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Background/Foreground

Annual Governance Statement

St. Vincent’s Catholic Primary School

1 Annual Governance Statement Autumn 2021

Governor

Type of Governor

Current term of office expires

Mrs Anita Harrop

Headteacher

Statutory

Mr Stuart Nicholls

Staff Governor

06/10/2024

Mrs Alice Kilburn

Parent Governor

01/09/2023

Mr Carl Thorgaard

Foundation Governor

31/08/2024

Mrs Patricia Young

LA Governor

06/11/2022

Canon Jonathan Brandon

Foundation Governor

31/08/2023

Mr Raymond Machell QC

Foundation Governor

31/08/2022

Mrs Sarah Butler

Foundation Governor (Vice Chair)

31/08/2022

Mr Adrian Godding

Foundation Governor

31/08/2022

Mrs Joanne Donnachie

Foundation Governor (Chair)

31/08/2022

Ms Louise Dickinson

Mrs Sinead Donnelly

Foundation Governor

Parent Governor

31/08/2022

11/02/2025

 

Mrs Cathy Belford

Mr George Tsiantar

Associate Member

Foundation Governor

Resigned 10/11/2020

Deceased 07/2020

Canon John Rafferty

Foundation Governor

Resigned 01/09/2019

Mrs Sorcha McNamara

Parent Governor

Resigned 01/09/2019

Mrs Dinah Davis

Foundation Governor

Resigned 31/08/2018

Mrs Christina Burns

Foundation Governor

Resigned 31/08/2018

Mr Oliver Gilmartin

Parent Governor

Resigned 31/08/2018

2      CLERK  TO  GOVERNORS

Julie Lawson, Trust GS, Green wood Street, Altrincham, Cheshire 0161 3487188 or contact Carla Castro, School Business Manager at the School.

3      COMMITTEES

Remits for the Committees are available on request from the School or on Governor Hub

Finance Committee

Curriculum Committee

Pay review Committee

Louise Dickinson (Chair/Clerk)

Sarah Butler (Chair/clerk)

Jo Donnachie (Chair/Clerk)

Jo Donnachie (Vice Chair)

Alice Kilburn (Vice Chair)

Anita Harrop (in attendance)

Anita Harrop

Anita Harrop

Louise Dickinson

Sarah Butler

Stuart Nicholls

Adrian Godding (school only)

Carla Castro (in attendance)

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

Sinead Donnelly (Nursery & TSC)

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

Naomi Farrell (in attendance)

 

 

Sharon Tiernan (in attendance)

 

 

 

 

 

Buildings and Health & Safety Committee

 

Admissions Committee

 

Human Resources Committee

Carl Thorgaard (Chair/Clerk)

Raymond Machell (Chair/Clerk)

Adrian Godding (Chair /Clerk)

Patricia Young

Sarah Butler

Anita Harrop

Jo Donnachie

Anita Harrop

Canon Jonathan Brandon

Anita Harrop

Jo Donnachie

Jo Donnachie

Carla Castro (In attendance)

Carla Castro (in attendance)

 

Lawrence Brindley (in attendance)

 

 

 

Nursery/SSC Human Resources Committee

 

Head’s Performance Review

 

 

Covid -19 Committee

 

Sinead Donnelly (Chair/Clerk)

Jo Donnachie (Chair)

Jo Donnachie (Chair/Clerk)

Jo Donnachie

Adrian Godding

Louise Dickinson

Anita Harrop

Adviser-Craig Richardson

Anita Harrop

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

 

Sarah Butler

 

 

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

 

 

 

Appeals Committee (any governors available from the following)

Jo Donnachie

Adrian Godding

Alice Kilburn

Canon Jonathan Brandon

Louise Dickinson

Carl Thorgaard

Sarah Butler

Patricia Young

Sinead Donnelly

Raymond Machell QC

 

 

 

4      LINKED GOVERNORS

Remits for Linked Governors are available on request from the School or on Governor Hub

Governor

Area of Responsibility

School Link

Visit Frequency

Reporting 

Committee

Canon Jonathan Brandon

Religious Education

A McCann/ D Mc Duff

Once/term

Curriculum

Adrian Godding

Phonic and Early Years reading scheme.

