St Osmund's Catholic Primary School

Love for God - Love for each other - Love for learning

We are joyfulWe are prayerfulWe are reflectiveWe enjoy working togetherWe meet every challengeWe are investigatorsWe grow together in our love of God

Our Governors

 

The Governors of St Osmund’s Catholic Primary School would like to extend a warm welcome to all parents, carers, pupils and visitors to our web site. We believe that school should, first and foremost, be a happy place where children develop a love of learning and their sense of faith. We believe education and the spiritual and moral development of our children is a partnership between home and school and we look to all parents and carers to become fully involved in their child’s development.

The school's Governing Body is made up of a group of individuals, who work on a voluntary basis. They possess a wealth of skills and experience, and their role is to advise, challenge and help ensure that the school is well led and its achievements move from strength to strength. As a Catholic school, a number of the governors are Foundation Governors, appointed by the Bishop, whose duty it is to ensure that the Catholic ethos of the school is maintained in all aspects of school life.

We are a strong, supportive, Governing Body working in partnership with Mr Sanderson, our Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team. Together we have a responsibility and commitment to the safety and welfare of the children at the school. This includes reviewing child protection and E-safety practices regularly and having ‘Prevent’ training. We also help determine the strategic direction of the school, set priorities for development and perform an ongoing monitoring role to ensure the best outcomes for every child. We have four full Governing Body meetings per year to discuss key strategic issues and to ensure that we meet our statutory obligations. 

In addition, we have 3 sub-committees that focus upon:

  • Curriculum and Standards
  • Finance, Premises and Health & Safety
  • Staffing and Compliance

We also have temporary working parties set up to meet the current needs of the school.

All minutes of The Governing Body meetings are available for parents to view at the school office.

As Governors, we attend school events and visit during the school day to see the school development plan being implemented. Governors are linked to a member of staff with responsibility for a curriculum area.  Each year group has a Cohort Governor who visits them during the school year. This is a very special role which allows the governing body to understand the pastoral needs of each cohort and to gauge the views of the children through their learning journey.  Together these actions help us to see for ourselves how our ambitious vision and plans for the school are working in practice.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the dedicated and hardworking staff, who are committed to providing pupils, of all abilities, with a rich, creative and stimulating learning experience, enabling them to use every opportunity to reach their full potential whilst embedding our Catholic values in all their school activities. Our thanks also extend to our parents and carers, Parishes, local community and our very active PSA, for the support and encouragement they give the children and the school.

Please take the time to browse our school website, where you will find more information about our culturally diverse, vibrant, inclusive and caring school.

Best wishes,

Kim Downer
Chair of Governors

St Osmund’s Catholic Primary School

Governors’ Details and the Register of Interests: January 2017

 

Full Name

Category of Governor

Body appointed by

End of Term of Office

Committees

Responsibilities

Position on Board i.e. chair/vice chair

Register of Interests

Mr Mick Regan

 

Foundation Governor

Bishop of Clifton

31/01/2017

Finance, Buildings, Grounds and Health and Safety

  

Chair

Wife has interest in St Osmund’s Pre-School

Mr Mark Gainey

 

Foundation Governor

Bishop of Clifton

31/08/2017

Curriculum

Staffing

English

Chair of Curriculum Committee

None

Canon Michael Fitzpatrick

 

Foundation Governor

Bishop of Clifton

30/11/2018

Staffing

Y5 Cohort Governor

RE

 

None

Father Colin Mason

 

Foundation Governor

Bishop of Clifton

31/01/2019

Curriculum

RE

 

None

Mr Patrick

McHale

 

Foundation Governor

Bishop of Clifton

31/10/2017

Curriculum

Assessment

Humanities

 

None

Mr Michael

Watson

 

Foundation Governor

Bishop of Clifton

31/10/2017

Curriculum

Y6 Cohort Governor

Safeguarding

Maths

 

None

Mrs Kath Kingston

 

Foundation Governor

Bishop of Clifton

30/06/2020

Staffing

Curriculum

Y1 Cohort Governor

Early Years

Whistleblowing

Chair of Staffing Committee

None

Mr James McKie

Foundation Governor

 

Bishop of Clifton

30/09/2019

Finance, Buildings. Grounds and Health and Safety

Y2 Cohort Governor

Science

Computing

 

None

Mrs Kim Downer

 

Local Authority

Mr I Tomes

LA Councillor

08/01/2021

Finance, Buildings. Grounds and Health and Safety

Curriculum

Y4 Cohort Governor

Inclusion

Vice-Chair FGB

Chair of Finance Buildings, Grounds and Health and Safety Committee

None

Mrs Chantel Rowe

 

Parent

Parents of St Osmund’s

School

01/07/2019

Community Committee

Y3 Cohort Governor

PSHE

 

Chair of St Osmund’s Pre-School

Mrs Emma Forbes

 

Parent

Parents of St Osmund’s

School

07/07/2020

  

Finance, Buildings. Grounds and Health and Safety

YR Cohort Governor

Fundraising Governor

 

None

Mr Richard Sanderson

 

Headteacher

 

On-going

Finance, Buildings. Grounds and Health and Safety

Curriculum

Staffing

Community

 

 

None

Mrs Amanda Camisa

 

Staff

Staff of St Osmund’s

School

30/09/2019

Finance, Buildings. Grounds and Health and Safety

PE

 

None

Mrs Tamara Sterck

 

Co-opted

Governing Body of St Osmund's School

 

 08/01/2021

 Curriculum

 

 

 None

 

Governors’ Attendance Register

September 2015 – July 2016

 

Governor

Full Governing Body

Curriculum Committee

Finance Committee

Staffing Committee

Community Committee

Mrs Amanda Camisa

5/6

N/A

3/3

N/A

N/A

Mrs Kim Downer

6/6

4/4

3/3

N/A

N/A

Canon Michael Fitzpatrick

5/6

N/A

N/A

2/2

N/A

Mrs Emma Forbes

1/1

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Mark Gainey

5/6

4/4

N/A

2/2

N/A

Mrs Elizabeth Jolly

6/6

4/4

3/3

2/2

N/A

Mrs Kath Kingston

4/6

4/4

N/A

2/2

N/A

Father Colin Mason

2/6

2/4

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Patrick McHale

5/6

4/4

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr James McKie

3/4

N/A

1/1

N/A

N/A

Mr Mick Regan

6/6

N/A

2/3

2/2

N/A

Mrs Chantelle Rowe

5/6

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mr Jerry Smith

3/6

N/A

2/3

N/A

N/A

Mr Michael Watson

6/6

4/4

N/A

N/A

N/A