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
Monsignor Michael Quinlan
Teaching and Learning Committee Members
Monsignor Michael Quinlan
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||Msgr||Michael||Quinlan||01 Sep 2020||1 Sep 2024||ex officio||None|
|Governor||Miss||Catherine||Kisanji||02 Jun 2020||1 Jun 2024||LA||None|
|Governor||Mrs||Elizabeth||Swain||01 Oct 2019||30 Sep 2023||Staff||Staff|
|Governor||Mr||Colin||Eaton||19 Oct 2018||18 Oct 2022||Parent||None|
|Governor||Miss||Clare||Downing||01 Sep 2016||31 Aug 2024||Diocese||None|
|Governor||Mr||Adrian||Knight||17 Feb 2016||26 Jan 2024||Diocese||None|
|Chair of Governors||Mr||Peter||Jordan||22 Nov 21||22 Nov 2025||Diocese||None|
|Governor||Mr||Eamonn||O’Neill||01 Sep 1997||31 Aug 2024||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 2021 FGB Meeting||Summer Term 2021FGB Meeting|
|Vincent Brady (appointed 17/2/22)||–|
|Geraldine Wilson (appointed 2021)||No||–||Yes|