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St Brigid's RC Primary School

Meet the Governors

We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor.  Please contact the school office for more information.

Annual Governance Statement for 2018 - 2019

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 Julie 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 Kiwango Parish Priest

 

Mr Tom 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 David 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 Elizabeth 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 Kelly 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 Julie Illidge, Foundation Governor

I am the Head of Primary Links and teach at St Peter’s High School.  I feel proud to be part of the St Brigid’s family and all it represents.  St Brigid’s is a warm and friendly school, a place for children to learn, feel safe and be loved

 

Mr Toyin Emitola, Parent Governor 

 

Governors - Role, Areas of Governorship and attendance for 2018-2019 

 

 

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 Brendan Hennessy

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding/ LAC

Curriculum, Staffing & Personnel, Resources

31/10/2012 to current

100%

100%

No

Diocese

Yes

Mr Tom Murphy

Vice Chair of Governors

Resources

01/09/2015 to current

50%

33%

No

Diocese

No

Mrs Julie Miles

Staff Governor

All committees

N/A

100%

100%

No

Governing Body-Lead professional

Yes

Fr Joseph Kiwango

Foundation Governor

, Staffing & Personnel

17.10.17 to current

100% 100%

No

Diocese

No

Mr David Gardner

Foundation Governor

Resources

30/09/2012 to current

75%

75%

No

Diocese

No

Mrs Kelly Sinclair

Staff Governor

Curriculum

19/11/2012 to current

100%

100%

Yes

 

Governing Body-Staff

Yes

Mrs Elizabeth Eccles

Local Authority Governor

Curriculum, Staffing & Personnel

19/10/2016 to current

100%

100%

No

 

Local Authority

Yes

Mrs Julie Illidge

Foundation Governor

Curriculum

20/03/2018 to current

60%

n/a

No 

Diocese

Yes

T.Emitola  Parent Governor  Resources 1.10.18 to current 80% 50% No Diocese No

 

                                                             

                                                                   Governance structure and meetings

Resources Committee Curriculum Committee Staffing & Personnel 
Chair: Mr David Gardner  Chair: Mr Brendan Hennessy  Chair: Mr Brendan Hennessy

Mr B Hennessy 

Mrs J Miles 

Mrs E Eccles

Mr T Emitola

Mrs E Grimshaw (at request)

 

Mrs J Miles

Mrs E Eccles

Mrs K Sinclair 

Mrs J Illidge

Mr T Murphy

 

 

Mrs J Miles

Mrs E Eccles

Fr Joseph 

 

 

 

 

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