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Our Governing Body

 

All school governing bodies have three core functions:

• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

 

At Holy Innocents, the full governing body meets each term.  There are two committees, each of which also meets termly.  One Committee is responsible for overseeing the curriculum and standards at the school and the other is responsible for financial, premises and personnel matters.  Each governor is linked to an aspect of the work of the school, such as a particular area of the curriculum or priority for development, visits the school regularly and reports back to the relevant committee. All meetings are minuted and the minutes can be found below.

 

We have termly 'governor mornings' when we meet parents before school.  The dates of these are given in the weekly newsletter to parents.

 

2016 -17 meeting dates

 

Term

Meeting

Date

Autumn

Standards and Curriculum (SC)

13.11.17

Business, Premises and Personnel (BPP)

16.11.17

Full Governing Body (FGB)

18.9.2017;     27.11.17

Governor morning

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Governor school based training

tba

Spring

SC

26.02.18

BPP

27.02.18

FGB

12.03.18

Governor morning

tba

Governor school based training

tba

Summer

SC

4.06.18

BPP

5.06.18

FGB

18.06.18

Governor morning

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Governor school based training

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Our Governors

Chair of Governors:             Dr Ian Wilson

                                           governors@holyinnocents.bromley.sch.uk /

                                           admin@holyinnocents.Bromley.sch.uk

Vice Chair of Governors:    Rev Barry Chalkley

Foundation Governors:      Rev Barry Chalkley

                                               Dr Ian Wilson

Sr Esther Boles

Mrs Jackie Low

Mrs Catherine Crabtree

Mr Jean-Baptiste Jugand

Mrs Caroline Grainger

 

 

Staff Governors:                  Mr Ryan Langford

Miss Catherine Hollands

Mrs Sharon Browning

 

Parent Governors:               Mrs Maria James

 

Clerk to the Governors:      Octavo Governor Services

 

Name

Date of Appointment

Term of office

Date stepped down

Appointed by

Declaration of business & pecuniary interests

Attendance at meetings

2016 - 2017

Dr Ian Wilson

22.06.15

4 years

 

Archbishop

None

   4 of 5

Rev Barry Chalkley

11.03.15

4 years

 

Archbishop

None

   4 of 4

Mrs Jackie Low

22.06.15

4 years

 

Archbishop

None

   4 of 4

Dr. Jon Doyle

11.03.15

4 years

19.6.2017

Elected Parents

None

   4 of 4

Sr. Esther Boles

22.06.15

4 years

 

Archbishop

None

   4 of 4

             

Mrs Maria James

22.06.15

4 years

 

Elected Parents

None

   4 of 4

Mr Jean Baptiste Jugand

04.01.17

4 years

 

Archbishop

None

   3 of 3

Mrs Caroline Grainger

04.01.17

4 years

 

 

None

   3 of 3

Mrs Catherine Crabtree

16.09.15

4 years

 

Archbishop

None

   4 of 4

Mrs Yvonne Foreshaw

16.09.15

4 years

19.6.2017

Archbishop

None

   3 of 4

Miss Catherine Hollands

22.06.15

 

 

Elected Staff

None

   4 of 4

Mrs Sharon Browning

22.06.15

 

 

Elected Staff

None

   4 of 4

Mr Ryan Langford

11.03.15

Ex-Officio

 

 

None

   4 of 4

Governor Profiles

 

Sister Esther Boles( Foundation Governor)

I am a qualified teacher and have worked in both the primary and secondary schools. I work every day in the Reception class as a volunteer and contribute widely to the daily life of the school.  I also act as spiritual advisor to staff, pupils and parents. 

I am an active member of the Parish of Holy Innocents' and belongs to the Religious Community known as the 'Sisters of Mercy'. This Order has a long history both with the parish and with the educational community here in Orpington stretching back to the time of the original St. Anne's Orphanage which was managed by the Sisters many years ago.

I am the link governor for Religious Education.

 

Barry Chalkley ( Foundation Governor)

I am a retired Finance Director and Company Secretary in the charitable sector. I am also an experienced school governor, having served on the governing body of another school prior to joining the Holy Innocents governing body.

I am a Permanent Deacon of the Catholic Church based at the adjacent parish of Holy Innocents and the main liaison between parish and school. I have a strong commitment both to the catholic faith and to education, seeing the children in our charge as the future of both our church and society. I believe that my particular combination of business experience and faith training enables me to contribute effectively to the strategic direction and business management of the school.

I have a link responsibility with the Diocesan Commission and with the Bromley Catholic Primary Schools Trust.

 

Mrs Catherine Crabtree (Foundation Governor)

I am a local private client solicitor and the mother of two daughters one attending the school and one who has recently transferred to secondary school. My job requires analytical thinking and a determination to do my best for my clients. I hope to apply the skills I have acquired through my career to my role as governor.

I have previously been involved with the provision of music in the school and as a result have had many chances to see its day-to-day working.

During their time at the school, my girls have benefited from being part of a strong, supportive and friendly community. I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the continued success of the school.

