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St Joseph's Catholic Academy'Live Like Jesus'

Welcome toSt Joseph's Catholic Academy'Live Like Jesus'

Meet the Governors

Each Governor brings a different set of skills and experiences to the Governing Body.  Working together, we are responsible for the overall direction of the school but not the day-to-day running of the school. That is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff.  Most importantly, we work with the Headteacher and staff acting as a ‘critical friend’, offering support and advice.

 

Please Note: No member of the governing body is a governor elsewhere. All term of office duration is 4 years.

 

Chair of Governors: Karen McCluskey

I have been associated with St Josephs Catholic Primary since 1990 when the school first opened and whilst our two sons were pupils through their primary years. In the year 2000 I became a member of the teaching staff and enjoyed thirteen happy years as the year one class teacher with responsibility for PE and Sport and latterly as the SENCO.  Having retired in December of 2013 the opportunity to become a governor of the school in 2016 gave me the chance to contribute in a different way and continue to support the staff and the children.

I fell that it is always important to remember that the children and their families are at the heart of everything the school offers. I look forward to working together with the Governing Body, the Head Teacher and members of staff to ensure that St Joseph’s is a safe, happy place to learn and that our pupils achieve their full potential.

Term of Office: 1st February 2016 - 31st January 2020

Appointed by Bishop of Nottingham

Attendance 2015/16: 3/4, 2016/17: 7/10, 2017/18: 13/15, 2018/19: 3/3

Appointed Chair of Governor on 26th January 2019

 

 

Foundation Governors

 

Sr Eleanor O'Gorman

I am a Presentation Sister and I live in one of our communities in Birmingham.  I was a primary school teacher for many years but at present I am a member of the leadership team for the sisters in England and I am also a schools volunteer for Cafod.  I enjoy music, reading and being out in the countryside.  I became a governor because I am interested in Catholic education and I wanted to support the Catholic ethos of the school.

No financial/business or third party interest.

Term of Office: 2nd November 2016-1st November 2020

Appointed by Bishop of Nottingham

Attendance 2016/17: 5/6, 2017/18: 8/10, 2018/19: 3/3

 

Fr Robbie O'Callaghan (Vice-chair of Governors) 

No financial/business or third party interest.

Term of Office: 01/11/2016 onwards

Appointed by Bishop of Nottingham

Attendance 2016/17:  4/10, 2017/18: 6/15, 2018/19: 2/3

Appointed Vice-chair of Governors on 26th January 2019

 

Associate Governor

Mr James Tate

I am a Finance Director for Sapa, an aluminium manufacturing company.  In my spare time I enjoy walking, cycling, cooking and spending time with my family.  I became a governor to help with the finances of the school, to make a difference, and to give something back to the local community.  I have been a governor for over two years and am part of the finance committee.

No financial/business or third party interest.

Term of Office: 30th April 2017 – 29th April 2021

Appointed by Saint Robert Lawrence Catholic Academy Trust

Attendance 2015/16: 4/4, 2016/17: 5/6, 2017/18: 9/10, 2018/19: 3/3

 

Parent Governors

Mrs Andrea Wells.

No financial/business or third party interest.

Term of Office: 1st October 2016 – 30th September 2020

Elected by Parents

Attendance  2016/17: 5/5, 2017/18: 11/11, 2018/19: 3/3

 

Mrs Sarah Herbert

No financial/business or third party interest.

Term of Office: 28th June 2018 – 27th June 2022

Elected by Parents

Attendance 2018/19: 1/3

 

 

 

 

PAST GOVERNORS

Mr Richard Angrave (Foundation - Chair of Governors), Term of Office: 01/12/2017 - 30/11/2021, Appointed by Bishop of Nottingham,  Attendance 2017/18: 13/13, 2018/19: 1/1 (Resigned January 2019)

Mrs Melanie Barker (Foundation), Term of Office: 01/11/2015 - 25/09/2018, Appointed by Bishop of Nottingham, Attendance 2015/16: 3/4, 2016/17: 6/6, 2017/18: 12/12 (Appointed Trust Director September 2018)

Mrs Josie Pride (Parent Governor), Term of Office: 1st May 2017 - 31st April 2021, Attendance 2016/2017: 4/4, 2017/18: 15/15 (Resigned July 2018)

Miss Jennifer Charleson (Foundation), Term of Office: 01/11/2016 – 21/07/2018, Appointed by Bishop of Nottingham

Attendance 2015/16: 3/4, 2016/17: 6/6,  2017/18: 10/10 (Resigned July 2018)

Mrs Cathy Walsh (Staff Governor), Term of Office: 13/11/2015-12/11/2019, Appointed by St Joseph's Staff, Attendance 2015/16: 4/4, 2016/17: 6/6, 2017/18: 4/6 (Resigned March 2018)

Mr Paul Scully (Previous Head Teacher), Appointed 01/01/2013 by Bishop of Nottingham, Attendance 2015/16: 4/4, 2016/17: 10/10, 2017/18: 8/8 (Resigned February 2018)

Mrs Rebecca Willsher (Foundation), Term of Office: 01/11/2013 - 31/10/2017, Appointed by Bishop of Nottingham, Attendance 2015/16: 4/4, 2016/17: 10/10, 2017/18: 9/9.

Mr Peter Whalley (Foundation), Term of Office:  27/12/2013 – 26/12/2017 (Resigned September 2016)

Sister Bernadette Doherty (Foundation), Term of Office: 01/09/2014 – 31/08/2018 (Resigned September 2016)

Fr Bernard Needham (Foundation), Term of Office: 2011 - 01/09/2016 (Retired September 2016)

Mrs Sarah Herbert (Foundation), Term of Office: 01/01/2013 – 31/12/2016 (Resigned September 2015)

Mrs Nichola Ellis (Support Staff), Term of Office:  01/10/12 – 30/09/2016 (Resigned June 2015 due to a reconstitution of Governors)

Miss Tracey Manifold (Community Governor), Term of Office: 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2020 Attendance 2016/17: 2/4 (Resigned January 2017)

Mrs Caroline Doxey (Teacher), Term of Office: 18/10/2011 – 17/10/2015

Mrs Andrea Wells (Foundation) Term of Office: 01/12/2013 – 30/11/2017 (Resigned February 2016)

Mr Paul Longden – Foundation.  Term of Office: 31 stJuly 2015

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