Governance

St Catherine’s Catholic School is a standalone academy trust, a company limited by guarantee and a charitable trust.

Responsibility for the Academy and for the funds granted by Parliament for providing education in it, is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

Trustees are also the Directors of the company and Governors.

The Trust/Governing Board focuses on the three core functions of governance:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
  • Holding the Executive Headteacher, Headteacher and other Senior Leaders to account for the educational performance of the academy, the performance of key groups and the performance of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the Trust, agreeing the 3-year budget and ensuring its money is spent well.

As the composition of the governing body at St Catherine’s is currently small, the majority of academy business is carried out by the full governing body.  However, the following committees are in place and hold key responsibilities:

  • Finance & Audit
  • Admissions
  • Pay and Staffing

Current Trustees/Directors/Governors

Full Name

Appointed by

Committee Membership

Named Responsibilities

Mrs Patricia Barber

Chair of Governors

Members

 

Finance & audit

Admissions

Safeguarding &

Looked After Children

Mr Anthony Francis Moffatt

 

 

Members

 

 

Finance & audit

Admissions

Pay & staffing

Pupil Premium

 

 

Mrs Janet Nelms

 

Members

 

Finance & audit

Pay & staffing

SEN

 

All governors were appointed in March 2020 and their term of office ends in August 2021

Members ensure that Trustees are exercising effective governance by utilising a range of powers including:

  • Appointing and removing Trustees/Directors/Governors
  • Appointing and removing Members
  • Directing Academy Trustees, by special resolution, to take specific action where Academy Trustees are unable or unwilling to act in the best interests of the academy
  • Amending the Academy trust’s Articles of Association
  • Appointing and removing Auditors.

Full Name

Appointed by

Appointment date

Sr Michele Totman

Members

01/12/2011

Sr Julie Wheatley

Members

01/09/2018

Maureen Agnes Christine Williams

Members

19/09/2019

Lyn Margaret Bourne

Members

22/06/2019

Congregation of La Sainte Union as a

Corporate Member

Original (signatory) members

 

01/12/2011

 

Governors and/or Members who have resigned within the past 12 months:

S Brame (March 2020)

S Fox (March 2020)

T Kennedy (March 2020)

E Cato Sergeant (March 2020)

The Clerk to Governors can be contacted via clerk@stccg.co.uk and the Chair of Governors can be contacted via COG@stccg.co.uk. Alternatively, you can write to them at the school. All communications will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Please see attachments below for details of attendance at Governors’ meetings, up to date Business & Pecuniary interests and our Articles of Association.