The Role of the Governing Body
The role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic input and to act as a ‘critical friend’, supporting and also challenging the school.
Their remit includes being involved in monitoring that pupils are making progress, having responsibility for overall school budgets, and also contributing to development plans for the school.
Governors are all volunteers and at St Winifred’s we have four different type of Governor:
- Parent Governors – they are elected by the parent body and their role is to represent the full cross-section of parental views. They need to ensure that the wellbeing of pupils is at the forefront of all decision-making.
- Foundation Governors – these are appointed by the Bishop of Salford and their role is to uphold the school’s Catholic ethos and mission.
- Staff Governors – in addition to the Headteacher who is a governor by virtue of their job, other members of staff are elected by their colleagues to represent their views.
- Local Authority Support Governor – one governor represents the Local Authority, although they are not obliged to vote according to Local Authority policy
The Structure of our Governing Body
Our Governing Body is divided into a number of Standing Committees, each of which has a specific focus which aims to support the school. These are:
Health and Safety Committee Members
Resources Committee Members
Father Mark Paver
Teaching and Learning Committee Members
Father Mark Paver
Governor Support: Shonagh Camacho
Associate Members: Kate Dommett (Deputy Head),
*Associate members have no voting rights on their committees.
|Role||Title||Forename 1||Forename 2||Surname||Date of appointment||Date term of office ends/ended||Appointing body||Register of Business Interests|
|Governor||Mrs||Geraldine||Wilson||23 Mar 2021||23 Mar 2025||Parent||None|
|Governor||Fr||Mark||Paver||18 Sep 2023||17 Sep 2027||ex officio||None|
|Vice Chair of Governors||Mrs||Anna||Evans||20 Oct 2022||20 Oct 2026||Parent||None|
|Governor||Ms||Patricia||Harrison||12 Dec 2022||12 Dec 2026||Staff||Staff|
|Chair of Governors||Miss||Clare||Downing||01 Sep 2016||31 Aug 2024||Diocese||None|
|Governor||Mr||Peter||Jordan||22 Nov 21||22 Nov 2025||Diocese||None|
|Governor||Mrs||Angela||Berry||25 Oct 2022||24 Oct 2026||Diocese||None|
|Governor||Mr||Vincent||Brady||17 Feb 2022||16 Dec 2025||Diocese||None|
Attendance at Full Governing Body Meeting
|GOVERNOR||Autumn Term 2022 FGB Meeting||Spring Term 2023 FGB Meeting||Summer Term 2023 FGB Meeting|
|Fr Mark Paver||N/A||N/A||N/A|