Governors

Governors

We are delighted to welcome you to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School.

We take great pride in our school where the teachers, staff and governors work together to ensure the school is a place where our children are enthusiastic to learn, build friendships and are safe. We offer the children of Axminster and surrounding areas a Catholic education, welcoming children of all faiths and beliefs who are ready to embrace our values.

The Local Governing Board (LGB) is responsible for the strategic management of the school and following discussions and consultations will make informed wide - ranging decisions.

The core responsibilities for governors are:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure money is well spent

A full training programme is available for all governors.

All governors are expected to attend the LGB meetings which take place regularly throughout the year.   All matters of business, arising outside scheduled meetings, are reported to all the governors at the next appropriate full LGB meeting.

Dates of LGB/FGB are shown below:

Dates of Local Governing Board Meetings

2nd OCTOBER 2017

13th NOVEMBER 2017

22nd JANUARY 2018

12th / 19th MARCH 2018

21st MAY 2018

9th JULY 2018

There are three Governor sub-committees each of which have half-termly meetings.        

Dates of Resources Committee Meetings

1st NOVEMBER 2017

13th DECEMBER 2017

28th FEBRUARY 2018

25th APRIL 2018

20th JUNE 2018

 

Dates of Teaching and Learning Committee Meetings

18th OCTOBER 2017

10th JANUARY 2018

7th MARCH  2018

9th MAY  2018

27th JUNE 2018

 

Dates of RE and Catholic Life of the School Committee Meetings

7th NOVEMBER 2017

16th JANUARY 2018

21st FEBRUARY 2018

18th APRIL 2018

13th JUNE 2018

In addition, a Pay and Performance committee meets twice yearly in the Autumn and Summer terms.

Minutes of meetings are publicly available to view in the school and on the school website following approval at the next full LGB meeting.

Parent Views

The Governors and Staff encourage all parents to complete the annual parent questionnaires. Parents’ views are welcome and valued and your feedback assists the school evaluate its effectiveness. In addition, governors encourage all parents to visit the website operated by OFSTED that allows parents to upload their views about the school. The website address is:  www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

Contact

Acting Chair:


Theresa Dicker   (Currently Vice Chair)     

C/O St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Lyme Road

Axminster

Devon

EX13 5BE


If you wish to contact the Governors this can be done through the school office or via the Clerk on yawlcrescent@gmail.com