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Our Lady’s Catholic College

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Governor List and 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.

“The governance of the school:

  • is proactive and challenges the leadership of the college with rigour

  • takes its monitoring role seriously and spends time in the college finding out how the college works

  • is well-informed by senior leaders of the performance of the college overall and of the contribution of staff to its overall effectiveness

  • undertakes appropriate training to support its role in the strategic development of the college.” OFSTED 2012

“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 2013

Foundation Governors

Term of Office

Steve Thornton(Chair of Governors)

01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019

Wyn Lambert (Chair of ECM Committee)

01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019

Frank Rycroft

01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019

Philip Jones (Vice Chair of Governors)

28/02/2012 – 28/02/2016

Anthony Kilgallon

01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019

Anne Goddard (Chair of A and S Committee)

01/01/2016 – 31/12/2019

Paul Bates

01/12/17 - 31/11/2020

Canon John Gibson

01/12/2015 – 30/11/2019

Co-opted Governor

 

Chris Foster (Chair of Resources Committee)

01/12/2015 – 30/11/2019

LEA Governor

 

VACANCY

01/09/2016 - 31/08/19

Parent Governors

 

Claire Penrice

01/04/2014 – 31/03/2018

Maria Raistrick

01/11/2015 – 31/10/2019

Staff Governors

 

Helen Seddon

N/A

Alison Bates

01/12/2015 – 30/11/2019

           

Chair of Governing Body
Nominated Governor for Technology and ICT
Steve Thornton Anthony Kilgallon
Pupil Premium Governor Nominated Governor for Creative Arts
Tony Kilgallon Paul Bates
Nominated Governor for English and RE Nominated Governor for Humanities
Wyn Lambert Anthony Bunting
Nominated Governor for Science Nominated Governor for PE
Chris Foster Phil Jones
Nominated Governor for Maths Nominated Governor for Vocational 
Steve Thornton Maria Raistrick
Safeguarding Governor Looked after Children Governor
Frank Rycroft Frank Rycroft
Nominated Governor for MFL  Governor for 6th Form
Claire Penrice Steven Thornton
SEN Governor Careers Governor
Wyn Lambert Claire Penrice      

                                Chair of Governing Body - Steve Thornton

                                 Vice Chair of Governing Body - Philip Jones

Achievement & Standards Resources Pupil Wellbeing
Anne Goddard (Chair) Chris Foster (Chair) Wyn Lambert (Chair)
Wyn Lambert Philip Jones Frank Rycroft
Steve Thornton Tony Kilgallon Philip Jones
Claire Penrice Frank Rycroft Steve Thornton
Alison Bates Steve Thornton Fr John Gibson
Chris Foster Alison Bates Maria Raistrick
Paul Bates Anne Goddard Paul Bates

                      

Committee Meeting Attendance (2016/2017)

Full Governors Meeting 21st September 2016 - Present: Frank Rycroft, Helen Seddon, Maria Raistrick,  Phil Jones, Steven Thornton, Wyn Lambert, Claire Penrice, Alison Bates,  Canon John Gibson, Anthony Kilgallon, Paul Bates, Tony Bunting

Achievement and Standards Meeting 26th October 2016 - Present: Steven Thornton, Helen Seddon, Claire Penrice,  Frank Rycroft, Chris Foster

Resources Committee Meeting 20th November 2016 - Present: Chris Foster, Frank Rycroft, Tony Kilgallon, Alison Bates, Helen Seddon

Pupil Wellbeing Meeting 23rd November 2016 - Present: Wyn Lambert, Frank Rycroft, Helen Seddon, Tony Bunting

Full Governors Meeting 7th December 2016 - Present: Frank Rycroft , Helen Seddon, Phil Jones, Steven Thornton,  Wyn Lambert,  Claire Penrice, Alison Bates , Canon John Gibson, Paul Bates, Tony Bunting,  Chris Foster

Achievement and Standards Meeting 8th March 2017  - Present: Steven Thornton, Helen Seddon, Claire Penrice,  Frank Rycroft, Chris Foster, Alison Bates

Pupil Wellbeing Meeting 15th March 2017 - Present: Wyn Lambert, Frank Rycroft, Helen Seddon, Maria Raistrick, Phil Jones, Steve Thornton

Resources Committee Meeting 22nd March 2017  - Present: Chris Foster, Frank Rycroft, Tony Kilgallon, Alison Bates, Steve Thornton

Full Governors Meeting 29th March 2017 - PresentPhil Jones, Steven Thornton, Wyn Lambert,  Claire Penrice,  Alison Bates, Canon John Gibson,  Paul Bates, Chris Foster,  Maria Raistrick , Anthony Kilgallon

Resources Committee Meeting 24th May 2017  - Present: Frank Rycroft, Tony Kilgallon, Alison Bates, Helen Seddon

Pupil Wellbeing Meeting 14th June 2017 - Present: Wyn Lambert, Frank Rycroft, Helen Seddon, Maria Raistrick, Phil Jones, Steve Thornton, Canon J Gibson

Achievement and Standards Meeting 21st June 2017 - Present: Steven Thornton,  Frank Rycroft, Wyn Lambert

Full Governors Meeting 5th July 2017 - Phil Jones, Anne Goddard, Wyn Lambert,  Claire Penrice, Alison Bates,  Chris Foster, Maria Raistrick, Frank Rycroft, Helen Seddon

 Full Governors Meeting 19th September 2017 - Phil Jones, Steven Thornton, Wyn Lambert, Alison Bates, Maria Raistrick, Frank Rycroft, Helen Seddon, FR John Gibson

Resources 7th November 2017  - Chris Foster, Frank Rycroft, Tony Kilgallon, Alison Bates, Phil Jones, Anne Goddard, Helen Seddon

Achievement and Standards 14th November 2017  - Steven Thornton, Alison Bates, Chris Foster, Helen Seddon, Anne Goddard

Pupil Wellbeing 21st November 2017 - Wyn Lambert, Frank Rycroft, Helen Seddon, Maria Raistrick, Phil Jones, Steve Thornton, Canon J Gibson

Full Governors Meeting 5th December 2017 - Steven Thornton, Wyn Lambert, Alison Bates, Frank Rycroft, Helen Seddon, FR John Gibson, Paul Bates, Anthony Kilgallon, Anne Goddard, Claire Penrice, Chris Foster

Business Interests:

N/A

Interests relating to relationships:

Mr Steven Thornton - Father of a member of teaching staff

Governor roles in other educational establishments:

Alison Bates - St Patrick's Catholic Primary School Heysham