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Governor Skills Audit November 2020

Structure of the Governing Body

NamePositionTerm of officeFirst appointedAppointed By
MrTony LeithChair of Governors20/12/17 -19/12/2120/12/17Diocese
Fr David MacFarlaneEx Officio 1/09/17Diocese
Mrs Paula Garrity JenningsVice Chair1/09/17 - 31/08/221/09/08Diocese
Mr David DeaneHeadteacher 1/09/15virtue of office
Mr Mark StentonStaff Governor1/10/2017 - 30/09/223/11/15Peers
Mrs Aileen FergusonFoundation Governor1/09/17 - 31/08/221/09/13Peers
Mrs Jane WhelanFoundation Governor1/09/17 - 31/08/221/09/13Peers
Cllr James KingLA Governor7/09/17 - 6/09/221/08/09LA
Mrs Angela RocheFoundation Governor1/09/17 -31/08/221/09/13Diocese
Ms Claire CahillParent Governor8/11/19 - 7/11/237/11/19Peers
Mr Abal GhebremariamFoundation Governor26/06/21-26/6/2526/05/2021Diocese
Mrs Angelika JedrachParent Governor26/02/21-6/02/2526/02/2021Peers

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School Governing Body

September 2021

 

As St Thomas of Canterbury RC is a voluntary-aided school, the Governors (as members of the governing body) are the employers of all staff who work at the school. We are accountable for our actions to parents, the local community, the local authority and the Salford Diocese

Our role is to help the school provide the best possible education for all of our children.

We aim to establish high expectations for all pupils, to promote effective learning and teaching and thereby to raise standards of achievement.

We approve the policies and plans to support the overall aims of the school.

We respect the professional roles of the Headteacher and staff, and their responsibilities   for the day-to-day management of the school.

We set and review the broad framework within which the Headteacher and staff run the school.

We are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the school’s effectiveness.

We act as a ‘critical friend’, providing support and advice to the Headteacher and staff, while asking challenging questions and encouraging self-evaluation and improvement.

We work with the school to examine applications for admission to St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary in accordance with the published admissions policy.

We monitor the school’s budget and finances.

We safeguard the Catholic ethos of the school.

 

 

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School-Governors' Sub Committees

 

Appeals Committee

Cllr Jim King -Chair

Mrs Angela Roche

Mrs Claire Cahill

 

Buildings, Premises, Health & Safety Committee

Mr David Deane

Rev David MacFarlane

Mrs Aileen Ferguson

Miss Paula Garrity - Jennings

Mr Tony Leith (Chair)

 

Complaints Committee

Cllr Jim King - Chair

Mrs Angela Roche

Mr Tony Leith

 

Dismissal Committee

Mrs Jane Murphy (Chair)

Mrs Aileen Ferguson
Miss Paula Garrity

 

Finance Committee

Mrs Aileen Ferguson-Chair

Rev David MacFarlane

Mrs Jane Whelan

Mr David Deane

Mrs Claire Cahill

 

HT Performance Management Committee

Rev David MacFarlane (chair)

Mrs Aileen Ferguson

Mrs Jane Whelan

 

Pupil Discipline Committee

Cllr Jim King -Chair

Mrs Angela Roche

Cllr Jim King

 

Religious Education Committee

Rev D MacFarlane

Mr David Deane OBE

Mr Mark Stenton

Mrs Jane Whelan (Chair)

Mrs Claire Cahill

Ms Angelika Jedrach

Mr Abal Ghebremariam

 

School Effectiveness Committee

Rev David MacFarlane

Mr David Deane

Mr Abal Ghebremariam

Mr Mark Stenton

Mrs Jane Whelan (Chair)

Miss Paula Garrity

 

Safeguarding Governor

Ms Claire Cahill

 

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Governor 

Mr Tony Leith

 

Staffing Committee

Mrs Jane Whelan (Chair)

Rev David MacFarlane

Mr David Deane OBE

Mrs Angela Roche

Miss Paula Garrity- Jennings  

 

Welfare, Pupil, Pastoral Committee

Rev David MacFarlane

Mr David Deane OBE

Ms Angelika Jedrach

Mr Tony Leith (Chair)

 

 

 

St Thomas of Canterbury Primary School - Staffing Committee Meeting, Tuesday 12th October at 6.30pm. 

