Our governors are representatives of the local community, parents, staff and the church. They bring a range of interests, knowledge and skills. They are responsible for overseeing the organisation, curriculum and budget of the school and offering support. The governing body supports the school in achieving educational excellence whilst still maintaining a strong Catholic ethos.
The day-to-day running of the school, however, is entrusted to the head teacher and staff.
The governing body plays a crucial part in improving and developing the school and in helping every child to achieve their potential. The three key roles for governors are:
The full governing body meets every term and is open to all parents and staff. To carry out its many duties, the governing body is divided into smaller working parties or committees. These meet as necessary and include:
They then report back and make recommendations to the full governing body. Committees and working parties play a key role in the strategic management of the school and joining at least one of them is an essential part of being a school governor. The school encourages governors to visit to familiarise themselves with the work of the school in order to keep the full governing body up to date.
Our current Governing Body
Brid Daly - Local Authority Governor and Joint Chair of Governors
Baerbel Seiberl - Foundation Governor and Joint Chair of Governors
Margaret Falvey (Headteacher Infants) ex-officio
Gillian Hood (Headteacher Juniors) ex officio
Joseph Hall - Vice Chair of Governors
Fr. Sean Carroll
Ellen Robertson (Deputy HT Infants)
Alan Power (Teaching staff)
Sinead O’Brien (Teaching staff Juniors)
Clerk to the Governing Body - Ms Martina Coen
The Governing Body of the Federation of St. Peter-in Chains Roman Catholic Infant School and St Gildas’ Catholic Junior School is a strategic Board made up of the following Governors:
The following committees have been appointed by the Governing Body:
Admissions Committee [Chair - Brid Daly]
Teaching & Learning Committee [Chair - Michael Buchanan]
Resources Committee [Chair - Emer Hughes]
The following committees will be called, as required:
Disciplinary, Appeals and Pupil Disciplinary Committees