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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 twelve 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.

In addition to broaden the expertise of the Governing Body there are two associate governors.

 

The members of Governing Board for 2021/22 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

Chair of Directors at Romero CAT

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

 

 

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

 

 

Fr Andrew Starkie

Foundation

Diocese of Salford

01/09/20-31/08/24

 

 

Matt Sutton

Headteacher

Ex officio

01/09/15

 

 

David Holland Parent Elected by parent body 12/4/22- 11/4/26    
Yvonne Ughulu Foundation Diocese of Salford 5/4/22-4/4/26    

Donna Blackwell and Rachel Walsh. Associate Governors are appointed for one year at a time.

Currently (April 2022), there is a parent governor vacancy and a foundation governor vacancy.

 

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.

 

Governors who left the board in 2021/22

Lindsey Doherty

Debbie Prince

 

Attendance at Meetings 2020/21

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. They continued with this for 2021/22.

 

   

Full Governing Board

 

Name

Type

09/09/2020

14/10/2020

08/12/2020

04/02/2021

17/03/2021

13/05/2021

29/06/2021

15/07/2021

Angela Ager

Foundation

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Donna Blackwell

Parent

P

P

A

A

P

P

P

P

Gerard Broughton

Associate

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Lyndsay Docherty

Foundation

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Margaret Dolan

Foundation

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Emma Doyle

Staff

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Mary Gilmartin

Foundation

P

P

P

P

A

P

P

P

Pauline Hamilton

Foundation

P

P

P

A

A

A

P

P

Myra Knutton

LA

P

N

P

P

A

P

P

P

Debbie Prince

Parent

P

P

A

P

P

P

P

P

Fr Andrew Starkie

Foundation

P

P

P

P

A

P

P

A

Matt Sutton

Headteacher

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Rachel Walsh

Foundation

P

A

A

A

N

P

P

P

Legend

P – present, A – Apologies received, N not present.

 

Governors who left the board in 2020/21

Gerard Broughton

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St Margaret Mary's R.C. Primary School

St Margaret’s Road, New Moston, Manchester, M40 0JE

T: 01616811504

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