St Hugh's Catholic Primary School

0161 962 1852

Park Road, Timperley, Cheshire, WA15 6TQ

sthughs.admin@trafford.gov.uk

‘St Hugh’s is an outstanding Catholic school where members of the school and parish community ensure all receive a warm welcome.’ Denominational Inspection Report March 2019

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

  

My name is Sarah-Jayne Williams and I am delighted to be in my third year as Chair of Governors of St Hugh’s Catholic Primary School.  I was elected to the governing body in 2014 and served as the Vice Chair for 2 years before taking the role of Chair.

  

My daughter Scarlett is currently in year 6 and she is part of the second generation of my family benefiting from the unique education that St Hugh’s provides. Anyone walking through the doors of our school will know that our Catholic faith is central to all that we do.

We are a strong school community, united in our faith, which benefits from exceptionally important and close links with our parish. Fr Pat and Fr Tomasz are a regular and welcome presence in our school to support, encourage and enable the faith journeys of our children.

We are extremely proud of the all the children in our school and they are at the heart of everything we do here at St Hugh’s. We provide a rich and stimulating curriculum and environment to enable each child to reach their full potential.

  

The strength of our school depends on our wonderful team of staff. We are blessed to have a strong, dedicated and hardworking team who bring a rich mix of skills and expertise both to the curriculum and extra-curricular activities.

  

As a governing body we work in close partnership with Mr Platt and his Senior Management Team, ensuring the school has strong and effective leadership.

The role of the governors is to challenge and act as a ‘critical friend’.  We are proud to be a high attaining school (Outstanding by Ofsted May 2013 and Outstanding in Denominational Inspection 2019) and our School Development Plan is at the core of the schools’ vision and ethos.  It sets out our stretching objectives and provides focus for our commitment to continuous development at our school.

  

Our governing body has an exceptional and diverse mix of skills and experience.  This is a voluntary role but a demanding one. Each and every one of them commit considerable time and energy, working tirelessly for the benefit of our school.  In simple terms, we couldn’t function without our governors and I am extremely grateful for their continued commitment and support.

  

I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank all the parents who encourage and support their children in their journeys here at St Hugh’s.  We are also fortunate enough to have an fantastic PTA who provide invaluable support through their tireless fundraising.

  

Should you wish to contact me to discuss any matter further, please do so by first contacting the Headteacher Mr Platt.  I look forward to meeting as many as possible of you throughout the year and do say hello when you pass me in the playground.

  

Kind regards

 

Sarah-Jayne Williams

 

 

Governing Body 2019/20

Sarah-Jayne Williams

Chair of Governors

Governor Category : FOUNDATION

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2019 – 31st Aug 2023

Committee Roles : Curriculum and Standards, Strategic Steering Group, Resources, Health and Safety, Swans@Play, Admissions and Performance Management/Pay and Headteacher Performance

Link Governor – Leadership and Management

Link Governor – Teaching and Learning

Link Governor - Safeguarding

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   11/13 meetings     :  85%
  • 2017/18   :   12/16 meetings     :  75%
  • 2018/19   :     5/5 meetings      : 100%
  • 2019/20   :     9/9 meetings     :  100%    (Up to 13/02/20)

 

Emily O’Hare

Vice Chair of Governors

Governor Category : FOUNDATION

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2020

Committee Roles : Curriculum and Standards, Strategic Steering Group, Swans@Play and Performance Management/Pay.

Link Governor – Assessment and Monitoring

Link Governor – Governor Development

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   10/10 meetings  :  100%  
  • 2017/18    :  10/10 meetings  :  100%     
  • 2018/19    :     5/5 meetings  :  100%
  • 2019/20    :     7/7 meetings  :  100%   (Up to 13/02/20)

 

Louise Barton

Governor Category : PARENT

Current Term of Office : 18th October 2019 - 17th October 2023

Committee Roles: Swans@Play and Health and Safety

Link Governor –Physical Education/Sports Premuim 

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2019/20   :  1/3  : 33% (Up to 13/02/20) 

     

Hugh Faupel

Governor Category : FOUNDATION                                               

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2020                                               

Committee Roles : Curriculum and Standards, Strategic Steering Group, Headteacher Performance and Performance Management/Pay

Link Governor – Curriculum Development                                           

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   11/11 meetings  :  100%  
  •  2017/18   :   10/11 meetings  :  91%
  • 2018/19   :      4/5 meetings  :   80%
  • 2019/20   :      4/4 meetings  : 100%  (Up to 13/02/20)

