St Bernadette's School Governance
Welcome to St Bernadette’s Website. Below is some information that you may find useful – together with a sincere Thank You to our staff, parents and community for their ongoing hard work and support.
The role of a school governor is to contribute to the work of the governing board in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:
A further key role of our Governing Body is to recruit, appoint and support the best teachers and staff to ensure the highest possible level of education and support for children placed in our care; within a framework of effective Governance.
To achieve these aims we work closely with MK Local Authority (MKLA) and as a Catholic School within the Vision, Values and Policies of Northampton Dioceses (NORES) and the Department for Education (DfE)
There are 14 Governors;
§ 1 Governor appointed by Milton Keynes Local Authority
§ 2 Governors elected by parents
§ 2 Governors elected by the staff. The Board took a decision to co-opt an additional
Staff Governor. We now have a Governor for both support staff and for teaching staff
The Governing Body meets monthly with the exception of holiday periods December, February and August
In between Board meetings “Lead Governors” make visits to the school and report to Board on their in-depth findings. Each and every Governor has a “Key Lead” Role to exercise, covering all areas of the school:
St Bernadette’s opened in 2005 and we are particularly fortunate that our school community has shown tremendous interest and support since then.
Our recent OFSTED Inspection gave us some valuable feedback on our areas of strength and those we need to focus on in the coming months.
We are confident as we go forward to meet the challenges and changes ahead that by continuing to work closely with the NORES, MKLA and our parents and local community, St Bernadette’s will strive to provide the best education possible in an efficient, effective and transparent manner.
It is with this invaluable support and the hard work of our staff, families and Governors demonstrating total commitment to the safety and education of our pupils that we move forward as a school.
Ms M McGowan - Chair Of Governors
Mr G Callan - Foundation Governor
Mr I Peterson - Foundation Governor
Dr S Lanzon-Miller - Foundation Governor
Ms R Anugwom - Foundation Governor
Mr A Misso - Foundation Governor (Co-opted)
Mr B Plunkett - Foundation Governor
Mr C Edordu - Foundation Governor
Fr Brendan Seery - Foundation Governor
Miss A Kerrigan - Local Authority Governor
Mrs A Upton - Parent Appointed Governor
Ms Anne Wilshin - Parent Appointed Governor
Mrs J Pughe - Staff Governor
Mrs J Zamora - Headteacher
Ms F Vines - Clerk to Governors