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Background/Foreground

Annual Governance Statement

The Board of Governors

Governor

Type of Governor

Current term of office expires

Mrs Anita Harrop

Headteacher

Statutory Right

Mr Stuart Nicholls

Staff Governor

08/11/2020

Mrs Alice Kilburn

Parent Governor 01/09/2023

Mr Carl Thorgaard

Parent Governor

01/09/2022

Mrs Patricia Young

LA Governor

06/11/2022

Canon Jonathan Brandon

Foundation Governor 31/08/2023

Mrs Sarah Butler

Foundation Governor (Vice chair)

31/08/2022

Ms Louise Dickinson

Foundation Governor

31/08/2022

Mrs Jo Donnachie

Foundation Governor (Chair)

31/08/2022

Mr Adrian Godding

Foundation Governor

31/08/2022

Mr Raymond Machell QC

Foundation Governor

31/08/2022

Mr George Tsiantar

Foundation Governor

31/08/2022

Mrs Cathy Belford

Associate Governor

12/11/2020

Mrs Sorcha McNamara

Parent Governor

Resigned 01/09/2019

Canon John Rafferty

Foundation 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

Mr Ciaran Farrell

Associate Governor Resigned June 2017

Mrs Eithne Lister

Associate Governor Resigned 30/10/2016

Mr Aidan McCann

Staff Governor Resigned 08/11/2016

Clerk to Governors

Julie Lawson, Trust GS, 28-32 Greenwood Street, Altrincham, WA14 1RZ (Tlf. 0161 348 7188) or contact Carla Castro, School Business Manager at the School.

Committees

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)

Louise Dickinson

Anita Harrop

Anita Harrop

Adrian Godding (School only)

Sarah Butler

Stuart Nicholls

Cathy Belford (Nursery & TSC only)

Carla Castro (in attendance)

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

Anita Harrop (in attendance)

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

Ciara Sutton (in attendance)

 
 

Sharon Tiernan (in attendance)

 

 

 

Buildings and Health & Safety Committee

Admissions Committee

School Human Resources Committee

George Tsiantar (Chair/ Clerk)

Raymond Machell (Chair/Clerk)

Adrian Godding (Chair/ Clerk)

Carl Thorgaard

Jo Donnachie

Jo Donnachie

Patricia Young

Sarah Butler

Anita Harrop

Jo Donnachie

Anita Harrop

Canon Jonathan Brandon

Anita Harrop

Carla Castro (in attendance) 

 

Carla Castro (in attendance)

 

 

Lawrence Brindley (in attendance)

 

 

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

 

 

Nursery/TSC Human Resources Committee Head's Preformance Review

Appeals Committee (Any Governor available from the following)

Cathy Belford (Chair/ Clerk)

Jo Donnachie (Chair)

Ms Louise Dickinson

Jo Donnachie

Adrian Godding

Mrs Jo Donnachie

Anita Harrop

External Adviser 

Mr Adrian Godding

Ivana Beckett (in attendance)

 

Mr Raymond Machell QC

   

Canon Jonathan Brandon

 

 

Mr George Tsiantar

   

Mrs Alice Kilburn

   

Mr Carl Thorgaard

   

Mrs Patricia Young

   

Mrs Sarah Butler

Remits for the Committees are available on request from the School and are included in our Governors’ Hub.

Linked Governors

Governor

Area of Responsibility

School Link Visit Frequency Reporting Committee

Canon Jonathan Brandon

Religious Education

A McCann/ D McDuff Once/ term Curriculum

Adrian Godding

Phonic Provision 

A Burke Once/ term Curriculum

Sarah Butler

Combined ARE across all years (Expected and GD) S Tiernan/C Sutton Once/ term Curriculum 

Anita Harrop

Nursery/ Sunshine Club

I Beckett N/A Board

Ray Machell

Contracts

C Castro N/A Board

Jo Donnachie

Child Protection & Safeguarding

A Harrop Once/ term HR & Board
Alice Kilburn

Pupil Premium/ SEND/ Looked After Children

S Tiernan/ N Farrell Once/ term Curriculum & Board

George Tsiantar

Health & safety

C Castro Once/ year H&S & Board
Sarah Butler

Year 4 times table assessment

N Sheldon Once/ year Curriculum & Board

Carl Thorgaard

Security & parking

C Castro Once/ year Buildings & H&S

Sarah Butler

Online Safety Online safety team Once/ term Curriculum & Board

Cathy Belford

Geography & History E Leather/ S Sands Once/ term Curriculum

Patricia Young

Music & Art M Mackenzie/ E Slater Once/ year Curriculum

Jo Donnachie

Pastoral support provision J Gee/ E Robinson Once/ year Board

Jo Donnachie

Subject leadership C Sutton Once/ year Curriculum

Jo Donnachie

Foundation subject assessment S Tiernan Once/ year Curriculum

Adrian Godding

Sports premium C Sutton Once/ year Board

Adrian Godding

Governor training N/A N/A Board

Louise Dickinson

GDPR & Cyber Security C Castro Once/ year Finance/ Board

Stuart Nicholls

MFL N/A Once/ year Curriculum

Stuart Nicholls

ICT Prowise training N/A Once/ year Curriculum
Alice Kilburn Parent Partnership D Hobday Once/ term

