Welcome to the Governors' section.
As per our constitution, there are 12 governors at St Swithun Wells Catholic Primary School, plus associate member. As we are a Voluntary Aided Catholic School we have 7 foundation governors appointed by the Bishop of Portsmouth, who have a specific responsibility to maintain the Catholic ethos of the School. We also have 2 parent governors elected by parents at the school and one local authority governor appointed by Hampshire County Council. The Headteacher and 1 other member of staff are also members of the governing body. The Associate Members of the Governing Body include the Deputy Headteacher, ex-Governors and/or persons who can support the Governors where gaps are identified in the Governors Skills Audit.
Our membership is as follows:
|Fr Raffaele Cossa||Sept 2022||RE|
|Mark Casey (Co-Vice Chair & Parent)||Sept 2024||Safeguarding, Admissions|
Chris Rayner (Parent)
Communication, PTFA, Sports Premium, Finance, Environment & Health and Safety.
Chris Williams (Co-Vice Chair & Parent)
|Lorraine Smith||Jan 2025|
|Peter Newey||July 2023||Finance, Environment & Health & Safety.|
|Lucy Godding||Nov 2024||Admissions, PTFA, Governor Training|
Justin Harris (Chair of Governors, Parent)
Finance, Strategy and Curriculum , Personnel, HTPM
Anne-Marie Jordan (Headteacher)
|Sherlyn Lown (Deputy Headteacher)|
The governing body has a range of duties and powers and provide strategic leadership with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Our responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
The Governors are not involved in the day to day management of the school. This is the responsibility of the Headteacher and senior leadership team.
Each Governor is expected to contribute fully to the work of the Governing Body and attend Board Meetings, which are held twice a term, and one or more of the Committees or Working Parties, which oversee the detail of our work.
Committees will have a constitution, a programme of meetings, with an agenda and must be minuted and quorate.
Working parties are not scheduled but dates should be circulated to all as far in advance as possible, minimum number of 2 to be quorate, but encouraged to invite additional attendees who can contribute to the meeting, notes of the meeting should be distributed to all.
The following Committees and Working Parties are currently in place:
|Committees' and Working Parties' Remit|
The committee is responsible for all aspects of Pupil Admissions
including preparing the Admissions Policy on an annual basis to
be approved by the full Governing Body.It is also involved in
preparing documentation for any appeals
Pay Committee (HTPM):
This committee is responsible for the implementation of the
Pay Policy, including agreeing pay awards, having regard to
national policy, current legislation, local authority and Diocesan
guidelines. It also develops, reviews and overseas the implementation
of the Governing Body's personnel policies and keeps up to
date with new legislation, advising the Governing Body of relevant developments.
The committee completes the annual review of the
Headteacher’s performance and agrees targets with her.
None of the above
may sit on pay appeals
nor the priest, chair, vice chair or staff governors
This working party works closely with the Headteacher to manage
the school budget. It completes Financial returns and ensures the
school is providing value for money.
Justin Harris (Chair)
Health & Safety & Environment Working Party:
This working party works with the site manager in regard to matters
concerning the staff, the school site and buildings, including
development and health and safety issues.
Personnel working party:
This working party works with the Headteacher to recruit and
appoint staff. They also discuss personnel issues.