St Patrick’s Governors
Governors hold an important public office and their identity should be known to their school and wider communities.
The Governing Board of St Patrick’s consists of 2 parent governors, 1 local authority governor, 1 staff governor, 1 head teacher and 7 foundation governors. The total number of governors outlined in the instrument of government is 12.
|Name of Governor||Date of Appointment
Term of Office
|Mr Michael Coyne
Chair of the Governing Board
|18/1/2019 – 17/1/2023||Local Authority|
|Mrs Paula Daubney
|11/03/2019 – 10/03/2023||Diocese|
|Reverend Father P A Nathaniel
|Mrs Liz Hindley
|Miss Rebecca A Young
|Mr Paul Cairns
|Mrs Rosemary Doran
|Mr Andrea Castoro
|Mrs Lauren Stevenson
|Mr Steven De-Nobrega
|4/11/2020 – 3/11/2024||Parent Election|
|Mr Dave Gorman
|19/09/2017 – 18/09/2022||Diocese|
|Mr Nigel Walker
|17/12/2021 – 16/12/2025||Parent Election|
|Name of Governor||Relevant Business/Financial Interests/Other Governance||Material Interests/Relationships|
|Mr Michael Coyne||None||None|
|Miss Rebecca A Young||None||None|
|Mr Dave Gorman||None||None|
|Mr Paul Cairns
|Mrs Liz Hindley||Governor at St. Cecilia’s RC High School||None|
|Mrs Paula Daubney||None||None|
|Reverend Father P A Nathaniel||None||None|
|Mr Steven DeNobrega||None||None|
|Mrs Rosemary Doran||None||None|
|Mr Andrea Castoro||None||None|
|Mrs Lauren Stevenson||None||None|
|Mr Nigel Walker||None||None|
|Curriculum||Miss Rebecca A Young (Chair)
Mr Steven De Nobrega
Mr Dave Gorman
Mrs Liz Hindley
Mrs Paula Daubney
|Resources||Mr Michael Coyne (Chair)
Mr Paul Cairns
Mr Dave Gorman
Mrs Liz Hindley
Mrs Rosemary Doran
Mrs Claire Scanlan (School Business Manager – Observer)
|Pay Committee||Mrs Paula Daubney (Chair) Mr. Paul Cairns, Mr. Dave Gorman|
|Headteacher Appraisal Committee||Vacancy (Chair), Miss Rebecca A Young, Mr. Michael Coyne and Mrs Sarah Sadler (School Adviser)|
|Name of Governor||Committee / Links|
|Miss Rebecca A Young||Curriculum, HT Appraisal, RE Link|
|Mr Michael Coyne||Resources, HT Appraisal, Health & Safety Link|
|Mr Dave Gorman||Curriculum, Resources, Pay Committee, Training Link|
|Mr Paul Cairns||Pupil Premium|
|Mrs Liz Hindley||Curriculum, Resources, SEC|
|Mrs Paula Daubney||Curriculum, Pay Committee|
|Reverend Father P A Nathaniel||Parish Priest|
|Mrs Rosemary Doran||SEC, Resources, Curriculum|
|Mr Steven DeNobrega||Website|
|Mr Andrea Castoro||TBA|
|Mrs Lauren Stevenson||TBA|
|Mr Nigel Walker||TBA|
Every school has a governing board; the purpose and roles of governing boards are to help schools provide the best possible education for their pupils by:
- Setting the school’s values, vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies and making creative use of resources.
- Monitoring and evaluating performance and providing support and challenge to the headteacher in managing the school,
- Ensuring that the school is accountable to: the children and parents it serves, its local community, those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.
Types of Governors
There are different types of governors; all governors have equal status; this is to ensure that the governing board of a school reflects a wide range of groups from the community. The different categories of governors are:
Parent Governors : are self nominated and in the case of more than one applicant, are voted for by parents.
Staff Governors : include the Head teacher, teaching and non-teaching staff. With the exception of the Head teacher, staff governors are elected by the staff of the school.
Local Authority Governors : nominated by the local authority that maintains the school, they keep in touch with the Local Authority who nominated them
Foundation Governors– are appointed by the Bishop and Trustees of the Diocese they may be nominated by the Parish Priest. Foundation governors have an important role which is to uphold the Catholic ethos of the school and are always in the majority in a Catholic school.
St. Patrick’s governing board is made up of a wide range of people from varying backgrounds and professions. Each Governor has different roles and may sit on more than one subcommittee. The full Governing board meets every term and relies on the various sub committees to advise their decisions. Our sub committees include: Resources, Standards and Effectiveness, Curriculum, Pay, Staff Grievance, Pay Appeals, Complaints Review, Admissions, Pupil Discipline, Staff Attendance Discipline and Dismissal, and Headteacher Appraisal.
Please refer to the attached documents for additional information about the composition of the committees, terms of reference, code of conduct and instrument of government.