St Teresa's Governing Body

 

We meet as a Local Governing Body twice each term. Each of us sits on a number of subcommittees which meet regularly throughout each term to oversee the governance of specific areas of school life. The Head Teacher, Nikki Peters, sits on all subcommittees. As individual Governors we take on additional roles in respect of safeguarding, health and safety, healthy schools, numeracy, literacy, inclusion, religious education, ICT, governor development, preschool and extended services.  

 

St Teresa’s Governing Body

Governors act as supportive critical friends of the school. It is our role to know the school’s strengths and areas for development, and to guide the Leadership to strengthen and maintain strong foundations for the children who attend.

We have different types of Governor who have equal status, working closely with the Headteacher, Local Authority and Diocese. Six Foundation Governors are appointed by the Bishop (one is our Parish Priest). They are joined by two Parent Governors who are elected by St Teresa’s parents, and one Staff Governor elected by St Teresa’s staff.

Our Governors are volunteers who offer their time and expertise free of charge. They represent different groups within the community and offer expertise from numerous professional backgrounds. Governors are required to attend all Board meetings which are held twice each term, and to join at least one committee. We have three main committees that meet at least once a term:

  •          Curriculum & Standards
  •          Resources
  •          Admissions

 

Our Governing Body

The Governing Body has some key responsibilities which have been delegated to Nominated Governors:

Health & Safety Governor: Nickson Nwahiri 

Religious Education Governor: Brian Finnegan 

Safeguarding Governor: Anne-Marie Eden 

SEND Governor (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities): Matthew Sullivan 

 

Committees: 

 

Committee 

Members 

Meeting Frequency 

Admissions 

Fiona Hayward (Chair) 

Caroline Robins 

Daniel Zini

Nikki Peters 

As required

Curriculum & Standards

(formerly Teaching & Learning)

Brian Finnegan (Chair) 

Fiona Hayward 

Caroline Robins

Matthew Sullivan 

Daniel Zini

Nikki Peters  

Twice a term 

Resources

Nickson Nwahiri (Chair) 

Anne-Marie Eden

Clive Sirju

Canon Simon Thomson

Karen Boucher

Nikki Peters  

Twice a term 

Performance Management 

Anne-Marie Eden 

Canon Simon Thomson 

As required  

Pay & Remuneration

Anne-Marie Eden 

Fiona Hayward  

As required 

 

Meetings attended 2021-22

Governor

LGB

Finance &
Premises

Curriculum
Standards

HR &
Strategy

Admissions

Engagement
Outreach

Total

Anne-Louise Doe*

1/3

2/2

 

2/2

 

 

5/7

Anne-Marie Eden

4/5

4/4

2

3/3

 

1/1

12/13 +2

Brian Finnegan

5/5

 1

3/3

 

 

 

8/8 +1

Fiona Hayward

5/5

 

3/3

 

1/1

 

8/8

Nickson Nwahiri

5/5

4/4

 

3/3

 

 

12/12

Caroline Robins

5/5

 

3/3

 

1/1

1/1

9/9

Matthew Sullivan

5/5

 

3/3

 

 

1/1

9/9

Canon Simon Thomson

3/5

 

 

2/3

 

 

5/8

Daniel Zini

4/5

 

2/3

 

1/1

1/1

8/10

 * Anne-Louise Doe resigned as Foundation Governor on 3rd March 2022