Governors

At St. Peter’s, we have a highly effective and committed group of Governors who strive for excellence at our school.  Governors meetings are held every few weeks to help determine the strategic direction of the school.  Our ‘Instrument of Governance’ explains the purpose of our Governing Body and also the positions that exist within the Governing Body.  This can be found at the bottom of this page.  Please note that this page is updated in January and September.  If you would like a more up-to-date copy of any information about our governors, do not hesitate to contact us in the school office.

Let’s meet our Governors!

Chair of Governors

Miriam O’Gorman-Brown (Elected Parent Governor)

Committees: Resource Committee

Date of appointment: December 2017

Term of office: December 2021

Vice Chair of Governors

Jan Arkle (Foundation Governor)

Committees: Resource Committee (Which Jan Chairs)

Date of Appointment: February 2012

Term of office ends: February 2020

Staff Governor – Sandra Giacalone

Committees: Performance and Standards Committee 

Date of Appointment: September 2012

Term of office ends: September 2020

Headteacher Governor – Tess Sharman

Committees:  FGB, Resource Committee and Performance and Standards Committee

Date of Appointment: September 2014

Term of office ends: Ongoing

Acting Headteacher – Debbie Enstone

Mrs Enstone will be the Acting Headteacher during Mrs Sharman’s Maternity Leave from December 2019.  She will also be acting as the Headteacher Governor during Mrs Sharman’s leave.

Foundation Governor – Mary Grayling

Committees: Performance and Standards Committee

Date of appointment: January 2015

Term of office ends: January 2023

Foundation Governor – Garrett O’Connor

Committees: Resource Committee

Date of Appointment: September 2010

Term of office ends: September 2022

Local Authority Governor – Jasjeet Virk

Committees: Performance and Standards

Date of appointment: March 2019

Term of office ends: February 2023

Co-opted Governor – Mario La Barbera

Committees: Resources Committee

Date of appointment: March 2019

Term of office ends: March 20213

Foundation Governor – Margaret Green

Committee: Performance and Standards

Date of Appointment: September 2019

Term of office ends: September 2023

Elected Parent Governor – Chris Elmore

Committee: Resource Committee

Date of Appointment: July 2019

Term of office ends: July 2023

Our Instrument of Government

St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School is founded by and is part of the Catholic Church.  The school is to be conducted as a catholic School in accordance with Latin Rite Canon Law and the teachings of the Catholic Church, and in accordance with the Trust Deed of the Archdiocese of Birmingham and in particular:

  1. Religious education is to be in accordance with the teachings, doctrines, discipline, general and particular norms of the Catholic Church.
  2. Religious worship is to be in accordance with the rites, practices, discipline and liturgical norms of the Catholic Church.
  3. At all times the school is to serve as a witness to the Catholic Faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

The school operates under the provisions of the Trust Deed of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. 

Our Governors are a dedicated group of volunteers who ensure the smooth and effective leadership of our school.  Our Governing Body shall consist of the following: 

  1. Eight Foundation Governors;

(Mrs. Jan Arkle, Mrs. Mary Grayling, Mr. Garrett O’Connor, Mrs. Margaret Green, and three vacancies).

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Archbishop of Birmingham (or any other person exercising Ordinary jurisdiction on his behalf) through the Director of Educations of the Diocesan Education Service.

  1. Two Parent Governors; 

(Miriam O’Gorman Brown and Chris Elmore)

Parent Governors are nominated and elected by the parent body of the school.

  1. One Local Authority Governor; 

(Jaz Virk)

A Local Authority Governor is appointed by our Local Authority.

  1. One Staff Governor;

(Sandra Giacalone)

The staff of the school nominate and elect a member of staff to represent the staff on the Governing Body

  1. One Headteacher; 

(Mrs. Tess Sharman)

  1. One Co-opted Governor

(Mario La Barbera)

A governor who is appointed by the Governing Body on account of their specific skills complementing a need that has been identified on the Governing Body.

In total, we have 14 Governor positions who each serve a 4 year term of office on our Governing Body.

Governor Attendance (2018-19)

This information is updated annually.  Please find the information for last year:

 

 

12/09/18

17/10/18

14/11/18

05/12/18

 

 

Full Governing Body Meeting

Resource Committee Meeting

Performance and Standards Committee Meeting

Full Governing Body Meeting

Jan Arkle

Foundation

Present

Present

N/A

Present

Angela Carr

Clerk

Present

Substitute

Substitute

Present

Andy Connell

Parent

Present

APOLOGIES ACCEPTED

N/A

Present

Claire Divers

Foundation

APOLOGIES ACCEPTED

N/A

APOLOGIES ACCEPTED

Present

Sandra Giacalone

Staff

Present

N/A

Present

Present

Mary Grayling

Foundation

Present

N/A

Present

Present

Mario La Barbera

Co-opted

Not yet appointed

Not yet appointed

Not yet appointed

Present

Garrett O’Connor

Foundation

APOLOGIES ACCEPTED

Present

N/A

Present

Miriam O’Gorman-Brown

Parent

Present

Present

N/A

Present

Tess Sharman

Headteacher

Present

Present

Present

Present

Joanne Smith

Foundation

APOLOGIES ACCEPTED

Present

Present

Present

Jasjeet Virk

LA

Not yet appointed

Not yet appointed

Not yet appointed

Not yet appointed

 

 

 

 

 

27/03/19

22/05/19

26/06/19

10/07/19

 

 

Resource Committee Meeting

Performance and Standards Committee Meeting

Full Governing Body Meeting

Resource Committee Meeting

Performance and Standards Committee Meeting

Full Governing Body Meeting

Jan Arkle

Foundation

 

 

Present

Present

N/A

PRESENT

Angela Carr

Clerk

 

 

Present

Present

Present

Substitute sent

Andy Connell

Parent

 

 

Present

Retired

Retired

Retired

Claire Divers

Foundation

 

 

Present

Retired

Retired

Retired

Sandra Giacalone

Staff

 

 

Present

N/A

Present

Present

Mary Grayling

Foundation

 

 

Present

N/A

Present

Present

Mario La Barbera

Co-opted

 

 

Present

Present

N/A

APOLOGIES ACCEPTED

Garrett O’Connor

Foundation

 

 

Present

APOLOGIES ACCEPTED

N/A

APOLOGIES ACCEPTED

Miriam O’Gorman-Brown

Parent

 

 

Present

Present

N/A

Present

Tess Sharman

Headteacher

 

 

Present

Present

Present

Present

Joanne Smith

Foundation

 

 

Present

N/A

Present

APOLOGIES ACCEPTED

Jasjeet Virk

LA

 

 

Present

N/A

Present

Present