St Augustine's Catholic Primary School

We try to follow Jesus by loving each other and caring for God's world

19 West End, Old Costessey, Norwich, NR8 5AG

Email: office@st-augustines.norfolk.sch.uk

Tel: 01603 743317

Governing Body

 

School Governors

 

Stephen Thomson

Chair of Governors

Diocesan Appointed Foundation Governor

Resources Committee

Term of Office ends 01/06/19

Natsue Hayward

Vice Chair of Governors

Diocesan Appointed Foundation Governor

Chair of Standards & Improvements Committee 

Term of Office ends 30/11/17

Staff Governor

Vacancy

Rebecca Hood

Diocesan Appointed Foundation Governor

Resources Committee

Parent of a child in school

Term of Office ends 31/08/2017

Bill Dimelow

Associate Governor covering St Walstan's Parish Matters

 

Kenny Thomas

Diocesan Appointed Foundation Governor

Standards & Improvements Committee

Term of Office ends 31/03/20

Parent of a child in school

Virginia Boys

Co-opted Support Staff Governor

Standards & Improvements Committee

Term of Office ends 31/05/19

Susan Irving

Parent Governor

Standards & Improvements Committee

Term of Office ends 09/07/19

Hilda Kaye

Diocesan Appointed Foundation Governor

Chair of Resources Committee

Term of Office ends 30/11/17

Adrian La Chapelle

Headteacher

Ex Officio Governor

 Debbie Jeffs

Diocesan Appointed Foundation Governor

Resources Committee

Term of Office ends 31/08/17

 Daniel Goodrum

Parent Governor

Standards & Improvements Committee

Term of Office ends 09/07/19

Parent of a child in school

Maureen Watt

Diocesan Appointed Foundation Governor

Resources Committee

Term of Office ends 30/11/17

 

 Gerard Watt

Diocesan Appointed Foundation Governor

Resources Committee

Term of Office ends 30/11/17

 

Governors may be contacted via the school at 19 West End, Costessey, Norfolk, NR8 5AG. Letters should be clearly marked for their attention.

For general queries about the Local Governing Body please contact the Clerk: Valerie Fowkes by email to valerie754@btinternet.com

No Governor has any declared interests business and pecuniary interests ( set at the first yearly full LGB Meeting)

No Governor is a Governor at any other Educational Establishment.

No Governor is a relative of any of the school staff or a Governor at another school or a Director of the SJB CMAT.

Governors attendance for Full  Local Governing Meetings has been 100 % this academic year

 

 

 

 As an Academy within the St John the Baptist Catholic Multi-Academy Trust the Local Governing Body take on tasks delegated to them through the CMAT Scheme of Delegation ( to see the Scheme of Delegation please see the St John the Baptist CMAT webpage at http://www.stjohnthebaptist-cmat.org.uk/). These delegated tasks include some local policies as well as organising  admissions.

Governors are dedicated volunteers, who give up their time and expertise for free. Many have had or still have children at the school. Some have contributed time to the Costessey Community or the Church. All are working to make sure that St. Augustine’s is working hard to fulfil its mission statement to provide quality education enshrined in the tradition of the Catholic faith.

 

 

 

Governing Body Meetings

The Governors meet at least once a term to discuss regular and important topics. Last academic year they discussed:

§  Cluster and CMAT events, business and finance.

§  Teacher’s Pay and Conditions

§  SEN policy

§  Safeguarding

§  Admissions Arrangements

§  School Redevelopment

§  FOSA events and contributions to the school

.....and much more.

 

Norfolk Catholic Cluster of Schools

In 2011 Children’s Services at County hall recognised the individual and unique nature of the Catholic schools in the county  and set up a ‘Catholic Cluster’ of schools to enable them to work together and pursue their common aims. These schools are all within the St John the Baptist CMAT but receive extra funding from the LA to support additional SEN needs.The schools in the cluster are:

§  Notre Dame High School, Norwich.

§  St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School, Costessey.

§  St. Mary & St Peter Catholic Primary School & Nursery, Gorleston.

§  St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, Norwich.

 

The parent support advisor, Rebekah Weatherall, is employed by the Cluster to work across all these schools.

 

 Committees and Working Groups

The work of the Governing body is varied and time consuming. So that Governors can work efficiently, and to make good use of the varied talents available, the bulk of the discussions take place in committee meetings. These have recently been redesigned so as to number just the two as shown below, with other Committees e.g. Discipline & Complaints appointed as and when needed:

§  Resources– to set and monitor the budget and any other financial matters and procedures, buildings condition, health and safety,

§  Standards & Improvement ( including Admissions) looking at teaching, learning, performance, targets and results as well as Admissions for YR, YN and in year admissions.

 

These committees report back to both the full Local Governing Body and the CMAT directors.