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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

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 chair of governors is Mr A Searson, who can be contacted via the school office or directly via email at admin@francisxavier.co.uk

The Governing Body meets at least three times each year with committee meetings during the year linked to the school's self evaluation:

 

Committees include:

 

  • Pay (meet twice a year)
  • Finance and Facilities (Meet at least three times a year)
  • School Improvement (twice a year) 


Please click below to view the Terms of Reference

 

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

 

The committees meet as and when required and the committees consist of any three available governors who have no declared interests.

 

The Governing Body for academic year 2021/2022 consist of:

 

A. Searson - Chair of Governors

  • Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Hallam
  • Responsible for: Pupil Premium, Section 48, RHSE, SCR, Safeguarding
  • Term of office 06/03/18 to 05/03/22
  • Attendance Record 2021- 2022  1/1 Full Governing Body Meetings, 0/0 Other Meetings
  • Register of Interests: Teacher at a school in Rotherham, Governor at 2 other establishments

 

B. Nesbit - Executive Headteacher

  • A member of the governing body by virtue of position in school
  • Register of Interests: Sits on the board of 2 other governing bodies
  • Attendance Record 2021- 2022  1/1 Full Governing Body Meetings, 0/0 Other Meetings

 

J. O'Connor - Staff Governor

  • Staff Governor
  • Safer recruitment officer
  • Attendance Record 2021- 2022  1/1 Full Governing Body Meetings, 0/0 Other Meetings
  • Register of Interests: None

 

    E. Cotterill - Vice Chair of Governors 

    • Foundation Governor - elected member
    • Responsible for: Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Premises
    • Term of office 15/05/19 to 14/05/23
    • Attendance Record 2021-2022  1/1 Full Governing Body Meetings, 0/0 Other Meetings
    • Register of Interests: Governor at 2 other establishments, Works for the LA within the Adults & Community department

     

    A. Dews  - Foundation Governor

    • Foundation Governor
    • Responsible for: RSHE, Section 48
    • Term of office 01/09/20 - 01/09/24
    • Attendance Record 2021-2022  1/1 Full Governing Body Meetings, 0/0 Other Meetings
    • Register of Interests: Governor at 2 other establishments

     

    R. Parker - Foundation Governor

    • Foundation Governor - elected member
    • Responsible for: Health & Safety, Premises
    • Term of office 24/09/19 to 23/09/23
    • Attendance Record 2021 - 2022  1/1 Full Governing Body Meetings, 0/0 Other Meetings
    • Register of Interests: None

     

    S. Cullen - Foundation Governor

    • Foundation Governor - elected member
    • Responsible for:
    • Term of office 09/12/20 to 08/12/24
    • Attendance Record 2021 - 2022  1/1 Full Governing Body Meetings, 0/0 Other Meetings
    • Register of Interests: Teacher at a school in Doncaster, Governor at 1 other establishment

     

    M. Elonga - Parent Governor

    • Parent Governor - elected member
    • Responsible for: SEND
    • Term of office 04/05/21 to 03/05/25
    • Attendance Record 2021 - 2022  0/1 Full Governing Body Meetings, 0/0 Other Meetings
    • Register of Interests: None

     

    The Governing Body for academic year 2020/2021 consist of:

     

    A. Searson - Chair of Governors

    • Foundation Governor appointed by the Bishop of Hallam
    • Sits on all committees
    • Responsible for: Pupil Premium, Teaching & Learning, RE (Interim)
    • Term of office 06/03/18 to 05/03/22
    • Attendance Record 2020- 2021  3/3 Full Governing Body Meetings, 4/4 Other Meetings
    • Register of Interests: Teacher at a school in Rotherham, Governor at 2 other establishments

     

    B. Nesbit - Executive Headteacher

    • A member of the governing body by virtue of position in school
    • Sits on all committees
    • Register of Interests: Sits on the board of 2 other governing bodies
    • Attendance Record 2020- 2021  3/3 Full Governing Body Meetings, 4/4 Other Meetings
    • Safer recruitment trained

     

    J. O'Connor - Staff Governor

    • Staff Governor
    • Safer recruitment officer
    • Attendance Record 2020- 2021  3/3 Full Governing Body Meetings, 3/3 Other Meetings
    • Register of Interests: None

     

      E. Cotterill - Vice Chair of Governors 

      • Foundation Governor - elected member
      • Responsible for: SEND, Health and Safety
      • Term of office 15/05/19 to 14/05/23
      • Attendance Record 2020-2021  3/3 Full Governing Body Meetings, 4/4 Other Meetings
      • Register of Interests: Governor at 2 other establishments, Works for the LA within the Adults & Community department

       

      A. Dews  - Foundation Governor

      • Responsible for Safeguarding, Single Central Record, HR and Attendance
      • Finance and available to sit on all committees
      • Term of office 01/09/20 - 01/09/23
      • Attendance Record 2020-2021  3/3 Full Governing Body Meetings, 4/4 Other Meetings
      • Register of Interests: Governor at 2 other establishments

       

      R. Parker - Foundation Governor

      • Foundation Governor - elected member
      • Responsible for: School publicity
      • Term of office 24/09/19 to 23/09/23
      • Attendance Record 2020 - 2021  2/2 Full Governing Body Meetings, 0/1 Other Meetings
      • Register of Interests: None

       

      L. Kent - Foundation Governor

      • Foundation Governor - elected member
      • Responsible for: EYFS
      • Term of office 24/09/19 to 12/04/21
      • Attendance Record 2020 - 2021  1/2 Full Governing Body Meetings, 1/1 Other Meetings
      • Register of Interests: None

       

      S. Cullen - Foundation Governor

      • Foundation Governor - elected member
      • Term of office 09/12/20 to 08/12/24
      • Attendance Record 2020 - 2021  2/2 Full Governing Body Meetings, 0/0 Other Meetings
      • Register of Interests: Teacher at a school in Doncaster, Governor at 1 other establishment

       

      M. Elonga - Parent Governor

      • Parent Governor - elected member
      • Term of office 04/05/21 to 03/05/25
      • Attendance Record 2020 - 2021  0/0 Full Governing Body Meetings, 0/0 Other Meetings
      • Register of Interests: None

       

       

            This Governing Body was reconstituted on the 1st May 2015

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