The Instruments of Government
Governors: Who are they and what do they do?
The Governor’s role is much like that of a non- executive director of a business. They bring independent judgement to bear on issues of strategy, performance, resources, key appointments and standards.
The Governing Body works with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review.
Governing Bodies differ in size and shape, depending on the type or nature of the school.
Our Lady & St Kenelm is a Voluntary Aided School conducted under the auspices and direction of the Archdiocese of Birmingham - The Trustees.
The Governing Body is made up of thirteen Governors in total.
Seven Foundation Governors, appointed by the Trustees.
Two Parent Governors- elected by the parents of children in the school.
Two Staff Governors – the Headteacher and one other, elected by the staff.
One Co - opted Staff Governor
One Local Authority Governor- nominated and appointed by Dudley Council.
The Governors also appoint a Clerk to undertake secreterial and advisory duties for them.
All Governors are elected or appointed for a four year term
Governors’ Terms of Office may span different years, so they do not necessarily all finish their term of office at the same time.
Governors can be reappointed or re-elected and there is no limit to the number of terms of office, but it is advised that they serve no more than two full terms.
All Governors are required to provide CRB clearance through the DES –Diocesan Education Service.
Mr Pete Johnson - Chair
Mrs A Shackleton- Foundation
Mr M Redden - Foundation
Mrs L Carew- Foundation
Mr E Jones- Foundation
Mr P Hodgetts - Vice Chair/ Safeguarding
Mr J Klok- Foundation
Mrs J Stacey- Foundation
ELECTED PARENT GOVERNORS
Mrs L Nixon
Mr P Lennon
LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR
Mr T Foley - retired from post December 2017
Mrs C Finnegan - Headteacher
ELECTED STAFF GOVERNORS
Miss Laura Marshall
Miss T Costello- Co-opted Governor
CLERK TO THE GOVERNORS
Mrs Jane Price
Declaration of Business Interest
Pete Johnson- his son works, on occasion, as an artist in school
Anne Shackleton is a Councillor in Sandwell
Lindsay Nixon is a teacher in school