The Governing Body

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In common with other schools, our governing body represents the public in the running of Bishop Challoner Boys’ School and Girls’ School and Sixth Form. The governors bring a variety of perspectives and a wealth of experience and work with the staff and the local authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in our federation. Our governors meet regularly and have important responsibilities like managing the school budget, overseeing the curriculum and appointing staff. Other areas of responsibility include: promoting high standards of educational attainment, setting targets for pupil achievement, regulating staff conduct and discipline, and drawing up an action plan after an Ofsted inspection.

Ms J Hannan, Chair of Governors, can be contacted via Reception

 

Governing Body

Executive Headteacher
Name  Term of Office Responsibility/Committee
Mr R Fitzgerald Ex Officio
  • Executive Headteacher
  • All Committees
Foundation Governors 
Name  Term Office

Responsibility/Committee

Fr J Ruiz-Ortiz 11/09/2017 – 31/08/2021
  • Catholic Life Committee (Chair)
  • Headteacher Performance Management
  • Link Governor for Careers
  • Link Governor for Personal Development
Ms G Frendo 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2020
  • Headteacher Performance Management
  • Link Governor for SEND
Ms J Hannan 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2020
  • Chair of Governors
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Finance and Premises Committee (Chair)
  • Link Governor for Health and Safety
Fr W Skehan 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023
  • Staff and Students Committee
Mrs K Woznicka 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023
  • Staff and Students Committee
Mrs H Brennan 01/09/2019- 31/08/2023
  • Catholic Life Committee
  • Finance and Premises Committee
Ms R Clarke 01/04/2019 - 31/08/2022
  • Staff and Students Committee
  • Link Governor for Sixth Form
Mr J Laux 01/03/2019 - 31/08/2022
  • Catholic Life Committee
  • Finance and Premises Committee
Rev M Smith 01/01/2019 - 31/08/2022
  • Curriculum Committee
Ms M Kwafo-Akoto 08/10/2018 - 31/08/2019  
Elected Parents
Name Term of Office Responsibility/Committee
Mrs A Narbuntiene 21/01/2016 – 19/01/2020
  • Catholic Life Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Staff and Students Committee (Chair)
Ms K Burton 01/09/2018 – 31/08/2022
  • Staff and Students Committee
  • Link Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Link Governor for Looked After Children
Staff Governor
Name Term of Office Responsibility/Committee
Mr W Berridge 20/01/2016 - 19/01/2020
  • Curriculum Committee
Local Authority Governor
Name  Term of Office Responsibility/Committee
Miss C Trabasas 07/03/2016 – 06/03/2020
  • Vice Chair of Governors
  • Finance and Premises Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Link Governor for Governor Training
Clerk
Name Term of Office Responsibility/Committee
Ms C Streliz N/A N/A

 

 

Governors' Declaration of Interests 

Name  Term of Office Business/Pecuniary Interests Governance roles in other educational institutions and charity trusteeships Material interests from relationships with school staff Signed
Mr R Fitzgerald Ex Officio None Declared None Declared None Declared 18/09/19
Fr J Ruiz-Ortiz 11/09/2017 – 31/08/2021 None Declared Governor at St Agnes RC School and trustee at Bow Food Bank None Declared 16/09/2019
Ms G Frendo 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2020 None Declared Foundation Governor at St Edmunds RC School None Declared 16/09/2019
Ms J Hannan 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2020 None Declared None Declared None Declared 16/09/2019
Fr W Skehan 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023 None Declared Governor at St Mary and St Michaels Primary School None Declared 16/09/2019
Mrs K Woznicka 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023 None Declared None Declared None Declared 16/09/2019
Mrs H Brennan 01/09/2019- 31/08/2023 Director of Apostleship of the Sea Member of SLT at Our Lady and St Joseph's Church  None Declared 10/09 2019
Ms R Clarke 01/04/2019 - 31/08/2022 Employed by Governor Services None Declared None Declared 16/09/2019
Mr J Laux 01/03/2019 - 31/08/2022 None Declared None Declared None Declared 16/09/2019
Rev M Smith 01/01/2019 - 31/08/2022 None Declared None Declared None Declared N/A
Mrs A Narbuntiene 21/01/2016 – 19/01/2020 None Declared None Declared None Declared 16/09/2019
Ms K Burton 01/09/2018 – 31/08/2022 None Declared None Declared None Declared 16/09/2019
Mr W Berridge 20/01/2016 - 19/01/2020 None Declared None Declared None Declared 16/09/2019
Miss C Trabasas 07/03/2016 – 06/03/2020 None Declared Trustee at Crossroads Counselling  None Declared 16/09/2019