Governors in our school

Governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to the school and the education of its children. They will contribute to the effective day-to-day running of the school and have an effective input toward the educational achievements of its pupils. They contribute their own free time to assist with leadership and management of the school, and we are extremely grateful to all of our governors.

In a Catholic school, the governors have extra responsibilities. For example, they are the employer of the staff; and are responsible for pupil admissions. The Local Authority manages the Admissions Process on behalf of the governors.

A majority of our governors are called Foundation Governors; they are appointed by our Bishop, Mark Davies, to uphold the Catholic ethos of the school. Parent Governors are nominated and elected by parents.

The school building itself is owned by the Diocese of Shrewsbury and managed by the governing body. Catholic schools' governors have to find an extra 10% of all building costs (County schools' governors don't). So we ask for a voluntary parental contribution to the School Building Fund every year.

The headteacher is employed by the governing body to ensure the smooth day to day management and running of the school. We all work in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority, to ensure high standards, a sound Catholic education and most of all a safe environment for learning.

Local Authority Governors are appointed by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

 

Our Governors  2016/2017    

Mrs Colette Winterburn


Chair of Governors 
Appointed: September 17

Foundation Governor

 

Term of office
1/9/2016 - 31/8/2020

  • Children's Achievement & Premises committee
  • Finance & Personnel committee
  • Performance Mgt Committee
  • Year 5 Class Governor

Mr Francis Kwateng


Vice Chair
Appointed: September 17

Foundation Governor

Term of office
30/11/2010 - 31/8/2018

  • Children's Achievement & Premises committee 
  • Pay Committee
  • Year 2 Class Governor
  • Numeracy link Governor
  • Cared for & previously cared for chldren - link Governor
Ms Gemma Fleming Foundation Governor

Term of office
1/9/2006 - 31/8/2018

  • Finance committee
  • Year 1 Class Governor
  • Training Governor
Deacon Tony Hunt Foundation Governor

Term of office
20/08/2013 - 31/8/2020

  • Year 3 Class Governor
  • RE link Governor
Mrs Maria Lavelle Foundation Governor
 

Term of office
8/6/2014-08/06/2018

  • Finance & Personnel committee
  • Year 3 Class Governor
  • Pay committee (chair)
  • Safeguarding link Governor
Mrs Cathy Lewis Parent Governor

Term of office
1/3/2017 - 28/02/2021

Newly elected, roles TBC

 

Mr Gordon Couper Parent Governor

Term of office
1/9/2015 - 31/08/2019

  • Finance & Personnel committee
  • Year 4 Class Governor
  • Literacy link Governor
Mr Mark Lightburn LA Governor

Term of office
09/05/2012- 31/08/2020 

  • Children's Achievement & Premises committee
  • Finance & Personnel committee (Chair)
  • Pay committee
  • Performance Mgt Committee
  • SEND link Governor
Mr Robert Hughes Head
Teacher

Term of office
1/4/2001 - 

  • Children's Achievement & Premises committee
  • Finance & Personnel committee
  • Pay Committee
Mrs Tracy Mills Clerk 

Term of office

1/7/2008 - 


Please contact the school for more information about our governing body - or if you are interested in becoming a school governor.

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St Mary of the Angels Primary School

Rossall Grove
Little Sutton
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH66 1NN

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