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St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

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The Governing Body

 

The principal role of the Governing Body is to uphold the Catholic ethos and determine the overall strategic direction of the school.  Governors regularly monitor and evaluate the performance of the school through meetings and visits.  Governors appoint professional staff to fulfill the educational responsibilities of the school.  Governors are not involved in the day to day running of the school.

The majority of the governors are Foundation Governors who are appointed by the Archbishop.  They are practising Catholics and very often parents or former parents of children in the school.  Other governors are elected to their role by groups within the school’s community.  The Governors act collectively as a body and no governor acts as an individual without prior approval by the full governing body.

 

Our Governors

 

Co Chair of Governors- Mrs Maggie Griffiths and Mr Chris Park (also Foundation governors)

Foundation Governors –  Fr Nazarius Mgungwe, Mr Edward Hogan,  Mrs Teresa Lehane & Mrs Elizabeth Burger

Elected Parent Governors-  Mrs Kate Jones, Mrs Georgina Carroll

Elected Staff Governor – Mrs Lynda Bowen

Local Authority Governor – Mr Philip Morgans

Associate members –  Miss Charlotte Kopsch

Clerk to the Governing Body – *Vacancy* (Please contact the school office)

 

If you need to contact the governors or would like to know more about the work of governors, you should write to:

  • The Clerk to the Governing Body
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
  • Newtown Road
  • Malvern
  • WR14 1PF

 

For all day to day matters, including questions or concerns about your child, you should contact the class teacher in the first instance.  For further questions or concerns, you should contact the Headteacher.  School staff may be contacted on request at the end of the school day or you can ask for an appointment by telephoning the school office on 01684 573016.

Picture 1 Maggie Griffiths - Co-Chair of Governors
Picture 2 Chris Park - Co-Chair of Governors
Picture 3 Teresa Lehane - SEND lead
Picture 4 Liz Burger - Safeguarding lead
Picture 5 Phil Morgans - Health & Safety lead
Picture 6 Edd Hogan - RE & Catholic Life lead
Picture 7 Charlotte Kopsch - Associate Governor
Picture 8 Lyn Bowen - Staff Governor
Picture 9 Fr Naz Mgungwe - Parish Priest
Picture 10 Kate Jones - Parent Governor

GOVERNORS’ ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Mrs Therese Langford

Ex Officio – Head 

 

Ongoing Resources, Admissions, Learning & Teaching  
Mrs Lynda Bowen Elected staff September 17, 2022 Data, Resources, Learning & Teaching, Staff Appeal Safeguarding (with Liz Burger)
Mrs Elizabeth Burger Foundation August 3, 2022 Data, Pupil Discipline, Learning & Teaching Joint Vice-Chair
Safeguarding Lead
Chair of Learning & Teaching
Mrs Maggie Griffiths Foundation August 2, 2022 Performance & Pay, Resources, Staff, Pupil Discipline, Learning & Teaching Joint Chair
Chair of Resources
Staff Development Lead
Mr Edward Hogan Foundation May 1, 2021 Resources, Admissions, Staff Appeal, Pupil Discipline RE & Catholic Ethos Lead
Miss Charlotte Kopsch Associate member February 1, 2020 Data, Learning & Teaching  
Dr Teresa Lehane Foundation February 6, 2022 Performance & Pay, Resources, Staff, Pupil Discipline Joint Vice-Chair
SEND Lead
Mr Philip Morgans Local Authority September 29, 2022 Performance & Pay, Data, Resources, Admissions Health & Safety Lead
Mr Christopher Park Foundation July 1, 2020 Performance & Pay, Data, Resources, Staff Appeal, Learning & Teaching Joint Chair
Chair of Data Group
Maths & Science Lead
Mrs Georgina Carroll Parent September 25, 2023    
Mrs Kate Jones Parent December 12, 2021 Resources, Admissions, Learning & Teaching PP & LAC lead

 

 

ST JOSEPH'S GOVERNING BODY REGISTER OF INTERESTS 2019-20 

 

Name of 
Governor/associate member
Category Position Relevant Business 
Interest
Other Schools 
Governed
Any relationship with other 
governors or school staff 
(including spouses, partners & relatives)
Any other interest
Therese Langford Ex-Officio Headteacher None None None None
Maggie Griffiths Foundation Joint Chair None None None None
Chris Park Foundation Joint Chair None None None None
Teresa Lehane Foundation Joint Vice-Chair None None None None
Elizabeth Burger Foundation Joint Vice-Chair None None Mother-in-law of Philip Morgans, LA governor; Mother of Anne-Marie Wood (TA); grandchildren attend the school None
Lyn Bowen Staff   None None None None
Philip Morgans LA   None None Son-in-Law of Elizabeth Burger, Foundation Governor; Brother-in-Law to Anne-Marie Wood (TA);  
Edward Hogan Foundation   None None None None
Kate Jones Parent   None   None None
Charlotte Kopsch ** Associate   None None None None
Georgina Carroll Parent   None None None None
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