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 less frequently. 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
Term of Office: 01/09/21 – 31/08/25
Responsibilities: Chair of Governing Body (since April 2019), Chair of Strategic Committee, Acting Chair of Curriculum & Achievement
Declarations of Interest: None

Mr Michael Gibbens

Committee Membership: Finance & Premises
Term of Office: 22/1/21 – 21/1/25
Responsibilities: Premises
Declarations of Interest: None

Ms Clare Murray-Hemson

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Curriculum & Achievement
Term of Office: 01/03/19 – 28/02/23
Responsibilities: Data Governor
Declarations of Interest: TBC

Mrs Nicole Pecchia

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Curriculum & Achievement
Term of Office: 08/12/20 – 07/12/24
Responsibilities: Careers Governor
Declarations of Interest: None

Mrs Judith Starkey

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Chair of Staffing Committee, Finance & Premises
Term of Office:17/03/20– 16/03/24
Responsibilities: Wellbeing Governor

Mrs Louise Walker

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Curriculum & Achievement, Strategic
Term of Office: 13/12/17 – 12/12/25
Responsibilities: Religious Education Governor
Declarations of Interest: None

3 x Vacancies

Parent Governors (2) elected by Parents

Mr Mark Bradley

Committee Membership: Finance & Premises, Staffing, Strategic
Term of Office: 06/03/18 – 14/03/26
Responsibilities: Chair of Finance & Premises, Health & Safety Governor
Declarations of Interest: Nil

Rachel Edmonds

Committee Membership: Curriculum & Achievement
Term of Office: 22/01/21 – 21/01/25
Responsibilities: None
Declarations of Interest: None

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

Mr Simon Cooper

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Strategic, Staffing
Term of Office: 17/04/18 – 16/04/26
Responsibilities: Special Educational Needs Governor
Declarations of Interest: Governor of: Oldfield Park Junior School (resigning), Venturers’ Academy, Bristol.

Co-opted Governors (2) appointed by Governing Body

Louise Price

Committee Membership: Staffing
Term of Office: 09/02/21 – 08/02/25
Responsibilities: None
Declarations of Interest: None

Dr Mary Faber

Committee Membership: Staffing, Finance & Premises
Term of Office: 07/09/21 – 06/09/25
Responsibilities: None
Declarations of Interest: None

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
Term of Office: 01/09/16 – N/A
Responsibilities: Nil
Declarations of Interest: Family business: photographers

Staff Governor (1) elected by Staff

Cameron Boulton-SmithMr Cameron Boutland-Smith

Committee Membership: Curriculum & Achievement, Strategic
Term of Office: 02/10/18 – 01/10/22
Responsibilities: Nil
Declarations of Interest: None

Associate Members (2 x vacancies) of the Governing Body appointed by Governing Body (with voting rights on committees)

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

Mrs Anne Barrett

Committee Membership: Curriculum & Achievement
Term of Office: 04/12/18 – 03/08/21
Responsibilities: Nil
Declarations of Interest: None
Voting Rights: Full for committees.

Mrs Christine James

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Curriculum & Achievement, Staffing
Term of Office: 18/06/18 – 09/09/21
Responsibilities: Nil
Declarations of Interest: Related to a member of staff; Family Business: hardware and DIY shop; Employed as Exam Invigilator.

Mr Peter Irvine CBE

Committee Membership: Christian Vision, Curriculum & Achievement, Joint 6th Form committees
Term of Office: 01/09/19 – 8/9/21
Responsibilities: Chair of Curriculum & Achievement Committee
Declarations of Interest: None

 

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