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Our Lady and St Oswald's Catholic Primary School

Our Lady and St Oswald's Catholic Primary School

With Christ at our centre; we can live, love and learn together to be the best we can

School Values

  • Respect
  • Understanding
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Understanding
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Understanding

Meet Our Governors

Our School Governing Body

 

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.

 

School Governing Body

The instrument of government states that the governing body shall consist of:

  • 7 Foundation governors 
  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 headteacher

 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

OUR GOVERNING BODY 

 

HeadteacherNicola O'Dwyer              
Parent Governors

Amanda Ali

Abby Willan

Staff GovernorAllison Stowell
Local Authority GovernorTBC
Foundation Governors

Julia Thomas

Margaret Williams

Sarah Dudley

Cathy Osselton

Richard Dover

Maeve Gambrell

Neil McDonough

Clerk to the GovernorsLiz Gibbons
  

 

GOVERNING BODY RESPONSIBILITIES 2020-2021

Committee membership is decided at the first Full Board meeting of each academic year

COMMITTEES MEMBERSCOMMITTEE CHAIR
AdmissionsJulia Thomas,  Nikki O'Dwyer, Sarah Dudley, Maeve Gambrell,               Neil McDonoughJulia Thomas
Premises, Health & Safety (Safeguarding)Cathy Osselton, Sarah Dudley, Nikki O'Dwyer,  LA GovernorCathy  Osselton
PersonnelNikki O'Dwyer,  Julia Thomas, Neil McDonough, Richard Dover, Margaret WilliamsJulia Thomas
FinanceMaeve Gambrell, Julia Thomas, Cathy Osselton, Nikki O'Dwyer,  Allison Stowell,  Abby WillanJulia Thomas
Religious Education, Standards and CurriculumMargaret Williams, Nikki O'Dwyer,  Amanda Ali, Richard Dover, Allison Stowell, Neil McDonoughMargaret Williams
Pupil DisciplineJulia Thomas,  Cathy Osselton, MargaretMargaret Williams
Complaints*Amanda  Ali, Richard Dover, Neil McDonough

Amanda Ali

Staff Dismissal/Discipline*Maeve Gambrell, Sarah Dudley, Richard DoverMaeve Gambrell
Staff Discipline and Dismissals Appeals*Cathy Osselton, Neil McDonough, Margaret WilliamsCathy Osselton
Pupil Discipline Appeals Committee* Neil McDonough, Sarah Dudley, Maeve GambrellNeil McDonough

*Clerk to be confirmed prior to meeting as it may be more appropriate to use an external clerk

 

LINK GOVERNORS 

Looked After Children LACJulia Thomas
Early Years Foundation StageNeil McDonough/ Maeve Gambrell / Amanda Ali / Sarah Dudley 
Safeguarding, Child ProtectionMargaret Williams / Julia Thomas
Special Education NeedsAmanda Ali
RHSEMargaret Williams
REMargaret Williams
Safer Recruitment Training

Nikki O'Dwyer / Julia Thomas / Margaret Williams

E-Safety & Web Site ComplianceRichard Dover 

 

 

 

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND SELF EVALUATION FORM RESPONSIBILITIES

Progress against previous inspection issuesAll Governors responsibility
Effectiveness of leadership and management

Julia Thomas

tbc

Cathy Osselton

The quality of teaching, learning and assessment

Julia Thomas

Margaret Williams

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

Margaret Williams

 

Outcomes for children and learners

Margaret Williams

Julia Thomas

Effectiveness of Early Years Provision

Maeve Gambrell

Amanda Ali

Sarah Dudley

Overall effectivenessAll Governors responsibility

 

 APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

Full Name

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

End of Term

Date if Stepped Down in last 12 months

Appointed by

Maeve Gambrell

30/09/2015

4 years

27/11/2023

n/a

Diocese

Nicola O'Dwyer01/01/2017  n/aHeadteacher
Julia Thomas01/01/20174 years31/08/2024n/aDiocese
Margaret Williams01/01/20174 years 31/08/2024n/aDiocese
Paul Milner01/06/20184 years 31/05/202206/05/2021Local Authority
Amanda Ali01/06/20184 years31/05/2022n/aParent
Sarah Dudley01/10/20184 years01/10/2022n/aDiocese
Cathy Osselton01/10/20184 years 01/10/2022n/a

Diocese

Allison Stowell27/11/20194 years27/11/2023n/a Staff
Richard Dover27/11/20194 years27/11/2023n/aDiocese
Abby Willan 23/05/2021 4 years22/05/2021n/aParent
      

 

RELEVANT BUSINESS AND PECUNIARY INTERESTS*

GOVERNOR

BUSINESS INTERESTS

GOVERNOR ROLE IN OTHER SCHOOL

INTERESTS

Richard Dover

 

Governor of Carrighofa Primary School

 

 None other reported   

 

 

RECORD OF GOVERNORS’ ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS OVER PAST YEAR (2020/21)

 (NB All governors meetings were held via MS Teams) 

 

 

Attendance at Meetings

Governor

Full Board

RE, Standards & Curriculum

Finance

Premises, Health & Safety and Safeguarding

Admissions

Personnel 

Complaints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Ali

3

3

 

 

 

3

1

Richard Dover

3

2

 

 

 

3

1

Sarah Dudley

3

 

 

2

 

 

 

Maeve Gambrell

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

Neil McDonough

3

2

 

 

1

 

1

Paul Milner

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

Nikki O'Dwyer

3

3

3

3

1

3

 

Cathy Osselton

3

 

2

3

 

 

 

Ruth Patel

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

Allison Stowell

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

Julia Thomas

3

 

3

 

1

3

 

Margaret Williams

3

3

 

 

 

3

 

Abby Willan

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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