NamePositionAttended
David DeaneHeadteacherAttended
Mark StentonStaffAttended
Claire CahillParent GovernorAttended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury Primary School - RE Committee Meeting, Tuesday 12th October at 5.15pm

NamePositionAttendance
David DeaneHeadteacherAttended
Mark StentonStaffAttended
Father David McFarlaneEx-OfficioAttended
Jane WhelanFoundationAttended
Charlotte PlattGuest (teacher)Attended
Tony LeithChair of GovernorsApologies

 

St Thomas of Canterbury Primary School - Finance Committee Meeting, Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 6.30pm in the Parish Hall.

NamePositionAttended
David DeaneHeadteacherAttended
Aileen FergusonFoundation (Chair)Attended
Abal GhebremarianFoundationAttended
Father David McFarlaneEx OfficioApologies
Paula GarrityFoundationApologies
Tony LeithFoundation (Chair)Apologies
Jane WhelanFoundationApologies

 

St Thomas of Canterbury Primary School - School Effectiveness Committee Meeting Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 5.15pm in the Parish Hall. 

NamePositionAttended
David DeaneHeadteacherAttended
Father David McFarlaneEx Officio

Attended

Paula GarrityFoundation (Vice Chair)Attended
Mark StentonStaffAttended
Jane WhelanFoundationApologies
Tony LeithChairApologies
Claire CahillParentAttended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School - School Effectiveness Committee Meeting Tuesday 22nd June at 5.15pm in the Parish Hall 

NamePostitionAttended
David DeaneHeadteacherAttended
Father DavidEx OfficioAttended
Jane WhelanFoundation GovernorAttended
Danielle AbbottCo-OptedAttended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School - Full Governing Body Meeting Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 6.15pm in the Parish Hall 

NamePositionAttended
David DeaneHeadteacher

Attended

Mark StentonStaffAttended
Danielle AbbottCo -optedAttended
Laura WilliamsonCo-optedAttended
Claire CahillParentAttended
Angelika JedrachParentAttended
Jane WhelanFoundationAttended
Aileen FergusonFoundationAttended
Tony Leith (Chair)FoundationAttended
Jim KingLAAttended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School, Finance Committee meeting Tuesday 11th May 2021 at 5.15pm on teams. 

NamePositionAttended
David DeaneHeadteacherAttended
Aileen FergusonFoundation Governor (Chair)Attended
Jane WhelanFoundation GovernorAttended
Fr David Macfarlane Ex officioApologies

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School - Religious Education Committee Meeting Tuesday 4th May 2021 at 6.30pm on Microsoft Teams. 

NamePosition Attended
David DeaneHeadteacherAttended
Father David MacFarlaneEx OfficioApologies
Mark StentonStaff GovernorAttended
Claire CahillParent GovernorAttended
Charlotte PlattStaff Guest

Attended

 

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School, School Effectiveness Committee Meeting Tuesday 4th May at 5.15pm on Microsoft Teams 

NamePositionAttended
David DeaneHeadteacherAttended
Claire CahillParent GovernorAttended
Danielle AbbottCo-opted GovernorAttended
Jane WhelanFoundationAttended 

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School, School Effectiveness Committee Meeting Tuesday 9th March at 5.15pm on Microsoft Teams  

NamePositionAttended
David DeaneHeadteacherAttended
Jane WhelanFoundation GovernorAttended
Laura WilliamsonCo-opted GovernorAttended
Claire CahillParent GovernorAttended
Paula Garrity JenningsFoundation GovernorApologies sent
Father Dvid McFarlaneEx OfficioApologies sent

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School FGB Meeting - Tuesday 23rd February at 6.15pm on Microsoft Teams 

