School Governors

Governing Body

The remit for the Governing Body is to:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it's pupils and the performance management of staff
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure it's money is well spent

 

Governing Body Composition:

Type of Governor No. 
Headteacher  1
Local Authority 1
Foundation 6
Parent 2
Staff 1

2023-2024

St Mary's Catholic High School

Constitution 

If Spaces are shown in the table below, this indicates places within the constitution which can optionally be filled. Where Vacancies are shown this indicates places within the constitution which should be filled.

 

 

First Appointed

Term Start

Term End

Appointing Body

Local Authority Governors

 

 

 

 

       Vacancy    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundation governors

 

 

 

 

Prof Freda Bridge   

12 Jan 2020

12 Jan 2024

11 Jan 2028

Archdiocese

Dr Neil Gredecki   

23 Oct 2019

23 Oct 2023

22 Oct 2027

Archdiocese

Dr Justine Silcock   

01 Sep 2020

01 Sep 2020

31 Aug 2024

Archdiocese

Mrs Patricia Snape   

31 Oct 2019

31 Oct 2023

30 Oct 2027

Archdiocese

    Mrs Dorothy Trussell   

20 Jun 2022

20 Jun 2022

19 Jun 2026

Archdiocese

Mrs Catherine Crouch 

02 May 2023 

02 May 2023 

01 May 2027 

Archdiocese 

Vacancy                

 

 

 

 

Jack Farrimond resigned from post 31st August 2023

Andrew Gunning resigned from post 6th February 2024

 

 

 

 

Headteachers

 

 

 

 

Mrs Denise Brahms

01 Sep 2022

 

 

Governing Body

 

 

 

 

 

Parent governors

 

 

 

 

Mr Colin Shackleton   

20 Mar 2023

20 Mar 2023

19 Mar 2027

Elected – Parent

Mr Christian Hillidge   

05 Oct 2021

05 Oct 2021

04 Oct 2025

Elected - Parent

 

 

 

 

 

Staff governors

 

 

 

 

Vacancy   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Mrs C Hughes resigned from post 31st August 2023

 

 

Declaration of Interests

Name of Governor Details of Pecuniary Interest Details of Personal Interest

Dr Justine

Silcock

Member of UCU

Volunteer Coordinator - CAFOD

Co-Chair of Liverpool Archdiocesan J & P Commission

None
Mrs Patricia Snape None

Dr Neil

Gredecki

None None

Prof Freda

Bridge

Consultant for WWLCSD

Facilitator for Archdiocese Senior Leadership Programme

None

Committee Membership 2022-2023

 

Quality of Education Committee

*clerked by Wigan GS

Pastoral Provision Committee

*clerked by Wigan

GS

Finance and Resources Committee

*clerked by Wigan

GS

 

Personal Development

Committee

*clerked by Wigan GS

Freda Bridge

Justine Silcock

Patricia Snape

Denise Brahms(HT)

Christian Hillidge

Justine Silcock

Patricia Snape

Denise Brahms (HT)

 

Freda Bridge

Neil Gredecki

Dorothy Trussell

Denise Brahms(HT)

 

Justine Silcock

Neil Gredecki

Denise Brahms (HT)

 

 

Headteacher’s Performance Management

Pay Committee

*clerked by Wigan

GS

General Complaints / Pupil Discipline

Staff Dismissal/ Grievance/Appeals Committee

Neil Gredecki

Patricia Snape

 

 Patricia Snape

 

Denise Brahms(HT)

3 Governors with no prior knowledge of the matter will be called alphabetically to form these committees

3 Governors with no prior knowledge of the matter will be called alphabetically to form these committees


Specific Responsibilities:

Responsibility Member
Safeguarding / Child Protection Mrs P Snape 
SEND / HAP Governor Mrs D Trussell

 * The Archdiocese of Liverpool appoints the school’s Foundation Governors.

Terms of reference for all committees are available on request from school.

Governor Attendance 2022-2023

Governor Attendance 2021-2022

Governor Attendance 2020-2021

 

  Any enquiries please contact the Clerk to Governors, Ms J Langham