St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is part of the St Teresa of Calcutta Mac. The MAC is overseen by the Board of Directors, which delegates certain responsibilities to St Joseph’s School, Local Governing Body. The local governing body is made up of representatives from various groups that make up our school community – the parents, the staff, the local community and the church.
The parent governor is elected by parents of pupils who are registered at the school, and must be a parent of a registered pupil at the time of election. The staff elect the staff governor. The Foundation Governors are appointed by the Birmingham Archdiocese. All governors serve for a term of four years.
Our governors work with staff to help them ensure that all children have the best opportunity of achieving their full potential in a safe, spiritual, and happy environment. They are responsible for making decisions about the running and management of the school in everything from the school budget to school admissions.
The main roles of the local governing body are to:
- Oversee the spiritual life of school and ensure that everything we do is carried out within the Catholic ethos of our school.
- Monitor the academic performance and progress of our children.
- Work with the staff to help them teach and care for our children.
- Make provisions for the future to ensure that school’s performance continues to improve.
The local governing body meets at least once a term. There are also sub-committees within the local governing body, with specific responsibility for health and safety/safeguarding and the curriculum. Individual governors also take responsibility for specific areas of interest such as SEND or health and safety.
We are always keen to hear your views, so please feel free to contact any of us directly. We look forward to a continued successful partnership with you.
Rev. Dr D Hermans
Chair of Governors
Members of our Governing Body
Clerk to the Governors
Also see the document: Governor Committees and Interests