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College Governors

Chair of Governors

Mrs Marjorie Bannister

C/O Mrs Samantha Dossetter, Clerk of Governors
St Michael’s College, Llewellyn Street, Bermondsey, London, SE16 4UN

The Role of Governors

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.
Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by the governing board.

What do Governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. In some schools the site is owned by the governing board.
It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.
Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.
The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

How committed are Governors to ‘their own development, as Governors, in order to improve their performance’?

Governors have undertaken the NGA Skills Audit in order to identify gaps in knowledge and expertise, and regularly attend training sessions or have in-house training delivered.

How effectively do Governors evaluate the use of Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium (in addition to existing duties around pupil premium)?

The Curriculum Committee robustly discuss PP and Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up Data in-depth and this is reported on a regular basis to the Full Governing Body. Governors are aware of the PP and the Year 7 literacy and numeracy spend and its impact.

Our Governors and Committees

COLLEGE GOVERNORS

Governing Body as of September 2019

Mrs Marjorie Bannister Foundation (Chair)

Ms Felicity Corcoran Principal

 

Ms Janice Babb Foundation

Mr Anthony Boakye-Ansah Foundation

Ms Catherine Bryan Foundation

Sister Pauline Clark Foundation

Ms Ilaria English Foundation

Ms Benedicte Gercke Foundation

Ms Mina Golkari Hagh Parent 

Mrs Veronica Quinn Foundation (Vice Chair)

Mr Bassey Bassey Local Authority

Mrs Grainne Bellenie Foundation

Ms Anne Luckman Parent

Mr Benjamin Ogden Co-opted

Mr Peter McCarthy Staff

Ms Tania Rughooputh Staff

Mrs Samantha Dossetter Clerk to the Governors

 

THE GOVERNING BODY OF ST MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC COLLEGE COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

2019-2020

The committee memberships and other functions detailed below were agreed at the Full Governing Body meeting on 26 September 2019.  Updates will be agreed over the academic year by the FGB as appropriate.

Curriculum Committee

Anne Luckman (Chair)

Janice Babb 

Marjorie Bannister

Bassey Bassey

Felicity Corcoran

Tania Rughooputh

Ilaria English 

Grainne Bellenie

Finance and Resources Committee

Veronica Quinn (Chair)

Marjorie Bannister

Felicity Corcoran

Ben Ogden 

Benedicte Gercke

Ilaria English

Andie Pasvani

Welfare Committee (formerly the Premises, BSF & H&S Committee)

Marjorie Bannister

Catherine Bryan 

Grainne Bellenie (Chair)

Anthony Boakye-Ansah

Veronica Quinn

Mina Golkari Hagh

Joanna Nottage 

Laure Chabaud

 

Admissions Committee

Tania Rughooputh

Marjorie Bannister (Chair)

Benedicte Gercke

Susan Shaw

Principal’s Performance Review

Marjorie Bannister (Chair)

Bassey Bassey

External Advisor

Standing Committees

The standing committees would be formed of three governors who would be determined at the time.

Appeal Hearings

For any appeal hearings three governors would be selected to form a panel.  Any areas pertaining to the Headteacher would be referred in the first instance to Marjorie Bannister.

Delegation of Functions

The following functions were delegated to the Resources Committee:

  • Staff appointments and dismissals
  • The school financial scheme of delegation

It was agreed that the function of operating procedures be delegated to the most appropriate committee.

Link Governor Roles

Safeguarding – Janice Babb

SEND – Bassey Bassey

RE and Spirituality – Sister Pauline Clark

Maths- Anne Luckmann

 

Governor – appointed by
Register of Business Interests 2018-19 Jul 19 update
Committee Membership
Curriculum Committee Terms of Reference 2018-19
College Finance and Resources Committee Terms of Reference 2018-19
Premises Committee Terms of Reference 2017-18

Governors Reports and Funding Agreement

Governors’ report and financial statements – year ended – 31 August 2016
Governors’ Report and Financial Statements – Year ended – 31 August 2017
Governors’ report and Financial Statements – Year ended – 31st August 2018-19
Funding Agreement Part 1 of 3
Funding Agreement Part 2 of 3
Funding Agreement Part 3 of 3
Memorandum of Association
Articles of Association
Register of Members
Register of Persons with Significant Control

Attendance Figures

Governor Committee Attendance Figures 2013 – 2014
Governor Committee Attendance Figures 2014 – 2015
Governor Committee Attendance Figures 2015 – 2016
Governor Committee Attendance Figures for 2016-2017
Governor Committee Attendance Figures 2017 – 2018
Governor Committee Attendance Figures 2018 – 2019