Governors of St Joseph's
There are twelve Governors of the School, seven Foundation Governors and five Representative Governors. They work continually to ensure that the school maintains its very high standards. The various committees monitor progress in all areas of school, rigorously verifying that our children receive a first class education.
The Full Governing Body meets routinely four times a year. There is a formal agenda set in advance and a wide range of issues concerning the school are discussed. Often, the Full Governing Body will hear reports from, and discuss the work of, various committees that take a lead on an aspect of the governor’s work. Minutes of the Full Governing Body Meeting are available.
At our school, the main sub committees focus on:
- Children’s Learning and Well-being
- Human Resources
- Finance, Buildings and Health and Safety
In common with Governors elsewhere, our Governors are volunteers and their work is unpaid. The Chair of Governors is Ray Henry and the Vice Chair is Mo Johnson.
Our Safeguarding Governor is Ray Henry.
The Governors at our school work as a dedicated team and have a very specific role to play in ensuring that standards are raised and that ourchildren are happy and confident learners. To do this, they work closely with the Headteacher and other staff, as well as the Parish, the local authority and parents.
School Governors have a wide range of duties set out in law, as well as other roles and responsibilities. Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the day to day leadership and management of the school, the Governors are there to act strategically, support and challenge the school leadership team and to ensure accountability.
These are appointed by the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton
- Mr Paul Cullen
- Mrs Carrie FitzGerald
- Canon William Davern
- Mrs Mo Johnson (Vice Chair)
- Mr Ray Henry (Chair)
- Mr Nathan Walters
- Miss Julia Byrne
These are representatives of the County and Local Councils, the parents and the teachers.
- Mrs Theresa Kenefick, Headteacher
- Mrs Sorraya McGlothan, Parent Governor
- Ms Fiona Maloney, Parent Governor
- Mrs Jane Goss, Staff Governor
- Mrs Jane Stewart, Minor Authority Governor
All Governors serve for a term of four years.
Governing bodies are required to publish any pecuniary interests on the school website. Currently, none of the governors have interests (business, financial or governance of other schools) to declare.
Governors 100 Club
Why not join the 100 club and have a chance at winning a good cash prize each month! Application Forms are given below and should be returned to the school office.