- 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)||01/09/15||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.
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)