Information and Duties

Welcome to the Governors section of the school’s website.

The Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher, Clifton Diocese and Somerset Local Education Authority to secure the best possible education for every child in the school.

 

The Board of Governors has three core responsibilities which are to:

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction 
  • monitor and evaluate performance, acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher and leadership team to support and challenge them in running the school
  • oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure money is well spent

In a Voluntary Aided School, the Board of Governors have more specific responsibilities. It falls upon them:

 

  1. To maintain the original school buildings and grounds (in this case, the Carmelite Order gave buildings which are now the property of the Diocese of Clifton).

  2. To supervise and finance any new extension, structural alteration and external repairs to buildings

  3. To maintain the denominational character of the school.

  4. To appoint teachers committed to the Catholic faith or who are practising Christians in a recognised Christian religion and who support the teachings of the Catholic faith.

  5. To control admissions.

  6. To ensure that the school provides an excellent education that meets the needs of all the pupils.

Duties

Interim Headteacher: Mrs D Girton

Trustee: Rev. Louis Beasley Suffolk (Admissions)

Chairperson: Mrs A Widelski 

Vice Chair: Mr M Isaacs

Foundation: Mr Z Kopyto, (H&S, Admissions) 

                   Ms D Mckechnie, (Maths and KS1 English)

                   Mrs A Widelski, (Safeguarding, SENDCO and Admissions) 

                   Mrs T Scarfe (RE and KS2 English)

LEA Representative: Mr M Isaacs (H&S)

Staff Representative: Miss H Whitcombe

Elected Parent Governor:

Clerk to Governors: Mrs S Stephenson 

 

Children and Learning Committee Chair: Mrs T Scarfe

Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee Chair: Mr M Isaacs