Governors Roles & Responsibilities

At St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School governors, staff, parents and children work as a team, building on success, working together to develop the whole person through respect.

We are proud of the high standards our pupils achieve across the curriculum.

As Governors we become involved with a variety of issues including finance, pupil welfare, public relations, building/grounds maintenance and staff appointments. However, without a doubt, we consider that our most important role is to monitor the welfare and education of the pupils.

Governors are appointed to ensure that objectives are met and that planning for the future is both visionary and realistic. We are here to support and encourage the Headteacher and all school personnel so that children have access to an enriched education and the opportunities they deserve.

I am available to parents for any matter relating to the school, once you have discussed it with the Headteacher. Parents and governors have key roles in helping St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School to maintain high standards for all our children both now, and for future generations.
With my best wishes,

Frank Vaudrey
Chair of Governors

School governors are members of a school’s Governing Body.  They have responsibility for raising school standards through their three core strategic functions of:

  •       Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  •       Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its                pupils
  •       Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 Our governing body was reconstituted in 2015 and is made up of 7 Foundation Governors, 1 Local Authority Governor, 1 Staff Governor, 2 Parents Governors and 1 Head Teacher Governor and a Clerk to the Governing Body. We also have 2 Associate Governors who can vote on issues only when there are more than 2 Foundation Governors present.

  Our Governing Body meets termly.

 

 Committees

 We have a Standards Committee and a Finance, Staffing and Buildings Committee both of which meet termly.

 Other Committees such as Admissions, Pupil Discipline, Staff Grievance, Complaints against the Head Teacher and Dismissal Appeal are convened as and when required.

 

 Training and Skills

Our governors bring various skills and attributes to their role.  They have undergone training in areas such as Prevent, Keeping Children Safe, Impact of Equality Act 2010 for Schools, Assessment and Standardisation, Safe Guarding Children and Information Governance, IOSH, Safer Recruitment, Disciplinary, Pupil Premium.