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Structure of the Governing Body

Structure of the Governing Body


LGB – Full Governing Body


The LGB is the main meeting of the governing body. It is at the LGB that we:

  • Set the terms of reference for the sub-committees
  • Elect the Chair of Governors Vice Chair and assign Link Governors
  • Agree levels of delegated responsibility
  • Discuss and approve certain statutory policies.
  • Receive and review a termly Head teacher’s report
  • Consider business brought by the Chair or other governors.
  • Formulate and agree the School’s strategic vision
  • Ensure the school continues to grow in its Catholic ethos
  • Scan the local and national ‘educational environment’
  • Consider request from other schools, the local authority and the diocese.
  • Consider the performance of the Chair and individual governors contributions.

The LGB meets at least 3 times a year.


SL – Shared Leadership

The Shared Leadership Group consists of the Executive Head together with three governors from Its primary purpose is to monitor the Shared Leadership arrangements St Aelreds RC Primary School and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School.


CG – Communications Group

The Communications group was established in May 2016 to examine the issues of communication between the school and its community. Led by Jon Hawkins, the Communications Group is a ‘working group’ as opposed to a sub-committee. As such it consists of non-governor members. The Communication group advises the governing body on issues such as. • Design and analysis of the Parent Survey • Developing and evaluating a communication action plan As the Communications Group is still a relatively new group, its meeting frequency has yet to be established and may not have a formal frequency.


PC – Pay Committee

Whilst a sub-committee in its own right, the Pay committee is coordinated by the FSP. Its purpose is to ensure the school is effectively undertaking its responsibilities towards staff in terms of performance appraisal. The Pay committee normally meets once a year


HTA – Head Teacher’s Appraisal

The Head Teacher’s Appraisal committee is coordinated by the SSE, but works in association with the chair of the FSP and the Shared Leadership Committee. Its purpose is to ensure the school is to formally hold the teacher to account over the performance of the school through the setting and evaluation of performance objectives.

Governing Body membership May 2017