Governors

Joanne Faulkner
Chair of Governors

Teresa Parker

Sue Blinman

Carol Doherty

Fr Keith Stoakes

Sr Christine Frost
Link Safeguarding Governor

Mr Devereux

Caroline Modest

Laurell Hector

Mr Everden

Mr Cameron

Miss McCabe
School Business Manager

Rochelle Clarke
Clerk to the Governors

Governance Structure

The Governing Body of Our Lady & St Joseph agreed Model 14b comprising of the following types of governors for their Instrument of Government

Foundation Governors

Elected Parents

Headteacher

Staff

Local Authority

6

2

1

1

1

Chair of Governors: Jo Faulkner

Vice Chair of Governors: Caroline Modeste

Foundation Governors: Carol Doherty, Jo Faulkner, Teresa Parker, Fr Keith Stoakes, Laurell Hector, Carol Doherty

Parent Governors: Caroline Modest

Diocese of Westminster (Foundation Governor): Laurell Hector

Headteacher: Patrick Devereux

Staff: Alex Everden

Co-opted Governor: James Cameron

Local Authority: Sr. Christine Frost

Observer: Katie Allison

Clerk to the Governors: Rochelle Clarke

Associate Member: Shanine Blom

Terms Of Reference - October 2020

Committee Membership

Resources Committee Members

  • Shanine Blom
  • James Cameron (Vice-Chair)
  • Rochelle Clarke (Clerk)
  • Patrick Devereux
  • Jo Faulkner
  • Laurell Hector
  • Caroline Modest (Chair)
  • Teresa Parker
  • Fr. Keith Stoakes

Pay Committee Members

  • Carol Doherty
  • Caroline Modeste
  • Laurell Hector

HT Appraisal Panel

  • Jo Faulkner
  • Carol Doherty

Standards Committee Members

  • James Cameron (Chair)
  • Rochelle Clarke (Clerk)
  • Patrick Devereux
  • Carol Doherty
  • Alex Everden
  • Jo Faulkner
  • Laurell Hector
  • Sr. Christine Frost (Vice-Chair)

Admissions Panel

  • Teresa Parker
  • Sr. Christine Frost

Strategy & Resources Committee Members

  • Shanine Blom
  • Patrick Devereux
  • Carol Doherty
  • Jo Faulkner (Chair)
  • Carol Modest

Link Governors

A link governor is a member of the governing body appointed to oversee a specific aspect of the work of the school.

In general a link governor role involves the following tasks:

  • Keeping up to date with the area of interest, and attending relevant training
  • Making focused visits to the school
  • Acting as a link between a relevant staff member and the governing body, by meeting regularly to discuss the area of interest
  • Monitoring and discussing the impact of relevant policies with the staff member
  • Regularly reporting to the governing body, and making recommendations where appropriate

SEN

James Cameron

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Sr. Christine Frost

Health and Safety, and Premises

Fr. Keith Stoakes

Anti-Bullying

Laurell Hector

E-Safety

Caroline Modest

Reading

 

Writing

Jo Faulkner

Maths

Caroline Modest

Curriculum

Carol Doherty

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Jo Faulkner/James Cameron

Community/Outreach

Sr. Christine Frost

Early Years Foundation Stage

Teresa Parker

Details of Full Governors

 

First appointed

Term from

to

James Cameron

21/11/2018

21/11/2018

20/11/2022

Foundation Governors

Laurell Anne Hector

07/02/2018

07/02/2018

31/08/2021

Carol Doherty

26/10/2015

25/10/2019

31/08/2023

Joanne Faulkner

21/12/2015

31/08/2019

31/08/2023

Teresa Parker

01/12/2018

01/12/2018

31/08/2022

Keith Stoakes

31/08/2018

31/08/2018

31/08/2022

Headteacher

Patrick Devereux

01/09/2016

   

Local Authority Governors

Christine Frost

30/10/2018

30/10/2018

29/10/2022

Parent Governors

Caroline Modest

20/09/2017

20/09/2017

19/09/2021

Staff Governors

Alex Everden

21/11/2018

21/11/2018

20/11/2022

Other Members
Katie Allison Observer    
Sue Blinman Associate Member    
Shanine Blom Associate Member    
Rochelle Clarke      

Foundation Governors

Foundation governors are volunteers who serve as the Bishop’s representative to assist in managing our Catholic schools. They work alongside other governors including parent governors to form a governing body or board of directors.  They are involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as running buildings and budgets, supporting staff, monitoring standards and the Catholic ethos and help make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals.  Foundation Governors have specific responsibility for admissions to the school, the employment of staff, Religious Education and collective worship.  The governors help determine the future for pupils attending our schools.

The work of the Governing Body is facilitated by a Clerk and training and support for governors is provided by the Diocesan Department for Schools and Colleges and the Local Authority.

Parent Governors

These are parents of children who attend Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Primary School. They are elected on to the Governing Body by the votes of other parents, and they represent the voice of the "users" of the school. Their term of office runs for four years.

Local Authority Governor

The Local Authority (LB Tower Hamlets) appoints a representative to the school’s governing body.

Meeting Attendance

Meeting Attendance 2019-2020

Meeting Attendance 2017-2018

Training

Governors Training Calender December 2016 - July 2017

Meeting Minutes

Full GB Minutes - 24th February 2021

Extraordinary GB Minutes - 20th January 2020

Resources Minutes - 20th January 2020

Standards Minutes - 20th January 2020

Full GB Minutes - 4th November 2020

Standards Committee - 11th November 2020

Resources Committee - 7th October 2020

Standards Committee - 12th February 2020

Full GB Minutes - 14th July 2020

Resources Committee - 15th January 2020

Standards Committee - 15th January 2020

Full GB Minutes - 17th July 2019

Standards Committee - 15th May 2019

Resources Committee - 15th May 2019

Full GB Minutes - 20th March 2019

Resources Committee - 6th March 2019

Standards Committee - 6th March 2019

Full GB Minutes - 20th November 2020

Resources Committee - 20th June 2018

Standards Committee - 7th November 2018

Resources Committee - 7th November 2018

Full GB Minutes - 4th July 2018

Full GB Minutes - 15th November 2017

Resources Committee - 18th October 2017

Standards Committee - 18th October 2017

Full GB Minutes - 27th September 2017

Standards Committee - 8th June 2017

Resources Committee - 8th June 2017

Full GB Minutes - 5th May 2017

Full GB Minutes - 23rd November 2016

Full GB Minutes - 5th October 2016

Policies and Documents

Best Value Statement - March 2017

Scheme Of Delegation - March 2017

Statement of Internal Control - March 2017

Financial Procedures Manual for Schools

Governing Board Policy Review Frequency Checklist

Reports

SEND Report for Governors - January 2021

SEND Report for Governors - October 2019

Former Governors

Name Type Start Date End Date
Iwano Wawro Parent Governor 19/12/14 20/2/17
Tracey Ruskin Parent Governor 11/05/16 12/10/16
Bridgett Bardwell Foundation Governor 05/10/16 05/10/17
Chiyedza Majasi Diocese of Westminster (Foundation Governor) 05/11/14 04/11/18
Ashley Hill Parent Governor 14/11/16 13/11/20