Our Local Governing Body comprises of a committed band of volunteers who monitor and make decisions about St. Augustine's, it's pupils and staff. They also make sure that the Head of School and staff perform their statutory duties. The Local Governing Body works closely with the Directors of our St John the Baptist Catholic Multi-Academy Trust and share many policies with the CMAT. Decisions and policies are made at the appropriate level of need, either for St Augustine's alone or shared between all the schools in the CMAT.
Many have served as Governors for a while, others have became Governors just recently. Some are appointed by the Bishop, others by their colleagues on the school staff and some elected by the parents/ carers to represent the Parents/ Carers.
There are regular Governors meetings to discuss topics such as Budget, Admissions, Buildings, Policies, Staffing, Safeguarding, Curriculum, Attainment and much more.
Committees are set up to oversee certain areas of school life and meet at least termly:
- Standards and Improvements ( including admissions) Committee - to look at what pupils learn in school, how they perform and the results from the National tests.
- Resources - to oversee school budget, spending and costs, making sure that the building is safe and comfortable for everyone to use. Looking to maintain and improve working conditions.
There are other committees which meet only when needed to handle complaints and discipline.
If you wish to contact the Governors you may do so by writing to the Chair of Governors, Stephen Thomson, via the school address of 19 West End, Costessey, Norfolk, NR8 5AG and addressing letters as 'Private and Confidential' or by email to the following email address:
To see full details of the Local Governing Body, including titles, roles, responsibilities and terms of office please click here.