Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

Live, Love, Learn. Together we will soar to new heights

Brunswick Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 2JE

01744 678670

holyspirit@sthelens.org.uk

Holy Spirit Governors

 

School governors are the largest volunteer workforce nationally with over 300,000 school governors in England.

The governing body carries out its functions with the aim of taking a largely strategic role in the running of the school. This includes:

  • setting up a strategic framework for the school
  • setting aims and objectives for the school
  • agreeing policies and targets for achieving the objectives
  • reviewing progress and reviewing the strategic framework in the light of progress
  • ensuring accountability to stakeholders

The governing body acts as a “critical friend” to the head teacher by providing support and challenge. The head teacher is responsible for the day-to-day, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body. The governors and head teacher work together in partnership to raise standards in the school.

There are several types of governors; they are:

  • Parent governors: parents and carers of pupils at the school are eligible to stand for governorship at the school. Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school.  If insufficient parents stand for election, the governing body can appoint parent governors.
  • Staff governors: both teaching and non-teaching staff are eligible for staff governorship. Staff governors are elected by the school staff and must be paid to work at the school – volunteers are not eligible.  The head teacher is a member of the governing body by virtue of his/her office and counts as a member of the staff category.
  • Authority governors: LA governors are appointed by the Local Authority. In Liverpool, the City Council is the appointing body.
  • Foundation governors: foundation governors are appointed by the school’s founding body, usually diocese or trust. If the school has a religious character the foundation governors must preserve and develop this.

 

We are a voluntary aided school and our proud of our Catholic Ethos. We expect  staff of all denominations to be supportive of the Catholic Faith.

Our School Governors are:

Name

Type of Governor

Date Elected

Justin McCauley (Chair)

Foundation

08.07.20

Jimmy McNamee

Foundation

18.03.21

Angela Roberts

Foundation

01.09.18

Kevin Quigley

Foundation

11.01.21

Helen Killilea

Foundation

12.12.18

Councillor Gill Neale

LA

02.10. 18

Yvonne Seddon- Flynn

Parent

01.09.18

Tracey Stefanakis

Parent

01.09.18

Michelle Ravey

Headteacher

01.09.14

Nichola Lamble

Teacher

1.9.19

Sinead Walsh

Associate

 

Vacancy

Foundation

tbc

Vacancy

Foundation

tbc

Sharon Goodland

Clerk to the Governors

01.09.17

 

If you would like to contact any of the governors please send in a sealed envelope for their attention and our office staff will pass this onto them.

 

Governors Attendance Register 2021-2022

Governors Attendance Register 2020-2021