 

Emily Heywood

 

Governor Category : PARENT

Current Term of Office : 18th October 2019 - 17th October 2023

Committee Roles: Curriculum and Standards and Admissions

Link Governor – SEN/LAC

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2019/20   :  2/2  : 100% (Up to 13/02/20) 

     

                    

Rob Ignatowicz

Governor Category : LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY APPOINTED

Current Term of Office : 27th Jun 2017 – 26st Jun 2021

Committee Roles : Curriculum and Standards and Performance Management/Pay

Link Governor – English

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   6/7 meetings  :  86%
  • 2017/18   :   7/7 meetings  :  100%   
  • 2018/19   :   5/5 meetings :  100% 
  • 2019/20   :   4/4 meetings  :  100%  (Up to 13/02/20)  

     

 

Governor Category : FOUNDATION

Current Term of Office : 1st September 2019 - 31st August  2023

Committee Roles: Resources, Health and Safety and Admissions

Link Governor – Religious Education

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2019/20   :   2/4 meetings   :  50%    (Up to 13/02/20)

                            

 

Dymphna McGowan

Governor Category : FOUNDATION

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2020

Committee Roles : Resources and Swans@Play

Link Governor – Disadvantaged Pupils

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   6/7 meetings  :  86%
  • 2017/18   :   1/1 meetings  :  100%
  • 2018/19   :   5/5 meetings  :  100%   
  • 2019/20    :  6/6 meetings  :  100%    (Up to 13/02/20)

 

 

 

Kevin Platt

Headteacher

Governor Category : HEAD

Current Term of Office : 1st Jan 2019 - current

Committee Roles : Curriculum and Standards, Strategic Steering Group, Resources, Health and Safety, Swans@Play, Admissions and Performance Management/Pay

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2018/19    :  3/3 meetings     : 100%
  • 2019/20    : 10/10 meetings    : 100%   (Up to 13/02/20)

                               

 Jim McNally

Governor Category : FOUNDATION

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2020

Committee Roles : Resources and Health and Safety

Link Governor – Mathematics

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :  7/9 meetings   :  78%
  • 2017/18   :  12/14 meetings : 86%
  • 2018/19   :  4/5 meetings     : 80% 
  • 2019/20   :  4/5 meetings     : 80%  (Up to 13/02/20)

 

 

Father Pat Munroe

Parish Priest (St Hugh & St John, Timperley)

Governor Category : FOUNDATION (EX-OFFICIO)

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2017 – 31st Aug 2021

Committee Roles :  Resources, Health and Safety, Admissions and Headteacher Performance

Declaration of Interests : NONE

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2017/18   :  8/9 meetings    : 91%
  • 2018/19   :  3/5  meetings   : 60% 
  • 2019/20   :  2/5 meetings    : 40%    (Up to 13/02/20)   

 

 

Clare Parr

Assistant Headteacher (KS1 Department Lead)

Governor Category : STAFF

Current Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2020

Committee Roles : Curriculum and Standards and Swans@Play

Link Governor – School Website and Social Media

Declaration of Interests : Sister of Miss Nicola Hesketh (Teaching Staff EYH)

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   7/10 meetings  :   70%   
  • 2017/18   :   6/8 meetings   :   75%
  • 2018/19   :  5/5  meetings   :  100% 
  • 2019/20   :  6/6 meetings    :  100%  (Up to 13/02/20)  

 

Note: There is a VACANCY for a Co-opted Governor (Oct 2019). Details to follow.

 

 

Other Attendees :

 

The Deputy Head has attended the following number of meetings:

  • 2015/16   :   3 meetings
  • 2016/17   :   3 meetings   
  • 2017/18   :   4 meetings  

 

The SENCO has attended the following number of meetings:

  • 2015/16   :   1 meeting
  • 2016/17   :   1 meeting 
  • 2017/18   :   1 meeting

 Previous Governors :

 

 Mr Tom Kenny (Foundation Governor)

Last Term of Office: 1st Sep 2016 – 8thApr 2020 

Meeting Attendance:

  •  2016/17  :  7/10 meetings : 70%
  •  2017/18   :   6/7 meetings   :   86% 
  •  2018/19   :   4/5  meetings  :   80%
  •  2019/20   :   4/4 meetings   :  100%    

 

Mr Owen Henshall (Parent Governor)

