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"Year of St Joseph"

St. Joseph’s

Catholic Primary School

“Praying together, Learning for life, Caring for all”

 

Governors 

St Joseph’s Governing body oversees the school’s management and aims to ensure that all children at the school get the best possible education and are able to make the most of all the opportunities that come their way. It is made up of staff from the school, parents of children at the school, foundation governors appointed by the Diocese, and representatives of the local council.

The Governing Body works hard to support the Headteacher, teaching staff and pupils with the aim of ensuring that St Joseph's is the best that it can be.

As well as sharing a common desire to be involved in supporting the school, the Governing Body have statutory duties by which they are legally bound. The Governing Body is ultimately responsible for all matters relating to the school including teaching and learning, safeguarding, health and safety, staffing, premises and ensuring financial accountability and sustainability. 

We meet three times during each term. The first termly meeting focuses on Standards and Curriculum, the second on Finance and Resources and the third on Safeguarding, Behaviour, Risk and Audit. In addition, we have committees set up to meet as required to deal with Headteacher's Performance Management, Pay, Admissions, Hearings, Appeals, Complaints and Pupil Discipline. Governors also have additional responsibilities as Link Governor for at least one aspect of the curriculum or other area of governance. The membership of each committee, and the Link Governor roles, are set out in the table below. 

The Chair of Governors is Stefan Brochwicz-Lewinski. 

 

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 

Members of the Governing Body

Pecuniary Interests

Name of

Governor

Category Appointed By Date of Appointment ( or reappointment) Term of Office Ends Governance Business Family Gifts Safeguarding
Mr Stefan Brochwicz-Lewinski Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor Bishop Mark 1st September 2021 August 2025 None None Parent of Child at School None Advanced
Mrs Ruth Davies Vice Chair of Governors and Foundation Governor Bishop Mark 27th April 2021 August 2024 Loreto Grammar School, Altrincham None None None Advanced
Professor Tim Ritchings Foundation Governor Bishop Mark 1st September 2020 August 2024 None None None None Advanced
Mr Peter Johnson Exectutive Headteacher N/A 25th April 2022 Exectutive Headteacher None None None None Advanced - DSL
Mr Dominic Cassidy LA Representative Local Authority 30th October 2018 October 2022 None None Parent of Child at School None Level 1
Dr Irene Barinaga-Rementeria Ramirez Parent Governor Parents 12th May 2021 May 2025 None None Parent of Child at School None Governor Safeguarding
Miss Gemma Price Parent Governor Parents 12th May 2021 May 2025 None None Parent of Child at School None Governor Safeguarding
Father Stephen Woolley Parish Priest and Foundation Governor Bishop Mark 1st September 2018 Parish Priest Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Sale None None None Level 1
Mrs Anne Chinoy Foundation Governor Bishop Mark 1st March 2022 August 2025 None None None None TBC
Mr Nicholas Hopkins Staff Governor Staff 3rd October 2017 September 2025 None Staff None None Advanced
Mr Lee Fishwick Associate Member Bishop Mark Stepped down as Foundation Governor 31st August 2021 and became Associate Member August 2025 Blessed Thomas Holford, Altrincham None None None Level 2

Governing Body Committees 2021-22

 

Committees
Name of Governor Headteachers Performance Management Pay Admissions Hearing Appeal Complaints Pupil Discipline Link Governors
Mr Stefan Brochwicz-Lewinski X Chair Any Governor can be a member of these committees. Governors will be selected to form a hearing committee, appeal committee or complaints committee as the need arises based on availability and impartiality and on any requirements of applicable policies and procedures. Any Governor can be a member of these committees. Governors will be selected to form a hearing committee, appeal committee or complaints committee as the need arises based on availability and impartiality and on any requirements of applicable policies and procedures. Any Governor can be a member of these committees. Governors will be selected to form a hearing committee, appeal committee or complaints committee as the need arises based on availability and impartiality and on any requirements of applicable policies and procedures. X SAFEGUARDING & WHISTLEBLOWING, SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, FINANCE, MFL, MUSIC
Mrs Ruth Davies X X X EYFS & ENGLISH, SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, FINANCE
Professor Tim Ritchings X Chair RESOURCES - SPORTS, PUPIL AND COVID PREMIUM, COMPUTING
Mr Peter Johnson X
Mr Dominic Cassidy X X EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS, HUMANITITES - GEOGRAPHY / HISTORY
Dr Irene Barinaga-Rementeria Ramirez SCHOOL WEBSITE AND STATUTORY, HEALTH, SAFETY & PREMISES, POLICIES, SCIENCE
Miss Gemma Price X SEND, RSE & PHSE
Father Stephen Woolley X X X RE & CATHOLIC LIFE
Mrs Anne Chinoy X PE
Mr Nicholas Hopkins ART / DT
Mr Lee Fishwick (No voting rights) SAFEGUARDING & WHISTLEBLOWING, QUALITY OF EDUCATION, MATHS, MUSIC

Governing Body Meeting Attendance

Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2021-22
Name of Governor Full GB Meetings Attended  GB Committee Meetings Attended
Stefan Brochwicz-Lewinski 4/4 0/0
Ruth Davies 4/4 0/0
Professor Tim Ritchings 4/4 0/0
Mr Peter Johnson 0/4 0/0
Mr Dominic Cassidy 3/4 0/0
Dr Irene Barinaga-Rementeria Ramirez 3/4 0/0
Miss Gemma Price 3/4 0/0
Father Stephen Woolley 3/4 0/0
Mrs Anne Chinoy 0/0 0/0
Mr Nicholas Hopkins 3/4 0/0
Mr Lee Fishwick 1/4 0/0

Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2020 - 21

Name of Governor Full GB Meetings Attended GB Committee Meetings Attended
Stefan Brochwicz-Lewinski 3/3 3/3
Matthew Donlan 3/3 14/16
Ruth Davies 3/3 3/3
Professor Tim Ritchings 2/3 3/3
Mrs Ann Reeh 3/3 15/15
Mr Dominic Cassidy 1/3 2/3
Dr Irene Barinaga-Rementeria Ramirez 1/1 n/a
Miss Gemma Price 1/1 n/a
Father Stephen Woolley 3/3 14/14
Mr Nicholas Hopkins 2/3 3/5
Mr Lee Fishwick 3/3 3/9