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St. Anne's Catholic Voluntary Academy

St. Anne's Catholic Voluntary Academy

Our Governing Body

St Anne’s Academy - Our Governors

Welcome from Chair of Governors

Welcome to the governor section of St Anne’s Academy website.  The Local Governing Body (LGB) are a delegated committee of the Trustees of the St Ralph Sherwin Multi Academy Trust.  The LGB is made up of a minimum of six governors of which at least four are Foundation Governors, appointed by the Bishop of Nottingham and two are Parent Governors, elected by the parent and carers community.  The governors have some specific functions such as, uphold the Catholic Ethos of the School, rigorous monitoring of Safeguarding, hold the Headteacher to account for the educational provision to all pupils and engaging with stakeholders and the local community. We undertake these roles through attendance at six LGB meetings a year, coming into school to undertake monitoring and link visits to ensure the School Development Plan is being implemented and is having impact, meeting with senior leaders of the school and the CMAT and planning our activities to ensure the school is reaching into our community.  We also undertake specific training to help us to be effective governors and attend half termly seminars and other events run by the CMAT to also support us in our roles.  Governors are volunteers and are independent of the CMAT staffing structure but are supported in their role by the CMAT Governance Team through the provision of experienced clerking of our meetings, and advice and updates on statutory duties of governors and schools.  The role of a governor is a strategic role and therefore we do not become involved in school day to day operational matters which are the responsibility of our Head teacher.

Governors can be contacted on enquiries@ann.srscmat.co.ukPlease enter 'For Governors' in the subject title and the email will be forwarded to the Governors to deal with.  

We are always keen to have a broad and fresh set of insights, skills and experience across our governing body and if you are interested in becoming a governor at our school please do not hesitate to get in touch.  We will advertise when there are Parent Governor vacancies or if you are interested in becoming a Foundation Governor please either contact myself via the email address above or contact your Parish Priest and we will help to process your application to the Bishop.

Thank you for your interest and God Bless,

Lorraine Gavin

Chair of Governors

 

Our current governors 2021/2022 Academic Year

Name

Governor category

Role

Date of appointment or re-appointment

Term of office

Declaration of Interests 2021/2022 academic year

Mrs Lorraine Gavin

Foundation  

Chair of Governors

Reappointed October 2021

4 years

None

Mrs Marion McCabe

Foundation

Vice Chair

Reappointed April 2019

4 years

None

Fr Gerry Murphy

Foundation

Parish link

September 2016

Enduring

None

Mrs Clare Bearman

Foundation

Subject links

December 2019

4 years

None

Mrs Alison Pimblett

Parent

Subject links

February 2019

 

None

Vacancy

Parent

 

 

 

 


Governors serving during 2020/2021 Academic Year

Name

Governor category

Role

Date of appointment or re-appointment

Term of office

Declaration of Interests 2020/2021 academic year

Attendance at LGB meetings during 2020/2021 academic year

Mrs Lorraine Gavin

Foundation

Chair of Governors

Reappointed October 2017

4 years

None

6/6

Mrs Marion McCabe

Foundation

Vice Chair

Reappointed April 2019

4 years

None

6/6

Fr Gerry Murphy

Foundation

Parish link

September 2017

Ongoing

None

5/6

Mrs Clare Bearman

Foundation

 

December 2019

4 years

None

6/6

Mrs Alison Pimblett

Parent

 

February 2019

 

None

5/6

Mrs Hannah Tarpley

Parent

 

July 2020

4 years

None

5/6

 

Our LGB meeting dates for the current academic year are:

Term

Date

Advent 1

27th October 2021

Advent 2

15th November 2021

Lent 1

17th January 2022

Lent 2

7th March 2022

Pentecost 1

9th May 2022

Pentecost 2

20th June 2022

 

Specific areas that Governors will focus on beyond core functions during 2021/2022 academic year

  • Undertake a parent survey in Advent 1
  • Develop an updated stakeholder and community engagement plan following parent survey
  • Undertake a Parent Governor election in Advent 2
  • Review and update with school leaders our School Vision
  • Support the school in preparation for an Ofsted inspection under the new 2019 framework
  • Publicity campaigns and engagement activities to encourage more new families to join St Anne’s