Our Governors

Under English law, governing bodies of Catholic schools have a corporate responsibility to ensure that their schools are managed in accordance with the Diocesan Trust Deed or the Trust Deed of the relevant religious institution, and the school’s Instrument of Government or Memorandum of Understanding, Articles of Association and Supplemental Agreements for academies, as well as complying with all other legal requirements.

The members of the governing body care very much for the well-being of the school and its pupils. The governing body has a general responsibility to ensure that the school is run effectively and provides the best education for its pupils. To carry out its duties effectively, the governing body works closely with the headteacher and senior staff. The governing body's main duties are to advise and challenge the headteacher in implementing school policies, surveying parents' views, setting budgets, responding to inspection, recruitment, staff discipline and appeals. The governing body monitors all of the above, along with the standards of education and achievement, in order to hold the school to account.

The governing body is made up of the following members :-

9 Foundation Governors appointed by the Archdiocese of Southwark

1 LA Governor

2 Parent Governors

1 Staff Governor

1 Head Teacher

Since the 1st September 2015, governing bodies have been under a duty to publish their register of interests on their website. This sets out the relevant business interests of governors, details of any other education establishments they govern, and any relationships between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.

Register of Interests

Full Name

Business Interests

Educational Establishments

Relationships with School Staff

Catherine  Blom

None

None

None

Philip Gilbertson

None

 

None

 

None

Fr  Kizito Matthias

None

None

None

Francis Huidobro

None

None

None

Janine  Kenna

None

None

 

Anne King

None

None

None

Daren King

None

None

None

Therese Rose Lord

None

None

Cousin is a Teaching Assistant

Claire Marriot

Clerk to Merton Schools Catholic Collaboration

None  None

Sarah Powell

None

None

Works at St.John Fisher

Sophie Poole

None

None

None

Adrian Benedict

None

None

None

Ahmed Mansoor

None

None

None

Ceylan Luke (Clerk)

None

 None

None

In addition to the full Governing Body meetings, the Governing Body delegates certain responsibilities and more in depth discussions to 4 committees: 

 

Admissions, Curriculum, Finance and Premises, and Personnel Committees.

 

Full Name

Appointing body (eg staff, diocese, parents etc)

 

Category of governor

Date of appointment

 

Date term of office ends / ended if in last year

 

Committees

Positions of responsibility

Catherine Debra Blom

Diocese

Foundation

 

 

Quality of Operations

Chair of Governors

William Brierly

 

Local Authority

Local Authority

6/10/14

5/10/18

Quality of Education

Chair of Quality of Education

Philip Gilbertson

Diocese

Foundation

28/3/17

27/3/21

Quality of Operation

 

Francis Huidobro

Diocese

Foundation

24/11/15

23/11/19

Admissions,

Quality of Operations

Chair of Quality of Operations

Janine Louise Kenna

Ex Officio

 

1/9/15

 

Admissions,

Quality of Operations

 

Anne King

Diocese

Foundation

28/3/17

27/3/21

Quality of Education

 

Daren King

Governing body

Co-opted

12/9/17

11/9/21

Spiritual,Ethos and Well Being

 

Therese Rose Lord

 

Diocese

Foundation

17/6/16

16/6/20

Admissions

Spiritual, Ethos and Well Being

Chair of Admissions

Safeguarding governor

Claire Marriot

Diocese

Foundation

28/3/17

27/3/21

Quality of operation

 

Ceylan Luke 

Clerk

Governing Body

 

 

 

 

Sophie Poole

Parents

Parent

26/5/17

25/5/21

Spiritual, Ethos and Well Being

 

Sarah Powell

Staff

Staff

10/5/17

9/5/21

Quality of Education

 

 Governors whose term of office have expired in the last 12 months

Full Name Appointing body (eg staff, diocese, parents etc) Category of governor Date of appointment Date term of office ended in the last year Committees Positions of responsibility
Fr David Gummet Diocese Foundation 28/3/17 27/3/21 Quality of Education  

Willliam Brierly

Local Authority Local Authority 06/10/14 05/10/18 Quality of Education  

Catherine Debra Blom

Parent Parent 22/10/14 21/10/18 Quality of Operations Chair of Governors

 

Minutes of the governing body meetings are in the school office and paper copies can be made available on request.

 

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