The Full Governing Body meets every term and each Committee also meets on a termly basis. The Committees of Governors that we use at the school are as follows:
Staffing and Curriculum Committee
This Committee looks at potential changes to the curriculum, reviews the performance of all the departments and analyses the school’s work towards the targets that are set on an annual basis. This is a busy Committee which also considers the improvement that the pupils have made during their time with us. Performance of pupils is analysed formally several times during the year and the Committee receives reports of their progress.
The Committee ensures that plans are in place to replace staff who are leaving. It also evaluates the staffing structure that the school has and ensures that plans are in place to maintain the acceptable levels of class sizes, whilst ensuring specialist teaching in all areas. The Committee also oversees the welfare of the staff. The Governors employ over 100 staff at Our Lady’s Catholic High School and their welfare is something that is very important to us.
Pupils, Parents and Community Committee
The aim of this committee is to oversee the pastoral care and safety of all pupils in the school. They have specific responsibility for holding the school to account on all safeguarding, attendance, admissions and pastoral issues including exclusions. The responsibility for approving educational visits is delegated to this committee, which reports each term to the Whole School Governing Body.
Finance and Premises Committee
This group of Governors considers the School Budget and how the different elements of the school are financed. The School Budget comes to us at the end of March. We plan for the following financial year and ensure that all plans are relayed to the school community via the School Improvement Plan. Most of the budget is taken up with staffing costs and the Committee is very keen to ensure that we can maintain appropriate levels of staffing in our school. On the buildings side of its remit the Committee considers plans both short and long term to improve the quality of provision we offer to our pupils.
Instrument of Government
Please click below to see a copy of our Instrument of Government.
Governors of the School
Please see below for information about our Governors:
|TYPE OF GOVERNOR||NAME||TERM OF OFFICE||COMMITTEE||OFFICES HELD||REGISTER OF INTERESTS||POSSIBLE MEETINGS ATTENDED|
|LEA||Miss Deborah Stott||Sept 2015-Sept 2019||F&P||Sister of Pamela Bilsborrow Co-opted Governor||2/2|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mrs Catherine Beetham||Sept 2014-Sept 2018||PP&C||Vice-Chair, Chair PP&C, HTPM & Drama||2/2|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mr David Birch||May 2016-May 2020||F&P||D&T||2/2|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mrs Helen Bisby||Sept 2013-Sept 2017||S&C||Art||Parent of an OLCHS pupil. Co-opted Governor at St Mary and Andrew'w Primary Shool||0/2|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mrs Liz Gregson||March 2016-March 2020||S&C||HTPM & Humanities||2/2|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||VACANCY|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mr Mark Murray||Oct 2014- Oct 2018||S&C||Chair Staffing & Curriculum, CTAO, HTPM & Music/Vocation||Parent of an OLCHS pupil||2/2|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mr Philip Rydeard||Aug 2015- Aug 2019||F&P||Chair of Governors and child Protection||Vice-Chair of Governors at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Claughton||2/2|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mrs Kath Taylor||Sept 2015-Sept 2019||F&P||Chair F&P, Numeracy, SEN & SMSC||Governor at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Lea Town and parent of a teacher at OLCHS||1/2|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mrs Cathryn Wilkinson||May 2016-May 2020||PP&C||RE||Parent of an OLCHS pupil||2/2|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||VACANCY||PP&C|
|Parent Governor - Elected by Parents of OLCHS||Mrs Alison Dodd||Nov 2016-Nov 2020||PP&C||Parent of an OLCHS pupil||0/1|
|Parent Governor - Elected by Parents of OLCHS||VACANCY||Oct 2013-Oct 2017||PP&C|
|Co-opted Governor – Finance & Leadership - Appointed by the Governing Body||Mr Richard Baldwin||Oct 2013-Oct 2017||F&P||H&S, CTAO & Science||2/2|
|Co-opted Governor - Admissions - Appointed by the Governing Body||Mrs Pamela Bilsborrow||Sept 2015-Sept 2019||PP&C||Link & MFL||Sister of Deborah Stott LEA Governor||2/2|
|Co-opted Governor - Data - Appointed by the Governing Body||Mrs Michelle Shelts||Sept 2015-Sept 2019||S&C||Literacy||Parent of an OLCHS pupil||2/2|
|Staff Governor||Mr Nigel Ranson||Aug 2015-Aug 2019||Headteacher||2/2|
|Staff Governor - Elected by staff of OLCHS||Miss Steph Westray||Oct 2016-Oct 2020||F&P||2/2|
|Clerk to the Governors||Vacancy||Clerk|
|Resignations since March 2016|
|Parent - Elected by Parents of OLCHS||Mr Darren Wildman||Oct 2015-Resigned Oct 2016||Pupils, Parents & Community||0/3|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Father Anthony Keefe||May 2013-Dec 2016||Pupils, Parents & Community||6/8|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mrs Angela McNeilly||Oct 2014- Oct 2018||Staffing and Curriculum||CTAO & PE||1/2|
|Parent Governor - Elected by Parents of OLCHS||Mr Steve Green||Oct 2013-Oct 2017||Pupils, Parents and Community||Child Protection & Computing||Parent of an OLCHS pupil||0/2|