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The Governing Body

Our Governing Body

Our Governing Body provide support to the school leadership team of the school. 

They meet on at least 16 occasions over the year with at least one meeting each term for the whole Governing Body and half termly meetings for the various committees (Teaching, Learning & Curriculum; Assessment & Progress; Resources; RE & Ethos).

The Resources Committee (HR, Finance and Premises) plans the schools expenditure against the budget allocated through West Sussex Local Authority.  They are responsible for all staff recruitment, employment and HR management.  They provide statutory oversight of Health and Safety and develop a buildings plan to ensure that our children have a wonderful learning environment.

The Teaching and Learning Committee support the leadership team in ensuring that we have good to outstanding standards in teaching and learning and that our curriculum is appropriate for learning today.

There are different categories of Governor:
  • Foundation - appointed by the Bishop, to preserve and uphold the Catholic identity of the school.  Foundation Governors always have a majority.
  • Parent - elected by other parents
  • Staff - elected by staff, full and part time.
  • Local Authority - a representative from the local area, often a political appointee.
  • Head Teacher - the Head Teacher is a member of the Governing Body.
As of September 2015, the Governors have also had the power to co-opt additional members, with particular skills.  The Governors are supported by a clerk, Mrs Mary Lamplough.

You can contact the Governing Body by writing to:

Karen Smith
Chair of the Governing Body
OLQOH School Office
Hare Lane, Crawley, RH11 7PZ

or by emailing governors@olqoh.com

Please note that letters to the Chair are not opened by school staff.

FGB members as of 1/9/17 are as follows (together with the Committee Membership & Subject/Aspect Link):

Subject/Aspect Committee Governor
Inclusion CofG attends all Committees
Karen Smith (Chair of Governors)
(Foundation Governor since 2010; no pecuniary interest; 90% attendance in 2016/17)
PE TLC

Jamie Gater
(Parent Governor since 2016; no pecuniary interest; 100% attendance in 2016/17)
 
Art & DT A&P
Jon Marcham
(Foundation Governor since 2017; no pecuniary interest)
 
RE Resources / RE
 

Fr Simon Dray
(Foundation Governor since 2017; no pecuniary interest)

Music

TLC

Zoe Gedling
(Staff Governor since 2016; no pecuniary interest; 100% attendance in 2016/17)

Science

Resources (Chair)

Neville Corke
(Foundation Governor since 2009; no pecuniary interest; 100% attendance in 2016/17)
 

Geography

A&P


Fiona Bannister
(Parent Governor since 2014; no pecuniary interest; 100% attendance in 2016/17)

History

A&P

Stephen Horsman
(Foundation Governor since 2014; no pecuniary interest; 100% attendance in 2016/17)

Maths

RE / TLC (Chair)

Maja Jasko (Vice Chair)
(Foundation Governor since 2007; no pecuniary interest; 100% attendance in 2016/17)
English TLC
Claire Kerins
(Foundation Governor since 2014; no pecuniary interest; 100% attendance in 2016/17)

English & MFL
TLC
Hazel D'Souza
(Foundation Governor since 2015; no pecuniary interest; 90% attendance in 2016/17)

EYFS

TLC

Ally Page
(LA Governor since 2017; Parent Governor 2013 - 2017; no pecuniary interest; 100% attendance in 2016/17)

Computing

A&P

Linda Kelly
(Co-opted Governor since 2015; no pecuniary interest; 80% attendance in 2016/17)

Governor minutes are available on request.  The Clerk will aim to have free copies of these to you within one working week.

The FGB 'Register of Interest' for 2015/16 can be found below.

To access the OLQOH Governor Online Office, please click here https://olqoh.sharepoint.com/sites/governors

Documents - please click to open

pdf.gif: Register of Pecuniary Interest 15/16

Register of Pecuniary Interest 15/16

File size: 54KB (PDF File)

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