Governance - The Local Governing Body
The aim of the Local Governing Body at our school is to work with the staff in helping the children achieve their full potential in a happy, caring environment.
We do this in four main ways:
1. Monitoring the performance and progress of our children.
2. Working with the staff to help them teach and care for our children.
3. Deciding on how the resources of the school are best used.
4. Planning ahead so that the performance of our children and our school continues to improve.
To deliver this effectively the governing body members are representative of the key groups involved in our school - the parents, the staff, the church community. All of these people have the best interests of the school at heart and give a great deal of time in support of St Francis Xavier School.
We meet together as an Academy Committee at least once every term as do our 'Provisions' and 'Outcomes' committees. In addition we each have a specialist area that we take particular interest in (eg. Safeguarding, English, Special Educational Needs).
We are always keen to hear your views and I hope that we can work together to ensure that St Francis Xavier continues to be the outstanding school that it is today.
Governing Body Membership
|Name||Type of Governor|
|Mrs C Cullen||Chair of Governing Body / Foundation Governing Body Representative|
|Mrs M Hemmingway||Vice Chair|
|Mrs A McBride||Foundation Governing Body Representative|
|Mrs M Hackett||Foundation Governing Body Representative|
|Rev Fr J Nwafor||Foundation Governing Body Representative|
|Mrs J Downes||Ex-officio by Virtue of Office as Headteacher/Principal|
|Mrs A Bullock||Observer|
|Mrs R Flectcher||Foundation Governing Body Representative|
|Mrs T Luxton||Staff Governing Body Representative|
|Mrs A Whitmore||Clerk to the Governing Body|
Declaration of Business Interests and Attendance
It is the policy of St Francis Catholic Primary School that Governors and staff not only act impartially, but are also seen to act impartially.
The local governing body and school staff have a responsibility to avoid any conflict between their business and personal interests and affairs and those of the school. There is a legal duty on all our governors to declare an interest likely to lead to questions of bias when considering any item of business at a meeting, and for the representative concerned to withdraw, if necessary, whilst the matter is considered.
In order to put this duty into practice, our Local Governing Body has established a register of pecuniary interests indicating, for all Governors, Staff and the Principal, any business interests. This includes, if appropriate, the company by whom they are employed, directorships, significant shareholdings or other appointments of influence within a business or other organisation which may have dealings with the school.
They include their own interest and those of any member of their immediate family or other individuals known to them who may exert influence. The register page is signed by the Representative/Staff Member. The register enables the Local Governing Body to demonstrate that in spending public money, they do not benefit personally from decisions that they make.
|Name of Governor||Status||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||End term date||Date Stepped Down (if applicable)||Appointed by||Pecuniary Interests||Details||Attendance last academic year|
|Carolann Cullen||Foundation/Chair||13 Apr 2015||4 Years||12 Apr 2023||NA||DES and Board of Directors||Yes||Employee of Lloyds Bank plc and relative working within school|
|Michelle Hemmingway||Foundation/Vice Chair||7 May 2021||4 Years||6 May 2025||NA||DES and Board of Directors||No||NA|
|Joseph Nwafor||Foundation||24 Apr 2019||4 Years||29 Apr 2023||NA||DES and Board of Directors||No||NA|
|Morag Hackett||Foundation||14 May 2021||4 Years||13 May 2025||NA||DES and Board of Directors||Yes||Relative works at school|
|Rebecca Fletcher||Foundation||14 Apr 2015||4 Years||12 Apr 2023||NA||DES and Board of Directors||No||NA|
|Theresa Luxton||Staff||31 May 2019||4 Years||30 May 2023||NA||Elected by school staff||No||NA|
|Jennifer Downes||Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal||01 Sept 2018||NA||NA||NA||DES and Board of Directors||No||NA|
The following information can be found on the Emmaus Catholic Multi Academy Company website by following the link below:
- Annual Report
- Annual audited accounts
- Memorandum of Association
- Articles of Association
- Names of charity trustees and members
- Funding Agreement
You can also find our School Financial Benchmarking Report here: