Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary's Governing Body is an elected body with legal responsibilities for the strategic direction and leadership of the school.
The Governing Body meets termly to monitor how the school is progressing against its stated objectives (our School Improvement Plan).
Our Governors at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School have a variety of skills and backgrounds and they work closely with the Headteacher to ensure high quality learning is accessible to all of our children, according to their individual needs. This is achieved by monitoring the children's results and learning progress, ensuring the school is a safe and welcoming environment, and delivering within the confines of the school's budget.
Our Governors all share the same purpose: to support and challenge the Headteacher to ensure that our school delivers a curriculum that gives our children the skills and abilities needed to succeed in a challenging and fast moving world, delivered in a safe, holistic and enjoyable way that encourages our children into a lifetime of learning.
Message from the Chair of Governors
I am honoured to be Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School’s Chair of Governors.
I have been a governor since my children were in the school, starting over 16 years ago. The governing body is made up of some staff, parents & members of the school community. We all have different backgrounds and experience, and together we work to fulfil three main responsibilities;
· Providing the strategic direction for the school
· Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school
· Overseeing the financial performance of the school
The rules of governance of a ‘Church’ school are different to those of a maintained school, and the governors have responsibility for the appointment of the staff and for maintaining the Christian ethos of the school. Children do not, however, have to be Catholic to join our school.
This is a good school, as evidenced by our last Ofsted inspection, and the governors are all passionate about building on this to ensure that every child at the school flourishes within an enjoyable, supportive and safe learning environment. We would like every child to leave our school not only fully equipped for secondary school, but also with a moral compass for the rest of their lives.
If you wish to discuss any matters relating to the governance of the school, then please don’t hesitate to contact me via the school office.
Chair of Governors
Our Governors work together as a whole group and also work in different committees. Details of the Committee Membership is shown below: