors 5 Mr David Geer- Foundation Governor/ Chair of Audit
Meet our Governors 6 Mr Kevin Lane - Parent Governor
Meet our Governors 7 Mrs Michelle Fusi- Headteacher
Meet our Governors 8 Miss Jennifer Watson- Staff Governor

 

Category

Term of Office

Start

Term of Office End

Audit Committee

Mr David Timson

Foundation

01/09/2014

31/08/2018

Yes

Mrs Susan Horsey

Foundation

18/02/2014

31/08/2021

Yes

Mrs Dulce Fernandez-Birkett

Foundation

01/09/2014

31/08/2018

 

Mr David Geer

Foundation

30/09/2015

29/09/2019

Yes

Mrs Michelle Fusi

Foundation

01/09/2013

 

Yes

Mrs Bronach Bansal

LEA

18/05/2017

17/05/2021

 

Mr David Corbet

PARENT

14/12/2016

31/08/2020

 

Mr Kevin Lane

PARENT

30/09/2015

31/08/2019

 

Miss Jennifer Watson

STAFF

17/05/2017

31/08/2020

 

  Mrs Renata Bryant  Foundation   02/02/2018    30/08/2021  
  Mrs Irene Getley  Foundation  Pending    

 

Clerk to the Governors

Tom Stacey

 

What we do

Governors work as a team, in the best interests of the children and the school, to raise educational

standards and ensure everyone within the school community is safe. The Headteacher is part of the team. Governors: 

  • are accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
  • plan the school’s future direction
  • sustain and develop the Catholic ethos and distinctive Catholic nature of the school
  •  appoint the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher 
  • make decisions on the school’s budget and staffing structures 
  • make sure the national curriculum is taught and set the Statutory Attainment Target 
  • agree policies about the way the governing body and the school work
  • decide how the school can encourage pupil’s spiritual, moral and social development
  • make sure the school provides for all its pupils, whatever their abilities and needs
  •  support and challenge the Headteacher by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what’s best for the school.

 

How we work

The Governing Body meets twice a term. We have an Audit Committee who meet once a term

Full Governing Body – who consider the school’s strategic development. 

Governors perform their role by:

  • Attending meetings, including participating in at least one committee
  • Receiving written briefings, reports and presentations from the Headteacher and other staff  Discussing and debating key issues and data
  • Visiting the school, including undertaking a specific role as a link governor  Meeting with parents and staff – both informally and formally
  • Undertaking regular training

 

Feedback from/to Parents and Pupils

We carry out an annual survey of parents and discuss the results. We provide feedback and updates to parents on the survey and other activities via the website and ‘Red Hearts’ newsletter. Governors also attend School Council meetings and discuss the results of pupil surveys and feedback from class teachers.

We are always keen to hear the view of parents – please feel able to tell us what you think at any time.

 

You can contact us by:

  • Leaving a note/comment addressed to the Governors in the office post box
  • Emailing or phoning the school office (details above)

There are many people involved in ensuring that our school community continues to thrive.

 

The Governors would like to express their thanks to:

  • our pupils for all their hard work
  • our staff for their continued commitment to the school  our parents and carers for their support and feedback and
  • our volunteers for all the time they freely give that makes a huge difference.

Letter from the Chair of Governors, 26 January 2016

Declaration of Business Interests - January 2018

 Governor Responsibilities

Name

Responsibility

Subject Link

Class Link

 

 

 

 

Dave Timson

Chair/Admissions/Exclusions/Health and Safety

English

 

Sue Horsey

Vice Chair/Audit Committe

Religious Education/PSHE

Year 3

Dulce Fernadez-Birkett

 

MFL

 

David Geer

Chair of Audit Committee/Surveys/Data

Maths

Year 5

Kevin Lane

Admissions

Art/DT/Science

Year 6

 Bronach     Bansal  Health and Safety  English  Year 1

David Corbet

Safeguarding

PHSE

Year 2

Renata Bryant

Awaiting Allocation

 

 

 Irene Getley

Exclusions

Pupil Premium/EYFS/ History / Geography

Reception

       
Full Governing Body Meeting Attendance

2017-2018

11/10

07/12

31/01

21/03

09/05

11/07

FOUNDATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr David Timson ( Chair)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Susan Horsey (Vice Chair)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr David Geer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Dulce Fernandez-Birkett

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr David Corbet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Kevin Lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Bronach Bansal

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEADTEACHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Michelle Fusi

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Jennifer Watson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Walsh ( Deputy)

Associate

Associate

Associate

 

 

 

Awaiting Diocese

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irene Getley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renata Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In attendance

 

Apologies received

 

Not in attendance

 

Not in post

 

14/09

14/12

01/02

15/03

17/05

12/07

FOUNDATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr David Timson ( Chair)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Susan Horsey (Vice Chair)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr David Geer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Nicholas Mayers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Dulce Fernandez-Birkett

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Stuart McWeeney

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr David Corbet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Kevin Lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Bronach Bansal

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEADTEACHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Michelle Fusi

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Jennifer Watson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Page

Staff

Staff

Staff

Staff

Associate

 

Awaiting Diocese

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marie Carlson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In attendance

 

Apologies received

 

Not in attendance

 

Not in post

How to Contact the Governors

Members of the Governing Body can be contacted via the School Office: (T) 01920 461678 (E) chairofgov@sacredheart312.herts.sch.uk Alternatively you can fill in the boxes below. Your message will be sent directly to the Chair of Governors. Thank you.

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