Our Governors

Our Governors

What do school governors do?

Governors work with senior leaders in the strategic development of the school and in raising standards of achievement. Duties include setting the school’s vision, aims & objectives, approving the school budget and appointing the headteacher.

Governors must both support and challenge the headteacher, so need to gain an understanding of the school’s overall performance in order to explain its decisions and actions. They do this by attending regular meetings, carrying out school visits and meeting with senior leaders. They also attend training in order to keep up to date with the requirements of their role. Governors work as a team and make collective decisions.

If you are interested in becoming a school governor, please contact the Clerk to Governors for more information: tomway@st-bartholomews.brighton-hove.sch.uk.

 

St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School Governing Body

Name

Role 

Term of office 

Appointed by

Original appt date

Ian Beggs

Staff governor

17.10.19 – 16.10.23

Elected by staff

01.09.15

Stephen Berry

Local authority governor

18.07.19 – 17.07.23

Local authority

23.01.17

Lara Coleman

Associate member

22.11.16 –  21.11.20

Governing body

09.11.15

Katie Blood

Headteacher governor

04.04.17 -

Member by virtue of their office

04.04.17

Fiona Keeling

Associate member

02.03.19 – 01.03.23

Governing body

02.03.15

Francesca Urquhart

Foundation governor

15.01.17 – 14.01.21

Church Diocese

15.01.17

Fr Martin Morgan

Foundation governor

30.01.17 – 29.01.21

Church Diocese

30.01.17

Jane Gray

Foundation governor

07.03.18 – 06.03.22

Church Diocese

07.03.18

Tony Firmin

Foundation governor

06.07.18 -  05.07.22

Church Diocese

06.07.18

Daniel MacIntyre

Parent governor

08.05.19 -  07.05.23

Governing body

08.05.19

Nikki Harper

Parent governor

17.10.19 - 16.10.23

Governing body

17.10.19

(2 vacancies)

Foundation governor

 

Church Parish/Diocese

 

(1 vacancy)

Foundation governor (ex-officio)

 

Member by virtue of their office

 

 

In the past 12 months we have also had the following members on our governing body:

 

Name

Role

Term of office

Appointed by  

Resigned   

Original appt date

Rupert Bagilhole

Local authority governor

04.05.15 – 03.05.19

Local authority

03.05.19

04.05.15

 

 

Register of interests

Register of Interests for governors who have served in the last 12 months:

Name

Date declared

Business / pecuniary interests

Governance roles in other educational establishments

Personal interests

Rupert Bagilhole

18.10.18

None

None

None

Ian Beggs

17.10.19

Teacher at St Bartholomew’s / NEU member and rep

None

None

Stephen Berry

17.10.19

Employed by KSSCRC [Probation]

Vice Chair of Governors at Moulsecoomb Primary School and Mile Oak Primary School

None

Katie Blood

17.10.19

Headteacher at St Bartholomew's CE Primary School

None

None

Fr Martin Morgan

17.10.19

None

None

None

Francesca Urquhart

10.02.20

None

None

None 

Fiona Keeling

17.10.19

Deputy Headteacher at St Bartholomew's CE Primary School

None

None

Jane Gray

11.12.19

Consultant of Felce & Guy Partnership (School's architects)
 None None 

Tony Firmin

17.10.19

 None  None  None

Daniel MacIntyre

14.10.19

Employee of West Sussex County Council  None  None

Nikki Harper

17.10.19

 None  None  None

 

Governor meetings

From the school year 2017-18, our Governors have re-established the Committee structures of the Governing Body - these are for Resources and Teaching & Learning (under the existing Terms of Reference, shown below).

The timetable for all Governing Body and Committee meetings for the school year 2019-20 are:

Date

Meeting

17/10/19

Full Governing Body

14/11/19

Resources Committee

04/12/19

Teaching and Learning Committee

11/12/19

Full Governing Body

23/01/20

Resources Committee

29/01/20

Teaching and Learning Committee

05/03/20

Full Governing Body

23/04/20

Resources Committee

06/05/20

Teaching and Learning Committee

20/05/20

Full Governing Body

04/06/20

Resources Committee

10/06/20

Teaching and Learning Committee

16/07/20

Full Governing Body

 

At our meetings, the governing body carries out its three core functions, as identified by the Department for Education in the Governance Handbook:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent.

Minutes are published below, once they have been agreed at the following meeting. Associated papers are also available on request, although some will be confidential. Please contact the clerk to governors for further information: tomway@st-bartholomews.brighton-hove.sch.uk.  Minutes and associated papers from meetings more than two years ago are also available from the clerk or school office.

 

The Chair of Governors is Stephen Berry and the Vice Chair of Governors is Father Martin Morgan.

 Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings 

Resources Committee (Chair: Stephen Berry) - re-established September 2017

 

Teaching & Learning Committee (Chair: Tony Firmin) - re-established September 2017

Meeting attendance for 2018-20

The Constitution of Governing Bodies in Maintained Schools (August 2015) requires governing bodies to publish individual governors' attendance at meetings in the last year. In the table below, governors' initials are listed along the top (see full names on the Governor Information page) and meetings are listed on the left hand side.

KEY:
Y = Yes (in attendance), N = No (not in attendance), n/a = not a member of that committee / no longer a governor / not yet appointed

 

Meeting

MM

KB

FK

RB

IB

FU

SB

JG

TF

DM

NH

FGB 18.07.18

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

FGB 18.10.18

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

Resources 15.11.18

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

N

n/a

n/a

n/a

T&L 22.11.18

n/a

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

FGB 12.12.18

Cancelled
Resources 24.01.19
N Y n/a n/a n/a n/a Y Y n/a n/a n/a
T&L 30.01.19
n/a Y Y Y Y Y n/a n/a N n/a n/a
FGB 28.02.19
Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y n/a n/a
Resources 25.04.19
Y Y n/a n/a n/a n/a Y N n/a n/a n/a
T&L 08.05.19 n/a Y Y n/a Y Y n/a n/a N Y n/a
FGB 23.05.19 Y Y Y n/a Y N Y N Y Y n/a
Resources 06.06.19 N Y n/a n/a n/a n/a Y N n/a n/a n/a
T&L 12.06.19 n/a Y Y n/a Y Y Y n/a N Y n/a
FGB 18.07.19 Y Y Y n/a N Y Y N Y Y n/a
FGB 17.10.19 Y Y Y n/a Y N Y N Y Y Y
Resources 14.11.19 Y Y n/a n/a n/a n/a Y N n/a n/a N
T&L 04.12.19 n/a Y N n/a Y N n/a n/a Y Y n/a
FGB 11.12.19 Y Y Y n/a N N Y Y Y N Y
Resources 23.01.20 Y Y n/a n/a n/a n/a Y N n/a n/a N
T&L 29.01.20 n/a Y Y n/a Y N n/a n/a Y Y Y
FGB 05.03.20 Y Y N n/a N N Y Y Y N Y