I am the link governor for Science

 

Dr. Jon Doyle (Parent Governor)

I am a local GP and also work for Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group as a Governing Body member. I am committed to improving quality of care for patients and use these skills and experience to help the Holy Innocent's Governance team to continue to improve our school.

I am married with three boys, currently aged 8, 6 and 4. Our two eldest boys are really enjoying their time at Holy Innocent's and we have been impressed with the welcoming environment that the staff have created. We are looking forward to our youngest son joining the school.

In addition to supporting Mr Langford, I am prepared to ask critical questions and ensure the school is moving in the right direction, whilst maintaining its friendly ethos. I intend to make a valuable contribution to the school as a parent governor.

I am the link governor for safeguarding.

 

Mrs Yvonne Forshaw (Foundation Governor)

I am a retired teacher, having worked in Catholic Primary Schools for nearly forty years. When I retired, I was fortunate to be offered a post teaching Literacy part-time in Holy Innocents, which was my first introduction to the school.

I am married with three grown-up children. I am an active member of my parish, St. Edmunds in Beckenham.

I value my role as Governor so that I can support Mr. Langford and the staff in moving the school forward and giving every pupil the opportunity to have the very best all-round education.

I am Link Governor for Literacy.

 

Mrs Caroline Grainger (Foundation Governor)

In my professional life I am an accountant and all too aware that a major part of governance lies in ensuring financial security however difficult the pressures on budgets. I am also a parent of three children, now grown up, who attended Holy Innocents School and have been an active parishioner for many years. I am committed to the school retaining its caring and supportive atmosphere alongside the pursuit of academic excellence. I am delighted to be a member of the governing body and support the school in its continued development.

 

Catherine Hollands (Deputy Head Teacher & Staff Governor)

I joined Holy Innocents' Catholic School in September 2014 as Deputy Headteacher after teaching for 7 years in a Catholic school in Swanley. I am part of the senior management team of the school and am very pleased to be able to contribute to the development of the school through being a member of the Governing Body.

I am passionate that all children in our care are offered the opportunities to realise their full potential and, as a practicing Christian, I am dedicated to the school maintaining and living through its Catholic Christian identity.

I am the link governor for ICT.

 

Mrs Maria James (Parent Governor)

I am a Solicitor specialising in family and children law based near Liverpool Street in the City of London. In my professional life I must act with objectivity and always in the best interests of my clients but also with a critical eye for any issues that need to be addressed. I want to offer these skills for the benefit of the school in my capacity as Parent Governor – both in terms of taking an objective view on issues that affect our school and our children, as well as keeping the best interests of both in the forefront of my mind so that Holy Innocents can continue to improve and achieve academic excellence, while at the same time maintaining its unique welcoming and safe environment.

I have two daughters – one is at Holy Innocents already and the other will join reception in September 2015. I have been an active member of the Holy Innocents‘ Parish for nearly 20 years – I have just become one of the children’s liturgy volunteers and previously was a member of the Parish’s safeguarding team.

I am the link governor for special educational needs.

 

Mr Jean-Baptiste Jugand (Foundation Governor)

I am a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and worked in Human Resources for over 20 plus years. I am also a father of two children, my youngest is in year 5 at Holy Innocents (my eldest child attended Holy Innocents, and is now in year 8 at Newstead Wood School). I am very pleased and looking forward, as a committed Catholic, to contribute towards the continuous improvement of Holy Innocents.

 

Ryan Langford (Headteacher)

I am the current Headteacher of Holy Innocents’ Catholic Primary School. I joined the school in January 2011. I have worked in several other Catholic primary schools before joining Holy Innocents’ and am a passionate believer in the Catholic education system.

I really enjoy working with the governors, staff parents and pupils at this school and feel very privileged to be part of it.

 

Jackie Low (Foundation Governor)

I am a qualified teacher and work part time in the school teaching mathematics.  I have many years of experience working in Catholic Education both at senior management level and in teacher training.

I have been a parishioner here in Orpington for many years. My now grown-up children attended Holy Innocents School – or St Anne’s as it was then – and I also taught there. Indeed, when visiting the school now, I often come face to face with the children of children I’ve taught!

I believe that every child is entitled to the very best educational experiences, within a caring and supportive environment, in order for their unique potential to develop. My aim is to support Mr Langford and his staff in their ambition to achieve this.

I am the link governor for pupil premium and sports premium.

 

Ian Wilson (Foundation Governor)

I have worked in education for thirty five years and have held senior posts in schools both in the UK and abroad. I was, until I retired, a senior inspector/adviser with a Local Authority, working mainly with primary schools. I have been a consultant with the National College for School Leadership, an adviser for Head Teacher Performance Management and a Registered Inspector with Ofsted. I have led the inspection of many primary schools.

I am married with two children and am an active member of Holy Innocents Parish. I am very pleased to be a member of the school Governing Body and to be able to contribute to the continued development of the school.

I am the link governor for mathematics.

 

 

Minutes of Governing Body and Committee meetings

(Please note that, at each meeting, the minutes of the previous meeting are agreed and 'signed off''; they are then added below i.e. the minutes of meetings in a particular term are available in the following term.

2015 - 2016

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

2016 - 2017

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
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