Governor Roles & Responsibilities

The Governing Body

The Governing Body consists of sixteen members. The full Governing Body meets usually once in each of the six academic terms, with additional sub-committees meeting more regularly. The committee structure deals with specific issues relating to finance, Christian vision, curriculum, student achievement, student welfare, the joint Sixth Form with St Mark’s, premises, and staffing.

Foundation Governors (9) appointed by the Diocese of Clifton

Mr John Eddison

Committee Membership: Finance & Premises, Strategic Committee
Term of Office: 01/09/17 – 31/08/21
Responsibilities: Chair of Governing Body, Chair of Strategic Committee, Chair of Finance & Premises Committee
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2017/18: F&P 100%, FGB 86%, Strategic 67%.

Mrs Deirdre Hirst

Committee Membership: Finance & Premises, Staffing
Term of Office: 01/02/16 – 31/01/20
Responsibilities: Nil
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2017/18: F&P 80%, FGB 71%, Staffing 67%.

Mr Peter Irvine CBE

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Curriculum & Achievement, Joint 6th Form committees
Term of Office: 01/09/15 – 31/08/19
Responsibilities: Chair of Curriculum & Achievement Committee
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2017/18: C&A 75%, FGB 43%.

Mrs Christine James

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Curriculum & Achievement, Staffing
Term of Office: 18/06/18 – 17/06/22
Responsibilities: Nil
Declarations of Interest: Related to a member of staff; Family Business: hardware and DIY shop; Employed as Exam Invigilator.
Attendance Summary 2017/18: C&A N/A, CV 100%, FGB 100%, Staffing N/A.

Ms Clare Murray

Term of Office: 01/03/19 – 28/02/23
Responsibilities: Nil
Declarations of Interest: TBC
Attendance Summary 2017/18: N/A

Mr David Tilling

Term of Office: 09/04/19 – 08/04/23
Responsibilities: Nil
Declarations of Interest: TBC
Attendance Summary 2017/18: N/A

Mrs Louise Walker

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Curriculum & Achievement, Strategic
Term of Office: 13/12/17 – 12/12/21
Responsibilities: Religious Education Governor
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2017/18: CV 50%, FGB 100%, Strategic 67%.

Ms Lisa Whitfield

Committee Membership: Admissions, Staffing
Term of Office: 03/02/18 – 02/02/22
Responsibilities: Chair of Staffing Committee, Data Governor
Declarations of Interest: B&NES Appeal panel member; Clerk to Governors of St Mary’s, Bath; Business interest: Mindfulness for Schools; Employed at University of Bath.
Attendance Summary 2017/18: FGB 50%, Staffing 100%.

1 x Vacancy

Parent Governors (2) elected by Parents

Mr Mark Bradley

Committee Membership: Finance & Premises, Staffing, Strategic committees
Term of Office: 06/03/18 – 05/03/22
Responsibilities: Health & Safety Governor
Declarations of Interest: Nil
Attendance Summary 2017/18: F&P 100%, FGB 100%, Staffing 0%, Strategic 100%.

Mrs Nicole Pecchia

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Curriculum & Achievement committees
Term of Office: 12/12/16 – 11/12/20
Responsibilities: Careers Governor
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2017/18: C&A 75%, CV 75%, FGB 86%.

Local Authority Governor (1) appointed by Local Authority and Governing Body

Mr Simon Cooper

Committee Membership: Curriculum & Achievement, Strategic committees
Term of Office: 17/04/18 – 16/04/22
Responsibilities: Special Educational Needs Governor
Declarations of Interest: Governor of: Oldfield Park Junior School (resigning), Venturers’ Academy, Bristol.
Attendance Summary 2017/18: FGB 50%, Strategic 100%.

Co-opted Governors (2) appointed by Governing Body

Rear Admiral Steve Brunton CBE

Committee Membership: Finance & Premises, Strategic Committees
Term of Office: 08/12/15 – 07/12/19
Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governing Body, Premises Governor, ICT Governor
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2017/18: F&P 100%, FGB 57%, Strategic 67%.

