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

Fiona Keeling

Associate member

02.03.19 – 01.03.23

Governing body

02.03.15

Francesca Urquhart

Foundation governor

15.01.21 – 14.01.25

Church Diocese

15.01.17

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

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

Fr Philip Kennedy

Foundation governor

12.01.21 - 11.01.25

Church Diocese

12.01.21

(Vacancies)

Foundation governor

     

(Vacancies)

Local Authority 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

Fr Martin Morgan

Foundation governor

30.01.17 – 29.01.21

Church Diocese

29.01.21

30.01.17

Stephen Berry

Local authority governor

18.07.19 – 17.07.23

Local authority

14.07.21

23.01.17

 

 

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

14.07.21

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

08.04.21

Headteacher at St Bartholomew's CE Primary School

None

None

Fr Martin Morgan

17.10.19

None

None

None

Francesca Urquhart

14.04.21

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

17.10.20

 None  None  None

Daniel MacIntyre

16.04.21

Employed by West Sussex County Council as Consultant in Public Health

 None  None

Nikki Harper

22.03.21

 None  None  None

Fr Ben Eadon

17.11.20  None  None  None

Catherine Wilson

18.03.21

 None  None  None

Fr Philip Kennedy

28.03.21

 None  None  None

 

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 2021-22 are:

Date

Meeting

15/09/21

Full Governing Body

14/10/21

Full Governing Body

14/12/21

Full Governing Body

07/02/22

Full Governing Body

21/02/22

Finance meeting (if required)

24/03/22

Full Governing Body

05/05/22

Finance meeting (if required)

25/05/22

Full Governing Body

14/07/22

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 2020-22

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

IB

FU

SB

JG

TF

DM

NH

BE

CW

PK

Informal meeting 16.07.20 Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y n/a n/a n/a
FGB 15.10.20 N Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y n/a
Resources 12.11.20 N Y n/a n/a n/a Y N n/a n/a Y Y n/a n/a
T&L 19.11.20 n/a Y Y Y N n/a n/a Y N n/a n/a Y n/a
FGB 09.12.20 N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N n/a
Resources 21.01.21 n/a Y n/a n/a n/a Y N n/a n/a Y N n/a n/a
T&L 27.01.21 n/a Y Y Y Y n/a n/a Y N n/a n/a N n/a
FGB 04.03.21 n/a Y Y N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
FGB 05.05.21 n/a Y Y Y N N N Y N Y Y Y N
FGB 14.07.21 n/a Y Y Y N n/a N Y Y Y Y Y N