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St Brigid's RC Primary School

Meet the Governors

We currently have vacancies for parent governors.  Please contact the school office for more information.

St Brigid’s RC Primary School

 

Governors’ Vision Statement

 

As a Catholic school we believe that Jesus Christ is at the heart of all that we are striving to achieve in each and every aspect of school life

We strive to build a school where all can live, love and learn in a caring and nurturing Christian community

 

We hope to inspire every child:

  • to have the confidence to learn

     

  • to aspire to be the best that they can be

     

  • to put into practice the Gospel values of respect, forgiveness, compassion, justice and truth

     

  • to help all in our school community to know, love and serve God in our hearts, minds and actions.

 

So that all can Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it and live life to the full.

St Brigid’s Governing Body

The role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic management to the Head teacher, supporting and challenging the school in its development. Schools have a budget that covers salaries, building maintenance, resources, daily running costs and the Governing Body is responsible for managing this budget. The governing body can decide how many staff to employ and who they need to employ, they look at what resources or maintenance is a priority and they consider what new strategies and initiatives will need implementing in school to ensure that children make the very best progress.

Governors are volunteers and the overall Governing Body is made up of a number of different types of governors.

 

Who are the Governors at St Brigid’s?

Mr Brendan Hennessy, Chair of Governors, Foundation Governor

I am delighted to be appointed as a Foundation Governor of St Brigid’s RC Primary School and I am totally committed to serving the school and parish community in this role. My background is in Catholic education in Manchester as a pupil, student, teacher, head teacher and governor – including 27 years as a serving head teacher, 9 of those years at our neighbouring catholic school St Francis, Gorton. I am currently working as an independent education consultant and RE inspector for the Diocese of Salford.

I can be contacted via the school office on 0161 223 5538.

 

Mrs J Miles, Headteacher/Staff Governor

I joined St Brigid’s in September, 2010 as Headteacher. St Brigid’s is a lovely, warm and friendly school and I am fully committed to ensure that every one strives to be the best they can be.

 

Fr Joseph, Parish Priest

 

Mr T. Murphy, Foundation Governor

I am the head of R.E at a Catholic high school in Trafford within the Diocese of Salford. I am a committed parishioner of St Brigid’s church. As a governor to St Brigid’s primary school, I always feel that the school is incredibly warm and truly embraces the catholic ethos and strives to improve itself continuously.

 

Mr D Gardner, Foundation Governor

I have been a foundation governor for about 15 years, before that I was a parent governor as my two boys attended this school as children. I am very proud to be a governor and to be of help to our school community.

 

Mrs E Eccles, Local Authority Governor

I am the Local Authority governor at St Brigid’s and also the Headteacher of St Joseph’s RC Primary, Longsight. I love how vibrant the school is, the love shared between the staff and children and the fabulous enthusiasm shared by all within the community especially when the children are singing. I am proud to be part of the St Brigid’s family.

 

Mrs K Sinclair, Staff Governor

I joined St Brigid’s in May 2011. I feel very passionate about our school and the nurturing support we provide for all of our children. There is something very special about St Brigid’s, it is a school family that I love being a part of.

 

Mrs J Illidge, Foundation Governor

 

Governors - Role, Areas of Governorship and attendance for 2017-2018 

 

 

Role

Areas of Governorship

Term of Office

Attendance % for last academic year FGB

Attendance at sub committees

Relevant Business, pecuniary or material interests

Appointing body

Governor role in other schools

Mr B Hennessy

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding/ LAC

Curriculum, Staffing & Personnel, Resources

31/10/2012 to current

100%

100%

none

Diocese

Yes

Mr T Murphy

Vice Chair of Governors

Resources

01/09/2015 to current

50%

50%

none

Diocese

No

Mrs J Miles

Staff Governor

All committees

N/A

100%

100%

none

Governing Body-Lead professional

Yes

Fr Joseph

Foundation Governor

Curriculum, Staffing & Personnel

09/2017 to current

   

none

Diocese

Yes

Mr D Gardner

Foundation Governor

Resources

30/09/2012 to current

50%

50%

Yes

Diocese

No

Mrs K.Sinclair

Staff Governor

Curriculum

19/11/2012 to current

100%

100%

Yes

Governing Body-Staff

Yes

Mrs E Eccles

Local Authority Governor

Curriculum, Staffing & Personnel

19/10/2016 to current

100%

100%

No

Local Authority

Yes

Mrs J. Illidge

Foundation Governor

Curriculum

20/03/2018 to current

100%

100%

none

Diocese

Yes

 

                                                             

                                                                   Governance structure and meetings

 

Resources Committee

Chair: Mr D Gardner

Curriculum Committee

Chair: Mr B Hennessy

Staffing & Personnel

Chair: Mr B Hennessy

Meets half termly

Meets termly

Meets termly

 

Mr B Hennessy

Mrs J Miles

Mrs E Eccles

Mr T Murphy

 

 

Mrs E Grimshaw may be asked to attend

Mrs J Miles

Mrs E Eccles

Mrs K Sinclair

Mrs J Illidge

Fr Joseph

 

Mrs JMiles

Mrs E Eccles

Mr B Hennessy

Fr Joseph

Declaration of interests

Kelly Sinclair – husband works in the school

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