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

Katie Blood

Headteacher governor

04.04.17 -

Member by virtue of their office

04.04.17

Tony Firmin

Foundation governor

06.07.22 -  05.07.26

Church Diocese

06.07.18

Nikki Harper

Parent governor

17.10.19 - 16.10.23

Governing body

17.10.19

Fr Ben Eadon

Foundation governor (ex-officio)

26.05.20 -

Member by virtue of their office

26.05.20

Catherine Wilson

Foundation governor

16.12.20 - 15.12.24

Church Diocese

16.12.20

Ben Scott

Foundation governor

16.11.21 - 15.11.25

 Church Diocese

16.11.21

Mary Nixon

Foundation governor

25.02.22 -
24.02.26
 Church Diocese  25.02.22

Roger Fine

Local Authority Governor

25.05.22 -
24.05.26
Governing body/ Local Authority 25.05.22

Fr Thomas Cotterill

 Foundation governor  
03.01.23 -
02.01.27
 Church Diocese  03.01.23
 

(Vacancies)

 Foundation governor      
(Vacancies) Parent governor      

 

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

Fiona Keeling
Associate member
02.03.19 – 01.03.23 Governing body 21.07.22 02.03.15
Daniel MacIntyre
Parent governor
08.05.19 -  07.05.23 Governing body 12.12.22 08.05.19

 

 

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

Ian Beggs

19.10.22

Teacher at St Bartholomew’s / NEU member and rep

None

None

Katie Blood

12.09.22

Headteacher at St Bartholomew's CE Primary School

None

None

Fiona Keeling

14.12.21

Deputy Headteacher at St Bartholomew's CE Primary School

None

None

Tony Firmin

12.09.22

 None  None  None

Daniel MacIntyre

11.09.22

Employed by West Sussex County Council as Consultant in Public Health

 None  None

Nikki Harper

11.10.21

 None  None  None

Fr Ben Eadon

12.09.22 None
Serving as an ex officio governor of St Paul's CE Primary School, Brighton  None

Catherine Wilson

04.09.22

 None  None  None

Ben Scott

12.09.22

 None  None  None

Mary Nixon

12.09.22

 None  None  None

Roger Fine

09.09.22

 None  None  None

Fr Thomas Cotterill

(tbc)

     

 

Governor meetings

From the school year 2021-22, our Governors have merged the Resources and Teaching & Learning Committees into FGB meetings.

The timetable for all FGB meetings for the school year 2022-23 are:

Date

Meeting

12/09/22

Full Governing Body

19/10/22

Full Governing Body

12/12/22

Full Governing Body

09/02/23

Full Governing Body

27/02/23

Finance meeting (if required)

22/03/23

Full Governing Body

04/05/23

Finance meeting (if required)

24/05/23

Full Governing Body

10/07/23

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 Father Ben Eadon and the Vice Chair of Governors is Tony Firmin.

 Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings 

Resources Committee - re-established September 2017 (discontinued July 2021)

 

Teaching & Learning Committee - re-established September 2017 (discontinued July 2021)

Meeting attendance for 2021-23

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

KB

FK

IB

TF

DM

NH

BE

CW

BS

MN

RF

TC

FGB 15.09.21 Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y n/a n/a n/a n/a
FGB 14.10.21 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y n/a n/a n/a
FGB 14.12.21 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y n/a n/a n/a
FGB 07.02.22 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y n/a n/a
Additional meeting 21.02.22 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N n/a n/a
FGB 24.03.22 Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y Y n/a n/a
FGB 25.05.22 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y n/a
FGB 14.07.22 Y Y Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y n/a
FGB 12.09.22 Y n/a N N N N Y N N Y Y n/a
FGB 19.10.22 Y n/a Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N n/a
FGB 12.12.22 Y n/a Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y n/a