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The Governance Statement

In accordance with the Government's requirements for all governing bodies, the three core strategic functions of the Our Lady & St. Gerard's Primary School Governing Body are:

1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction and ensure all statutory duties are met;

2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff;

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring its money is well spent.


The Governing Body have two working committees:

  • Resources Committee
  • Standards and Effectiveness Committee

The terms of reference for each committee can be obtained by clicking the documents below.

Parent Governor Vacancy Number 2 - February 2023

We have one vacancy for a Parent Governor in our school.  There is information below regarding the role of the parent governor, the Notice of Election (with space for candidates to add biographical details about themselves, should they wish to be nominated), a Nomination form (candidates are required to seek a proposer and a seconder to support their application) and disqualification information detailing those who are disqualified from the role.  


Paper copies of the Notice of Election and Nomination form have been sent out with the children 6.2.23 and electronic copies of all information have been sent via Parentpay.  If you wish to apply for the role of Parent Governor, you will need to complete the application form and the Biographical Details along with the nomination form.  Paper copies of all of these documents can be collected from the office if required.  


All parents of registered pupils at the school, at the time of the election are eligible to stand as a candidate and to vote in a parent governor election.  Please note that the closing date for nominations is Monday 20th February at 12 noon.  Receipt of nominations will be acknowledged by the school.  

Governing Board Membership 2022-2023

Governing Board Membership 2021-2022

Governing Board Attendance 2021-2022

Chair of Committees:

The Chair for each committee is as follows:

Mr J Kingswood - Chair of Governors

Mrs K Walton - Chair of Resources

Mr E Taylor - Chair of Curriculum Standards and Effectiveness

Link Governors

Each governor at Our Lady & St. Gerard's is linked to a curriculum area.  They meet regularly with the Subject Leader(s) of their curriculum area(s) to discuss policy, standards, aims and vision.


Safeguarding: John Kingswood

Computing: John Kingswood


Art: Eddie Taylor

DT: Eddie Taylor


English, Early reading & Phonics: Steve Saul


History/Geography: Karen Walton

Modern Foreign Languages: Karen Walton

PSHE and RSHE: Clare Foster


Maths: Angela Bowman

Music: Angela Bowman


PE: Pending

Sports Premium & Enrichment: Pending


Science: Vacancy


SEND: Rachel Ballard

Pupil Premium: Rachel Ballard

EYFS: Rachel Ballard

Prevent: Pending