The Governing Body
Dear Parents and Carers,
What do the Governors do?
The governing body is a dedicated group of volunteers, nearly all of whom are current parents, who are responsible for holding the school’s leaders to account for the achievement, behaviour and safety of every single one of our pupils.
How do we do it?
We do this at the full governors meetings, which are held once a term; and through a number of committee meetings, which report back to the full governing body. In addition to these meetings individual governors will visit the school to perform observational “learning walks” with members of the senior teaching staff.
In 2013, the Department for Education published its Governor Handbook, within which, governing bodies were strongly encouraged to “focus on three core strategic functions:
1. setting vision, ethos and strategic direction
2. holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
3. overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent”.
As a Catholic school, we are also accountable to the Archdiocese of Birmingham. The foundation governors ensure that the school maintains and develops the ethos of the Catholic Faith.
On behalf of the governing body of St Joseph’s, thank you for your support.
Chair of Governors
Duncan Kennedy - Chair of Governors
Steve Atkins - Vice Chair of Governors
|Teacher /Staff Governors||
Deborah Russell (Staff Governor)
|Local Authority Governor||Alan Humphries|
|Head Teacher||Cath Bryan|
|Non-Voting Associate Members||Fr. Vincent|