Curriculum

 

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

Attendance 

Academic Year 2014/2015

94% attendance at Board of Governors’ meetings

94% attendance at committee meetings

Academic Year 2015/2016

86% attendance at Board of Governors’ meetings

97.4% attendance at committee meetings

Academic Year 2016/2017

93% attendance at Board of Governors’ meetings

89% attendance at committee meetings

Academic Year 2017/2018

91% attendance at Board of Governors’ meetings

96% attendance at committee meetings

Academic Year 2018/2019

Governor Attendance at Committee Meetings Attendance at Board Meetings
Anita Harrop 100% (23/23) 5/5
Jo Donnachie 95% (19/20) 5/5
Sorcha McNamara 100% (4/4) 5/5
Fr John Rafferty 89% (8/9) 4/5
Carl Thorgaard 80% (4/5) 5/5
George Tsiantar 100% (6/6) 4/4
Stuart Nicholls 100% (4/4) 5/5
Sarah Butler 88% (7/8) 4/4
Ray Machell N/A 3/4
Louise Dickinson 100% (6/6) 3/4
Patricia Young 100% (5/5) 4/4
Cathy Belford 100% (4/4) 2/4
Adrian Godding 67% (4/6) 4/5

 

Chair's Statement/ Statement from the Board

Please see annual letter from the Chair of Governors on the following link: July 2019

Calendar of Training 2018/2019

Board of Governors’ Training and Workshops 

 

Safeguarding Training for Governors

6 November 2018

ASP (new Raise on Line)

19 November 2018

Intent, Implementation and Impact of curriculum

26 February 2019

Early Years

18 June 2019

Update of 'Leading St Vincent's into the Future' Governors and Leadership Team Vision and Strategy Day

10 July 2019
Diocesan Briefings

3 Oct' 18, 6 Feb' 19, 22 May' 19

Diocesan Annual Governors' Conference

10 November 2018

Diocesan New Governor Induction Training

27 Sep' 18, 17 Jan' 19, 9 May' 19

Safer Recruitment Training

Online (The Key)

Trafford Governor Services

Termly training available

Calendar of Training 2019/2020

Safeguarding Training for Governors

Online (The Key)

Prevent Training for Governors

Online (The Key)

ASP and Key Stage Results Training

TBC

Introduction to Governor Hub

12 November 2019

Cultural Capital and Enrichments

25 February 2020

Modern Foreign Language

23 June 2020

Diocesan Briefings

TBC

Diocesan Annual Governors’ Conference

16 November 2020

CES Governor Training

Online

Trust GS Training

See Governor Hub

Calendar of Meetings

Term

Board  Meeting

Link Governor Report

Autumn

 12 November 2019

PPG and Sport Premium

Spring

 25 February 2020

 Pastoral Support, SEND, Curriculum Development

Summer

 23 June 2020

 Cyber Security

Community Facilities' AGM 

 20 May 2020 Nursery and Sunshine Club

Code of Conduct

Please see Code of Conduct at the end of this page.

Register of Interests

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

TKR Consulting -

Company Director

None None 11/2019
Mrs Sarah Butler Vice-Chairperson, Foundation Governor None None None 11/2019
Ms Louise Dickinson Foundation Governor None None None 11/2019
Mr Adrian Godding Foundation Governor None None None 11/2019
Mrs Anita Harrop Headteacher (Statutory Right) None None None 11/2019
Mr Ray Machell Q.C. Foundation Governor Byrom Street Chambers - Head of Barrister's Chambers None None 11/2019
Mrs Alice Kilburn Parent Representative

St Vincent's Church - 

Parish Secretary

None None 11/2019
Mr Stuart Nicholls Staff Representative None None None 11/2019
Canon Jonathan Brandon Foundation Governor St Vincent's Church - Parish Priest None None 11/2019
Mr Carl Thorgaard Parent Representative Graham, Holland Associates (Architecture) None None 11/2019
Mr George Tsiantar Foundation Governor Tsiantar Architects Ltd - Director None None 11/2019
Cllr. Mrs P.B. Young LA Governor Trafford Council - Councillor None None 11/2019
Mrs Cathy Belford Associate Governor None None None 11/2019

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

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