A Burke/ M Lawrence

Once/year

Curriculum

Sarah Butler

Stuart Nicholls

Curriculum Steering Group & Combined ARE across all years.

S Tiernan/ N Farrell

Once/ term

Curriculum

Anita Harrop

Nursery/ Sunshine Club

Ivana Beckett

N/A

Board

Ray Machell

Contracts

Carla Castro

N/A

Board

Jo Donnachie

Child Protection & Safeguarding (including focus on peer on peer abuse)

Anita Harrop

Once /term

HR & Board

Alice Kilburn

Pupil Premium/ SEND/ Looked After Children/ Inclusion

S Tiernan/ N Farrell

Once/ term

Curriculum & Board

Alice Kilburn

Reading throughout the school and e-library

A Burke/ N Sheldon/ H Bullock

Once/year

Curriculum

Carl Thorgaard

Health & Safety

Carla Castro

Once/ year

H&S / Board

Sarah Butler

Year 4 Times table assessment

N Sheldon

Once/ year

Curriculum

Carl Thorgaard

Security & Parking

Carla Castro

Once/ year

Buildings/ H&S

Ray Machell

Humanities (Geography, History) English

H Bullock, E Leather

Once/ year

Curriculum

Sarah Butler

Online Safety

Online Safety Team

Once/year

Curriculum/Board

Sinead Donnelly

Diversity and Equality

C Luckham, S Tiernan

Once/year

Board

Carl Thorgaard

Maths/ Science

D Hobday/J Kerigan

Once/year

Curriculum

Patricia Young

Music & Art

O Wormall & E Slater

Once/year

Curriculum

Jo Donnachie

EYFS framework

S Tiernan

Once/year

Board

Jo Donnachie

Subject Leadership and Foundation subject assessment.

S Tiernan

Once/year

Curriculum

Sinead Donnelly

Diversity & Equality

A Harrop

Once/year

Board

Louise Dickinson

Covid Fund Grant

A Harrop

Once/year

Finance/Board

Adrian Godding

Sports Premium

N Farrell

Once/year

Board

Adrian Godding

Wellbeing and Workload

S Tiernan/ E Slater

Once/year

Termly

Board/

HR

Louise Dickinson

GDPR & Cyber Security

Carla Castro

Once/year

Finance

Sarah Butler

RSE & PHSE

Anita Harrop

Once/ year

Curriculum

 

5      ATTENDANCE

Academic Year 2017/2018

91% attendance at Board of Governors’ meetings

96% attendance at committee meetings

Academic Year 2018/2019

87% attendance at Board of Governors’ meetings

93% attendance at committee meetings

Academic Year 2019/2020

96% attendance at Board of Governors’ meetings

98% attendance at committee meetings

 

Academic Year 2020/2021

Governor

Attendance at Committee Meetings

Attendance at Board Meetings

(including Community Facilities’ AGM)

Anita Harrop

100% (41/41)

5/5

Jo Donnachie

98% (39/40)

5/5

Alice Kilburn

100% (5/5)

4/5

Canon Jonathan Brandon

60% (3/5)

3/5

Carl Thorgaard

100% (6/6)

4/5

Stuart Nicholls

100% (5/5)

5/5

Sarah Butler

100% (26/26)

5/5

Raymond Machell

100% (1/1)

5/5

Louise Dickinson

91% (21/23)

5/5

Patricia Young

100% (6/6)

5/5

Sinead Donnelly

100% (2/2)

2/3

Adrian Godding

100% (7/7)

5/5

Cathy Belford

83% (5/6)

2/2

 

6      CHAIR’S  STATEMENT / STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD

Please see annual letter from the Chair of Governors on the school website. http://stvincents.trafford.sch.uk/uploads/120/files/GN_End_of_year_letter_2020-2021.pdf

