St Chad's CE (VC) Primary School

Achieve through Belief

St Michael Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6SN

01543 226080

headteacher@st-chads-lichfield.staffs.sch.uk

"The school’s mantra of ‘Achieve through Belief’ is at the heart of all the work of St Chad’s CofE Primary School" Ofsted 2017

Governors

 Who are school Governors?

Governors are one of the largest teams of volunteers in the UK and have an important role to play in raising school standards. All school governors have a drive to make a positive contribution to the children’s education and experience at St. Chad’s School.

The school governors at St Chad’s provide a balanced set of skills, come from a variety of backgrounds with representatives drawn from the local community, Lichfield Diocese, staff and parents/guardians of children within the school. They bring a wide range of skills and expertise to challenge and support school improvement.

 All governors are committed to always working in the very best interests of the pupils.

What is the role of the Governors?

The strategic role of school governors is set out in The School Governance Regulations 2013. “Governors Handbook” produced by the Department of Education. The Governing Body should;

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Operate in such a way that statutory duties are met and priorities are approved
  • Provide challenge and hold the headteacher and senior management team to account for improving the quality of teaching, pupils’ achievement, behaviour and safety
  • Use performance management systems across all elements of the school to improve leadership, teaching and management
  • Support and strengthen the school leadership
  • Contribute to the school’s self evaluation and understand its strengths and weaknesses
  • Engage with key stakeholders and the wider community
  • Ensure a sound financial approach exists and is managed effectively
  • Use the pupil premium and other sources to overcome barriers to learning including reading, writing and mathematics.

Governors are required by law to act with integrity, objectivity and in the best interests of the school at all times.

 

How does the Governing body operate?

Governors meet monthly to discuss issues affecting the strategic direction of the school. During these meetings current issues are discussed, decisions are made and policies are agreed. Actions are set to be undertaken between meetings by sub-groups or individuals who then report back to the next full governors meeting.

The approved minutes from governing board meetings are available for inspection via the school office.

The overriding concern of the governors is the welfare of the school as a whole.

The governors at St Chad's are committed to ensuring our school is a happy, successful and safe school for all of our pupils.

 How to contact governors

If you wish to contact the Governors, please make your request through the school office. A governor will be get back to you as soon as possible.

Types of Governor

  • (Fo)     Foundation governors are appointed by the Diocese of Lichfield
  • (Par)   Parents vote for Parent Governor positions
  • (LA) A local authority governor is appointed by Staffordshire County Council
  • (Stf)     Staff Governors are voted for by members of staff
  • (Cop) Co-opted Governors can be staff or any person nominated by the governing body to bring specific skills to the board

All Governors have a four year term of office and are appointed on the basis of the skills and expertise they can bring to the Governing Board.

Photos of Governors are located in the school reception.

Currently, no school governor, other than those listed as staff members, are related to teaching staff at the school.

All decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body, which is set up by law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently to the rest of the governing body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet our Governors.

The Governing Board is currently made up of the following 10 members:

Note: The Governing Board currently does not operate different committees. Most governors have a leadership role within the Governing Board. All Governors have full voting rights.

Full Name

Mr John Smith

Governor type

Chair and Local Authority

Date of appointment

28.02.2014

Date of end of term of office

28.02.2018

Position

Chair (2015-16)

Pecuniary interests

Nil

Role in other establishments

Governor at the Willows Primary

Attendance (FGB)

 

 

Full Name

Ms Lorna Harvey

Governor type

Co opted

Date of appointment

11.03.15

Date of end of term of office

11.03.19

Position

Vice Chair

Lead Governor for Curriculum & Assessment

Pecuniary interests

Nil

Role in other establishments

Headteacher – St James, Walsall

Attendance (FGB)

 

 

Full Name

Mrs Jodie Jones

Governor type

Co opted

Date of appointment

11.03.15

Date of end of term of office

11.03.19

Position

Teacher Governor

Pecuniary interests

Teacher at St Chads

Role in other establishments

 

Attendance (FGB)

 

 

Full Name

Rev Rod Clark

Governor type

Foundation

Date of appointment

 

Date of end of term of office

 

Position

Lead Governor for School ethos/ Spirituality and partnership with community

Pecuniary interests

Nil

Role in other establishments

Reverend at St. Chad’s Church

Attendance (FGB)

 

 

Full Name

Mrs Mary Hudson

Governor type

Foundation

Date of appointment

16.01.2014

Date of end of term of office

16.01.2018

Position

Lead Governor for Statutory Policies

Pecuniary interests

Nil

Role in other establishments

 

Attendance (FGB)

 

 

Full Name

Mrs Claire Evans

Governor type

Headteacher

Date of appointment

20.04.2010

Date of end of term of office

N/A

Position

N/A

Pecuniary interests

Headteacher of School

Role in other establishments

Associate Consultant – Entrust

Attendance (FGB)

 

 

Full Name

Mr Anthony Critchley

Governor type

Foundation

Date of appointment

11.06.2014

Date of end of term of office

28.06.2018

Position

Lead Governor for Child Protection/LAC/Prevent

Lead Governor for SEND / Senior Leadership

Pecuniary interests

 

Role in other establishments

 

Attendance (FGB)

 

 

Full Name

Mr Ian Wootton

Governor type

Parent

Date of appointment

31.12.2013

Date of end of term of office

31.12.2017

Position

Lead Governor for Finance

Pecuniary interests

Nil

Role in other establishments

 

Attendance (FGB)

 

 

Full Name

Mr Martin Wright

Governor type

Parent

Date of appointment

21.11.2012

Date of end of term of office

21.11.2016

Position

Lead Governor for Premises and Health & Safety

Pecuniary interests

Nil

Role in other establishments

 

Attendance (FGB)

 

 

 

Full Name

Mrs Elaine Foxley

Governor type

Staff

Date of appointment

27.11.2013

Date of end of term of office

27.11.2017

Position

Staff Governor

Pecuniary interests

Office Support Manager at St. Chad's

Role in other establishments

 

Attendance (FGB)

 

 

 

St Michael Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6SN

01543 226080

headteacher@st-chads-lichfield.staffs.sch.uk