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.

Fr D Evans, Chair of Governors, can be contacted via Reception

Meeting attendance records are available to download at the bottom of this page. 

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
  • Curriculum Committee
Ms G Frendo 01/11/2019 – 31/08/2023
  • Headteacher Performance Management
  • Link Governor for SEND
  • Staff and Students Committee
Fr D Evans 01/02/2021 - 31/08/2024
  • Chair of Governors
  • Catholic Life Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Finance and Premises Committee
  • Staff and Students Committee
Mrs V Bradney-Spencer 01/02/2021 - 31/08/2024  
Fr W Skehan 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023
  • Staff and Students Committee
Mrs K Woznicka 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023  
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
  • Link Governor for Looked After Children
  • Staff and Students Committee
Mr J Laux 01/03/2019 - 31/08/2022
  • Catholic Life Committee
  • Finance and Premises Committee
Rev M Smith 01/01/2019 - 18/03/2020  
Elected Parents
Name Term of Office Responsibility/Committee
Mrs A Wilson 22/02/2021 - 21/02/2025  
Ms K Burton 01/09/2018 – 31/08/2022
  • Staff and Students Committee
Staff Governor
Name Term of Office Responsibility/Committee
Mr W Berridge 20/01/2016 - 31/08/2021
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Finance and Premises Committee
Local Authority Governor
Name  Term of Office Responsibility/Committee
Miss C Trabasas 07/03/2016 – 06/03/2020  
Co-Opted Governor
Name  Term of Office Responsibility/Committee
Ms J Hannan 14/09/2020 – 13/09/2024
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Finance and Premises Committee 
  • Link Governor for Child Protection and Safeguarding
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 29/09/2020
Fr J Ruiz-Ortiz 11/09/2017 – 31/08/2021 None Declared Trustee at Bow Food Bank None Declared 30/09/2020
Ms G Frendo 01/11/2019 - 31/08/2023 None Declared None Declared None Declared 29/09/2020
Ms J Hannan 14/09/2020 - 13/09/2024 None Declared Co-opted member of LBTH Overview and Scrutiny (Education) None Declared 21/09/2020
Fr W Skehan 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023 None Declared Governor at St Mary and St Michaels Primary School None Declared 22/09/2020
Mrs K Woznicka 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2023 None Declared None Declared None Declared 24/09/2020
Mrs H Brennan 01/09/2019- 31/08/2023 Salaried Partner at Citroen Wells Director/Charity Trustee at Stella Maris None Declared 22/09/2020
Ms R Clarke 01/04/2019 - 31/08/2022 Employed by Governor Services None Declared None Declared 02/10/2020
Mr J Laux 01/03/2019 - 31/08/2022 None Declared None Declared None Declared 20/09/2020
Ms K Burton 01/09/2018 – 31/08/2022 None Declared None Declared None Declared 21/09/2020
Mr W Berridge 20/01/2016 - 31/08/2021 None Declared None Declared None Declared 25/09/2020
Mrs V Bradney-Spencer 01/02/2021 - 31/08/2024 None Declared Governor at St Anne's and Guardian Angels School, Whitechapel None Declared 05/02/2021