On 1st February 2022, English Martyrs ‘ joined Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust (Companies House : 09940352). Details regarding the Members and Directors of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust can be obtained from www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk or bccet.org.uk
Parent Governors are the first port of call for those involved in the school community. They have been elected by the parents of the school and they will serve on the Governing Board for 4 years. They can be a good source of information about the school and may be able to offer support and advice if you have particular queries. They are happy for you to approach them directly if you see them in school at the start or end of the day.
Your Parent Governor is: Miss Helen Foster
The Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school office. Our school Chair of Governors is: Darren Hubbard
Please remember it is not the role of parent governors to deal with complaints. These should be discussed with the relevant member of school staff, for example the class teacher, the Headteacher or Deputy Head teacher. The Governing Board is always keen to find out the views of parents and other members of the school community on how the school should be developing in the future.
Governing Bodies Constitution
The Constitution of Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools
Governors help to make decisions about how our school is run. They attend at least two meetings a term and these meeting are held in school. As well as being a member of the Governing Body, governors are also members of at least one sub-committee. Most committees meet once a term.
Governors are appointed to help:
- Decide what is taught
- Set standards of behaviour
- Interview and select staff
- Decide how the school budget is spent
School governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together, they can not act individually.
- Have a child in school (when elected)
- Are elected by parents of the school
- Serve, as do other Governors, for four years
When a vacancy for a parent governor is available parents are informed and nomination forms sent out.
Why are parents on the Governing Body?
Parent governors bring the views of parents to the governing Body, but they speak and act as individuals. They should not be thought of as delegates or the voice of the parents, they do not vote for all parents in general. They have equal status in the work of the Governing Body and have voting rights.
- Are appointed by the Church.
- Must preserve and develop the Catholic ethos of the school.
New governors are encouraged to attend training to help them fulfil their role. A comprehensive range of training courses are run by the LEA.