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Welcome to the Governors' Section

 

The Governing Body

The Governing Body has a wide ranging remit but its main functions are:

  • The setting of the strategic direction of the school
  • Ensuring accountability for the educational performance of the school  
  • Ensuring the best use of financial resources

All our work links to the current OFSTED framework which focuses on four key areas:

  • Quality of education
  • Behaviour and attitudes
  • Personal development
  • Leadership and management

 

The full governing body meets at least once per term under the chairmanship of Mr Pat Burbidge.

 

The governing body is supported by the following committees, each of which meets termly.

 

  • The governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee;
  • The resources committee;
  • The safeguarding committee;
  • The standards and curriculum committee; and
  • The steering group.

 

Members of the public, including parents of children at St Mary’s, SHOULD NOT contact members of the governing body directly.  If they wish to raise a matter, they should contact the clerk to the governing body, Brendan Finlow, either by phoning 01432 850416 or by emailing bfinlow@st-maryshigh.hereford.sch.uk

 

Further information on the governing body is available by the clerk, whose details are above.

 

St Joseph's Sub Committee

St Joseph's is federated with St Mary's RC High School, which means the Governing Body lead both schools.  In addition to the standard Governor meetings St Joseph's have a separate sub committee, who meet once every term to  focus  on St Joseph's school priorities.

 

 

 

Serving Governors

 

Governors come from many backgrounds and have a wide range of skills and experiences, which bring an independent view to issues of strategy, performance, the management of resources and setting the standards and expectations of the school.  All governors are committed to the success of the school and to ensuring that all pupils are given every opportunity to fulfil their potential.

 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

Governor

Role

Date Appointed

Term of Office

Term of Office expires

Appointed By

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interest

Committees

Fr Andrew Berry

 

Foundation Governor

1 Sep 20

4 years

31 Aug 24

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Nil

Governing body;

Safeguarding committee

Standards and curriculum committee

Pat Burbidge

 

Foundation governor

1 Sep 20

4 years

31 Aug 24

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Retired

 

Lugwardine Education Centre – Director/ Trustee

Governing body (Chair);

Governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee;

Resources committee;

Steering group (Chair)

 

Pete Fawcett

 

Foundation governor

1 Sep 20

4 years

31 Aug 24

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Fawcett Solutions Ltd

Governing body;

Resources committee;

Safeguarding committee (Chair);

Steering group

 

 

Brendan Finlow

bfinlow@st-maryshigh.hereford.sch.uk

St Mary’s 01432 850416

Clerk to governing body

Associate governor (non-voting)

N/A

N/A

Ex officio

St Mary’s RC High School

Nil

Resources committee

Hayley Francis

 

Staff governor

1 Sep 16

Ex officio

Ex officio

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Nil

Governing body;

Governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee;

Richard Gabb

 

LA Governor

4 Oct 19

4 years

3 Oct 23

Herefordshire Council

Nil

Governing body;

Resources Committee

Adam Hawkesford-Johnson

 

Associate governor (non-voting)

N/A

N/A

Ex officio

St Mary’s RC High School

Nil

Safeguarding committee

Rob Hunter

Parent governor

1 Dec 20

4 years

30 Nov 24

Parent election

 

Governing body;

Governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee

Lynn Johnson

 

Foundation governor

1 Sep 20

4 years

31 Aug 24

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Kumon Hereford

Governing body;

Resources committee;

Standards and curriculum committee (Chair);

Steering group

Angela Leslie

 

Staff governor

1 Nov 20

4 years

31 Oct 24

Staff Election

Nil

Governing body;

Safeguarding committee;

Standards and curriculum committee;

 

Chris Marston

 

Foundation governor

1 Sep 20

4 years

31 Aug 20

Archdiocese of Cardiff

 

Governing body;

Governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee

Alison Murray

 

Associate governor (non-voting)

N/A

N/A

Ex officio

St Joseph’s RC Primary School

Nil

Governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee

Brenda Poynton

 

Foundation governor

1 Sep 20

4 years

31 Aug 24

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Brenda Mulligan Interior Design

Governing body;

Governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee;

Resources committee (Chair);

Safeguarding committee;

Steering group

Paul Shannon

 

Associate governor (non voting)

N/A

N/A

Ex officio

St Mary’s RC High School

Nil

Governing body;

Standards and curriculum;

committee

 

Marian Smith

 

Foundation governor

1 Sep 20

4 years

31 Aug 24

Archdiocese of Cardiff

 

Governing body;

Safeguarding committee;

Standards and curriculum committee

Peter Wallace

Parent governor

1 Dec 20

4 years

30 Nov 24

Parent election

 

Governing body;

Standards and curriculum committee

Stuart Wetson

 

Staff governor

1 Apr 18

N/A

Ex Officio

St Mary’s RC High School

 

Governing body;

Standards and Curriculum committee;

Steering group

Lindsay Wise

 

Foundation governor

1 Sep 20

4 years

31 Aug 24

Archdiocese of Cardiff

Nil

Governing body (Vice Chair);

Governors for St Joseph’s sub-committee (Chair);

Resources committee;

Steering group

Further information is available by contacting Mr Brendan Finlow, Bursar and Clerk to the Governing Body, either by phoning St Mary’s on 01432 850416 or by email to bfinlow@st-maryshigh.hereford.sch.uk

 

The following documents are appended below:

 

  • The members of the governing body as at 1st December 2020 

 

  • Constitution and committees of the governing body as at 1st  December 2020;

 

  • St Mary and St Joseph’s RC Federation – Governing Body Committee Meetings – September 2020 – July 2021;

 

  • Summary of register of business interests for school governors as at 1st  December 2020 ;

 

  • Governors’ attendance record – September 2019 to July 2020.

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