Last Term of Office: 1st Mar 2017 – 26th Sept 2019

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   6/6 meetings  :  100%
  • 2017/18   :   9/9 meetings (CHAIR) :  100% 
  • 2018/19   :   4/5 meetings :   80% 

Mr Aengus McMorrow (Headteacher Governor)

Last Term of Office: 1st Sep 1998 - Dec 2018

Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   22/22 meetings :  100%
  • 2017/18   :   19/20 meetings :   95%
  • 2018/19    :  2/2  meetings   :  100%

Steve Maule (Parent Governor)

Term of Office : 1st Sep 2015 – 16th June 2019

 Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   8/10 meetings  :  80%
  • 2017/18   :   12/15 meetings :  80%
  • 2018/19    :  4/4  meetings   :  100%  (Resigned 19th June 2019) 

     

Peter Macfarlane (Foundation Governor)

Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2019

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   7/10 meetings  :  70%
  • 2017/18   :   4/4 meetings  :  100%
  • 2018/19    :  5/5 meetings :  100%

   

John McHugh  (Foundation Governor)

Term of Office : 1st Sep 2016 – 31st Aug 2019

Meeting Attendance:

  • 2016/17   :   8/8 meetings  :  100%
  • 2017/18   :   7/7 meetings  :  100% 
  • 2018/19    :  5/5  meetings :  100%  
 

 

Governors’ Aims, Roles and Responsibilities

 

On behalf of the Catholic community and the community of the school, the Governing Body of St Hugh's is responsible for the conduct of the school, for promoting high standards and ensuring the Catholic mission of the school.  The Governing Body sets the framework to ensure that children are attending a successful Catholic school, which bears witness to the faith in all aspects of its work, provides them with a good education and supports their well-being to become responsible, inspired, self-motivated, caring, cooperative and reflective learners.

 

The Governing Body:

 a) Sets the strategic direction of the school by:

  • setting the values, aims and objectives for the school including its Catholic ethos
  • agreeing the policy framework for achieving those aims and objectives
  • setting targets
  • agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes approving the budget and agreeing the staffing structure

 b) Challenges and supports the school by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating:

  •  the implementation and effectiveness of the policy framework
  • progress towards targets
  • the effectiveness of the school in providing a high quality education rooted in life, person and teachings of Jesus Christ and Gospel values.
  • the implementation and effectiveness of the school improvement strategy
  • the budget and the staffing structure

 c) Ensures accountability by:

  • signing off the school’s own self-evaluation report
  • responding to Ofsted and RE Inspection reports when necessary
  • holding the Head Teacher to account for the performance of the school
  • ensuring parents and pupils are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate
  • making available information to the community

 d) Appoints and performance manages the Head Teacher who will deliver the aims (through the day to day management of the school, implementation of the agreed policy framework and school improvement strategy, and delivery of the curriculum) and report appropriately to the Governing Body.

 

Governors Meetings and Sub-Committees

 

The Governors meet 4 times per year as a whole body.

However, most of the work of the Governors is undertaken at a sub-committee level.

 

Please find below our formal Governing Body meeting timetable for 2019/20 School Year:

 

26 September 2019, 18:00pm     Full Governing Body 

10 October 2019, 16:30pm        Swans@Play

17 October 2019, 16:30pm        Curriculum and Standards

21 October 2019, 16:30pm        Resources Committee

8 November 2019, 9.00am         Strategic Steering Group

14 November 2019, 11.00am      Performance Management/Pay

22 November 2019, 10.00am      Head Teacher Performance

28 November 2019, 18:00pm      Full Governing Body 

29 November 2019, 9.00am       Health and Safety/Buildings

23 January 2020, 16:30pm        Swans@Play

TBC January 2020,                 Nursery Admissions

6 February 2020, 16:30pm        Curriculum and Standards

13 February 2020, 16:30pm       Resources Committee

6 March 2020, 10.00am           Head Teacher Performance

13 March 2020, 9.00am           Strategic Steering Group

26 March 2020, 18:00pm          Full Governing Body 

TBC March 2020                   Reception Admissions

3 April 2020, 9.00am              Health and Safety/Buildings (Postponed to June)

14 May 2020, 16:30pm            Curriculum and Standards

21 May 2020, 16:30pm            Swans@Play

18 June 2020, 16:30pm           Resources Committee

19 June 2020, 9.00am            Health and Safety/Buildings

26 June 2020, 9.00am            Strategic Steering Group

9 July 2020, 18:00pm              Full Governing Body