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St. Anne's Catholic Voluntary Academy

St. Anne's Catholic Voluntary Academy

Our Governing Body

Interested in becoming a School Foundation Governor?

"Foundation Governors are entrusted by the bishop with the ministry of school governance and will always act in recognition of the love of Christ for all members of the school community and one another."

"The role of the governing body is to provide support, guidance and legal responsibility for the strategic direction of the school. Governors should be a 'critical friend'. The governing body makes decisions, reviews, supports and encourages the school and it's management direction. 

"Governors also have very important statutory duties to the school and the role the governing body plays in the school is a vital one."

"Governors are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education."

To view our CMAT Annual Reports and Accounts please follow the link below.

www.srscmat.co.uk/goverance

For further details please contact:

Neil Weightman
neil.weightman@nottingham-des.org.uk
tel: 01332 293833 ext 233

St Anne’s Local Governing Body

St Anne’s Local Governing Body 

  • 2 elected Parent Governors
  • 4 Foundation Governors (min)
  • Associate Governors as required
  • Clerk to the Governors

Our Current Governing Body

Lorraine Gavin (Chair) - Foundation Governor,  appointed by the Diocese July 2013, reappointed 2017, term of office 4 years.

To contact our CofG  - C/o St Anne's School 

Attendance at meetings during academic year 2019/20 - 4/4

 

I am a mother to a lovely daughter, a wife to a patient husband and we have a dog, cat and fish. 

I work at the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), where I have delivered scientific and research projects as a professional Project Manager (APMP) qualified. I have also worked as a Business Manager for HSE and have a CMI Diploma level 5 in Management and Leadership. My current role for HSE is new Business Development, where I am responsible for commercial account management. 

I have been a Brownie Leader and volunteered on Rainbow and school outings. I have also spent time as a committee member and secretary of FOSA, planning, organising and delivering fund raising events until taking up the post of Chair of Governors. 

I have been a Foundation Governor since September 2013 and was Chair of the Premises H&S Committee until appointment to Deputy Chair in May 2014 and Chair in September 2014. 

I am also a STEM ambassador and regularly support the Buxton Rotary Club with practice interviews for secondary school pupils in Buxton. 

Lorraine has no pecuniary interests.

 

Clare Bearman-  Foundation Governor (Parent)  appointed by the Diocese December 2019, term of office 4 years. 

Attendance at meetings during academic year 2019/20 - 2/2

 

Marion McCabe - Foundation Governor (Parent),  appointed by the Diocese April 2015, reappointed 2019, term of office 4 years.

Attendance at meetings during academic year 2019/20 - 4/4

I have two children at St Anne's. Currently I work part time at Chinley Primary School in the office. I have worked as an Assistant Chaplain in a secondary school in Sheffield and also as PA to the Senior Deputy Head, during this time I was involved in the analysis of exam results.  After this I worked at Sheffield City Council in the Early Years Department as a Research and Analysis Officer before taking some time away from work to have children.

I am an active member of our local parish of St Anne's, Buxton and St John Fisher and St Thomas More, Chapel and am involved in the children's liturgy and First Holy Communion programme.

Marion has no pecuniary interests.

 

Hannah Tarplee - Parent Governor, elected by the parent body July 2020, term of office 4 years.

I have two children at St. Anne’s and have been an active member of the school community since my oldest daughter started in 2016. I have been chair of the Friends of St Annes (F.O.S.A.) since 2017 organising events and activities to build the school community as well as raise much needed funds. This is a role I will continue alongside my Parent Governor role. Prior to having children I worked as a Project Manager for various IT Consultancies, providing software solutions and training to Central and Local Government as well as Universities.

Hannah has no pecuniary interests. 

 

Alison Pimblett- Parent Governor, elected by the parent body February 2019, term of office 4 years. 

Attendance at meetings during academic year 2019/20 - 4/4

Alison has no pecuniary interests.

 

Fr Gerry Murphy - Foundation Governor, appointed by the Diocese September 2017, term of office 4 years.

Attendance at meetings during academic year 2019/20 - 3/4

Fr Gerry is the parish priest at St Anne's Catholic church in Buxton, he was appointed in Spring 2017.  He has been a governor in schools in previous parishes.

Fr Gerry has no pecuniary interests

 

Barbara Hindley - Foundation Governor, appointed by the Diocese March 2015, stepped down December 2019.

Attendance at meetings during academic year 2019/20 - 2/2

Marion Redman - Parent Governor, elected by the parent body April 2015, stepped down July 2020.

Attendance at meetings during academic year 2019/20 - 4/4

Local Governing Body Meetings 

  • Once per  half term
  • Held in school (currently held online)
  • Last for ~ 2 hours
  • Extra meetings arranged if necessary

Link Governor Responsibilities  

  • Safeguarding - Lorraine Gavin
  • Religious Education -  Father Gerry 
  • Catholic Life - Father Gerry 
  • Maths - tbc
  • English - Marion McCabe
  • Science - Lorraine Gavin
  • Pupil Premuim Grant - Lorraine
  • Special Educational Needs - Clare Bearman
  • Premises and Health and Safety - tbc
  • Early Years and Foundation Stage - Clare Bearman
  • PE and Sports Premuin - Alison Pimblet
  • History - Fr Gerry Murphy
  • Geography - Alison Pimblet
  • Music - tbc
  • Art - Marion McCabe
  • Design and Technology - Alison Pimblet
  • Computing - tbc
  • Modern Forgein Languages - tbc
  • Relationships and Sex Education - Fr Gerry Murphy
  • Health and wellbeing - Lorraine Gavin
  • Complaints Monitoring - tbc