Name Postition Attended
David Deane Headteacher Attended
Mark Stenton Staff Governor Attended
Danielle Abbott Co-Opted Governor Attended
Claire Cahill Parent Governor Attended
Laura Williamson Co-Opted Attended
Cllr Jim King LA Governor Attended
Aileen Ferguson Foundation Governor Attended
Jane Whelan Foundation Governor Attended
Father David MacFarlane Ex Officio Apologies
Tony Leith Chair of Governors

Apologies

 

 

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School, Finance Committee Meeting - Tuesday 12th January 2021 on Microsoft Teams 

Name Position Attended
David Deane Headteacher Attended
Aileen Ferguson Foundation Governor Attended
Jane Whelan Foundation Governor Attended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School School Effectiveness Committee Meeting - Tuesday 12th January 2021 on Microsoft Teams 

Name  Position Attended
David Deane Headteacher Attended
Jane Whelan Foundation Governor Attended
Claire Cahill Parent Governor Attended
Laura Williamson Staff Governor Attended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury FGB Meeting 3rd November 2020 at 6.15pm on Microsoft Teams 

Name Position Attended

Ms Danielle Abbott

Co-opted governor

Attended

Ms Claire Cahill

Parent governor

Attended

Mr David Deane OBE

Headteacher

Attended

Mrs Aileen Ferguson

Foundation governor

Attended

Ms Paula Garrity-Jennings

Foundation governor

No Apologies Sent

Councillor James King

Local Authority Governor

Attended

Mr Tony Leith

Foundation governor

No Apologies Sent

Rev David Robert MacFarlane

Foundation Ex-Officio

No Apologies Sent

Miss Angela Roche

Foundation governor

Attended

Mr Mark Stenton

Staff governor

Attended

Miss Hayley Ward

Associate Member

No Apologies Sent

Mrs Jane Whelan

Foundation governor

No Apologies Sent

Mrs Laura Williamson

Co-opted governor

Attended

 

 St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School - School Effectiveness Committee Meeting Tuesday 10th November at 5.15pm on Microsoft Teams

Name Position Attended
Jane Whelan Foundation Governor Attended
Paula Garrity-Jennings Vice Chair Attended
Claire Cahill Parent Governor Attended
David Deane Headteacher Attended
Father David MacFarlane Ex officio Apologies
Tony Leith Chair Apologies
Mark Stenton Staff Apologies

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School - Staffing Committee Meeting on 13th October 2020 at 6.30pm 

Name Position Attended
David Deane Headteacher Yes
Mark Stenton Staff Yes
Jane Whelan Foundation Governor Yes

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School - RE committee meeting 13th October 2020 at 5.15pm 

Name Position Attended
David Deane Headteacher Yes
Mark Stenton Staff Yes
Jane Whelan Foundation Governor Yes
Charlotte Platt Staff Yes

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School - Finance Committee Meeting September 15th 2020 at 6.30pm 

Name Position Attended
Mark Stenton Staff Attended
Jane Whelan Foundation Attended
Aileen Ferguson Foundation Attended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School - Effectiveness Committee Meeting September 15th 2020 at 5.15pm. 

Name Position Attended
Claire Cahill Parent Governor Attended
Jane Whelan Foundation Attended
Mark Stenton Staff Attended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School - School Effectiveness Committee Meeting: Tuesday 26th June at 5.15pm.

Name Position Attended
David Deane Headteacher Attended
Danielle Abbot Staff Attended
Tony Leith Chair Attended
Paula Garrity Jenning Vice Chair Attended
Claire Cahill Parent Governor Attended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC primary School Full Governing Body Skills Matrix

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School: Full Governing Body Meeting Tuesday 25th February 2020 at 5.15pm.

