The Full Governing Body meets every term and each Committee also meets on a termly basis.
The Chair of Governors is Mr P Rydeard, he can be contacted via school at email@example.com
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 23-24|
|LEA||Mr Mark Murray||Nov 2023 - Nov 2027||S&C||Chair S&C, Music, PE and Careers||1/1|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mr Philip Atherton||Oct 2019 - Oct 2023||PP&C||RE||Parent of an OLCHS pupil||0/1|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Ms Pamela Baxter||Oct 2020 - Oct 2024||S&C||Safeguarding & Drama||Foundation Governor at St Clare's Catholic Primary School||0/1|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mrs Catherine Beetham||Oct 2020 - Oct 2024||PP&C||Vice-Chair, Chair PP&C, HTPM & History||0/1|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mrs Anne Charnley||May 23 - May 27||F&P||Art & DT||1/1|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Miss Katherine Lonsdale||Oct 2021 - Oct 2025||S&C||Geography||Parent of an OLCHS pupil||1/1|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mrs Rachel Ballard||Feb 2023 - Feb 2027||S&C||Equality and Diversity||1/1|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Fr John Millar||Sep 23 - Sep 27||F&P||0/1|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mr Philip Rydeard||Jan 2020 - Jan 2024||F&P||Chair of Governors, Portal, H&S||Chair of Governors at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Claughton||1/1|
|Foundation - Appointed by Diocese of Lancaster||Mrs Karen Woods||May 2019-May 2023||PP&C||Literacy||Parent of an OLCHS pupil||1/1|
|Observer - appointed by the Governing Board||Mrs Kath Taylor||Jan 2020-Jan 2024||F&P||Chair F&P, Numeracy||Parent of a teacher at OLCHS||0/1|
|Parent Governor - Elected by Parents of OLCHS||Mr Bankole Martins||Oct 2023 -||PP&C||SEND||Parent of an OLCHS pupil. ||1/1|
|Parent Governor - Elected by Parents of OLCHS||Mr Neil Mitchell||Oct 2022 - Oct 2024||S&C||Computer Science||Parent of an OLCHS pupil||1/1|
|Co-opted Governor - Admissions - Appointed by the Governing Body||Ms Pamela Stott||April 2023 - April 2027||PP&C||Link & MFL||1/1|
|Co-opted Governor – PP - Appointed by the Governing Body||Ms Lisa Pearl||Apr 2023 - Apr 2027||S&C||Pupil Premium||Parent of an OLCHS pupil.||1/1|
|Co-opted Governor - Data - Appointed by the Governing Body||Mr Tim Gavell||Oct 2019 - Oct 2023||PP&C||Science||1/1|
|Staff Governor||Mrs Jo Beesley||Nov 2023 - Nov 2027||F&P||Personal Development||1/1|
|Staff Governor||Mr Richard Charnock||Sept 2022 -||Headteacher||1/1|
|Resignations since September 2023|
|Foundation||Mrs J Beesley||September 2023|
|Staff||Miss Chelsea Bradford||November 2023|