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Governance

Governors are volunteers who work in partnership with their school’s Executive Principal to ensure that children receive the best education possible. Governors represent the largest volunteer group in the UK and are selected from a variety of backgrounds to reflect the many interest groups within our schools.

 

Our role as Governors is to support the school, being prepared to account for the school’s overall performance. We also act as ‘critical friends’, which means offering constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed. Governors are there to set the school’s ethos and strategic direction. We are also expected to hold the Executive Principal and Academy Principal to account for the performance of staff and children, and to ensure that public money is being well spent.

 

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Archdiocese of Southwark to preserve and develop the Catholic ethos of the school and help deliver outstanding spiritual, moral and learning outcomes for its children.

 

The Governing Body is also made up of Parent Governors, Staff Governors and Co-Opted Governors if required.

Holy Family is part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership, which is a Multi Academy Trust currently consisting of 24 Catholic primary and secondary schools in Kent.

 

On 1 September 2018, Holy Family joined with More Park Catholic Primary under a Shared Leadership and Business Management Model. This resulted in each school having its own Academy Principal and an Executive Principal (Niall Fox) having responsibility across both schools.

 

The Local Governing Bodies of both schools were also restructured, with each school having an Academy Committee sitting at Academy level as a subcommittee of the Executive Governing Body which has responsibility across both More Park and Holy Family. The core functions of school governance remain the same:

 

1. Ensuring the school’s vision, ethos and strategy;

2. Overseeing the school’s educational performance;

3. Overseeing the school’s financial performance.

 

In the academic year 2019 - 2020, the Local Academy Committee (LGB) for Holy Family consist of:

Name

Governor Role

Term of office

Business Interests (2018/19)

Rob Sharpley

Foundation Governor (Chair)

01.06.2018 – 31.05.2022

Lloyds Banking Group (Trust/School Banker)

Nicola Clarke

Academy Principal (Ex-Officio)

N/A

N/A

Ruth Coutinho

Foundation Governor

29.01.2018 – 28.01.2022

 

Keith Mewes

Parent Governor

01.12.2017 – 10.12.2021

None

Clare Nursey

Co-Opted Governor

15.05.2017 – 14.05.2021

Coppice Primary Partnership  / Loose Primary School – Trust Clerk

Pamela Parnell

Foundation Governor

06.11.2017 – 05.11.2021

Brockhill Park School for Performing Arts, Hythe

Megan Underhill

Staff Governor

10.11.2019 – 09.11.2023

N/A

Vacancy

Foundation/Co-Opted / Parent

 

 

Vacancy

Foundation/Co-Opted / Parent

 

 

Vacancy

Foundation/Co-Opted / Parent

 

 

Vacancy

Foundation/Co-Opted / Parent

 

 

Vacancy

Foundation/Co-Opted / Parent

 

 

 

 

In the academic year 2019-2020, the Executive Governing Body (EGB) for More Park and Holy Family consist of:

 

Name

Governor Role

Term of office

Business Interests (2018/19)

Rob Sharpley

Foundation Governor (Chair)

01.06.2018 – 31.05.2022

Lloyds Banking Group (Trust/School Banker)

Jenny Barrow

Foundation Governor

03.05.2017 – 02.05.2021

None

Niall Fox

Executive Principal (Ex-Officio)

N/A

N/A

Keith Mewes

Parent Governor

01.12.2017 – 10.12.2021

None

Pamela Parnell

Foundation Governor

06.11.2017 – 05.11.2021

Brockhill Park School for Performing Arts, Hythe

Vacancy

Foundation Governor

 

 

Vacancy

Foundation Governor

 

 

Vacancy

Foundation/Co-Opted / Parent

 

 

Vacancy

Foundation/Co-Opted / Parent

 

 

Vacancy

Foundation/Co-Opted / Parent

 

 

 

 

Contact us

 

We are always keen to hear from parents, carers and others interested in the progress of the school or perhaps interested in joining the Governing Body - we welcome representation from all sections of the community.  If you would like to contact the Governors for any reason, or would like more information on how we manage Local Governing Body business, please leave a message with the school office on 01622 756778 or write to us at the school (address your envelope to the “Clerk to the Governing Body”) or send a message to the following e mail address governor@holyfamily.kent.sch.uk and we will reply to you as quickly as possible.

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