Dr Paul Cox

Committee Membership: Curriculum & Achievement, Strategic committees
Term of Office: 10/07/18 – 09/07/22
Responsibilities: Pupil Premium Governor
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2017/18: N/A

Headteacher Governor (1) appointed by Governing Body

Ms Ann Cusack

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Curriculum & Achievement, Finance & Premises, Joint Executive, Joint 6th Form, Staffing, Strategic Committee
Term of Office: 01/09/16 – N/A
Responsibilities: Nil
Declarations of Interest: Family business: photographers
Attendance Summary 2017/18: C&A 25%, CV 50%, F&P 20%, FGB 29%, Staffing 33%, Strategic 0%.

Staff Governor (1) elected by Staff

Mr Cameron Boutland-Smith

Committee Membership: Curriculum & Achievement, Strategic committees
Term of Office: 02/10/18 – 01/10/22
Responsibilities: Nil
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2017/18: N/A

Associate Members (2) of the Governing Body appointed by Governing Body (with voting rights)

Mrs Anne Barrett

Committee Membership: Curriculum & Achievement
Term of Office: 04/12/18 – 03/12/22
Responsibilities: Nil
Declarations of Interest: None
Voting Rights: Full for committees.
Attendance Summary 2017/18: C&A 50%, CV 25%, F&P 40%, FGB 33%, Strategic 100%.

Mrs Liz Dodgson

Committee Membership: Staffing
Term of Office: 28/11/17 – 27/11/21
Responsibilities: Educational Visits Coordinator
Declarations of Interest: None
Voting Rights: Full for committees
Attendance Summary 2017/18: FGB 33%, Staffing 0%.

Previous Governors who have served during the previous 12 months are:

Mr Rodney Fernandes

Committee Membership: Curriculum & Achievement, Finance & Premises, Joint Executive and Joint 6th Form, Strategic Committee
Term of Office: 01/03/15 – 30/04/2018
Responsibilities: Chair of Curriculum and Achievement Committee, Special Educational Needs Governor, Gifted and Talented Pupils Governor
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2017/18: C&A 33%, F&P 0%, FGB 0%, Strategic 0%.

Mrs Christine James

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Curriculum & Achievement, Staffing
Term of Office: 06/12/16 – 18/06/18
Responsibilities: Nil
Declarations of Interest: Related to a member of staff; Family Business: hardware and DIY shop
Attendance Summary 2017/18: C&A 25%, CV 67%, FGB 100%, Staffing 67%.

Dr Theresa Munford

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Curriculum & Achievement
Term of Office: 16/11/15 – 31/08/18
Responsibilities: Nil
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2017/18: C&A 100%, CV 100%, FGB 86%, Strategic 0%.

Mrs Kristine Fishlock

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Curriculum & Achievement
Term of Office: 01/03/15 – 28/02/19
Responsibilities:  Nil
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2017/18: C&A 25%, CV 25%, FGB 29%.

Mr John Delaney 

Committee Membership: Curriculum & Achievement, Finance & Premises, Jt Executive, Jt 6th Form, Staffing, Strategic committees
Term of Office: 01/01/17 – 31/03/19
Responsibilities: Chair of Governing Body, Chair of Staffing Committee, Health & Safety Governor, Educational Visits Coordinator Governor
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2017/18: C&A 75%, F&P 100%, FGB 100%, Staffing 100%, Strategic 100%.

Mrs Antonia Corrigan

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Joint Executive, Staffing and Strategic Committee
Term of Office: 01/09/17 – 05/04/19
Responsibilities: Chair of Christian Vision Committee, Designated Safeguarding Governor.
Declarations of Interest: Related to a member of staff
Attendance Summary 2017/18: CV 100%, FGB 86%, Staffing 100%, Strategic 100%.

 

The Governing Body is formed under an Instrument of Government which took effect from 23/06/2015.