Governors

The Governing Board

What does the Governing Board do?

The governing board operates at a strategic level, leaving the School’s senior leadership responsible and accountable for the operational day-today running of the School.

The core strategic functions, as a Governing Board are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of Catholic vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. Holding the senior leadership to account for the educational performance and

Catholic character of the School and its pupils; and for the internal organisation, management and control of the School including performance management of staff; and

  1. Overseeing the financial performance of the School and making sure its money is well spent.

 

The Governing Board at St Margaret Mary’s has eleven members all of whom bring a wide range professional and personal experience to support the work of the school. The board consists of seven foundation governors who are appointed by the Diocese of Salford, two parent governors elected by the parent body, one staff member elected by the staff, a local authority governor nominated by Manchester LA and the headteacher. The board has appointed an additional associate governor.

 

The members of Governing Board for 2020/21 are shown below.

 

Name

Type

Appointed by

Term of office

Role

Additional governance roles

Angela Ager

Foundation

Diocese of Salford

01/09/19 -31/8/23

Chair

Pay, HT PM

Admissions

Foundation Governor at St Ambrose RC Primary School.

Director at Romero CAT

Director at St Teresa of Calcutta CAT

Donna Blackwell

Parent

Parents

13/02/18 -12/02/22

 

 

Gerard Broughton

Associate

GB

01/09/20-31/08/21

Finance

Foundation Governor at St Willibrord's RC Primary School.

Lyndsay Docherty

Foundation

Diocese of Salford

20/03/20-19/03/24

 

 

Margaret Dolan

Foundation

Diocese of Salford

01/09/19 -31/8/23

Vice Chair,

Pay, HT PM

Admissions

 

Emma Doyle

Staff

Staff

09/11/18-08/11/22

 

 

Mary Gilmartin

Foundation

Diocese of Salford

01/09/20-31/08/24

SEND

 

Pauline Hamilton

Foundation

Diocese of Salford

01/09/19 -31/8/23

Pay, HT PM

Admissions

 

Myra Knutton

LA

Manchester LA

08/12/20-07/12/24

 

 

Debbie Prince

Parent

Parents

27/1/20-26/01/24

 

 

Fr Andrew Starkie

Foundation

Diocese of Salford

01/09/20-31/08/24

 

 

Matt Sutton

Headteacher

Ex officio

01/09/15

 

 

Rachel Walsh

Foundation

Diocese of Salford

12/12/16-14/12/20

Safeguarding/LAC

 

 

 

During 2021/22, the governing board has decided that it will meet a minimum of seven times in the year as a full board.

There are separate committees for pay, headteacher’s performance and admissions which each meet annually to deal with these matters.

 

Attendance at Meetings 2019/20

The governing board had two standing committees in 2019/20, resources and standards. At the start of the pandemic in March 2020, meetings moved to a virtual setting and the governors met as a full group from then until the end of the year.

 

 

 

Full Governing Board

 

Resources

Standards

Name

Type

16/09/2019

23/10/2019

10/12/2019

31/03/2020

14/05/2020

29/05/2020

08/07/2020

20/07/2020

07/11/2019

31/01/2020

23/10/2019

04/02/2020

Angela Ager

Foundation

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

A

Donna Blackwell

Parent

P

P

P

A

 

P

P

P

A

P

 

 

Gerard Broughton

Associate

P

 

 

 

P

A

A

P

P

P

 

 

Lyndsay Docherty

Foundation

 

 

 

 

A

A

N

N

 

 

 

 

Margaret Dolan

Foundation

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

A

P

Emma Doyle

Staff

P

P

A

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

A

P

Pauline Hamilton

Foundation

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

A

 

 

Myra Knutton

LA

P

N

P

P

P

P

A

A

P

P

 

 

Fumni Oni

Parent

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Prince

Parent

 

 

 

A

P

P

P

P

 

P

 

 

Jean Spanswick

Foundation

P

P

A

A

A

P

P

P

 

 

P

P

Matt Sutton

Headteacher

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Rachel Walsh

Foundation

P

A

A

P

P

A

P

P

 

 

A

P

 

Legend

P – present, A – Apologies received, N not present, grey colour – not scheduled to attend.

 

 

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