Governors

  • Mrs Lisa Thomas

    Community Governor / Chair of Governors

    chair@stncs.uk

    Governor from 10/07/13. Expiry of 4 year term of office on 09/07/17. Sits on Resources Committee.

  • Dr Frankie Phillips

    Plymouth CAST Foundation Governor / Vice Chair of Governors

    Governor from 22/05/13. Expiry of 4 year term of office on 21/05/17. Sits on Teaching and Learning and Admissions & Pupil Welfare Committee.

  • Mrs Jane Wardle

    Plymouth CAST Foundation Governor

    Governor from 14/09/10. Expiry of second term of office on 13/09/18. Sits on Resources Committee.

  • Fr Harry Doyle

    Plymouth CAST Foundation Governor / Chair of Admissions Committee

    Latest term of office expires on 31/08/18. Chair of Admissions and Pupil Welfare Committee. Also sits on Resources Committee.

  • Mrs Rachel Sparks

    Plymouth CAST Foundation Governor

    Governor from 23/10/12. Expiry of current term of office on 22/10/20. Sits on Teaching and Learning and Admissions and Pupil Welfare Committee.

  • Mrs Angela Bosley

    Plymouth CAST Foundation Governor

    Governor from 20/07/15. Expiry of term of office on 19/07/19. Sits on Teaching and Learning Committee.

  • Mrs Frances Dennehy

    Foundation Governor

    Plymouth CAST Foundation Governor. Term of office expires December 2020.

  • Mrs Michelle Johnson

    Parent Governor

    Elected governor from 22/10/14. Expiry of term of office 21/10/18. Sits on Teaching and Learning Committee.

  • Mr Luke Robinson

    Parent Governor / Chair of Resources Committee

    Elected governor from 21/10/15. Expiry of term of office on 20/10/19. Chair of Resources Committee.

  • Mrs Lucy Wills

    Community Governor

    Elected from 25th May 2017 for a 4 year term which expires on 24th May 2021. Member of Teaching and Learning Committee and also Admissions and Pupil Welfare.

  • Mr Alex Hill

    Community Governor

    Elected from 25th May 2017 for a 4 year term which expires on 24th May 2021. Member of the Resources Committee and the Pay and Performance Committee.

  • Mrs Angela Folland

    Headteacher

    head@stncs.uk

    Ex-officio member of Governing Body. Sits on all committees.

 Governor's Strategic Vision 2016-17

To be recognised as the School of Choice for children, parents and staff by:

- providing outstanding learning for all children

- celebrating the Catholic ethos of the School

- providing innovative and diverse learning opportunities

- enabling staff to help children reach their full potential 
 
Why we are here
 
The Law says that "the governing body has general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement" (Section 21 of the Education Act 2002). The governing body is accountable for the performance of the school and it fulfils this by setting the aims of the school and its priorities for improvement. It agrees monitors and evaluates the policies, targets and actions by which the school will move forward, including setting and monitoring the school budget.
 
The governing body’s role is strategic. Governors are not expected to be involved in the detail of the day-to-day management of the school. The head teacher has responsibility for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and for implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body. The governing body works in partnership with the head teacher and the senior leadership team. The governing body has a role to support and challenge the work of the school.
 
Governors must act corporately. Individual governors do not have the power to act alone unless the corporate governing body has given them the authority to do so. Individual governors have a broadly representative role but they are part of a team. They are not delegates and do not have any kind of mandate from the body who elected or appointed them.
 
Queries and concerns about any aspect of school life should, in the first instance, be directed to the appropriate member of the school staff rather than to individual governors. It is important that governors are not involved in issues which may become formal complaints as this prevents governors from dealing with the matter impartially at a later stage. Should you wish to pursue a matter further, having first attempted to resolve the issue with the relevant school staff, then please put your concern in writing to the Clerk to Governors (abrocksom@stncs.uk) or the Chair of Governors (chair@stncs.uk).
 
What we do
 
The full governing body meets twice a term. In line with its strategic role, its focus for these meetings is school improvement. The governing body receives a report from the head teacher and discusses issues arising from this report such as the School Self Evaluation Form, the School Improvement Plan, feedback from Governor’s visits, school data and feedback from Committees. Most governing bodies manage a substantial part of their work through committees. We currently have 3 committees - Resources, Teaching & Learning and Admissions. The minutes from the full governing body meeting are posted below. We welcome any interest in the work of the governing body. If you would like to know more about the governing body or attend any of its meetings please contact the Clerk to Governors (abrocksom@stncs.uk) or Chair of Governors (chair@stncs.uk) to discuss.