Governors work closely with headteachers, school staff and representatives from the local authority (LA).
Governor Committee Structure
|Appointed / |
|Responsibilities / Links||Pecuniary|
|Mrs Barbara Reilly-O'Donnell||Executive Headteacher||Ex-officio||01/09/2020||31/08/2021||Curriculum and Standards;|
Finance, Premises and Grounds; First/Pay Review; Personnel; Admissions
|Mr Daniel Murray (Chair)||Foundation||Diocese appointed||03/07/2019||03/07/2022||None||None||None|
|Mr Leo Addison-Smyth |
|03/10/2018||02/10/2022||Finance, Premises and Grounds (chair)||Safeguarding and Single Central Register||None||None||None|
|Mrs Patricia Conway||Foundation||Diocese |
|03/09/2018||02/09/2022||Admissions (chair); Curriculum and Standards; Appeals||EYFS||None||None||None|
|Mrs Linda Donachie||Foundation||Diocese |
|11/12/2018||10/12/2022||Finance, Premises and Grounds; Appeals||Early reading/ Health and Safety||None||None||None|
|Rev. Colm M Hayden||Foundation||Diocese |
|Mr Christopher Savage||Foundation||Diocese |
|11/03/2019||10/03/2023||Finance, Premises and Grounds; Curriculum and Standards||Pupil Premium||None||None||None|
|Mrs Sarah Walmsley||Foundation||Diocese |
|03/09/2018||02/09/2022||Admissions; Curriculum and Standards (chair); First/Pay Review; Personnel (chair)||English||None||None||None|
|Mrs Joanna Pallister||Foundation||Diocese||01/09/2020||31/08/2024||First/Pay Review; Personnel||RE/RSE/PSHCE/ Catholic Life||None||None||None|
|Mr Michael Blake||Parent||Parent|
|13/03/2019||12/03/2023||Curriculum and Standards; Appeals (chair)||SEND||None||None||None|
|Prof Stuart Clark||Parent||Parent|
|17/01/2019||16/01/2023||Finance, Premises and Grounds||None||None||None|
|Mr Chris Tate||Local|
|-||02/01/2019||01/01/2023||Finance, Premises and Grounds; First/Pay Review (chair)||Maths||None||None||None|
|Mrs Jane Smith||Staff||Staff||01/09/2019||31/08/2023||Curriculum and Standards||None||None||Staff member|
|Mrs Rachel Hockey||Staff||Staff||01/09/2020||31/08/2024||None||None||Staff member|
Consultation Due Diligence Document
How To Become A School Governor
If you require further information on the roles and responsibilities of School Governors or you are interested in becoming one, visit the Durham County Council website School Governor section.
Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies
St Joseph’s RC Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools. For further information please view or download the our documents below.
Schools are required to display a record of Governor attendance at meetings for each school academic year.
Record of Attendance 2020-21
|Mr D Murray||Attended||Attended|
|Rev. C M Hayden||Attended||Attended|
|Mrs B Reilly-O'Donnell||Attended||Attended|
|Miss K Haggart||Attended||Attended|
|Mr L Addison-Smyth||Attended||Attended|
|Mrs P Conway||Attended||Attended|
|Mrs L Donachie||Attended||Attended|
|Mr C Savage||Attended||Attended|
|Mrs S Walsmley||Apologies accepted||Attended|
|Mrs R Hockey||Attended||Attended|
|Mrs J Smith||Attended||Attended|
|Mr M Blake||Attended||Attended|
|Professor S Clark||Attended||Attended|
|Mr C Tate||Attended||Attended|
|Mrs J Pallister||Attended||Attended|
Governing Body Subcommittees and Attendance 2020-21
Click here to view information on subcommittees and attendance.
You can also view previous years’ attendance on our website.
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