- 1. Introduction and Overview
- 2. Current Governing Body Information
- 3. Governors who positions expired or who left during 2016-2018
- 4. Governing Board Attendance Record
- 5. Meet The Governors
- 6. Sub-committees Information
1. Introduction and Overview
What do governors do?
Governors are like a Board of Directors and make decisions about how the School is run. They meet at least once a term in School.
Who Are School Governors?
School Governors have legal duties and responsibilities. They can only act together, they cannot act individually. They are either:
- Teachers or Support Staff at the School
- Local Council Representatives
- Diocesan Representatives (Foundation Governors)
Key Roles and Responsibilities
- Decide what is taught
- Set standards of behaviour
- Interview and select staff
- Decide how the School Budget is spent
The Sub Committees
Much of the work however is carried out in sub committees. More details about the Sub-Committees and the roles of the Governors can be found in section 3 below.
2. Current Governing Body Information
Our Governing Body consists of 13 members (with 1 vacancy) and operates with 3 committees. Please find details of governing body members below:
|Governor Appointment Information||
Register of Interest
|Governor Full Name||Date of Appointment||Term of Office (years)||Appointing / Elective Body||Relevant Business / Pecuniary Interests||Other Educational Establishments Governed||Material Relationships (with staff or governors)|
|Bernadette Mattison (Chair)||09/01/17 (re-appointed)||4||Foundation||–||–||–|
|Paul McGuiness (Vice chair)||24/07/15||4||Foundation||–||–||Husband of TA|
|Fr B Wilson||01/09/17||4||Foundation||–||–||–|
|Connor Lavin||n/a||n/a||Deputy Headteacher||–||–||–|
Governor Appointment Information
Register of Interest
Governor Full Name
Date of Appointment
Date Ceased Office
Appointing / Elective Body
Relevant Business / Pecuniary Interests
Other Educational Establishments Governed
Material Relationships (with staff or governors)
|Governor Full Name||Meetings (Y if attended)
|Bernadette Mattison (Chair)||Y|
|Paul McGuiness (Vice chair)||Y|
|Fr B Wilson||N|
5. Meet The Governors
Bernadette Mattison – Foundation Governor
Elected Chair of Governors September 2016 – September 2018
I am an active member of St Stephens Parish Church with several roles including being a member of the Social Committee and I am proud to be a Eucharistic Minister. I have two daughters’ at St Damian’s RC Science College.
I became Chair when Father Fallon retired and this has led me to take an even greater role within school life, serving on several committees and visiting school on a regular basis for meetings with Mr Marley and Mrs Butterworth.
It is a pleasure to be part of St Stephen’s, all children and staff are very welcoming.
Paul McGuinness – Vice Chair
I have been a parishioner for around 25 years and married with three children that attended St Stephen’s and my wife currently works at the school. I have been helping with the sacramental programme (1st Holy Communion) for the last five years and this is my second year as a foundation governor.
I’m a community psychiatric nurse (CPN) in the centre of Manchester with Manchester Mental Health NHS trust and visit people in their homes who have enduring mental health problems as well as a union steward for the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
John Hawksworth – Foundation Governor
I became a school governor at St. Stephens in July 2017. I’ve been living in Droylsden for the past forty years and both of my children attended the school as does my granddaughter. I am a practicing catholic and care very much about the parish and especially the school. I think that is because of my life experiences and working in my career and other public duties that I have a wealth of knowledge and experiences that I can bring to the governing body that hopefully will assist the head teacher in ensuring that the school meets its obligations and that the children enjoy a happy and rewarding educational experience.
Helen Warrender – Foundation Governor
Pauline Duffy – Parent Governor
I have been a parent at St Stephen’s school for the last 9 years and having been a teacher for 15 years in secondary schools, I wanted to get involved with St Stephen’s governing body to offer my support, knowledge and experience to keep improving the school in order to make it the best possible environment for its pupils.
I believe that a good education is the key to success in life and opens the doors to many opportunities, and I want to be part of the St Stephen’s team who offers this to every child who comes through its door.
Kelly Crompton-Roberts – Parent Governor
I have been a parent at St Stephens since September 2016 and a Parent Governor since 2017. I have a career in the public services as an operational manager but the position also allows me to work with ‘inspiring the future’ where I help to inspire young people to think about what is possible in their futures.
I want to use my knowledge and experiences to help support the school with its vision and values and ensure it continues on its path of continuous improvement whilst making sure every child has a happy and enriching educational experience.
6. Sub-committees Information
The Governing Body has a number of Committes that meet every term. They include:
Finance and Staffing – meets half-termly. Members include: Chair – Mr McGuiness (F), Mr Marley (HT), Ms Khan (School Business Manager), Mrs Mattison (F), Mr Hawksworth (F), Fr Wilson (F)
Premises and Safety – meets termly. Members include: Mr Marley (HT), Mr Hawksworth (F), Mr Alcock – Site Manager, Mrs L Herbert (S) Mr Lavin (DHT)
Curriculum – meets termly. Members include: Mrs Crompton, Mrs Mattison (F), Mr Hawksworth (F), Mrs L Herbert (S) Mrs H Warrender (F)