St Bernadette's School Governance
Welcome to St Bernadette’s Website. Below is some information that you may find useful – together with a since Thank You to our staff, parents and Community for their ongoing hard work and support particularly over the past 18 months. This has been particularly critical at this time given the Challenges of COVID-19.
Our key aim is to:
The key roles of our Governing Board are:
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;
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:
In response to the COVID-19 challenges we established a Board COVID-19 Sub Committee – a “rapid respond” and planning Committee to preempt and plan and respond to the ever changing situation. This Committee formulated an agreed Strategy outlining our key objectives – placing ongoing Education and Safety of our Pupils, staff and families at the centre of all our plans. The Chair of Governor's Annual Report of Covid-19 is embedded below.
On-going update of our Website and communication from Mrs Zamora has kept our families abreast of developments.
St Bernadette’s opened in 2005 and we are particularly fortunate that our school community has shown tremendous interest and support since then.
The last OFSTED Inspection gave us some valuable feedback on our areas of strength and those we needed to focus on and recent monitoring has shown that those have been tackled successfully. We were hoping for an OFSTED revisit this year – to demonstrate our achievement but this has not been possible due to COVID-19
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 continue to 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 and Governors demonstrating total commitment to the safety and education of our pupils that we move forward as a school.
Chair of Governors
Ms M McGowan - Chair Of Governors
Mr G Callan - Foundation Governor/ Vice Chair
Ms R Anugwom - Foundation Governor/ Vice Chair
Dr S Lanzon-Miller - Foundation Governor
Mr B Plunkett - Foundation Governor
Mr C Edordu - Foundation Governor
Fr Seery - Foundation Governor
Mrs F Lazzari - 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