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About our School

Governor information

The main aim of the governing body is to maintain and improve its school's standards of education.

Its work is divided into three key areas:

  • setting the school's vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making creative use of resources
  • monitoring and evaluating performance, acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher to support and challenge them in managing the school
  • ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs

At Our Lady's we pride ourselves on the strength, committment and knowledge of our governors, who come together with a wide range of skills to complement our school leadership.

“ Governors have acted as ‘critical friends’ to the school. They have challenged leaders to secure continuous improvements during a period of financial hardship caused by low pupil numbers. The expertise of governors is well matched to their roles on the governing body and they have recently assumed the responsibility for being ‘link governors’ for different subjects."OFSTED

“The governing body make a highly significant contribution to the work and the Catholic dimension of the school. They have worked tirelessly with the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and Religious Education staff, including the Chaplaincy Team, to ensure the Catholic mission of the school is central to the development of Our Lady’s Catholic College” Lancaster Diocese Section 48 report

Foundation Governors

Term of Office

Alice Robinson

01/09/2019 - 30/08/2023

Philip Jones (Chair of Governors)

01/09/2019 - 30/08/2023

Jane Routh

01/03/2022 - 28/02/2026

Anne Goddard (Vice Chair of Governors and Chair of A and S Committee)

01/09/2019 - 30/08/2023

Paul Bates

23/03/2022 - 22/03/2026

Nicola Holt

29/09/2022 - 28/09/2026

Co-opted Governor

 

Chris Foster (Chair of Resources Committee)

01/09/2019 - 30/08/2023

LEA Governor

 

Stewart Pyne

23/03/2022 - 22/03/2026

Parent Governors

 

Vacancy

 

Laura Gatti

01/09/2019 - 30/08/2023

Staff Governors

 

Helen Seddon

N/A

Richard Teasdale

04/11/2022 - 03/11/2026

           Governors who have left in the last 12 months:

Wyn Lambert

Fr John Gibson

Tracy Barlow

Alison Bates

Committee Membership:

Achievement & Standards

Resources  

Pupil Wellbeing

Anne Goddard (Chair)

Chris Foster (Chair)

Paul Bates

Chris Foster

Phil Jones

Phil Jones

Paul Bates

Laura Gatti 

Nicola Holt

Richard Teasdale

Richard Teasdale

Stewart Pyne

Phil Jones

Anne Goddard

 

 

Jane Routh

 

Attendance record 2021/22

  Type of Governor FGB Curriculum & Standards Resources Pupil Wellbeing  Register of Interests
             
Wyn Lambert Foundation 2/3 2/3 N/A 3/3 Nil
Alice Robinson Foundation 3/3 3/3 N/A N/A Nil
Philip Jones  Foundation 3/3 N/A 1/3 2/3 Nil
Jane Routh Foundation 1/1 N/A 1/1 N/A Parent of Pupil
Anne Goddard  Foundation 2/3 2/3 1/3 N/A Nil
Paul Bates Foundation 3/3 2/3 N/A 3/3 Nil
Chris Foster Co-opted 3/3 2/3 3/3 N/A Nil
Stewart Pyne LEA 0/1 N/A N/A N/A Husband of staff member and parent of pupil
Tracy Barlow Parent 1/1 N/A N/A 2/2 Parent of Pupil
Laura Gatti Parent 3/3 N/A 3/3 N/A Parent of Pupil
Helen Seddon Headteacher 3/3 3/3 3/3 3/3 Daughter teacher/Husband PSO
Alison Bates Staff 3/3 3/3 3/3 N/A Parent of Pupil