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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: Melanie Barker

I am a secondary school teacher where I have responsibility for the Geography department, in addition I also have taken a lead role for implementing recent developments in assessment. I have two children who happily attend St Joseph’s and are thriving on the opportunities that the school offers. I became a governor to help support the strategic development of the school and when not thinking about education, I enjoy a range of creative and outdoor pastimes.

No financial / business or third party interest.

Term of Office: 1st November 2015 - 30th November 2019.

Appointed by Bishop of Nottingham

Attendance 2015/16: 3/4, 2016/17: 9/9

 

 

Foundation Governors

 

Miss Jennifer Charleson

I am currently a Finance Officer for the Nottingham Diocese.  I enjoy walking, cycling and socialising.  I chose to be a governor to ensure the stability of the school as I hope to have both my children educated at St Joseph’s.  I am responsible for the finance committee.

 

No financial / business or third party interest.

Term of Office: 1st December 2013 – 30th November 2017.

Appointed by Bishop of Nottingham

Attendance 2015/16: 3/4, 2016/17: 9/9

 

Mrs 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: 8/9

 

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: 9/9

 

Mr Richard Angrave

Having worked in various roles in the criminal justice system with the Police and Probation Service since 2005, I decided to set up my own consulting business in 2017 and now focus on helping clients to use their data to improve organisational performance. Also a Chartered Manager, I became a governor to help with the strategic development of the school and because I am passionate about giving to the local community that my family and I are part of. I have two children who are very happy at St Joseph's school and in my spare time I enjoy walking, cycling and church bell ringing.

No financial/business or third party interest.

Term of Office: 1st December 2017-30th November 2021

Appointed by Bishop of Nottingham

 

 

Community 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: 8/9

 

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: 4/5

 

Mrs Josie Pride. 

 I was elected as a parent governor in 2017. For the past few years, I have been looking after with my 3 young boys, as well as volunteering in the local community. I became a governor to support the school and to help shape its strategic direction. When I get the chance, I love being creative!

No financial/business or third party interest.

Term of Office: 1st May 2017 - 31st April 2021

Attendance 2016/2017: 4/4

 

 

 

PAST GOVERNORS

Fr Robbie O'Callaghan (Foundation), Term of Office: 01/11/2016 onwards, Appointed by Bishop of Nottingham, Attendance 2016/17: 6/9 (Resigned March 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: 9/9 (Resigned March 2018)

Mr Paul Scully (Previous Head Teacher), Appointed 01/01/2013 by Bishop of Nottingham, Attendance 2015/16: 4/4, 2016/17: 9/9 (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: 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 (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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