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St Joseph's Academy

St. Joseph's
Catholic Academy

The Governing Body

Governing Board

The role of the governing board is to be a critical friend of the school. We work as a team along with the teaching and the non- teaching staff in order to ensure we provide education at a high standard in a warm and friendly environment in keeping with the teachings of Christ.

The core responsibilities of the governing board are:

  1. To ensure the clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school.
  2. To hold the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  3. To oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure the money is well spent.

We have three full governing board meetings alongside a minimum of two-three subcommittee meetings per academic year.

Structure

Chair of Governors -  Dr Tina Thekkekkara

Deputy Chair of Governors -  Mrs Tracey Leedham

Foundation Governors - Mr Patrick Abel

                                               Mr Simon Hegarty

                                               Dr Tina Thekkekkara

                                               Mrs Beena James

                                               Mrs Jane Egan

Parent Governors - Mrs Tracey Leedham

                                     Mrs Kimberley Hutchinson

Staff 

 Teacher - Mrs Hannah Fern

TA  - Mrs Dawn Clarke

Local Authority representative - Mrs Mary Lea

Subcommittees

Learning and Development

            Mrs McFarlane

            Mrs Harrand

            Mrs Tracey Leedham

            Mrs James

            Mrs Egan

Admissions

            Mrs McFarlane

            Dr Thekkekkara

            Mr Abel

            Mrs James

Staffing

            Mrs McFarlane

            Mr Hegarty

            Dr Thekkekkara

            Mrs Leedham

Finance

            Mrs McFarlane

            Mr Abel

            Mrs Egan

Premises

            Mrs McFarlane

            Mr Hegarty

            Mrs Hutchinson

  Religious Life

            Mrs McFarlane

            Mr Hegarty

Appeals/ Complaints

            Mr Hegarty

Link Governors

Year links

Year

Leader

Link Governor

EYFS

Mrs Tame/ Mrs Fern

Mrs Egan

Yr 1

Mr Findler

Mrs Leedham

Yr 2

Mrs Harrand/Mrs Wilson

Mrs Egan

Yr 3

Mrs Wilde/ Mrs Dungworth

Mrs Hutchinson

Yr 4

Miss Addlestone

Mr Hegarty

Yr 5

Miss Hampsey

Mrs James

Yr 6

Miss Beasley

Dr Thekkekkara

Subjects links

Subject

Leader

Link Governor

RE

Mrs Wilde

Dr Thekkekkara

English

Mrs Beasley

Mrs Leedham

Maths

Miss Hampsey

Mr Abel

Science

Mrs Harrand

Dr Thekkekkara

ICT

Mrs Wilde

Mrs Egan

Art and display

Mrs Tame

Mrs James

Geography

 

Mr Hegarty

History

 

Mr Hegarty

Music

 

Mrs Hutchinson

PE

Mr Findler

Mr Abel

Aspect links

Aspect

Leader

Link Governor

Personal, Social, Health and Economic education

Mrs Fern

 

Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs Cosgrove

Mr Abel

Design and technology

Mrs Tame

Mrs Egan

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Mrs Gregory/ Mrs Moulds

Mrs Leedham

Assessment

Mrs Harrand/ Mrs McFarlane

Dr Thekkekkara

Early Years Foundation Stage

Mrs Tame

Mrs Egan

Safeguarding

Mrs McFarlane/ Mrs Harrand

Dr Thekkekkara

Extended schools/ After school clubs/ Home learning

Mr Findler/ Mrs Harrand

Mrs James

Behaviour Support and nurture

Mrs Roe

Mrs Leedham

Pupil Premium

Mrs McFarlane/ Mrs Harrand/

Mrs Hutchinson

Relationships and Sex Education Mrs Fern Mrs James