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 2019/20: FGB: 100%, F&P: 100%, Staffing: 100%

Mr Peter Irvine CBE

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Curriculum & Achievement, Joint 6th Form committees
Term of Office: 01/09/19 – 31/08/23
Responsibilities: Chair of Curriculum & Achievement Committee
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2019/20: C&A 100%, FGB 60%.

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 2019/20: C&A 0%, CV 50%, FGB 40%, Staffing: 33%.

Ms Clare Murray

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 01/03/19 – 28/02/23
Responsibilities: Data Governor
Declarations of Interest: TBC
Attendance Summary 2019/20: CV: 50%, FGB: 40%

Mrs Judith Starkey

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Staffing, Finance & Premises
Term of Office:17/03/20– 16/03/24
Responsibilities: Wellbeing Governor
Attendance Summary 2019/20: N/A

Mr David Tilling

Committee Membership: Christian Vision and Full Governing Body
Term of Office: 09/04/19 – 08/04/23
Responsibilities: Religious Education Governor
Declarations of Interest: TBC
Attendance Summary 2019/20: CV: 100%, FGB: 80%

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 2019/20: C&A: 100%, CV 100%, FGB 100%, 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 2019/20: F&P 100%, FGB 100%, Staffing 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 2019/20: C&A 100%, CV 100%, FGB 100%.

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 2019/20: C&A: 100%, FGB 40%

Co-opted Governors (2) appointed by Governing Body

Rear Admiral Steve Brunton CBE

Committee Membership: Finance & Premises, Strategic Committees
Term of Office: 10/09/19 – 09/09/23
Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governing Body, Premises Governor, ICT Governor
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2019/20: F&P 100%, FGB 80%

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 2019/20: C&A: 100%, FGB: 40%

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 2019/20: C&A 75%, CV 50%, F&P 100%, FGB 100%, Staffing 100%

Staff Governor (1) elected by Staff

Mr Cameron Boutland-Smith

Cameron Boulton-SmithCommittee Membership: Curriculum & Achievement, Strategic committees
Term of Office: 02/10/18 – 01/10/22
Responsibilities: Nil
Declarations of Interest: None
Attendance Summary 2019/20: CV: 25%, FGB: 60%

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 2019/20: C&A 25%, CV 50%, F&P 100%, FGB 60%

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

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%.

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%.

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%.

 

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