7      CALENDAR OF TRAINING    2020/21

Board of Governors’ Training and Workshops 2020/21

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection training

Online training on the Key all governors

Prevent Training

Online training on the Key all governors

PASS survey

10th November 2020 all governors

Recovery from Covid

2nd March 2021 all governors

Covid recovery, Impact of actions

15th June 2021 all governors

Annual update for Nursery and Sunshine Club

18th May 2021 all governors

Diocesan Briefings

Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021(JD)

Diocesan Admissions Training

Summer 2021(RM)

Recovery, school development plan and wellbeing training on staff inset day

2nd September 2020 (AK, JD, SB)

Trust GS Chairs’ networking meetings

 15th October 2020, 14th July 2021 (JD)

Governors role on appeal panel

5th February 2021 (JD)

Diocesan New Governor Induction Training

27th November 2019 (AK)

Holding School Leaders to Account

 29th June 2021(AK), 17th June 2021 (AH)

Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding Training

10th November 2020 (JD,AK), 25th June 2021(AG)

Blended Governance

18th September 2020 (AH)

Taking the Chair

10th February 2021 (SB), 11th December 2020 (AG)

Roles and Responsibilities (Governor Induction)

10th May 2021 (SD)

Safer Recruitment in Education

28th February 2021(SD)

OFSTED HMI-EIF and expectations of governors

2nd March 2021 (AG)

Admissions Training by Browne Jacobson

July 2021 (RM)

 

8   CALENDAR OF TRAINING    2021/22

Safeguarding and Child Protection Training for Governors

Online on The Key

Prevent Training for Governors

Online on The Key

Peer on Peer Abuse for Governors

Online on The Key

Phonics and Language Development

9th November 2021

Early Years

1st March 2022

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

21st June 2022

Diocesan Briefings

October 2021, February 2022, May 2022

Diocesan Annual Governors’ Conference

6th November 2021

CES Governor Training

Online

Trust GS training

See Governor Hub

Vision and Strategy Event

15th June 2022

Curriculum Overview

14th December 2021

9   CALENDAR OF MEETINGS

Term

Board Meeting

Link Governor Report

Autumn

9th November 2021

SEND, LAC & PP, H&S

Spring

1st March 2022

Safeguarding, Reading & E library

Summer

21st June 2022

Sports Premium, Workload and Wellbeing, Curriculum Steering Committee

Community Facilities’ AGM

17th May 2022

Nursery &Sunshine Club

10   CODE OF CONDUCT

Please see Code of Conduct at the bottom of tthis page.

Register of Interests

Governor Name Responsibility Business Interest Other establishment governed Relationships with Staff/Governors Date
Mrs Jo Donnachie Chairperson
Foundation Governor

None

None None 11/2021
Mrs Sarah Butler Vice-Chairperson, Foundation Governor None None None 11/2021
Ms Louise Dickinson Foundation Governor None None None 11/2021
Mr Adrian Godding Foundation Governor None None None 11/2021
Mrs Anita Harrop Headteacher (Statutory Right) None None None 11/2021
Mr Ray Machell Q.C. Foundation Governor None None None 11/2021
Mrs Alice Kilburn Parent Representative

St Vincent's Church - 

Parish Secretary

None None 11/2021
Mr Stuart Nicholls Staff Representative None None None 11/2021
Canon Jonathan Brandon Foundation Governor St Vincent's Church - Parish Priest None None 11/2021
Mr Carl Thorgaard Parent Representative Graham, Holland Associates (Architecture) None None 11/2021
Cllr. Mrs P.B. Young LA Governor Trafford Council - Councillor None None 11/2021
Mrs Sinead Donnelly  Parent Representative  None None None 11/2021

CES Code of Conduct

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
Altrincham,
Cheshire,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEN Contact: Mrs Tiernan and Mrs Farrell

Tel: 0161 911 8040

admin@stvincents.trafford.sch.uk

Testimonials

We couldn't be happier with St Vincent's, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
We love St Vincent's, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey
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