St Josephs Governing Body

Our school governors have a lot of responsibility for improving school performance and accountability, as well as several legal obligations to make sure that the school is achieving the best possible outcomes for its young people.

The main duties and responsibilities of the governing body include:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the school’s leaders to account.
  • Ensuring that the school’s finances are well managed.
  • Working effectively as a team.
  • Maintaining a good working relationship with the head teacher
  • Understanding the school and its community.
  • Continuously driving school improvement.

Governors work together to provide independent oversight of the management and operation of a school, with the aim of improving the quality of education provided and raising standards. A school’s
governing body does not run the school on a day-to-day basis; this is the job of the Head Teacher and other senior staff.

Governing body meetings
Full governing body meetings are normally held once a term and whilst there are many important aspects of the role, the most important is the business that takes place at these meetings.

School Visits
Governing bodies are responsible for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of a school and its curriculum. School visits will help governors to understand more about their school and the reality of
school life. Governor visits to classrooms are not a form of inspection but serve as a clear monitoring function on the implementation of the school’s strategic planning.

Committee Meetings
A governing body is required to have certain statutory committees but may also wish to establish other committees. Most governors are members of committees, whose work is reported back to the full governing body. This is so all governors are kept informed of matters and working progress.

Reading & Agenda
Prior to meetings, you will receive an agenda, a copy of the minutes from the previous meeting and any other relevant papers that are to be discussed. It is recommended that you take time to read and familiarise yourself with these documents prior to the meeting. Make notes of anything you are unsure of so you can ask questions at the meeting if necessary.


Governance Structure Details

Finance & Personnel Health & Safety Curriculum & Standards Headteacher Performance Management (HTPM) Pay Appeals
Father Rob Morland (Chair) Miss Tipper (Chair) Mrs Jones (Chair)      
Mrs Eccles Mrs Eccles Mrs Eccles Mrs Miles Mrs Jones Mrs Miles
Mrs Miles Miss Hill Mrs Fahey Father Rob Father Rob 2 Others
Mr Zaidi Father Rob Mrs Miles Mr Zaidi Mr Zaidi  
  Mr Zaidi Mrs Van Es      
    Father Rob      

Please click here for the Governor Information.

Please click here here for the Governor Attendance Records.