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Governors

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.

Instrument of Government

 

Governors of the School

Please see below for information about our Governors:

 

TYPE OF GOVERNORNAMETERM OF OFFICECOMMITTEEOFFICES HELDREGISTER OF INTERESTSPOSSIBLE MEETINGS ATTENDED
LEAMiss Deborah Stott Sept 2015-Sept 2019F&PSister of Pamela Bilsborrow Co-opted Governor 3/3
Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of LancasterMrs Catherine Beetham Sept 2014-Sept 2018PP&CVice-Chair, Chair PP&C, HTPM & Drama3/3
Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of LancasterMr David BirchMay 2016-May 2020F&PD&T2/3
Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of LancasterMr Michael CrowtherJuly 2017 - July 2021PP&CParent of an OLCHS pupil. 0/0
Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of LancasterMrs Liz Gregson March 2016-March 2020S&C HTPM & Humanities3/3
Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of LancasterVACANCY
Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of LancasterMr Mark Murray Oct 2014- Oct 2018S&C Chair Staffing & Curriculum, CTAO, HTPM & Music/VocationParent of an OLCHS pupil 3/3
Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of LancasterMr Philip Rydeard Aug 2015- Aug 2019F&PChair of Governors and child ProtectionChair of Governors at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Claughton 3/3
Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of LancasterMrs Kath Taylor Sept 2015-Sept 2019F&PChair F&P, Numeracy, SEN & SMSCGovernor at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Lea Town and parent of a teacher at OLCHS 2/3
Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of LancasterMrs Cathryn WilkinsonMay 2016-May 2020PP&CREParent of an OLCHS pupil3/3
Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of LancasterVACANCYPP&C
Parent Governor - Elected by Parents of OLCHSMrs Alison DoddNov 2016-Nov 2020PP&CParent of an OLCHS pupil1/2
Parent Governor - Elected by Parents of OLCHS VACANCY Oct 2013-Oct 2017PP&C
Co-opted Governor – Finance & Leadership - Appointed by the Governing BodyMr Richard Baldwin Oct 2013-Oct 2017F&PH&S, CTAO & Science3/3
Co-opted Governor - Admissions - Appointed by the Governing BodyMrs Pamela BilsborrowSept 2015-Sept 2019PP&CLink & MFLSister of Deborah Stott LEA Governor 3/3
Co-opted Governor - Data - Appointed by the Governing BodyMr Bernard RobinsonJuly 2017 - July 2021S&C Parent of a teacher and related to a teacher1/1
Staff Governor Mr Nigel Ranson Aug 2015-Aug 2019Headteacher 3/3
Staff Governor - Elected by staff of OLCHSMiss Steph WestrayOct 2016-Oct 2020F&P2/3
Resignations since May 2017
Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of LancasterMrs Angela McNeillyOct 2014- Oct 2018Staffing and CurriculumCTAO & PEResigned May 2017
Parent Governor - Elected by Parents of OLCHSMr Steve GreenOct 2013-Oct 2017Pupils, Parents and CommunityChild Protection & ComputingParent of an OLCHS pupil Resigned May 2017
Foundation GovernorMrs Helen BisbySept 2013 -Sept 2017Staffing and CurriculumArtParent of an OLCHS pupilResigned June 2017
Co-opted GovernorMrs Michelle Shelts Sept 2015-Sept 2019 S&CLiteracy Parent of an OLCHS pupil Resigned June 2017