Low Grange Avenue, Billingham, Cleveland TS23 3NN

stjosephsbill@stockton.gov.uk

01642 560056

Walk in the Light of Christ

St Joseph's R.C. Primary School

Governors

Membership of the Governing Body as at 1st December 2016

Governor’s Name Position
Mrs R Whyte Head Teacher
Mr M Doherty Chair
Mrs J Waugh Vice Chair
Mrs M Maddren Governor
Mrs K Donnelly Local Authority Governor (Resigned 25.04.16)
Mrs A Dybell Staff Governor
Mrs A Conway Parent Governor
Father J Butters Foundation Governor
Mrs K Dunn Foundation Governor
Mr C McCartie Foundation Governor (Resigned 05.03.16)
Mrs J Chalmers Foundation Governor
Ms M Long Governor

 

To view Governors Pecuniary Interests please click here

 

How to contact the Governors:

The Chair of Governors (Mr M Doherty) can be contacted in writing via:

St. Josephs RC Primary School.
Low Grange Avenue,
Billingham TS23 3NN

 

 

The Governing Body

Governors are drawn from all walks of life and represent the community served by the school.   There are parent, staff, local authority, community and sponsor governors.  Depending upon whether the school has a religious character, foundation governors will also be appointed by the local Diocesan Authority.

The main role of the governing body is to help raise the standards and performance of the school by supporting the work of the headteacher and the staff.  Governors will support and, at the same time, challenge headteachers by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what is best for the school.  Governors make important decisions on policies and strategies and have to stand by their decisions.  The Governing body is answerable to parents and the wider community.  Governors are required to play an active part in the decision making process of the school, getting involved in real issues.

Governors work closely with the headteacher, school staff and representatives from the Local Authority.  They are responsible for:

  • Raising standards of academic achievement;
  • Recruitment of staff;
  • Representing the views of the local community;
  • Managing the budget;
  • Promoting the values and ethos of the school.

Governors ask questions, gather information and help make decisions about the future operation of the school.

In Stockton, governors are supported in their role by the School and Governor Support Service who are available for advice, and will also provide training in the various areas of governance as requested by the Governing Body.

Name, Category & Appointing Body Term of Office Committees Official Responsibility Attendance at Governing Body Attendance at Committee Nature of Interest Resignation Date
Pecuniary (you or a close connection – see point 1) Governor in another school/education establishment Spouse, partner or relative working in school or with business interests (see point 2.)  

 

 

 

Mr M Doherty

 

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

03.09.2012 – 02.09.2016 RES

 

SIP

PMP

ADM

Chair 4/5 2/2

 

2/2

Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

 

Mrs J Waugh

 

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

01.12.2011– 30.11.2015

 

01.12.2015-

30.11.2019

RES

 

SIP

PMP

 

Vice Chair 5/5 2/2

 

2/2

Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

 

Mrs R Whyte

 

Headteacher

N/A RES

 

SIP

ADM

Headteacher 5/5 2/2

 

2/2

Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

 

Rev. J Butters

 

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

03.09.2012– 02.09.2016 ADM N/A 4/5 Nil St Paul’s RC, St John the Evangelist, St Michaels Academy, Carmel MAT Nil N/A
Mrs J Chalmers

 

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

22.10.2014– 21.10.2018 SIP N/A 5/5 2/2 Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

 

Mrs A Conway

 

Parent Governor

Appointed by parents

10.07.2012– 09.07.2016 SIP

 

PMP

 

N/A 2/5 1/2 Nil Nil Mr A Dawson (Brother) –

 

Dawson Landscaping Ltd

N/A

 

 

Mrs K Donnelly

 

LA Governor

Appointed by LA

17.09.2012– 16.09.2016 SIP

 

 

 

 

N/A 0/3 0/2 Nil Nil Nil 25.04.16
Mrs K Dunn

 

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

20.10.2014– 19.10.2018 RES N/A 4/5 2/2 Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

 

Mrs A Dybell

 

Staff Governor

Appointed by staff

01.07.2014– 30.06.2018 SIP

 

ADM

N/A 4/5 1/2 Nil Nil Nil N/A

 

 

Mrs M Maddren

 

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

16.10.2013–
15.10.2017
RES

 

SIP

 

N/A 5/5 2/2

 

1/2

Mrs Broomfield Year 5 Teacher Nil Nil N/A

 

 

Mr Chris McCartie

 

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Diocese

06.03.2012-
05.03.2016
N/A N/A 0/3 N/A Nil Nil Nil 05.03.2016
Ms Michelle Long

 

Parent Governor

Appointed by parents

10.03.2016-
09.03.2020
N/A N/A 3/3 N/A Nil Nil Nil N/A