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Meet the Governors

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a 'critical friend': to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Executive Headteacher, Head of School, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Executive Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Who are we?

The Governing Body now consists of:

  • The Executive Headteacher
  • One elected staff governor
  • Four foundation governors
  • One parent governor

The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.

The new elected chair of governors is Fr Kieran, who can be contacted via the school office or directly via email at admin@xavier.doncaster.sch.uk

The Governing Body meets at least three times each year with committee meetings during the year.

Committees include:

  • Childrens
  • Finance and Facilities
  • Safeguarding
  • School Imrovement

The governors will liaise with subject leaders who will then report back to the governing body

The Governing Body for academic year 2017/2018 consist of:

Fr Kieran Fletcher Chair of Governors

  • Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Hallam
  • Responsible for: Safeguarding, Child Protection, SEND, CIC
  • Term of office 19/10/16 to 18/10/20
  • Register of Interests: Governor of another school

Neil Bailey Vice Chair of Governors

  • Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Hallam
  • Responsible for RE
  • Term of office 12/03/14 to 11/03/18
  • Register of Interests: None

Bernadette Nesbit Executive Headteacher

  • A member of the governing body by virtue of position in school
  • Sits on all committees
  • Register of Interests: Governor of another school

Cate Bucknall

  • Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Hallam
  • Responsible for Pupil Premium (Inc Disadvantaged)
  • Term of office 13/04/15 to 12/04/19
  • Register of Interests: None

Andrew Gregory

  • Parent Governor - elected member
  • Responsible for Attendance
  • Term of office 09/02/16 to 28/02/20
  • Register of Interests: None

Elizabeth Cotterill

  • Parent Governor - elected member
  • Term of office 07/04/17 to 06/04/21
  • Register of Interests: None

Joseph O'Connor

  • Staff Governor appointed by the staff
  • Term of office 14/09/17 to 13/09/21
  • Register of Interests: None

The Governing Body for academic year 2016/2017 consisted of:

Fr Kieran Fletcher Chair of Governors from 19/10/16

  • Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Hallam
  • Term of office 19/10/16 to 18/10/20
  • Register of Interests: Governor of another school

Neil Bailey Vice Chair of Governors from 19/10/16

  • Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Hallam
  • Term of office 12/03/14 to 11/03/18
  • Register of Interests: None

Bernadette Nesbit Executive Headteacher

  • A member of the governing body by virtue of position in school
  • Sits on all committees
  • Register of Interests: Governor of another school

Cate Bucknall

  • Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Hallam
  • Term of office 13/04/15 to 12/04/19
  • Register of Interests: None

Andrew Gregory

  • Parent Governor - elected member
  • Term of office 09/02/16 to 28/02/20
  • Register of Interests: None

Jane Booker

  • Staff Governor - elected member
  • Term of office 30/09/15 to 31/08/19
  • Register of Interests: Associate Governor of another school

Bryan Manion

  • Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Hallam
  • Term of office 16/07/13 to 31/01/17
  • Register of Interests: carries out building work in school

The Governing Body for academic year 2015/2016 consisted of:

Bryan Manion Chair of Governors until 18/10/16

  • Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Hallam
  • Term of office 16/07/13 to 31/01/17
  • Governor attendance 2014/15: 3/5 full Governing Body meetings
  • Register of Interests: carries out building work in school

Cate Bucknall Vice Chair of Governors until 18/10/16

  • Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Hallam
  • Term of office 13/04/15 to 12/04/19
  • Governor attendance 2014/15: 5/5 full Governing Body meetings
  • Register of Interests: None

Neil Bailey Vice Chair of Governors from 19/10/16

    • Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Hallam
    • Term of office 12/03/14 to 11/03/18
    • Governor attendance 2014/15: 4/5 full Governing Body meetings
    • Register of Interests: None

    Sarah Cashmore

    • Parent Governor - elected member
    • Term of office 12/03/13 to 1/02/16
    • Governor attendance 2015/16: 2/2 full Governing Body meetings
    • Governor attendance 2014/15: 5/5 full Governing Body meetings
    • Declared interest: Member of Staff

    Mark Pender

    • LA Governor appointed by LA
    • Term of office  05/11/15 to 19/10/16
    • Governor attendance 2015/16: 3/4 full Governing Body meetings
    • Register of Interests: None

    Jane Booker

    • Staff Governor - elected member
    • Term of office 30/09/15 to 29/09/19
    • Register of Interests: Member of staff at another school

    Andrew Gregory

    • Parent Governor - elected member
    • Term of office 09/02/16 to 28/02/20
    • Register of Interests: None

    Arif Munir

    • Parent Governor - elected member
    • Term of office 19/10/15 to 04/07/16
    • Governor attendance 2015/16: 4/4 full Governing Body meetings
    • Register of Interests: None

    Sarah Wilmot

    • Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Hallam
    • Term of office 19/07/15 to 04/09/16
    • Governor attendance 2015/16: 4/4 full Governing Body meetings
    • Register of Interests: None

    Fr A O'Reilley

    • Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Hallam
    • Term of office 07/12/04 to 24/06/16
    • Governor attendance 2015/16: 2/4 full Governing Body meetings
    • Register of Interests: Governor at another school

          This Governing Body was reconstituted on the 1st May 2015