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Gunnersbury Catholic School

Governing Body

"Gunnersbury Catholic School is a thriving, vibrant and caring learning community within which pupils are stretched intellectually and foster a love of learning, whilst feeling valued, happy and safe" (OFSTED)

Governing Body Information

Gunnersbury Catholic School strives to educate all of its pupils within an environment where the Catholic traditions of learning, truth, justice, respect and community are promoted.

School Mission Statement

 

The Governing Body of Gunnersbury Catholic School is central to the realisation of our mission; through its responsibility determining and overseeing the strategic vision for our school.  Working in partnership with the Headteacher, the Governing Body strives for continuous improvement in Gunnersbury’s provision set within our Catholic faith.   This involves the following: establishing a development plan; setting challenging, yet achievable targets; interpreting information to assess progress and to determine appropriate action; and, to support Christ-centred and Christ-like care, teaching and learning for all.

 

All Governors are expected to be guided by Canon Law in their efforts and to operate according to the following principles (Nolan principles)

•          Selflessness

•          Integrity

•          Objectivity

•          Accountability

•          Openness

•          Honesty

 

The Governing Body fulfils its responsibilities through the functions of: Full Governing Body meetings, Governing Body Sub-Committees, Working Parties, Nominated Governor Role, Governor visits to the school.

 

 Governing Body Sub-Committees

Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee is responsible to the Governing Body for the school’s provision that directly furthers pupils’ personal development and learning.  All other governor committees will, to a greater or lesser extent, also influence these areas of student progression.  As such the Curriculum committee will liaise with other committees to ensure the very best outcomes for the student body.

 Committee Chair: Ms Jan Tellick

 

Staff, Finance, and Resources Committee

The Staff, Finance and Resources committee is responsible to the Governing Body for: the requirements associated with the employment of staff; all financial matters relating to the operation of the school; maintain and furthering the premises and physical resources of Gunnersbury.

Committee Chair: Mr Tony Duffy

 

Welfare Committee

The Welfare Committee is responsible to the Full Governing Body for the safeguarding of all within our community.  Preserving the welfare of those within our school encompasses both mental and physical needs and considerations.  Furthermore the committee is committed through its work in ensuring children’s wellbeing on the widest level.

 Committee Chair: Ms Linda Pope

 

Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee is responsible for the arrangement determining pupils’ entry to Gunnersbury Catholic School at Year 7, Year 12 and in-year applications.  The committee operates within the admissions requirements for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster.

Committee Chair: Richard Thompson

 

Catholic Life Committee

The Catholic Life Committee is responsible for the school’s spiritual development of pupils and the promotion of our Catholic faith.  It also oversees the academic religious provision within Gunnersbury Catholic school.

 Committee Chair: Philip Baptiste

 

Name

Governor Type

Governor Responsibility

Business Interests

Financial or other Material Interests

Date of Appointment

Term of Office Expiry Date

Appointed by

Kevin Burke

Headteacher

 

N/A

N/A

     

Andrew Flatt

Chair

Foundation Governor

 

N/A

N/A

1/9/2014

31/8/2021

Diocese of Westminster

Linda Pope

Vice Chair

Foundation Governor

Welfare Committee Chair

Solicitor

N/A

20/11/2018

31/8/2021

Diocese of Westminster

John Boniface

Foundation Governor

H&S Link Governor

N/A

N/A

1/9/2014

31/8/2021

Diocese of Westminster

Fr Eugene Baptiste

Foundation Governor

Catholic Life Committee Chair

N/A

N/A

1/4/2014

31/8/2021

Diocese of Westminster

Tony Duffy

Foundation Governor

Staff, Finance and Resources Committee Chair

Accountant

N/A

1/9/2015

31/8/2021

Diocese of Westminster

Sharon Sheehan

Foundation Governor

SEND Link Governor

N/A

N/A

1/10/2014

31/8/2021

Diocese of Westminster

Dr Frances Macdonald

Foundation Governor

 

           N/A

N/A

1/7/2019

20/11/2022

Diocese of Westminster

Jan Tellick

LEA Governor

Curriculum Committee Chair,

CEIAG Link Governor

N/A

N/A

1/9/2014

31/8/2021

Local Education Authority

Richard Thompson

Associate Governor

Admissions Committee Chair

Business Consultant

N/A

25/1/2018

31/8/2021

School

Selwyn Boothe

Staff Governor

 

N/A

N/A

17/12/14

31/8/2021

School

Jennifer Malcolm

Parent Governor

 

Lawyer and Social Work Leader

N/A

12/1/21

31/8/23

School

Pietro Crescini

Parent Governor

 

Financial Services

N/A

12/1/21

31/8/23

School