Our Governors

On behalf of the Governing Body, Father David Potter (Chair of Governors) would like to extend a very warm welcome to St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School.

Our Governing Body is made up as follows:

  • 7 Foundation Governors who are appointed by Liverpool Archdiocese
  • 2 Parent Governors who are appointed by Parents/Carers
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 Staff Governor who is appointed by staff
  • 1 Local Authority Governor who is appointed by Knowsley LA
Name Membership Term of Office  Committee Start End
 Irene Delahunty Foundation 4 years Resources Sept 2015 Aug 2019
Doris Ekhuemelo Foundation 4 years Standards Sept 2015 Aug 2019
Colette Lewis Foundation 4 years Resources July 2016 June 2020
Lorraine McEvoy Foundation 4 years Sept 15 Aug 2019
John Norris Foundation 4 years Resources Sept 2015 Aug 2019
Chris O’Connor Foundation 4 years Resources Sept 2015 Aug 2019
Vice Chair FGB
Chair-RESOURCES
Fr David Potter Foundation 4 years Standards 2015 2019
Chair FGB
Chair-STANDARDS
Tracy Christian Parent 4 years Resources Sept 2015 Aug 2019
Amanda Weeder Parent 4 years Standards Sept 2015 Aug 2019
Rachael Tyler Headteacher 4 years Sept 2015 Aug 2019
Victoria McKay Staff Governor 4 years Standards Sept 2015 Aug 2019
Keith McDowell LA Governor 4 years Standards Sept 2015 Aug 2019

 

GOVERNOR INTERESTS

Name Pecuniary, Business, other related interests declared

Fr David Potter (Chair)

Foundation Governor

None declared
Mrs Rachael Tyler (Headteacher) None declared

Mr Christopher O’Connor

Foundation Governor

Grandchildren in school (Reception & Year 6)

Mr Keith McDowall

LA Governor

Manager of Family Learning Service, which has SLA with school

Mr John Norris

Foundation Governor

None declared

Miss Amanda Weeder

Parent Governor

Child in Year 2

Miss Irene Delahunty

Foundation Governor

None declared

Mrs Tracy Christian

Parent Governor

Child in Year 1

Mrs Victoria McKay

Staff Governor

None declared

Ms Colette Lewis

Foundation Governor

None declared

Mrs Doris Ekhuemelo

Foundation Governor

Children in Reception & Year 5

Mrs Lorraine McEvoy

Foundation Governor

Headteacher of St Albert’s Catholic Primary

 

GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE Autumn 16/17

 

Name

 

Scheduled Meetings Meetings Attended Apologies Accepted Absent without apologies Pecuniary, Business, other related interests declared
Fr David Potter (Chair)

Standards 1

Full 3

1

3

None
Mrs Rachael Tyler (Headteacher)

Standards 1

Resources 1

Full 3

1

1

3

None
Mr Christopher   O Connor

Resources 1

Full 3

1

3

Grandchildren in school.
Mr Keith McDowall

Standards 1

Full 3

1

3

 

 

Manager of Family Learning Service, which has SLA with school.
Mr John Norris

Resources 1

Full 3

 

1

2

 

 

1

None
Miss Amanda Weeder

Standards 1

Full 3

1

2

 

1

1

1

None
Miss Irene Delahunty

Resources 1

Full 3

0

3

1

 

None
Mrs Tracy Christian

Resources 1

Full 3

0

3

1

 

None
Mrs Victoria McKay

Standards 1

Full 3

1

3

None

Ms Colette Lewis

Joined July 2016

Resources 1

Full 3

 

 

None
Mrs Doris Ekhuemelo

Standards 1

Full 3

0

1

1

2

None
Mrs Lorraine McEvoy Full 3 3 None

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

FUNCTION, ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The main functions of the Governing Body are to:

  • Provide a Strategic View
  • Act as a Critical Friend
  • Ensure Accountability

The Governing Body works in partnership with Mrs Tyler (Headteacher), staff, parents, Local Authority and the Archdiocese towards the continuing improvement in standards and achievements at our school.

As a body we meet regularly and our members are involved in committees that deal with the school’s finance and personnel, admissions, buildings, health and safety, curriculum and standards, policies and extended school provision.

Our governors work to an agreed Code of Practice which sets out their duties and responsibilities in detail and which they agree to follow each year.

A number of the governors are link governors which means they have a particular  responsibility for an area of the school (eg SEND, Pupil Premium, Safeguarding) and will meet regularly with the school leader for that area. Governors are also linked to classes so that they understand how and what the children are taught.

Our governors are very supportive of pupils with special educational needs and those who are disadvantaged and have appointed link governors to monitor this very important work.

All governors, especially those on the Standards Committee, receive regular reports on pupils’ progress, both from the school’s own assessments and national tests.