Name Position Attendance
Ms D Abbott Staff Attended
Mr D Deane Headteacher Attended
Mrs A Ferguson Foundation Attended
Ms P Garrity Jennings Foundation Attended
Ms C Cahill Parent Attended
Father David MacFarlane Foundation (Ex Officio) Attended
Ms Haley Ward Associate Attended
Cllr J. King LEA Attended
Mr D Itodo Parent Attended
Mr T Leith Foundation (Chair) Attended
Mr M Stenton Staff Attended
Mrs J Whelan Foundation Attended
Mrs L Williamson Staff Attended
Ms A Roach Foundation Attended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School Effectiveness Committee meeting Tuesday 10/03/2020 at 5.15pm 

Name Position Attended
Jane Whelan Foundation Attended
Paula Garrity Jennings Foundation

Attended

Father David Macfarlane Ex Officio Attended
David Deane Head teacher Attended
Laura Williamson staff Attended
     
     

 

St Thomas of Canterbury Religious Education Committee Meeting: Tuesday 10/03/2020 at 6.15pm
Name Position Attendance
Jane Whelan (Chair) Foundation Attended
Paula Garrity Jennings Foundation

Attended

 

Father David Macfarlane Ex Officio Attended
David Deane Head teacher Attended
Dominic Itodo Parent Attended
Mark Stenton Staff (RE Leader) Attended
Charlotte Platt Guest (Staff) Attended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School - Welfare, Parent and Pupils Sub Committee meeting

Tuesday 03/03/2020 at 6.15pm 

Name Position Attendance
Aileen Ferguson Foundation (Chair) Attended
Tony Leith Foundation (Chair of Governors) Attended
Paula Garrity Jennings Foundation Attended
Father David Macfarlane Ex officio Attended
David Deane Headteacher Attended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School - Premises, Health and Safety Sub Committee Meeting Tuesday 03/03/2020 at 5.15pm 

Name Position Attendance
Aileen Ferguson Foundation (Chair) Attended
Tony Leith Foundation (Chair of Governors) Attended
Paula Garrity Jennings Foundation Attended
Father David Macfarlane EX officio Attended
David Deane Headteacher Attended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School: Finance Committee meeting

Date: 14th January 2020 - 6.30pm 

Name Position Attendance
David Deane Headteacher Attended
Jane Whelen Foundation Attended
Aileen Ferguson Foundation (Chair) Attended
     

 

 St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School: School Effectiveness committee meeting

Date: 14th January 2019 - 5.15pm

Name Position Attendance
David Deane Headteacher Attended
Laura Williamson Staff Attended
Jayne Whelen Foundation (Chair) Attended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School: Welfare, Pupils and Parents sub committee meeting. Date: Tuesday 26th November at 6.30pm

Name Position Attendance
Mark Stenton Staff Yes
Tony Leith (Chair) Foundation Yes
Aileen Ferguson Foundation Yes
David Deane Headteacher Apologies Accepted

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School: Premises, Health and Safety Sub Committee Meeting. Date: 26th November 2019 at 5.15pm
Name Position Attendance
Mark Stenton Staff Yes
Aileen Ferguson Foundation Yes
Tony Leith Foundation

Yes

David Deane Headtacher Apologies Accepted

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School: School Effectiveness Committee meeting 

Date: Tuesday 12th November 2019 - 5.15pm 

Name Position Attendance
David Deane Headteacher Attended
Jayne Whelen Foundation Governor Attended
Paula Garrity Jennings Foundation Governor

Attended

Mark Stenton Foundation Governor Attended

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School: Full Governing Body meeting

Date: Tuesday 29th October 2019

Name Position Attendance
Ms Danielle Abbott Co opted Y
Ms Claire Cahill Parent NS
Mr David Deane OBE Headteacher Y
Mrs Aileen Ferguson

Foundation

Y
Ms Paula Garrity-Jennings Foundation Y
Mr Dominic Itodo Parent No apologies sent
Councillor James King Authority Y
Mr Tony Leith Foundation Y
Rev David Robert MacFarlane Foundation Ex- Officio Apologies Accepted
Miss Angela Roche Foundation No apologies sent
Mr Mark Stenton Staff Y
Miss Hayley Ward Associate Member Y
Mrs Jane Whelan Foundation Y
Mrs Laura Williamson Co-Opted Y

 

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School : Finance Sub Committee Meeting:

Date: 18th September 2019 at 6.30pm

Name Position Attendance
David Deane Headteacher Attended
Jane Whelen Foundation Attended
Paula Garrity-Jennings Vice Chair Attended
Aileen Ferguson (Chair) Foundation Attended
     

 

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