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The Governors of Notre Dame Catholic College share a common belief that children should receive an education of the best possible quality

Among Governors’ responsibilities are:

  • Overseeing the college’s aims, values and ethos;
  • Planning the long-term development of the college;
  • Promoting high standards of achievement;
  • Setting performance measurement indicators and targets;
  • Monitoring the performance of the college against those standards

Governing Body membership includes representatives from the staff, parents and the Local Authority, as well as Foundation Governors.

Staff Governors are teachers or other employees of the college who are elected into office by their colleagues.
Parent Governors are elected onto the Governing Body by parents of students currently attending the college.
Local Authority Governors are appointed by the LA that maintains the college.
Foundation Governors are appointed by the Trustees of the college to represent and sustain their interests and priorities. In the case of this college, the Trustees are the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Code of Practice for Governors

The Governing Body of the college has responsibility for the broad policies, plans and procedures within which the college operates: they determine such matters and subsequently monitor them and keep them under review. Governors appoint the Headteacher to manage these responsibilities on their behalf, and recognise that the Headteacher, together with the leadership team, is responsible for the implementation of policy, the effective day-to-day operation of the college and the delivery of the curriculum.

Being a Governor requires a significant commitment of time and energy. All Governors involve themselves actively in the work of the Governing Body and accept their share of duties, including serving on committees and working-parties. They also seek and accept appropriate training through attendance at courses and seminars.

The Governors of Notre Dame Catholic College have developed and maintain effective working relationships with the Headteacher, leadership team, teachers, staff, parents, the LA, the Archdiocese and other relevant agencies as appropriate.

Instrument of Government PDF  Click to open

GOVERNING BODY
2016 – 2017

Foundation Governors appointed by Notre Dame Trustees:

Brackets indicate date when term of office expires.

Mr Alf Westwell (Chair) (30.11.2019)
Ms Maria Cunningham (31.08.2017)
Miss Patricia Deegan (08.01.2018)
Mrs Patricia Deus (3.11.2019) –
Mgr Peter Fleetwood (31.08.2017)
Sister Maureen Lomax SND (31.08.2018)
Mrs Dawn Finnigan (30.11.2019)
Mrs Lisa Warburton (30.10.2017)

LEA Governor:

Ms Collette Rowlands (10.2.2020)

Elected Parent Governors:

Mrs Maxine  Fitzpatrick (31.12.2019)
Ms Lyn Hardcastle (14.01.2018)

Staff Governors:

Mrs Frances Harrison (Headteacher)
Mrs Kathleen Armstrong (9.02.2020)

Co-opted Governor:

Vacancy

Clerk to the Governing Body:

Mrs Jean M Wilkinson

GOVERNING BODY COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
2016 – 2017

Staffing Committee

Miss P Deegan (Chair)
Mrs D Finnigan (Vice Chair)
Ms C Rowlands
Mrs F Harrison
Mr T A Westwell
Mrs K Armstrong

Finance and Premises

Miss P Deegan (Chair)
Mrs L Warburton (Vice Chair)
Ms M Cunningham
Mrs F Harrison
Mr T A Westwell
Mrs K Armstrong

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Ms C Rowlands (Chair)
Mrs M Fitzpatrick (Vice Chair)
Mrs F Harrison
Miss P Deegan
Mr T A Westwell
Mrs K Armstrong

Policy Committee

Mr T A Westwell (Chair)
Ms L Hardcastle (Vice Chair)
Mrs F Harrison
Mrs K Armstrong

Admissions Committee

Mr T A Westwell (Chair)
Mrs F Harrison
Mrs K Armstrong

Performance Review Committee

Miss P Deegan
Sr Maureen Lomax
Ms M Cunningham

Safeguarding Committee

Miss P Deegan
Mrs F Harrison
Sr Maureen Lomax
Mrs D Finnigan

Pay Committee

Miss P A Deegan (Chair)
Mr T A Westwell (Vice Chair)
Mrs D Finnigan
Mrs F Harrison
Ms C Rowlands

Declaration of Interests Click to open

Attendance at Meetings Click to open